i5 6600k vs i7 6700k?


I have a question concerning two models of cpus. Do you have any experience with i5 6600k and i7 6700k?
What about cpus performances in relation to Cubase?
Exemplary assumptions:
60-80 vst tracks (samples libraries) + effects, fx (reverbs, delays, etc.).

Do you think both cpus will manage those kinds of projects with such amount of tracks and additional effects?

I am at the stage of buying new pc, and I have dilemma, which one would be maybe not better (because i think it is obvious), but rather if i5 will be good enough for those kinds of projects.

Of course budget is limited :wink:

Nobody will be able to give you guarantees on numbers of tracks as there are simply too many variables there. I have an i5-6600 (no “K”, I’m not a fan of overclocking DAWs) in a Gigabyte GA-Z170-HD3P and I’m very happy with it.

There’s now an i5-7600K (Kaby Lake) which seems to be even better value especially if you’re intending to overclock, it’s an 1151 socket and will work in a Z170 mainboard if you can’t afford the Z270. You would still have an upgrade path then to an i7-7700K if you really needed it.