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User Info: wuphilly

wuphilly
2 weeks ago#1
I've been wanting to upgrade to a i5 8600k, but they're hard to find and currently way over priced on Amazon. Newegg has a black Friday sale on i7 7700k. Which one would be better for gaming? I like the 6 cores of the i5 but the i7 has the additional threads. I don't do much multitasking or film editing.

User Info: godplaysSNES

godplaysSNES
2 weeks ago#2
Check out the i5 8400 or i7 8700 instead. You'll save money on skipping the cooler and they're almost as fast as the K editions.

You don't want to get an i7 7700k today unless it's very cheap. The newer i5 and i7 are better.
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User Info: wuphilly

wuphilly
2 weeks ago#3
godplaysSNES posted...
Check out the i5 8400 or i7 8700 instead. You'll save money on skipping the cooler and they're almost as fast as the K editions.

You don't want to get an i7 7700k today unless it's very cheap. The newer i5 and i7 are better.

Thanks. I really would like a k version for overclocking though. I'm not in a rush, I'll just wait for the 8600k to become more available.

User Info: godplaysSNES

godplaysSNES
2 weeks ago#4
Overclocking isn't worth the additional expenses anymore IMO.
Anandtech's Coffee Lake review says the i5 8400 just has 300 mhz lower turbo speeds than the i5 8600k.
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User Info: 50inchDLP

50inchDLP
2 weeks ago#5
Take a tip from me and dont bother with OCing. In the old days I always OCed and back then it was worth it. My newest PC I skipped the unlocked CPU and went for an i7 3770 and use the stock cooler and thats since 2013. Take the money saved from the non-unlocked CPU and the fancy cooler and get yourself a better GPU or something. Also forgot to add you save a ton not going with the OCing Motherboard as well. I have been perfectly happy with my i7 3770 and it will be obsolete the same time as the guy with the i7 3770k OCed on water so dont worry lol. Dont fall for the companies pushing this overpriced OC crap its not needed anymore really.
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User Info: captsplatter_1

captsplatter_1
2 weeks ago#6
I imagine OC will work for me once my build is on its last legs, but currently I didn't notice any improvement when I did OC it.
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User Info: wuphilly

wuphilly
2 weeks ago#7
Let me also ad that I currently have an i5 3570k with a 980ti. Am I a fool to upgrade at this point? I game at 4k and 1440p at 60hz. I know it's not totally necessary to do the upgrade but my wife and I are expecting our first child in June, so I figured best to upgrade now before money becomes a bigger issue. I wanted to future proof for as long as possible. Was planning on getting the 8600k, a volta card and 16gb ram and hopefully be set for 7+ years.

User Info: arjames13

arjames13
2 weeks ago#8
I have similar specs and had a i5 4690k. Got a great deal on r/hardwarewap for a i7 7700k with a motherboard and 16GB of ram for $250. There's definitely an increase in performance and I can safely upgrade my GPU when the next Nvidia line comes out.

Did a bit of research and found the 8600k is about right on par with the 7700k and the 8700k is really only a bit better than the 7700k in gaming, though it's definitely a good deal better in workstation stuff. If you aren't doing anything workstation related the 7700k has some great deals right now and will be a good deal cheaper for similar performance.
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User Info: wuphilly

wuphilly
2 weeks ago#9
arjames13 posted...
I have similar specs and had a i5 4690k. Got a great deal on r/hardwarewap for a i7 7700k with a motherboard and 16GB of ram for $250. There's definitely an increase in performance and I can safely upgrade my GPU when the next Nvidia line comes out.

Did a bit of research and found the 8600k is about right on par with the 7700k and the 8700k is really only a bit better than the 7700k in gaming, though it's definitely a good deal better in workstation stuff. If you aren't doing anything workstation related the 7700k has some great deals right now and will be a good deal cheaper for similar performance.

I've thought about the 7700k, but I'm really wanting the additional cores you get with the 8600k. I know the 7700k has the extra threads, but I don't do any of the video editing stuff or live streaming.

User Info: mucloud

mucloud
2 weeks ago#10
The K series if you OC and if you do want to worry about upgrading for a while the i7 6core K series
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