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Hi
I want to make a new pc with this items
i7 6700k or 7700k
Gtx 1060 6gb dual OC
16 ram 2x8 2133mhz
Asus z170-a
530w power

Do you think that this things are compatible with each other?
 
I'm not sure how the pricing of components compares where you are, but if gaming performance is your primary concern, it might be worth spending less on the CPU and motherboard, and putting that toward a somewhat higher-end graphics card. In most games, one of the 8th or 9th gen 6-core i5s should offer gaming performance that's pretty close to what the i7s have to offer. See the performance summary in this recent review, for example (scroll down past the CPU tests to the gaming tests)...

https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Intel/Core_i5_9600K/19.html

Also, note that those tests were performed with the CPU paired with a very high-end 1080 Ti graphics card. With a GTX 1060-level card, the graphics hardware would be limiting performance in most games more than anything, and at 1080p. the average performance difference would be more like what you see in the 2160p (4K) chart there. In other words, the CPU shouldn't matter that much, since the graphics card will be what's usually limiting performance.

Now, compare the performance differences in this recent graphics card review...

https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_RTX_2060_Founders_Edition/33.html

As you can see, the graphics card will typically make a much larger difference to gaming performance than the CPU, so it's probably worth spending more money on that than on the CPU and motherboard. Even something like an i5-8400 on a B360 motherboard with a GTX 1070 should generally perform better than an i7-8700K on a Z370 board with only a GTX 1060, at least as far as gaming is concerned.
 
Z170 motherboards require a bios update to run 7th-gen CPUs like the 7700K. You won't be able to update the bios without a compatible CPU. Therefore, a Z270 motherboard would be a better idea.

Is there a particular reason you want to go with 6th or 7th-gen instead of 8th or 9th-gen Intel CPUs? An 8th or 9th-gen i5 is as fast as or faster than a 6th and 7th-gen i7 and therefore more cost effective.
 
Even though your components appear to be compatible, I would suggest you go with the 8th generation Intel motherboard and CPU.
There will be not upgrade path on the 6th and 7th platform.
You need a reliable PSU. What's the model of the PSU?
 
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Is there a particular reason you want to go with 6th or 7th-gen instead of 8th or 9th-gen Intel CPUs? An 8th or 9th-gen i5 is as fast as or faster than a 6th and 7th-gen i7 and therefore more cost effective.
in my country (iran) you have to pay more the real price for example if a MB is 300$ in amazon I need to pay about 350$ for it. and i5 8th gen good models are not available in Iran yet. So which MB should I buy for a i7 8700k(without bios update)? And do you think 8700k will be compatible with 1060 6gb OC for gaming (no bottleneck or this kind of stuff?)
 
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Even though your components appear to be compatible, I would suggest you go with the 8th generation Intel motherboard and CPU.
There will be not upgrade path on the 6th and 7th platform.
You need a reliable PSU. What's the model of the PSU?
my pocket is the main reason for choosing this generation. I need to save my money for a year so that I can buy a i7 8700k with asus prime z370a.
for psu I'll be looking for corsair models after I resolve about MB & CPU .
 

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i7 8700k
asus TUF z370 pro gaming
16gb ram 2666mhz
gtx 1060 6gb dual oc
550w psu
are they compatible?(need to sell my kidney xD)
well Im not sure about the motherboard I mean about TuF.
Is it really as reliable as they say? so why is it much cheaper than rog z370 models?
 

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As you can see, the graphics card will typically make a much larger difference to gaming performance than the CPU, so it's probably worth spending more money on that than on the CPU and motherboard. Even something like an i5-8400 on a B360 motherboard with a GTX 1070 should generally perform better than an i7-8700K on a Z370 board with only a GTX 1060, at least as far as gaming is concerned.
I bought my gpu(1060) before.
I just wanna buy cpu and motherboard. what's your suggestion tuf z370 with i7 8700k-i5 8700k or z170 with i7 6700k?
maybe I'll be looking for 1080ti in advance if I see that 1060 goes weak.
 
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