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I'm building a gaming pc and I have some questions about the cpu. The Operating Frequency for the 6100 is 3.7GHz but the 6500 is 3.2GHz. Does this mean the 6100 would be better for gaming? Also, the i5 6500 has a Turbo Speed of 3.6GHz. What does this mean? (I'm new with this so I'm sorry if I ask any obvious questions :/)
 
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I'm building a gaming pc and I have some questions about the cpu. The Operating Frequency for the 6100 is 3.7GHz but the 6500 is 3.2GHz. Does this mean the 6100 would be better for gaming? Also, the i5 6500 has a Turbo Speed of 3.6GHz. What does this mean? (I'm new with this so I'm sorry if I ask any obvious questions :/)
Depends on game. Most new games no, some old games yes.
Get the i5 for sure if you don't only play ancient games.
 

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Depends on game. Most new games no, some old games yes.
Get the i5 for sure if you don't only play ancient games.
What if I were to get a cpu that is capable of being overclocked? If I were to bump it up to say, 4.4GHz, would it kill the cpu in a short time period or will it still last for a few years?
 
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I'm building a gaming pc and I have some questions about the cpu. The Operating Frequency for the 6100 is 3.7GHz but the 6500 is 3.2GHz. Does this mean the 6100 would be better for gaming? Also, the i5 6500 has a Turbo Speed of 3.6GHz. What does this mean? (I'm new with this so I'm sorry if I ask any obvious questions :/)
3.6GHz is what the 2nd gen i7's had before tweaking.
If your serious about a gaming machine I would run with the i7 4th gen, you can find them at Newegg & Ebay at prices that
are cheaper than a new i5, just advise though,
I run things like the Division, Battlefield, Ect and
can do so all day with not so much as a hiccup,
but I wont run less than a i7
 

TheBlue262

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Depends on voltage it will need to go there and not the frequency. Frequency is irrelevant to cpu dying.
Is there an ideal voltage to not pass? Also, lets say the voltage was set at 1.4v and the pc is on for 8 hours each day and the cpu reaches 70c at most. Would that be bad?
 
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Is there an ideal voltage to not pass? Also, lets say the voltage was set at 1.4v and the pc is on for 8 hours each day and the cpu reaches 70c at most. Would that be bad?
If its reaching 70c with out a heavy gaming load, its time to seriously have it looked at.
you can, but those temps are usually when your under extreme load. thats not healthy.
is it doing that from just being on and normal use ?
 

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Is there an ideal voltage to not pass? Also, lets say the voltage was set at 1.4v and the pc is on for 8 hours each day and the cpu reaches 70c at most. Would that be bad?
It depends mate. Not all cpu are build the same. If you are asking if me personally if i would do 1.4 i would not. I would keep it below 1.35 whatever the frequency i achieve with it is.
Games will not be affected by such small changes in frequency this voltage will give you because most games are gpu bound.

What are the 2 cpu prices if you don't mind me asking?
 

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If thats all you want , go with the i5
an easy way to cheat if you need to is look for some in the 500 to 700 dollar range and look at their specs on Ebay ;) its a good cheat sheet because the specs of those systems is listed, compare the numbers then go shopping :p
 

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Have you posted your specs here ? if you have link me and I can
help if you want.
[PCPartPicker part list](Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core, GeForce GTX 1050 2GB Mini, HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower - System Build - PCPartPicker) / [Price breakdown by merchant](Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core, GeForce GTX 1050 2GB Mini, HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower - System Build - Price Breakdown By Merchant - PCPartPicker)

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor](Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor (BX80662I36100) - PCPartPicker) | $104.99 @ B&H
**Motherboard** | [Asus H110M-A/M.2 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard](Asus H110M-A/M.2 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (H110M-A/M.2) - PCPartPicker) | $40.98 @ Newegg
**Memory** | [Corsair 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory](Corsair 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory (CMV8GX4M1A2133C15) - PCPartPicker) | $44.38 @ Newegg Marketplace
**Storage** | [Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (WD10EZEX) - PCPartPicker) | $48.89 @ OutletPC
**Video Card** | [Zotac GeForce GTX 1050 2GB Mini Video Card](Zotac GeForce GTX 1050 2GB Mini Video Card (ZT-P10500A-10L) - PCPartPicker) | $99.99 @ Newegg
**Case** | [Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case](Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case (RC-912-KKN1) - PCPartPicker) | $39.99 @ Newegg
**Power Supply** | [EVGA 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply](EVGA 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (100-B1-0450-K1) - PCPartPicker) | $33.99 @ B&H
**Optical Drive** | [Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer](Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer (DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS) - PCPartPicker) | $18.88 @ OutletPC
**Monitor** | [Asus VC239H 23.0" 60Hz Monitor](Asus VC239H 23.0" 60Hz Monitor (VC239H) - PCPartPicker) | $89.99 @ Newegg
| *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $567.08
| Mail-in rebates | -$45.00
| **Total** | **$522.08**
| Generated by [PCPartPicker](Pick Parts, Build Your PC, Compare and Share - PCPartPicker) 2016-11-29 01:54 EST-0500 |
 

TheBlue262

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It depends mate. Not all cpu are build the same. If you are asking if me personally if i would do 1.4 i would not. I would keep it below 1.35 whatever the frequency i achieve with it is.
Games will not be affected by such small changes in frequency this voltage will give you because most games are gpu bound.

What are the 2 cpu prices if you don't mind me asking?
The i3-6100 is $100 (new) and the i5-6500 is $170 (new)
Also, in the specs for the 6500, turbo speed is listed as 3.6GHz.