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i7-9700K vs i9-9900K - Which Is Better For My Build?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey everyone, so I keep debating with myself weather I should spend the extra $80 and get an i9 instead of an i7 for my build. I will be doing heavy gaming and moderate video editing in Adobe Premiere on the daily basis. Will I see $80 worth of performance if I opt for the i9 with this setup?

 

Here is my current part list with the i7:

 

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If you don't mind spending the extra money, then just get the 9900k. Also, get a better power supply.


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  PCs and other things:

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Current PC

CPU: AMD A8-6600k (@4.2Ghz)

GPU: GTX 1070Ti 8gb FTW2 iCX

Motherboard: GA-F2A78M-HD2 

RAM: 8gb Patriot DDR3-1600mhz

Storage: Samsung 830 EVO 120gb, WD Blue 1tb 7200RPM 

PSU: SeaSonicM12II 620w (I wish I didn't buy this)

 Peripherals: Logitech G305//Corsair K55 RGB 

Displays: Asus MG248QR//Dell 1905FP

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New PC (getting parts)

CPU: i7-8086k [✓]

Cooling: EVGA CLC 280 RGB [✓]

GPU: EVGA GTX 1070Ti 8gb FTW2 iCX [✓]

Mobo: GIGABYTE Z390 AORUS PRO [✓]

RAM: XPG SPEXTRIX X41 2666mhz (Grey) [✓]

 Storage: T-Force Delta 250gb, WD Blue 1tb 7200RPM [✓]

PSU: 650w+ and ranked well

Case: Fractal Design Meshify C White

Peripherals: Logitech G305//Corsair K55 RGB [✓]

Displays: Asus MG248QR//Dell 1905FP [✓]

Extra: Sky blue front panel, sky blue cable extensions [✓]

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Other

Phone: Huawei Mate 10 Lite (China steal my data???)

Dog: Irish Water Spaniel, Lucy, 9 years old (I didn't know what to write)

School Laptop: Acer Chromebook R11 ((less RAM than my phone)

 

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Just now, mxk. said:

If you don't mind spending the extra money, then just get the 9900k. Also, get a better power supply.

I don't mind spending extra money, along as it's not a ripoff lol.

 

And, you don't think that power supply is good? I've been told 850w is overkill anyways for this build.

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Just now, JeffTutorialsYT said:

I don't mind spending extra money, along as it's not a ripoff lol.

 

And, you don't think that power supply is good? I've been told 850w is overkill anyways for this build.

It's not the wattage, its the fact that the G3 Supernova isn't as good as the G2 or other PSUs from EVGA or just other PSUs from other brands. It has some issues (can't remember off of the top of my head atm).

 

850w is actually overkill. 750w should be fine even with a 9900k.

 

Use this list and get any PSU from tier A to tier B. Don't mind the fact that the G3 is Tier B... Just a different power supply is my suggestion.


PSU Tier List

 

  PCs and other things:

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Current PC

CPU: AMD A8-6600k (@4.2Ghz)

GPU: GTX 1070Ti 8gb FTW2 iCX

Motherboard: GA-F2A78M-HD2 

RAM: 8gb Patriot DDR3-1600mhz

Storage: Samsung 830 EVO 120gb, WD Blue 1tb 7200RPM 

PSU: SeaSonicM12II 620w (I wish I didn't buy this)

 Peripherals: Logitech G305//Corsair K55 RGB 

Displays: Asus MG248QR//Dell 1905FP

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New PC (getting parts)

CPU: i7-8086k [✓]

Cooling: EVGA CLC 280 RGB [✓]

GPU: EVGA GTX 1070Ti 8gb FTW2 iCX [✓]

Mobo: GIGABYTE Z390 AORUS PRO [✓]

RAM: XPG SPEXTRIX X41 2666mhz (Grey) [✓]

 Storage: T-Force Delta 250gb, WD Blue 1tb 7200RPM [✓]

PSU: 650w+ and ranked well

Case: Fractal Design Meshify C White

Peripherals: Logitech G305//Corsair K55 RGB [✓]

Displays: Asus MG248QR//Dell 1905FP [✓]

Extra: Sky blue front panel, sky blue cable extensions [✓]

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Other

Phone: Huawei Mate 10 Lite (China steal my data???)

Dog: Irish Water Spaniel, Lucy, 9 years old (I didn't know what to write)

School Laptop: Acer Chromebook R11 ((less RAM than my phone)

 

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2 minutes ago, JeffTutorialsYT said:

I don't mind spending extra money, along as it's not a ripoff lol.

 

And, you don't think that power supply is good? I've been told 850w is overkill anyways for this build.

If you were just gaming it probably wouldn't net you many benefits, but with video editing thrown in it should be a significant bump.


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Desktop:

Intel Core i7-3820 | Corsair H100i | ASUS P9X79-LE | 16GB Patriot Viper 3 1866MHz DDR3 | MSI GTX 970 Gaming 4G | 2TB WD Blue M.2 SATA SSD | 2TB Hitachi Deskstar HDD | 1TB WD Black HDD | Corsair CX750M Fractal Design Define R5 Windows 10 Pro / Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon

 

Laptop:

Dell XPS 15 9560 4K Touch | Intel Core i5-7300HQ | 12GB Generic (Crucial?) 2133MHz DDR4 | Nvidia GTX 1050 | 256GB Toshiba M.2 NVMe SSD | Windows 10

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23 minutes ago, JeffTutorialsYT said:

And, you don't think that power supply is good? I've been told 850w is overkill anyways for this build

Bitfenix formula gold 550 or 650.


I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Kill Trident Z RGB - Force MP500 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - The venerated Hyper 212 Evo (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G2 650W - Black and green theme, Razer branwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - Asus DirectCU GTX 760 - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - Dark moded Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

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27 minutes ago, JeffTutorialsYT said:

And, you don't think that power supply is good? I've been told 850w is overkill anyways for this build.

Overkill is underated


9900K  / Asus Maximus Formula XI / 16Gb G.Skill RGB 4266mHz / 1TB Samsung 970 Evo / EVGA 980ti FE.

2 loops : XSPC EX240 + 2x RX360 (CPU + VRMs) / EK Supremacy Evo & RX360 (GPU) / EK FCWB. D5 pumps / EK Res

14 NF-F12s and a CM 140 case fan / CM HAF Stacker 945 / Corsair AX 860i

Asus ROG Swift PG278Q / Duckyshine 6 YOTR / Logitech G502 / Saitek X55 / Blue Yeti / Sennheiser HD598SE

Oculus Rift+ Touch

 

 

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1 minute ago, WihGlah said:

Overkill is underated

Overkill is overpriced


I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Kill Trident Z RGB - Force MP500 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - The venerated Hyper 212 Evo (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G2 650W - Black and green theme, Razer branwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - Asus DirectCU GTX 760 - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - Dark moded Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

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4 minutes ago, fasauceome said:

Overkill is overpriced

He is spending 2 grand, an extra $20 is irrelevant. And might be cheaper in the long run.


9900K  / Asus Maximus Formula XI / 16Gb G.Skill RGB 4266mHz / 1TB Samsung 970 Evo / EVGA 980ti FE.

2 loops : XSPC EX240 + 2x RX360 (CPU + VRMs) / EK Supremacy Evo & RX360 (GPU) / EK FCWB. D5 pumps / EK Res

14 NF-F12s and a CM 140 case fan / CM HAF Stacker 945 / Corsair AX 860i

Asus ROG Swift PG278Q / Duckyshine 6 YOTR / Logitech G502 / Saitek X55 / Blue Yeti / Sennheiser HD598SE

Oculus Rift+ Touch

 

 

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1 minute ago, WihGlah said:

He is spending 2 grand, an extra $20 is irrelevant. And might be cheaper in the long run.

How? it's just gold efficiency. If it was being spent on platinum or something the extra cost is justified, but more money for unused wattage wholly goes to waste.


I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Kill Trident Z RGB - Force MP500 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - The venerated Hyper 212 Evo (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G2 650W - Black and green theme, Razer branwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - Asus DirectCU GTX 760 - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - Dark moded Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

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Take what I say with a grain of salt, some things may not be correct.

If you're replying to me, make sure to quote me or mention me (@XR6), otherwise I won't see your reply.

Useful links: Community Standards | New PSU Tier List | Posting Guidelines | Motherboard Tier List | Build Guide Megathread | GPU Cooler Tier List | How to set up a Linux PC from start to finish

 

My PC:

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CPU: i5 4460

Motherboard: Gigabyte B85M-HD3

RAM: 8GB AMD DDR3 1600MHz

GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 2GB

Case: In Win Mana 126

Storage: Crucial MX500 250GB

PSU: Corsair CX450M

Monitor: Samsung S24D590L

Cooling: Knockoff of an Intel stock cooler

Keyboard: Steelseries Apex M500 (Cherry MX Red, UK layout)

Mouse: Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB

 

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15 minutes ago, fasauceome said:

How? it's just gold efficiency. If it was being spent on platinum or something the extra cost is justified, but more money for unused wattage wholly goes to waste.

1) Because PSUs last more than one system - and the next one might need more. And don't tell me computers are getting more efficient so use less power - because that just isn't true.

2) Running a PSU at close to maximum output has a deleterious effect on it's durability.

3) Running a PSU at close to maximum output also puts it at the maximum limit of the chosen designed heat dissipation of the cooling solution. (which means they get noisy). If you get a larger capacity PSU, they have larger capacity cooling solutions - which means they cool passively most of the time given the same output. PSUs are most efficient at 50% output. Inefficiency in electrical systems  = heat.

4) Typically ripple increases exponentially as you approach the max output of a PSU. If you don't like ripple then don't do that.

 

 

 


9900K  / Asus Maximus Formula XI / 16Gb G.Skill RGB 4266mHz / 1TB Samsung 970 Evo / EVGA 980ti FE.

2 loops : XSPC EX240 + 2x RX360 (CPU + VRMs) / EK Supremacy Evo & RX360 (GPU) / EK FCWB. D5 pumps / EK Res

14 NF-F12s and a CM 140 case fan / CM HAF Stacker 945 / Corsair AX 860i

Asus ROG Swift PG278Q / Duckyshine 6 YOTR / Logitech G502 / Saitek X55 / Blue Yeti / Sennheiser HD598SE

Oculus Rift+ Touch

 

 

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5 minutes ago, WihGlah said:

1) Because PSUs last more than one system - and the next one might need more. And don't tell me computers are getting more efficient so use less power - because that just isn't true.

Unless OP will be running an overclocked 9900K and 2 RTX 2080 Tis he won't need any more than 700W. 650W is just fine for powering that system. 

People overestimate how much power their PCs really need nowadays.

5 minutes ago, WihGlah said:

2) Running a PSU at close to maximum output has a deleterious effect on it's durability.

3) Running a PSU at close to maximum output also puts it at the maximum limit of the chosen designed heat dissipation of the cooling solution. (which means they get noisy). If you get a larger capacity PSU, they have larger capacity cooling solutions - which means they cool passively most of the time given the same output.

Lol what? OP won't be running this system at 'close to maximum output'.

I've run the system specs through a PSU calculator (9900K, GTX 1070 etc.) and I got a result of 386W load output. 

Also, may I remind you, PSU calculators are known for overestimating things.

Even if that calculator was spot on, 386W is a long shot away from 650W. There's plenty of headroom left for overclocking and upgrades.


Take what I say with a grain of salt, some things may not be correct.

If you're replying to me, make sure to quote me or mention me (@XR6), otherwise I won't see your reply.

Useful links: Community Standards | New PSU Tier List | Posting Guidelines | Motherboard Tier List | Build Guide Megathread | GPU Cooler Tier List | How to set up a Linux PC from start to finish

 

My PC:

Spoiler

CPU: i5 4460

Motherboard: Gigabyte B85M-HD3

RAM: 8GB AMD DDR3 1600MHz

GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 2GB

Case: In Win Mana 126

Storage: Crucial MX500 250GB

PSU: Corsair CX450M

Monitor: Samsung S24D590L

Cooling: Knockoff of an Intel stock cooler

Keyboard: Steelseries Apex M500 (Cherry MX Red, UK layout)

Mouse: Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB

 

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Just now, WihGlah said:

Now you are just making stuff up.

 

Ok well Steve from GamersNexus is too then I suppose


I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Kill Trident Z RGB - Force MP500 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - The venerated Hyper 212 Evo (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G2 650W - Black and green theme, Razer branwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - Asus DirectCU GTX 760 - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - Dark moded Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

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-Thread cleaned-

 

Please keep comments on-topic and contributing, rather than derailing into useless arguments.

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