CPU: IN­TEL 6TH GEN­ER­A­TION CORE I5 6600

Hyper - - FEA­TURE -

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

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