I have a question and wanted to get the forum's opinion. I currently have an 8086k in my work machine and I'm pretty satisfied with 12 threads at 5.2 gigs and 1.31 volts. However, I was browsing eBay and I've noticed the price of the 8086k on the second hand market has gone up from when I bought it. I'm seeing used 8086Ks selling for more than I can go get a brand new 9700k from my local micro center. Now it might seem like a no-brainer, but there are some things to consider:
-My workloads don't really care about cores or threads, just need a fast processor
-8086 is already delidded and liquid metaled
-I'm using an ITX board with probably not the strongest VRM, so I have concerns about overclocking an 8-core on it
-My cooler is a Hyper 212 black and it keeps the 8086 below 80C under load without a problem, but I have concerns that it will not perform as well with 2 more cores to cool
-I'm fairly certain I will not be able to hit 5.2 GHz on a 9700k with the motherboard and cooler I have, so would I be losing performance if I get the 9700k and get stuck under 5 GHz ?
-I know that the 8086k and 9700k have very similar performance from stock, and that on paper the 8-core should have a slight advantage, but theoretically the 86k should hit higher frequency for the same voltage because its highly binned so does that close the gap?
I'm kind of feeling like unless I get a really incredible 9700k, I can't really be sure that I won't be losing any performance by going with the 8-core. Now obviously if I wanted to rebuild my entire system around the 9700k, I would do that. That's not what I wanted to do. I am happy with it how it is, not changing any other parts. I just saw an opportunity to make a small profit on eBay and I'm trying to find out if its worth it. Let me know what you think