Can someone explain to me whats a difference between overclocking an i5 6500 and an i5 6600K, I'm well aware that you can get out more of the 6600K, but for now it looks like the i5 6500 is a better deal. What's the catch?
To be fair cpus these days are built pretty strong. As long as they don't overheat, I wouldn't be surprised if they STILL outlast the rest of the gear it's working with...then again with that flexing issue I heard about the 6th gen maybe it isn't true anymore... Still have a Q6700 that's overclocked to 3.3 stable since the start, doesn't show any sign of dying either.
Why would you not buy a cooler with the 6500? That makes no sense. Of course the 6600K is going to be better if you buy it along with an aftermarket cooler and overclock it. It'll also cost a lot more. The 6500 would offer the exact same performance for less if you buy a cooler with it and overclock that. A Hyper 212 EVO costs like $25. There's no reason not to buy one.
It's a commercial trick.
It's like the 4x4 cars:
You buy this shit because you fancy yourself on rough roads.
But you'll never leave the city.
So you buy the potentiality that you could ever overclock you CPU.
CPU's are designed to last roughly 15 years at their highest power state. It's lifetime will only be reduced if you run it at a higher voltage than it was designed for, but even with a higher voltage, they will still go for 10 years. With the higher voltage, temperature will begin to play an important factor in the lifetime, as the MTBF estimations are meant for operating at 40c.