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[SOLVED] Any issues with this combo?

christian_94

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Someone in my area is selling an i9-9900k because he claims his set up is more geared to an i7-8700k. He's willing to trade for an 8700k plus some cash.
I have a 8700k, with an ASRock Z390 taichi and 32GB of DDR4 3000 RAM. So would using the i9-9900k cause any noticeable issues?
 
I didn't think there would be but the guy saying his system was more optimized to the 8700k I thought I should check first.
His statement sounds suspicious. I can think of two reasons why a system would be better optimized for an i7-8700K rather than a 9900K, and neither are very good reasons to trade.

1.) Not enough power from the PSU for the 9900K. But given that scenario, he probably shouldn't be using an i7-8700K either.

2.) Save money. Even with this, swapping it out after the fact does not save money.

There is the assumption he has a slower GPU than he thinks he should have, but even at that he'd still be losing money on the trade for practically no gain and a small loss in performance. I suppose there is the possibility that you are giving him a reasonable sum of money for the trade, in which case he might just want that money.
 

christian_94

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A Dell u2718q, a 4k monitor, and an EVGA supernova 750W 80+ platinum psu. A coolermaster ml240R AIO, an Asus 1070ti strix. I have a handful of SSD drives for storage.
 
I didn't think there would be but the guy saying his system was more optimized to the 8700k I thought I should check first.
His statement sounds suspicious. I can think of two reasons why a system would be better optimized for an i7-8700K rather than a 9900K, and neither are very good reasons to trade.

1.) Not enough power from the PSU for the 9900K. But given that scenario, he probably shouldn't be using an i7-8700K either.

2.) Save money. Even with this, swapping it out after the fact does not save money.

There is the assumption he has a slower GPU than he thinks he should have, but even at that he'd still be losing money on the trade for practically no gain and a small loss in performance. I suppose there is the possibility that you are giving him a reasonable sum of money for the trade, in which case he might just want that money.
 

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