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I was going to upgrade my gaming rig sometime around Christmas this year and I've came to a fork in the road:

 

I'm set on using either the i5 9600k or the i7 9700k. I have a 1080ti and was wondering, would the i7 see any real performance increase in mainly gaming? There aren't any really core-hogging programs that I use, so gaming is my main concern.

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Right now, no a 6-core CPU is more than enough for todays gaming and it will be for the following years. The i5 9600K won't bottleneck your 1080ti in any way so bet on it. But you should look at 8700K, it's the better choice IMO right now

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3 hours ago, voiha said:

Right now, no a 6-core CPU is more than enough for todays gaming and it will be for the following years. The i5 9600K won't bottleneck your 1080ti in any way so bet on it. But you should look at 8700K, it's the better choice IMO right now

Does the 8700k perform better in most cases? I was building around z390, so would I have to get a z370 instead if i go with the 8th gen?

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3 hours ago, MrBlueSky said:

Does the 8700k perform better in most cases? I was building around z390, so would I have to get a z370 instead if i go with the 8th gen?

It won't perform better, it will just be more value for your money, if you want to save a buck

Motherboard: MSI BM250-PRO-VD           <-- Build 1    Build 2 -->        Motherboard: ASRock Z370M Pro4                     
CPU: Intel Core i7-7700                                                   CPU: Intel Core i7-8700K
GPU: Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 1080                                          GPU: Gigabyte Windforce OC GTX660 (Saving money for RTX 2080)
RAM: 16GB HyperX Fury DDR4 2400Mhz                                        RAM: HyperX Predator 16gb DDR4 3000mhz
PSU: Seasonic M12II EVO 620w Bronze+                                      PSU: Seasonic Focus Gold Plus 650W
CPU Cooler: Gammax 400                                                    CPU Cooler: Gammax 400
SSD: Kingston A400 250GB                                                  HDD/SSD: 3 * 1TB WD blue Kingston A400 250GB 
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3 hours ago, MrBlueSky said:

Does the 8700k perform better in most cases? I was building around z390, so would I have to get a z370 instead if i go with the 8th gen?

z390 is backwards compatible with 8th gen processors. The i7-8700k will perform slightly better than the i5-9600k in most cases. Overclocking should be roughly the same between them. But to help decide if that's worth $100 USD to you, it would help to know what specific games you currently play, and what other programs you currently use.

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8 hours ago, MrBlueSky said:

I was going to upgrade my gaming rig sometime around Christmas this year and I've came to a fork in the road:

 

I'm set on using either the i5 9600k or the i7 9700k. I have a 1080ti and was wondering, would the i7 see any real performance increase in mainly gaming? There aren't any really core-hogging programs that I use, so gaming is my main concern.

i can list about 10 games that the 9600k would bottleneck the 1080 ti on higher fps (former 8600k owner),  will be more in the future, get the 9700k or 8700k,  6/12 minimum for 2019.

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On 11/21/2018 at 3:13 PM, straight_stewie said:

z390 is backwards compatible with 8th gen processors. The i7-8700k will perform slightly better than the i5-9600k in most cases. Overclocking should be roughly the same between them. But to help decide if that's worth $100 USD to you, it would help to know what specific games you currently play, and what other programs you currently use.

Right now i play mostly AC Odyssey, WW3, World of Warcraft, and other games like them. Other than gaming i really do most of my other work, misc programming stuff (IDE use, JavaFX, etc...), on my laptop which has only an i5-7600 so work is not something that I need to worry about 

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5 hours ago, MrBlueSky said:

Right now i play mostly AC Odyssey, WW3, World of Warcraft, and other games like them

You probably won't have buyers remorse over the i5. IMO the extra cost for the i7 is only justifiable if you either want the best, are playing big sims (flight or racing), or want maximum overclocking.

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Im in the Netherlands,

 

prices for the CPU's here are screwed but i am looking to upgrade, CPU and Mobo's, i do want to upgrade sooner rather than later, but in my case i7-9700K is the best high end bet, but im still debating between that and going a bit cheaper with the Ryzen 7 2700X or i5-9600K

 

 Potential Processors    Core Speeds        Core/Threads        Cache        Price

I7-9700K        3.60 - 4.90 ghz        8C/8T            12MB        450 Euro    
I7-8700K        3.70 - 4.70 ghz        6C/12T          12MB        465 Euro
I5-9600K        3.70 - 4.60 ghz        6C/6T            9MB          300 Euro
Ryzen 7 2700X        3.70 - 4.30 ghz        8C/16T            16MB        330 Euro


Potential MB's                Price

Intel Z390

Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Pro WiFi          207 Euro
Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Pro                  197 Euro
ASRock Z390 Extreme 4                    174 Euro
Asus ROG Strix Z390-H Gaming        218 Euro (207 Euro Amazon.de)
Asus PRIME Z390-A                          194 Euro (183 Euro Amazon.de)

 

AMD X470

ASUS Prime X470-Pro                               174 Euro    
GIGABYTE X470 AORUS Ultra Gaming    139 Euro

 

I do play 1080P high refresh, and often CPU heavy games  (Total War series (heavily Modded)), [X Rebirth, X4 Foundations, both are space sims with Mods running], Cities Skylines, Sins of a Solar Empire (Heavily Modded), and World of Warcraft). i don't mind spending the 840 euro on i7 9700K but only if its justifiable over the 660 euro ryzen build or the 700 euro the i5-9600K build would cost.

 

any advice from ya'll and perhaps Mobo recommendations? even outside this list?


 

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On 11/23/2018 at 3:13 PM, straight_stewie said:

You probably won't have buyers remorse over the i5. IMO the extra cost for the i7 is only justifiable if you either want the best, are playing big sims (flight or racing), or want maximum overclocking.

Decided to go w/ one of the i7's, In your opinion what is the most future-proof, cost effective model(considering MSRP, not sales prices)? thew 8700k w/ its higher thread count or the 9700k w/ its higher physical core count?

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