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7700k Or 8600k?

Hey Everyone, I'm going to upgrade my CPU due to my i5 6500 not being enough to support my soon-to-arrive GTX 1080

 

So the 7700k is currently £10 cheaper than the 8600k in the UK, I was just wondering, for gaming and the occasional recording to share with friends, which CPU would you guys recommend??

 

thanks :D

 

(The 8600k is currently out of stock, however, i have absolutely no gripes about waiting and for it if it provides a better experience, it can be preordered in my local pc store and received on October 26th)

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Just now, UselessChimp said:

Hey Everyone, I'm going to upgrade my CPU due to my i5 6500 not being enough to support my soon-to-arrive GTX 1080

 

So the 7700k is currently £10 cheaper than the 8600k in the UK, I was just wondering, for gaming and the occasional recording to share with friends, which CPU would you guys recommend??

 

thanks :D

 

(The 8600k is currently out of stock, however, i have absolutely no gripes about waiting and for it if it provides a better experience, it can be preordered in my local pc store and received on October 26th)

An i5 6500 would not bottleneck a GTX 1080.

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6700 or 7700 unless you have a Z-chipset.

 

Don't worry about bottlenecks until you start to notice them. 

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8700K. its a 7700K with another two cores glued on so why not? just straight up better chip

I spent $2500 on building my PC and all i do with it is play no games atm & watch anime at 1080p(finally) watch YT and write essays...

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Just now, Jon Jon said:

An i5 6500 would not bottleneck a GTX 1080.

yes it would as long as we are talking 1080p. even the 1070 gets bottlenecked by all the 6th and 7th gen I5s

I spent $2500 on building my PC and all i do with it is play no games atm & watch anime at 1080p(finally) watch YT and write essays...

Builds:

The Toaster Project! Northern Bee!

 

The original LAN PC build log! (Old, dead and replaced by The Toaster Project & 5.0)

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"Here is some advice that might have gotten lost somewhere along the way in your life. 

 

#1. Treat others as you would like to be treated.

#2. It's best to keep your mouth shut; and appear to be stupid, rather than open it and remove all doubt.

#3. There is nothing "wrong" with being wrong. Learning from a mistake can be more valuable than not making one in the first place.

 

Follow these simple rules in life, and I promise you, things magically get easier. " - MageTank 31-10-2016

 

 

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Just now, ARikozuM said:

6700 or 7700 unless you have a Z-chipset.

I have a Z170 MSI

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Just now, Bananasplit_00 said:

yes it would as long as we are talking 1080p. even the 1070 gets bottlenecked by all the 6th and 7th gen I5s

I'm planning on 1080p 144hz

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Just now, UselessChimp said:

I have a Z170 MSI

You can't get a Coffee Lake CPU, so the i7-7700K if your motherboard supports it is your best option.

 

Just now, Bananasplit_00 said:

yes it would as long as we are talking 1080p. even the 1070 gets bottlenecked by all the 6th and 7th gen I5s

Does it matter as long as OP is getting the performance they want?

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Just now, Bananasplit_00 said:

yes it would as long as we are talking 1080p. even the 1070 gets bottlenecked by all the 6th and 7th gen I5s

Is it enough to justify the cost to upgrade?

 

Is the op using a 100hz+ monitor?

 

I'd take that difference and just get a 1080ti if the op is using a 1440P+ monitor.

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1 minute ago, UselessChimp said:

I'm planning on 1080p 144hz

7700K

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1 minute ago, M.Yurizaki said:

You can't get a Coffee Lake CPU, so the i7-7700K if your motherboard supports it is your best option.

 

Does it matter as long as OP is getting the performance they want?

I have a 144hz monitor so I would like at least that, other than that I'm not too bothered :P

 

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1 minute ago, UselessChimp said:

I'm planning on 1080p 144hz

I would then shoot for the 8600K and OC to 5ghz if possible.

 

6C/6T versus 4C/8T I think will be better overall, especially since you should be able to hit 5ghz with a proper cooler to help hit that 144hz mark.

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Laptop:

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1 minute ago, Jon Jon said:

Is it enough to justify the cost to upgrade?

 

Is the op using a 100hz+ monitor?

 

I'd take that difference and just get a 1080ti if the op is using a 1440P+ monitor.

using 144hz monitor

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1 minute ago, UselessChimp said:

I'm planning on 1080p 144hz

then id go with a 8th gen I5 or any I7. 

Just now, M.Yurizaki said:

Does it matter as long as OP is getting the performance they want?

not really, but it still does. you cant just say it wont bottleneck when it will.

1 minute ago, Jon Jon said:

Is the op using a 100hz+ monitor?

yes he is.

1 minute ago, Jon Jon said:

Is it enough to justify the cost to upgrade?

entirely up to OP, id say maybe not an 8th gen I7, but an 8th gen I5 or 6th/7th gen I7

2 minutes ago, Jon Jon said:

I'd take that difference and just get a 1080ti if the op is using a 1440P+ monitor.

well he isnt, if he was maybe. the 1080 is already on its way though as stated in the original post

I spent $2500 on building my PC and all i do with it is play no games atm & watch anime at 1080p(finally) watch YT and write essays...

Builds:

The Toaster Project! Northern Bee!

 

The original LAN PC build log! (Old, dead and replaced by The Toaster Project & 5.0)

Spoiler

"Here is some advice that might have gotten lost somewhere along the way in your life. 

 

#1. Treat others as you would like to be treated.

#2. It's best to keep your mouth shut; and appear to be stupid, rather than open it and remove all doubt.

#3. There is nothing "wrong" with being wrong. Learning from a mistake can be more valuable than not making one in the first place.

 

Follow these simple rules in life, and I promise you, things magically get easier. " - MageTank 31-10-2016

 

 

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1 minute ago, Bananasplit_00 said:

then id go with a 8th gen I5 or any I7. 

not really, but it still does. you cant just say it wont bottleneck when it will.

yes he is.

entirely up to OP, id say maybe not an 8th gen I7, but an 8th gen I5 or 6th/7th gen I7

well he isnt, if he was maybe. the 1080 is already on its way though as stated in the original post

I think everybody is responding to this thread too quickly LOL

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Elgato HD60 Pro

Sceptre C305B-200UN Ultra Wide 2560x1080 200hz Monitor

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Logitech G903 Mouse

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Laptop:

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Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16GB (2x 8GB) DDR4 2666

Geforce GTX 1050ti 4GB

Intel 600p 256GB NVME

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1 minute ago, Bananasplit_00 said:

then id go with a 8th gen I5 or any I7. 

not really, but it still does. you cant just say it wont bottleneck when it will.

yes he is.

entirely up to OP, id say maybe not an 8th gen I7, but an 8th gen I5 or 6th/7th gen I7

well he isnt, if he was maybe. the 1080 is already on its way though as stated in the original post

yeah the 1080 was dispatched today :P

 

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7 minutes ago, Bananasplit_00 said:

8700K. its a 7700K with another two cores glued on so why not? just straight up better chip

Didnt know they made another pentium d

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8 minutes ago, Bananasplit_00 said:

8700K. its a 7700K with another two cores glued on so why not? just straight up better chip

8600k*

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Just now, UselessChimp said:

8600k*

8700k**

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Just now, Ashiella said:

8700k**

i meant my post was between 8600k and 7700k, the 8700k was not an option due to budget constraints

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Just now, UselessChimp said:

i meant my post was between 8600k and 7700k, the 8700k was not an option due to budget constraints

Save more

Specs v-v

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Just now, Ashiella said:

Save more

I'm 14, that's not an option :D

(i've been saving for months as it is, hence my question as I originally planned on getting the 7700k and then coffee lake came out)

 

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Just now, UselessChimp said:

I'm 14, thats not an option :D

 

Im 15, go mow lawns.

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13 minutes ago, UselessChimp said:

Hey Everyone, I'm going to upgrade my CPU due to my i5 6500 not being enough to support my soon-to-arrive GTX 1080

 

So the 7700k is currently £10 cheaper than the 8600k in the UK, I was just wondering, for gaming and the occasional recording to share with friends, which CPU would you guys recommend??

 

thanks :D

 

(The 8600k is currently out of stock, however, i have absolutely no gripes about waiting and for it if it provides a better experience, it can be preordered in my local pc store and received on October 26th)

Just wait for ice lake...

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