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CPU Upgrade for RTX 2080 (Suggestions Required)

Hey Folks,

I recently purchased RTX 2080 FE to upgrade myself from my old GTX 960 2GB. I love the Card and I'm now planning to upgrade my CPU and MoBo only. I would like to keep gaming on my current Monitor and have no plans in future to upgrade it.

I'm eyeing the Intel only and in that Core i7-7700K (or any near its price).

Is that a good future ready CPU for my GPU ? When I say future ready I mean to run it till the end of 2020 atleast.

Please suggest if this CPU would be a good buy. Please be as descriptive as you can be. Oh and do let me know if that PSU can handle it.

 

Here is my Rig - 


Intel Core i5 6600 (Non K)(3.3 GHz)
Gigabyte H170-Gaming 3
Nvidia RTX 2080 Founder's Edition
Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB DDR4 (2400 MHz)
Seasonic M-12 Evo 620W PSU
Samsung Curved Gaming Monitor 1080p 144Hz

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if you are gonna upgrade the mobo then go for a 8700k, 9700k, or 9900k depending on your budget, the 7700k+mobo isnt much cheaper and you are just cleaning out old inventory for someone.

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9900k 1.36v 5.1avx 4.9ring 85C 195w (daily) 1.02v 4.3ghz 80w 50C R20 temps score=5500 ll D15 ll Z390 taichi ult 1.60 bios ll gskill 4x8gb 14-14-14-30-280-20 ddr3666  bdie 1.45v 45C 1.22sa/1.18 io  ll EVGA non-30 tie XC 1830//7600 0.85v 210w ll  8x nf12/14 fans 2x samsung 860 evo 500gb raid 0 ll 500gb nvme 970 evo ll Corsair graphite 780T ll EVGA P2 1200w ll Windows 10 Pro ll NEC PA242w (movie, work mon dying) 1080p 60hzll Predator X27 4k144 hdr (using at 4:4:4 98 fan is dying)

 

 

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Why did you get a 2080 and not a 1080 Ti?

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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13 minutes ago, MoNeY2TechTips said:

 

R5 2600 because it's cheap and effective


i7 8700 / K because the 7700K is dead and the 9th gen is a joke.

I edit my posts a lot, Twitter is @LordStreetguru just don't ask PC questions there mostly...
 

Spoiler

 

What is your budget/country for your new PC?

 

what monitor resolution/refresh rate?

 

What games or other software do you need to run?

 

 

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I don't want to go with Amd. Just personal Issues.

So i7 8700k + Z370 MoBo. Is my PSU ok for them ??

Also which MoBo (Basic to get the job done for CPU and GPU) would you prefer in Gigabyte ??

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2 minutes ago, MoNeY2TechTips said:

 

What's your Budget/Country?

I edit my posts a lot, Twitter is @LordStreetguru just don't ask PC questions there mostly...
 

Spoiler

 

What is your budget/country for your new PC?

 

what monitor resolution/refresh rate?

 

What games or other software do you need to run?

 

 

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12 minutes ago, MoNeY2TechTips said:

Tight on budget.

But you don't want an R5 2600 which has like 80% of the i7's(average AAA gaming) performance at half the price?

     17,764.00 R5 2600

https://www.amazon.in/AMD-YD2600BBAFBOX-3-9GHz-Socket-Processor/dp/B07B41WS48/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1541280823&sr=1-1&keywords=Ryzen+5+2600

   33,718.70 i7 8700
https://www.amazon.in/Intel-BX80684I78700-8th-Core-i7-8700/dp/B07598HLB4/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1541280836&sr=1-1&keywords=i7+8700

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I edit my posts a lot, Twitter is @LordStreetguru just don't ask PC questions there mostly...
 

Spoiler

 

What is your budget/country for your new PC?

 

what monitor resolution/refresh rate?

 

What games or other software do you need to run?

 

 

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I always wanted RTX 2080 so after shelling out money for it I'm right now on a Tight budget.

 

The Chart shows 8700k at top. What about the i5 8600k or the 8400 as the chart shows ??

 

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6 minutes ago, MoNeY2TechTips said:

I always wanted RTX 2080 so after shelling out money for it I'm right now on a Tight budget.

 

The Chart shows 8700k at top. What about the i5 8600k or the 8400 as the chart shows ??

 

Are you going to notice a difference between a 100fps cap and a 120fps cap?

It also of course depends on the actual game being run. Doesn't take away as well that it's half the price.

The i5's aren't really worth it, as it leaves you with only a 6 core/6 thread CPU, which won't matter for gaming, but the R5 is likely to be more useful in the future.

Here's a 720p low CPU bottleneck benchmark

 

I edit my posts a lot, Twitter is @LordStreetguru just don't ask PC questions there mostly...
 

Spoiler

 

What is your budget/country for your new PC?

 

what monitor resolution/refresh rate?

 

What games or other software do you need to run?

 

 

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27 minutes ago, MoNeY2TechTips said:

I'm from India. Tight on budget.

In that case I suggest an i5-8600K and Prime Z370-A

CPU: Core i9 12900K || CPU COOLER : Corsair H100i Pro XT || MOBO : ASUS Prime Z690 PLUS D4 || GPU: PowerColor RX 6800XT Red Dragon || RAM: 4x8GB Corsair Vengeance (3200) || SSDs: Samsung 970 Evo 250GB (Boot), Crucial P2 1TB, Crucial MX500 1TB (x2), Samsung 850 EVO 1TB || PSU: Corsair RM850 || CASE: Fractal Design Meshify C Mini || MONITOR: Acer Predator X34A (1440p 100hz), HP 27yh (1080p 60hz) || KEYBOARD: GameSir GK300 || MOUSE: Logitech G502 Hero || AUDIO: Bose QC35 II || CASE FANS : 2x Corsair ML140, 1x BeQuiet SilentWings 3 120 ||

 

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2 minutes ago, OrbitalBuzzsaw said:

In that case I suggest an i5-8600K and Prime Z370-A

the i7 8700 non K with a cheaper motherboard is likely the better buy, over the 8600K, at least for the long run.

I edit my posts a lot, Twitter is @LordStreetguru just don't ask PC questions there mostly...
 

Spoiler

 

What is your budget/country for your new PC?

 

what monitor resolution/refresh rate?

 

What games or other software do you need to run?

 

 

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Just now, Streetguru said:

the i7 8700 non K with a cheaper motherboard is likely the better buy, over the 8600K, at least for the long run.

I was going to reccomend a 2600 + B450-F Gaming, but he said he didn't want AMD for some reason

CPU: Core i9 12900K || CPU COOLER : Corsair H100i Pro XT || MOBO : ASUS Prime Z690 PLUS D4 || GPU: PowerColor RX 6800XT Red Dragon || RAM: 4x8GB Corsair Vengeance (3200) || SSDs: Samsung 970 Evo 250GB (Boot), Crucial P2 1TB, Crucial MX500 1TB (x2), Samsung 850 EVO 1TB || PSU: Corsair RM850 || CASE: Fractal Design Meshify C Mini || MONITOR: Acer Predator X34A (1440p 100hz), HP 27yh (1080p 60hz) || KEYBOARD: GameSir GK300 || MOUSE: Logitech G502 Hero || AUDIO: Bose QC35 II || CASE FANS : 2x Corsair ML140, 1x BeQuiet SilentWings 3 120 ||

 

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1 hour ago, MoNeY2TechTips said:

I always wanted RTX 2080 so after shelling out money for it I'm right now on a Tight budget.

 

The Chart shows 8700k at top. What about the i5 8600k or the 8400 as the chart shows ??

 

might as well go amd over the 8400, and the 8600k lacks the hyperthreading you need for some games, a locked 8700 is another option. i would not suggest the 2600 for 144hz

5950x 1.33v 5.05 4.5 88C 195w ll R20 12k ll drp4 ll x570 dark hero ll gskill 4x8gb 3666 14-14-14-32-320-24-2T (zen trfc)  1.45v 45C 1.15v soc ll evga non-3090 tie ftw3 1905 0.8v 65C 270w (double fps of 1080ti) ll samsung 970 500gb nvme os ll sandisk 4tb ssd ll all nf12/14 fans ll tt gt10 case ll evga g2 1300w ll w10 pro ll 34GN850B ll x27 ll PA272w

 

9900k 1.36v 5.1avx 4.9ring 85C 195w (daily) 1.02v 4.3ghz 80w 50C R20 temps score=5500 ll D15 ll Z390 taichi ult 1.60 bios ll gskill 4x8gb 14-14-14-30-280-20 ddr3666  bdie 1.45v 45C 1.22sa/1.18 io  ll EVGA non-30 tie XC 1830//7600 0.85v 210w ll  8x nf12/14 fans 2x samsung 860 evo 500gb raid 0 ll 500gb nvme 970 evo ll Corsair graphite 780T ll EVGA P2 1200w ll Windows 10 Pro ll NEC PA242w (movie, work mon dying) 1080p 60hzll Predator X27 4k144 hdr (using at 4:4:4 98 fan is dying)

 

 

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I've now seen reviews for Ryzen 2700x v i7 8700K and they all say that 8700k easily defeats Ryzen in Gaming.

Also Guys, Here in India we get good deals on Intel Processors since they sell more than amd. I can get a good bargain on Intel.

Hence, For Intel please advise i7 8700 Non K or i7 8700K. I can afford till 8700k and a cheap MoBo to get the job done.

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Also, I have Cooler Master Hyper 212X CPU Cooler. Would that work fine with i7 8700K in overclocking it ??

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