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8700K or 9900K pure 4K machine for gaming?

What will be the best choice 8700K Z370 DDR4 3200 or 9900K Z390 DDR4 3200 pure 4K gaming machine paired with GTX 2080?

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You can pair an 8700k with a Z390 or a 9900k with a Z370, so if there's a motherboard you really like you should consider it.

I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Skill Trident Z RGB - WD SN750 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - Hyper 212 Black (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G3 650W - dual booting Windows 10 and Linux - Black and green theme, Razer brainwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - dark mode Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

How many watts do I need? Seasonic Focus thread, PSU misconceptions, protections explainedgroup reg is bad

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i7 8700K since for gaming alone there will be no difference getting the twice as expensive i9.

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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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4 minutes ago, Altruist said:

At 4k you'll be gpu limited

I should also mention 1440p I have a old system 4790k at 4.6GHz and I get the same FPS as I get in 4K I pretty sure I’m my cpu is bottlenecking the GPU in Ghost Recon at 1080p.

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Get the 8700K. Who the hell wants to get a 770$ Cpu when you can have one for 388$ with the same performance.

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I think 3000mhz ram is fine. Look into overclocking it and also get an 8700k and maybe a nicer cooler or use the money saved on other parts

8086k

aorus pro z390

noctua nh-d15s chromax w black cover

evga 3070 ultra

samsung 128gb, adata swordfish 1tb, wd blue 1tb

seasonic 620w dogballs psu

 

 

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I would encourage you get an 8700K and get yourself closer to a 2080ti.  But if you're solely gaming in 4K then a Ryzen 2700X will do well for you also.  

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Get as fast as you can afford.

 

I use a i7 8086k overclocked to 5ghz on all cores on my 4k rig. With that & a GTX 1080 ti all my vanilla games ran over 60fps. When I had a i7 6700k in the rig I was in the 50s.

 

I now use a RTX 2080 ti. It allows me to turn things up a notch. 

 

The downside to not using a powerful i7 is that the lows in poorly optimized parts of 3d games are the same at 1080, 1440 & 4k. GPU bottlenecking will not save you from them. The higher the IPC the less you will feel them. 

 

To get the same performance from a i7 8700k as a i9 9900k you will have to win the silicon lottery. 

Do you feel lucky? 

 

A i7 9700k or i7 8086k will give you about the same gaming performance of the i9 9900k without the 2 extra productivity cores. I think they are the best bet for the unlucky.

 

 

RIG#1 CPU: AMD, R 7 5900X| Motherboard: X570 AORUS Master | RAM: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32GB DDR4 3200 | GPU: EVGA FTW3 ULTRA  RTX 3080 ti | PSU: EVGA 1000 G+ | Case: Lian Li O11 Dynamic | Cooler: EK 360mm AIO | SSD#1: Corsair MP600 1TB | SSD#2: Crucial MX500 2.5" 2TB | Monitor: LG 49" NanoCell 85

 

RIG#2 CPU: Intel i9 11900k | Motherboard: Z590 AORUS Master | RAM: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32GB DDR4 3600 | GPU: EVGA FTW3 ULTRA  RTX 3090 ti | PSU: EVGA 1300 G+ | Case: Lian Li O11 Dynamic EVO | Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 | SSD#1: SSD#1: Corsair MP600 1TB | SSD#2: Crucial MX300 2.5" 1TB | Monitor: LG 55" 4k B9 OLED TV

 

RIG#3 CPU: Intel i9 10900kf | Motherboard: Z490 AORUS Master | RAM: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32GB DDR4 4000 | GPU: MSI Gaming X Trio 3090 | PSU: EVGA 1000 G+ | Case: Lian Li O11 Dynamic | Cooler: EK 360mm AIO | SSD#1: Crucial P1 1TB | SSD#2: Crucial MX500 2.5" 1TB | Monitor: LG 55" 4k B9 OLED TV

 

RIG#4 CPU: Intel i9 9900k | Motherboard: AORUS Z390 Ultra | RAM: Ripjaws V Series 32GB DDR4 3200 | GPU: EVGA XC3 Ultra 3080 ti  | PSU: EVGA 1000 G+ | Case: Cooler Master H500 | Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 | SSD: Crucial P2 1TB  | SSD#2: Samsung 860 QVO 2TB | Monitor: Samsung 28" TN 4k 60hz

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2 hours ago, Hayter said:

What will be the best choice 8700K Z370 DDR4 3200 or 9900K Z390 DDR4 3200 pure 4K gaming machine paired with GTX 2080?

Either will be fine. 4k gaming means you are bound by your GPU and not your CPU.

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Yeah I know 4K is GPU bound I’m on a tight wallet I should of title this post best 4K set up at a budget the 2080 Ti is not on the budget only way I would upgrade to a 2080 Ti is if it was playing the latest games in 4K at 144FPS. Only want 60FPS till next gen the RTX 2080 is more my alley since reviews recommend RTX 2080 4K 60FPS.

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