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i5 8400 gtx 1080ti vs i7 8700k gtx 1080 on 4k?

what is more future proof ? i'm planning to use 4k and 1440p when i'm not able to reach 30 fps on 4k. i want to be able to use this set for 6 years, would be ok playing on medium 1440p at the last few years.
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    Question from Etheviel : "i5 8400 gtx 1080ti vs i7 8700k gtx 1080 on 4k?"

    Etheviel said:
    what is more future proof ? i'm planning to use 4k and 1440p when i'm not able to reach 30 fps on 4k. i want to be able to use this set for 6 years, would be ok playing on medium 1440p at the last few years.
  2. Etheviel said:
    what is more future proof ? i'm planning to use 4k and 1440p when i'm not able to reach 30 fps on 4k. i want to be able to use this set for 6 years, would be ok playing on medium 1440p at the last few years.


    The 8400 + 1080ti is the better combo. However 6 years is a long long time for a card and looking at history it's doable with a cpu but not doable with a gpu. About 3-4 years in would be around the time you would be upgrading your gpu before you would start to really have to compromise on settings.

    One piece of advice tho. Even if you can't oc the 8400 get a Z370 board to keep options open for in the future if you ever decide to get a better cpu.
  3. Etheviel said:
    what is more future proof ? i'm planning to use 4k and 1440p when i'm not able to reach 30 fps on 4k. i want to be able to use this set for 6 years, would be ok playing on medium 1440p at the last few years.


    If you can save or have enough for a 1080 and an 8700K with an appropriate board then the 1080 Ti isn't too far out of the picture. I always bought a card that was about $350. I can't afford the 1080 Ti. I really can't but when I saved money for over 9 months I could afford it. Don't settle and buy what you want and imo need because the 8400 isn't my first thought for top end gaming. Unbalanced.
  4. aquielisunari said:
    Etheviel said:
    what is more future proof ? i'm planning to use 4k and 1440p when i'm not able to reach 30 fps on 4k. i want to be able to use this set for 6 years, would be ok playing on medium 1440p at the last few years.


    If you can save or have enough for a 1080 and an 8700K with an appropriate board then the 1080 Ti isn't too far out of the picture. I always bought a card that was about $350. I can't afford the 1080 Ti. I really can't but when I saved money for over 9 months I could afford it. Don't settle and buy what you want and imo need because the 8400 isn't my first thought for top end gaming. Unbalanced.


    i will actually buy them after a year, and i'm squeezing my self to the maximum already
  5. After a year you probably won't find a 1080 or 1080ti new
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    Etheviel said:
    aquielisunari said:
    Etheviel said:
    what is more future proof ? i'm planning to use 4k and 1440p when i'm not able to reach 30 fps on 4k. i want to be able to use this set for 6 years, would be ok playing on medium 1440p at the last few years.


    If you can save or have enough for a 1080 and an 8700K with an appropriate board then the 1080 Ti isn't too far out of the picture. I always bought a card that was about $350. I can't afford the 1080 Ti. I really can't but when I saved money for over 9 months I could afford it. Don't settle and buy what you want and imo need because the 8400 isn't my first thought for top end gaming. Unbalanced.


    i will actually buy them after a year, and i'm squeezing my self to the maximum already


    Okay, then how about option C? EVGA has a step-up program. You can buy the 10 or 2080 and then within 3 months you can upgrade to the Ti, if necessary, for the price difference. Because they are popular you may be able to save for 5 or 6 months while you're in the queue. You send in the card when you've reached the top of the Q and they send the Ti.

    They do have a pre-sales number which is 1 (888) 880-3842.
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