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I7 9700k or some of the older cpu's

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Hey all

 

I'm wondering about what to get, should i get the i7 9700k or the i7 8700k, or perhaps one of them on the x99 platform with plus 6 cores.

I mostly do gaming at high refresh rate at 1440p

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Just now, Ambandion said:

Hey all

 

I'm wondering about what to get, should i get the i7 9700k or the i7 8700k, or perhaps one of them on the x99 platform with plus 6 cores.

I mostly do gaming.

what games do you play? That kind of matters. Also what graphics card are you thinking about to pair with the i7?

You should probably go with the 8700k, its been out for a year and its been reviewed. Same with the z370 motherboards, theyve been out for a while and the best ones are known. Plus the 8700k is $370 usd and the 9700k is $420.


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if you want to stick with intel, the 8700k will be the best price/performence.

but amd is with the intel shortage really good price/performencewise and more and more games are optimised with 8/16 in mind. look into the 2700(x)


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the i7 8700K and i7 9700K are 'identical' being practical.

 

The lack of Hyper-Threading on the i7 9700K evens out the fact it has 2 extra cores, single core wise they are the same.

 

So it doesn't matter which one you get, I'd favour the i7 8700K for it's cheaper price tag.


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CPU:  Intel Core i9 9900K @5.0ghz  |~| Cooling: beQuiet! Dark Rock 4 |~|  MOBO: Asus Z390M ROG Maximus XI GENE |~| RAM: 32gb 3333mhz CL15 G.Skill Trident Z RGB |~| GPU: nVidia TITAN V  |~| PSU: beQuiet! Dark Power Pro 11 80Plus Platinum  |~| Boot: Intel 660p 2TB NVMe |~| Storage: 2X4TB HDD 7200rpm Seagate Iron Wolf + 2X2TB SSD SanDisk Ultra |~| Case: Cooler Master Case Pro 3 |~| Display: Acer Predator X34 3440x1440p100hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.
 
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CPU: Intel Core i9 9900 @4.75ghz |~| Cooling: beQuiet! Shadow Rock Slim |~| MOBO: Gigabyte Z390M Gaming mATX|~| RAM: 16gb DDR4 3400mhzCL15 Viper Steel |~| GPU: nVidia Founders Edition RTX 2080 Ti |~| PSU: beQuiet! Straight Power 11 80Plus Gold  |~|  Boot:  Intel 660p 2TB NVMe |~| Storage: 2x2TB SanDisk SSD Ultra 3D |~| Case: Cooler Master Case Pro 3 |~| Display: Viotek GN34CB 3440x1440p100hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.


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CPU: Intel Core i7 8700 @4.45ghz |~| Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212X |~| MOBO: Gigabyte Z370M D3H mATX|~| RAM: 16gb DDR4 3333mhzCL16 G.Skill Trident Z |~| GPU: nVidia Founders Edition GTX 1080 Ti |~| PSU: Corsair TX650M 80Plus Gold |~| Boot:  SSD WD Green M.2 2280 240GB |~| Storage: 1x3TB HDD 7200rpm Seagate Barracuda + SanDisk Ultra 3D 1TB |~| Case: Fractal Design Meshify C Mini |~| Display: Toshiba UL7A 4K/60hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.
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1 minute ago, M.Yurizaki said:

If you want to shave off some more money without losing too much performance, I'm throwing my lot in for the i7-8700 (the non-K version).

Yeah like has been for a good while specially now with the inflated prices due to shortages the only Intel build I say that makes sense price wise against Ryzen+ ones is the b360+i7 8700 combo with the maximum 2666mhz memory.

 

It'll outperform the Ryzen 5 2600X single core still while giving you Ryzen 7 1700 multi-treading, it's a good in between for roughly the same cost the Ryzen builds.

 

Now go on overclocking master race, we're really looking at absurd prices for diminishing results if not at 1080p with a 1080 Ti / 2080 / 2080 Ti.


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CPU: Intel Core i9 9900 @4.75ghz |~| Cooling: beQuiet! Shadow Rock Slim |~| MOBO: Gigabyte Z390M Gaming mATX|~| RAM: 16gb DDR4 3400mhzCL15 Viper Steel |~| GPU: nVidia Founders Edition RTX 2080 Ti |~| PSU: beQuiet! Straight Power 11 80Plus Gold  |~|  Boot:  Intel 660p 2TB NVMe |~| Storage: 2x2TB SanDisk SSD Ultra 3D |~| Case: Cooler Master Case Pro 3 |~| Display: Viotek GN34CB 3440x1440p100hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.


HTPC / "Console of the house":

CPU: Intel Core i7 8700 @4.45ghz |~| Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212X |~| MOBO: Gigabyte Z370M D3H mATX|~| RAM: 16gb DDR4 3333mhzCL16 G.Skill Trident Z |~| GPU: nVidia Founders Edition GTX 1080 Ti |~| PSU: Corsair TX650M 80Plus Gold |~| Boot:  SSD WD Green M.2 2280 240GB |~| Storage: 1x3TB HDD 7200rpm Seagate Barracuda + SanDisk Ultra 3D 1TB |~| Case: Fractal Design Meshify C Mini |~| Display: Toshiba UL7A 4K/60hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.
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5 minutes ago, Ambandion said:

i got the asus strix gtx 1080 gpu

mostly playing mmorpg games and some racing games

A ~$300 range CPU will do just fine here.

 

6 minutes ago, Princess Cadence said:

Now go on overclocking master race, we're really looking at absurd prices for diminishing results if not at 1080p with a 1080 Ti / 2080 / 2080 Ti.

Not to mention how much money you'd likely have to spend to get to a stable max turbo of say 5.4GHz, a measly 15% increase in performance. (EDIT: Oh wait, I'm just echoing what you're saying)

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