[SOLVED] Having a hard time deciding what to get.

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So I'm in the process of building my new PC and I have everything except my processor. I am thinking about getting a 9700k but still undecided if I should over the 8700k. Cost is not an issue but what is, I have no idea what AIO to get. I can't make up my mind between H100i RGB Platinum, H115i RGB Platinum or H150i RGB Pro. If I do decide to go with the 9700k I'm at a loss of what AIO of those 3 I should get to get decent temps since the research I've done has gave me minimal details. The case I am using is the Phanteks Enthoo Pro M TG.
 
I'm and AMD guy myself so keep that in mind. But I think I'd go 8700k due to having hyper threading. I think the 9700k is straight 8 cores though no hyper threading. I suppose it then depends on how much multitasking you are doing. I think the 8700k is 6 core 12 threads. I think it would do better on multi tasking. Can't speak to gaming.

As far as water cooling, I don't have experience in that area. My friend with a 2700x has had an h100i and says he likes that pretty good though.

A side note, I'm interested to see what zen 2 looks like. It's supposed to be out this year and is rumored that it may put AMD on pay it close with intel.

 
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I don't know much about AMD to compare the 2700x to the 8700k/9700k as far as temps and what cooler I should go with.
 
I've not used water cooling, but my friend has recommended the h100i to me. He's had his for a while. I found this thread from last year. Basically they said between the h100i and h115i, that the h115i wasn't worth the extra $$.

http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-3521410/liquid-cooling-corsair-h100i-h115i.html

This other review may provide you better information.

https://techreport.com/review/33035/corsair-h115i-pro-and-h150i-pro-cpu-coolers-reviewed


As far as the 2700x, decent cpu, the Intel will game better. But what I was saying is my friend has the 2700x. However, their ryzen 3000 series is supposed to come out this year and be pretty good. So I'm interested to see what those look like.
 

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