Question AMD or Intel $1000 budget.

Feb 23, 2019
I’m currently building my first PC, I’ve bought a few parts (16gb 2666Mhz DDR4 ram, NZXT H500i case, 512gb ssd, 1TB hdd, 650w 80 plus gold psu) the SSD and ram were both free so they won’t be included in the budget, however the main issue i’m having is deciding whether to go with AMD or Intel for my CPU. At this price point I’ve heard you could go either way, but which one will give me the best performance ?
For now we wait for next Ryzen to come out shortly, or this should be good...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor ($365.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - MasterLiquid ML240L RGB 66.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($69.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock - Z390 Phantom Gaming 4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($124.90 @ OutletPC)
Memory: Crucial - Ballistix Sport AT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($78.69 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI - GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB VENTUS OC Video Card ($349.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $989.46
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-13 12:45 EDT-0400