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What cpu to pair with a gtx 1080, now i have FX 8350@ 4.5ghz+EVGA SC GTX 1080

Hi, my cpu is getting old and if the games wil get that new denuvo+VM protect, i think it won't last very much with so much stress, so i need a cpu capable of taking the high stress of this new protection. What would you suggest? new coffeelake is worth or the glorious 7700k?
Well still my monitor is 60hz 1920x1080 bu would take in account to elevate my gaming experience with 2k or 4k.
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  1. So what is your budget for the cpu. And what kind of games are you playing, if they're very cpu intensive the 7700k is a good choice, if you're on a budget the i5 8600k is not bad either
  2. furkan68k18 said:
    So what is your budget for the cpu. And what kind of games are you playing, if they're very cpu intensive the 7700k is a good choice, if you're on a budget the i5 8600k is not bad either

    Open world RPGS like assassin's creed origins and the witcher 3, some point and click adventures, some shoot'em up like fortnite. Budget for cpu within 300 euro, but i will also need to change mobo and ram to ddr4, and ram i know cost a lot:S, stupid miners-.-.
  3. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/6yvGvV

    All in all $665 for CPU + Motherboard + Liquid Cooler + RAM
  4. https://it.pcpartpicker.com/list/6yvGvV

    If i change area, italy, doesn't show the ram price.
    means not available?
    Can you add an alternative?

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  5. furkan68k18 said:
    https://pcpartpicker.com/list/6yvGvV

    All in all $665 for CPU + Motherboard + Liquid Cooler + RAM


    https://it.pcpartpicker.com/list/6yvGvV

    If i change area, italy, doesn't show the ram price.
    means not available?
    Can you add an alternative?
  6. furkan68k18 said:

    Oh forgot an important thing, my case is still old style, the psu is on the top, so as i need to change stuff, is better i change also my old case, a chieftech lcx-01b-b-sl.
    What case is good to put the stuff in for optimal airflow?
  7. Choose an ATX case that looks good and has plenty of fans.
    https://it.pcpartpicker.com/list/RHB3f8
    The corsair spec alpha is a good one, it comes with 1 fan at the back, 2 at the front. There's space to install 1 more on the front and space to install the radiator for the liquid cooler at the top.
  8. furkan68k18 said:
    Choose an ATX case that looks good and has plenty of fans.
    https://it.pcpartpicker.com/list/RHB3f8
    The corsair spec alpha is a good one, it comes with 1 fan at the back, 2 at the front. There's space to install 1 more on the front and space to install the radiator for the liquid cooler at the top.


    That looks amazing! last question: i saw i5 8600k costs less than 7700k and has less cores? why is that? shoudn't i5 8600k cost more and be better?
  9. More cores doesn't necessarily mean, better performance, if that was how it worked then people would go for the ryzen 7 1700 which has 8 cores!
    Games will only use 4 cores while the other cores will be resting. If you are multitasking, say streaming and gaming and recording at the same time then more cores is important so that with 4 cores you can run your game and stream or record with the other cores. If you are just going to game get the 7700k but if you are going to multitask get the 8600k.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-IdISxjmGw

    In this video you can see that the 7700k does better in games very slightly this is because it has a higher CPU frequency of 4.5Ghz. The 8600k goes up to 4.3GHz.
  10. furkan68k18 said:
    More cores doesn't necessarily mean, better performance, if that was how it worked then people would go for the ryzen 7 1700 which has 8 cores!
    Games will only use 4 cores while the other cores will be resting. If you are multitasking, say streaming and gaming and recording at the same time then more cores is important so that with 4 cores you can run your game and stream or record with the other cores. If you are just going to game get the 7700k but if you are going to multitask get the 8600k.


    Yes, my brother make streams often, so i will get the 8600k instead
  11. Best answer
    This is your finalised list: https://it.pcpartpicker.com/list/69KmVY
  12. furkan68k18 said:
    This is your finalised list: https://it.pcpartpicker.com/list/69KmVY

    My brother streams while playing
  13. Do you have a power supply, if so which one, might need to get a new one.
  14. furkan68k18 said:
    Do you have a power supply, if so which one, might need to get a new one.

    It's in my signature,ANTEC EDGE 80+GOLD 650W
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