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Gaming purpose and not gonna overclock. Which one is better? i5 8600k or i7 8700 or i7 8700k

Mainly for gaming especially PUBG.
Current rig is using i7 2600 and gtx 1060 6gb. Planning to upgarde the cpu+mobo. But still confuse to decide to choose between those 3. Since there are reviews for Ryzen if it's not that good for PUBG.
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  1. PUBG had a pretty decent performance improvement in the last patch... it's somewhat playable now.

    The 8700K is the absolute best CPU for gaming right now, if you have the money, there's no point in not getting it...
    The 8700 is locked, all motherboards currently avaiable for coffee are with Z chips which provide overclock ability, so i wouldn't suggest that.
    The 8600K perform similarly to the 7700K from Kaby, which was already a great chip, if you don't have much to spend, it the wisest choice there and definitely will run PUBG and any other game easily...

    It all comes down to how much you have to spend on it.

    But aware that if you do decide on that upgrade, not only will you have to get a CPU+MOBO, but you'll have to get fresh new RAM sticks, as that platform requires DDR4 RAM and not your current DDR3.
  2. manddy123 said:
    PUBG had a pretty decent performance improvement in the last patch... it's somewhat playable now.

    The 8700K is the absolute best CPU for gaming right now, if you have the money, there's no point in not getting it...
    The 8700 is locked, all motherboards currently avaiable for coffee are with Z chips which provide overclock ability, so i wouldn't suggest that.
    The 8600K perform similarly to the 7700K from Kaby, which was already a great chip, if you don't have much to spend, it the wisest choice there and definitely will run PUBG and any other game easily...

    It all comes down to how much you have to spend on it.

    But aware that if you do decide on that upgrade, not only will you have to get a CPU+MOBO, but you'll have to get fresh new RAM sticks, as that platform requires DDR4 RAM and not your current DDR3.


    Yeah, but i'm not going to overclock. So is it still worth spending money for the 8700k? Yes I think i will upgrade the RAM as well to DDR 4 and maybe my old PSU as well. Damn lot of stuff to upgrade haha.
  3. The i7 8700k is the king of gaming at the moment.

    However, if you are not planning on overclocking, I wouldn't waste money on an overclock-able CPU and just get the non-k version.

    The i5-8600k is pretty decent and has a better price to performance ratio. But it all really comes down to how much you want to pay.

    If you really want more performance, go with the cheaper i5 and upgrade your GPU. That would be the best balance of CPU and GPU power.
  4. The i5-8400 hits the sweet spot for price and performance. The snag is that you can only get the more expensive Z series motherboards at the moment.

    As well as DDR4 RAM you may also need a new copy of Windows.
  5. theunliked said:
    The i7 8700k is the king of gaming at the moment.

    However, if you are not planning on overclocking, I wouldn't waste money on an overclock-able CPU and just get the non-k version.

    The i5-8600k is pretty decent and has a better price to performance ratio. But it all really comes down to how much you want to pay.

    If you really want more performance, go with the cheaper i5 and upgrade your GPU. That would be the best balance of CPU and GPU power.


    Anonymous said:
    The i5-8400 hits the sweet spot for price and performance. The snag is that you can only get the more expensive Z series motherboards at the moment.

    As well as DDR4 RAM you may also need a new copy of Windows.


    Actually money isn't a big deal for me and what I am still considering is it going to have much performance difference between 8600k 8700 8700k without overclocking. Only for gaming and watching movies haha. Because I was just scare about my previous build with i5 6400 i got problem my CPU can reach 100% cpu usage very often when I playing game. Also at the moment in my country 8700 and 8400 aren't available in the market. So yeah what do you think? I don't want to overclock because I am scared it could make my CPU lifespan shorter since I have my current i7 2600 still working good for the past 4 years. I am looking to upgrade because my motherboard got a problem which is can't detect my GPU and my CPU can't handle PUBG properly. Cheers
  6. Best answer
    If money isn't a issue, 8700K is your way to go.
    It'll will handle anything you throw at it.
  7. Well, if money isn't an issue then the i7-8700K is the obvious winner. Even if you don't overclock it now you can always do it later.
  8. See this comparison between 8700k vs 8600k vs 8400
    https://youtu.be/R0Z-lSGZnnI
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