CPU: INTEL 6TH GENERATION CORE I5 6600
We’ve gone for a nice mid-range CPU for our MOBA build, and the i5-6600 has one of the best price/ performance ratios on the market. It’s still got the four cores utilized by most modern games, but lacks Hyper Threading – debate still rages on whether this feature actually increases or decreases performance, and tends to be dependent on the particular game being played. We can’t think of any MOBAs where Hyper Threading will provide an advantage. The Turbo speed of 3.9GHz is more than enough for MOBAs, while the low TDP of just 65W means the included Intel heatsink should be adequate, and won’t make the interior of your case an oven. It’s not overclockable, but we don’t recommend overclocking your CPU in any esports build anyway, where reliability is one of the key factors – crashing mid-match is a great way to make the rest of your team rather upset.
PRICE $300 intel.com