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Build confusion

Hey!

Wondering if I can get any helpful advice. Looking to upgrade my build from

Amd fx8350

Gigabyte 78lmt usb3

Geforce 650ti

 

To 

I5 9600k 3.7 4.6 or i7 8700 3

Gigabyte z390 ud

Gtx1070ti

 

But can't decide which CPU to go for, mainly for gaming?

 

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If you have the budget, get good Z370 board and 8700k, that would be the best combo.

 

Main system: Ryzen 7 7800X3D / Asus ROG Strix B650E / G.Skill Trident Z5 NEO 32GB 6000Mhz / Powercolor RX 7900 XTX Red Devil/ EVGA 750W GQ / NZXT H5 Flow

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I have a 1070 Ti and upgraded to almost that exact same setup (9600k and Gigabyte Z390 Gaming X), I was on an i5-2500k (crappy MSI H67 mobo) and have no regrets at all.  I couldn't play BFV worth crap before and I just enabled multicore enhancement and at desktop the i5-9600k sits at 4.58Ghz constant.  Love it.

I was looking at Gamers Nexus CPU gaming benchmarks, and for performance (at 1080p using RTX 2080 Ti) the gap between the 8700k and 9600k was almost not worth thinking about.  For games right now the 9600k is more than enough, so I feel like the only main advantage is a rare game that heavily benefits from hyperthreading since both CPUs have 6 actual cores.  But for up to like 4% better FPS (in very select game situations/titles) I didn't feel like paying almost $80 more for the 8700k, (also a big side bonus, the 9600k is soldered to its lid vs the 8700k which has paste and people like to delid to fix temps, I'm cooling my 9600k with a Hyper 212 Plus and it barely goes above 55 C while gaming, super easy to cool).

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