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8600k vs 9600k upgrade

w1mxm
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I'm currently on an i7-2600 and GTX 1060.

 

Should I get the 8600K or the 9600K?

 

Local price for 8600K: $275

Local price for 9600K: $300

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I would reccomend the 8600k, since you wouldn't have to change to a z390 motherboard for optimal use of your 9th gen processor.


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7 minutes ago, w1mxm said:

Local price for 8600K: $275

Local price for 9600K: $300

The 8600K and 9600K are basically the same CPU, and perform pretty much the same. Since the 8600K is slightly cheaper, you should go for that.

CPU: Intel Core i7-950 Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R CPU Cooler: NZXT HAVIK 140 RAM: Corsair Dominator DDR3-1600 (1x2GB), Crucial DDR3-1600 (2x4GB), Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR3-1600 (1x4GB) GPU: ASUS GeForce GTX 770 DirectCU II 2GB SSD: Samsung 860 EVO 2.5" 1TB HDDs: WD Green 3.5" 1TB, WD Blue 3.5" 1TB PSU: Corsair AX860i & CableMod ModFlex Cables Case: Fractal Design Meshify C TG (White) Fans: 2x Dynamic X2 GP-12 Monitors: LG 24GL600F, Samsung S24D390 Keyboard: Logitech G710+ Mouse: Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum Mouse Pad: Steelseries QcK Audio: Bose SoundSport In-Ear Headphones

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4 minutes ago, Slottr said:

Neither, get an R5 2600 for half the price

Looking for high hz gaming in e-sports, so would rather go Intel

Just now, Geography said:

The 8600K and 9600K are basically the same CPU, and perform pretty much the same. Since the 8600K is slightly cheaper, you should go for that.

I won't be getting a new CPU for a few years, should I spend the extra $25 now for a bit more performance?

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Get 8600k, its cheaper and performs the same, also Z370 boards are cheaper too.

Main system: i7 8700k 5Ghz / Asus Prime Z370-A / Corsair Vengeance 2x8GB 3000Mhz / Asus TUF RTX3080 / EVGA 750W GQ / Fractal Design Meshify C

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Just now, w1mxm said:

I won't be getting a new CPU for a few years, should I spend the extra $25 now for a bit more performance?

If $25 isn't a big deal for you, then sure go for the 9600K.

CPU: Intel Core i7-950 Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R CPU Cooler: NZXT HAVIK 140 RAM: Corsair Dominator DDR3-1600 (1x2GB), Crucial DDR3-1600 (2x4GB), Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR3-1600 (1x4GB) GPU: ASUS GeForce GTX 770 DirectCU II 2GB SSD: Samsung 860 EVO 2.5" 1TB HDDs: WD Green 3.5" 1TB, WD Blue 3.5" 1TB PSU: Corsair AX860i & CableMod ModFlex Cables Case: Fractal Design Meshify C TG (White) Fans: 2x Dynamic X2 GP-12 Monitors: LG 24GL600F, Samsung S24D390 Keyboard: Logitech G710+ Mouse: Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum Mouse Pad: Steelseries QcK Audio: Bose SoundSport In-Ear Headphones

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5 minutes ago, w1mxm said:

Looking for high hz gaming in e-sports, so would rather go Intel

I won't be getting a new CPU for a few years, should I spend the extra $25 now for a bit more performance?

if that is the actual case get the i7 8700K because there is no bit more performance with the i5 9600K the processors are identical the only difference is that the 9th gen is soldered IHS which changes nothing to the average consumer and you'll get 5ghz out of either any ways if you pretend to overclock.

Personal Desktop":

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.

Luna, the temporary Desktop:

CPU: Intel Core i7 10700KF @ 5.0Ghz (5.1Ghz 4-core) |~| Cooling: bq! Dark Rock 4 Pro |~| MOBO: Gigabyte Z490 UD |~| RAM: 32G Kingston HyperX @ 2666Mhz CL13 |~| GPU: AMD Radeon RX 6800 (Reference) |~| PSU: Corsair HX1000 80+ Platinum |~| Windows Boot Drive: 2x 512GB (1TB total) Plextor SATA SSD (RAID0 volume) |~| Linux Boot Drive: 500GB Kingston A2000 |~| Storage: 4TB WD Black HDD |~| Case: Cooler Master Silencio S600 |~| Display 1 (leftmost): Eizo (unknown model) 1920x1080 IPS @ 60Hz|~| Display 2 (center): BenQ ZOWIE XL2540 1920x1080 TN @ 240Hz |~| Display 3 (rightmost): Wacom Cintiq Pro 24 3840x2160 IPS @ 60Hz 10-bit |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro (games / art) + Linux (distro: NixOS; programming and daily driver)
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10 hours ago, w1mxm said:

Looking for high hz gaming in e-sports, so would rather go Intel

I won't be getting a new CPU for a few years, should I spend the extra $25 now for a bit more performance? 

I would spend the extra on the 8700K if you won't be upgrading for a few years.  It's a great gaming cpu and should last for 5 - 7 years and after a couple of GPU upgrades.

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10 hours ago, w1mxm said:

Looking for high hz gaming in e-sports, so would rather go Intel

You pay how much more for like 10% higher FPS?
And there is one Problem you missed:
Ryzen 3000 aka Ryzen 2.

That's on the Horizon and you should be able to upgrade to that if you own a very common and well supported Board.

 

10 hours ago, w1mxm said:

I won't be getting a new CPU for a few years, should I spend the extra $25 now for a bit more performance?

no, you should look at other options and possibly replacing the CPU within this year and save NOW but have the edge in 6 Months or so...

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3 hours ago, Stefan Payne said:

And there is one Problem you missed:
Ryzen 3000 aka Ryzen 2.

it's out mid 2019? I don't want to wait that long though.

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15 minutes ago, w1mxm said:

it's out mid 2019? I don't want to wait that long though.

If you go AM4 now, you can get a decently fine System for Gaming that works pretty well and then you can upgrade whenever you feel like it.

 

With the Intel route you do not have the chance to upgrade, all you have is what is available right now, the "next big thing" will use a new socket, so nothing to upgrade for you there.

And the 9900K is rediculously expensive as well...

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