Well, I didn't win the silicon lottery at all and I also considered the +2 cores as a bonus in longevity and since I could sell my 8700K at the same price that I bought I thought why not. Games already have started using 8 cores if i'm not mistaken.Well, the question begs to be answered! Why sell the 8700k? It's a beast of a gaming CPU, and does everything you want and more. It pushes almost identical FPS to a 9700k/9900k in most games, and the 9700k/9900k literally have only 1-5% increase in FPS and that's totally game dependent.