3770k to 8600k/8700k?

Reeadon

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Hi,

Specs:

CPU: Intel i7 3770k 3.5GHz (Corsair Hydro Series H105)

GPU: MSI GTX 1080

RAM: Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1666MHz

PSU: AX 860

Monitor: 2560x1440 144Hz G-Sync

Looking to upgrade my MOBO, CPU and RAM in the near future, as it seems like my CPU is hurting my performance in a lot of the games that I play. I cannot overclock it, as every time I try to change anything in the BIOS it instantly and continuously enters the number 1 making it impossible to tweak anything. I've tried to update my motherboard to no avail.

The games I currently play are PUBG, Escape From Tarkov and Battlefield V. After looking at various performance videos it looks like I would gain a lot of performance from upgrading.

The problem is that I see conflicting answers online whether to get the 8600k or 8700k. Some say that the 8700k is worth getting as games are looking to take more advantage of hyperthreading or something and some say that the 8600k is best because it is that cheaper and can perform the same as the 8700k.

I'm not going to render anything or use any 3D programs. Purely gaming. The difference in price here in Denmark is about 200 USD. Oh and other question is if my liquid-cooler actually fits either of the CPU's?
 

QwerkyPengwen

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If your current AiO fits your current socket then it should fit the new one.

In terms of each, with that kind of price difference, just get the 8600k.

It'll be just fine. And you can overclock it if need be for extra performance.
 
I'd opt for 8700K if possible, *if* the extra money is available for the cost difference, as the extra threads might be appreciated later....(streaming, etc...) As most only upgrade rigs every 4 years or so, I'd rather have the extra 6 threads ahead of time instead of wishing I had them next year, etc...
 

Reeadon

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Thanks for the reply! I think I'll settle on the 8600k. It would be nice to save the 200 USD.
 

Reeadon

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Thank you for the reply. I think I will go for the i5 as 200 USD is a lot for me to spend.
 

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