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i5-9600k vs. i9-9900k: is it worth in my scenario

Hey LTT forum, 

 

Everyone's favorite tactical breakfast food here. Recently I purchased the components for my new build, by recently I mean they're still in transit. I've been tossing up the debate between two CPUs in my head giving myself a little bit of buyers remorse as I already purchased one, but am unsure if I should return it and get the other. 

 

So my current list of items purchased are as follows:

 

CPU: i5-9600k 

Cooler: Corsair H60 

GPU: EVGA RTX 2070 Super 

MoBo: Asus TUF z390 (wi-fi)

RAM: Corsair Vengeance RGB DDR4-3200 (4x8gb)

Storage: Samsung 860 QVO 1TB

Case: NZXT h510 

PSU: EVGA SuperNova GA 650 Gold 

 

I've been debating if I should return the i5 and replace it with the i9-9900k for more power. I plan on gaming and streaming all on the same PC without having a second PC strictly for streaming. I know that I'll obviously be getting more power out of the i9-9900k, but is it worth it for me to swap out the i5 for it? 

 

Criticism and advice are always welcome as I love learning more and more in hopes that it will make me a better PC builder in the long run. 

 

Thanks a bunch guys, 

 

TheTacBacon 

 

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Id be darn tempted to go r7 3700x here.

 

Also If you can still return stuff, Id go with a different ssd, the qvo drives aren't great and you can get better ones for the prices, even the 660p is better, and should be a simmilar price.

 

Id stay away from 120mm aios aswell, more expensive than a air cooler that cools about the same or better, or go 240mm for a better cooler

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1 minute ago, Electronics Wizardy said:

Id be darn tempted to go r7 3700x here.

 

Also If you can still return stuff, Id go with a different ssd, the qvo drives aren't great and you can get better ones for the prices, even the 660p is better, and should be a simmilar price.

 

Id stay away from 120mm aios aswell, more expensive than a air cooler that cools about the same or better, or go 240mm for a better cooler

So I really wanna stick with intel on this build, mainly because I don't want to purchase a different MOBO and because AMD has failed me so many times in the past. 

 

I can return the QVO drive, would I be better just getting an EVO drive? Also what's the difference between the two? 

 

My main worry about air coolers is the weight they put on my MOBO. I don't have anything against them except for that main issue. 

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Just now, TheTacBacon said:

So I really wanna stick with intel on this build, mainly because I don't want to purchase a different MOBO and because AMD has failed me so many times in the past. 

 

I can return the QVO drive, would I be better just getting an EVO drive? Also what's the difference between the two? 

 

My main worry about air coolers is the weight they put on my MOBO. I don't have anything against them except for that main issue. 

AMD has gotten much better recently, If you can return it I would.

 

The qvo drives are qlc, so a good amount less endurance, and performance in writes moslty. Id go nvme drive aswell. About the same cost, and lower latency and cpu overhead.

 

The weight really isn't a issue if you not moving it much, the boards can handle it.

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5 minutes ago, TheTacBacon said:

mainly because I don't want to purchase a different MOBO

then that's another reason not to get the 9900k (or any unlocked CPU with more cores and threads than the i7), the power delivery is low end and the heatsink is not great by any means. Even with 9700K I'd be careful with VRM temperatures.

CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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26 minutes ago, Electronics Wizardy said:

AMD has gotten much better recently, If you can return it I would.

 

The qvo drives are qlc, so a good amount less endurance, and performance in writes moslty. Id go nvme drive aswell. About the same cost, and lower latency and cpu overhead.

 

The weight really isn't a issue if you not moving it much, the boards can handle it.

Okay so like a Samsung 970 EVO? 

22 minutes ago, Jurrunio said:

then that's another reason not to get the 9900k (or any unlocked CPU with more cores and threads than the i7), the power delivery is low end and the heatsink is not great by any means. Even with 9700K I'd be careful with VRM temperatures.

So you think I'm good to go with just the 9600k?

 

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Just now, TheTacBacon said:

Okay so like a Samsung 970 EVO? 

Yea thats about as good as you can get with ssds now. There are a lot of other cheaper options aswell.

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Just now, Electronics Wizardy said:

Yea thats about as good as you can get with ssds now. There are a lot of other cheaper options aswell.

Any suggestions? I want something I can rely on. 

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8 minutes ago, TheTacBacon said:

So you think I'm good to go with just the 9600k?

 

Yes, for streaming you could just turn NVENC on and bump the power limit

CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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Just now, Jurrunio said:

Yes, for streaming you could just turn NVENC on and bump the power limit

Okay I'll look into that. Now to figure out my storage problem. 

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12 minutes ago, TheTacBacon said:

Any suggestions? I want something I can rely on. 

For mostly gaming, Id get a sn550 or 660p/665p, cheaper drives, more than enough performance for those uses.

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Okay so I just ordered the 660P. How do you weigh in on Jurrunio's oppinon? Should I stick with the 9600k over the 9900k?

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25 minutes ago, TheTacBacon said:

Okay so I just ordered the 660P. How do you weigh in on Jurrunio's oppinon? Should I stick with the 9600k over the 9900k?

how long do you ahve before you can return? Might as well try it, should be fine.

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11 hours ago, Electronics Wizardy said:

how long do you ahve before you can return? Might as well try it, should be fine.

I ordered it off amazon so I can return it as soon as it gets here. 

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7 minutes ago, TheTacBacon said:

@Electronics Wizardy hey is it worth to just return the CPU and Mobo and wait for the 10th gen intel processors?

did you get the parts and use them? 

 

I mean do you want your system now? If so use the parts you have. There will always be faster parts in the future. Id be tempted to go amd if your getting new cpu+mobo, it should be faster, but wait for reviews.

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I've just got the GPU, RAM, and M2 to wait on. But should I go Ryzen? Like are there really that many benefits? If so how compatible will it be with the 2070? 

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