Question i5-8400 to i7-8700 upgrade worth it ?

mhmd shoumar

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Hi, my current system that I'm selling for 200$ (price as new 470$):
CPU:I5 8400 (200$)
RAM:16 gb ram (60)
1 TB HDD (40) 128 GB hikvision SSD (18)
PSU: Thermaltake 650w (40)
Motherboard: Gigabyte h310m (70)
Case: cougar mx330 (40)

The system I want to buy for 370$ (price as new 800$):
i7 8700 (280$)
Msi air cooler (100$)
h310m gygabyte (70$)
16 gb rams (60$)
1 Tb Wd HDD (40) 250 gb ssd Samsung vnand (40$)
Power supply cougar silver 750 watts (70$)
Cougar mid tower case with 2 Nzxt case fans. (90$)
Pce ups 2 batteries 1200 va (50$)

Both systems are used, mine 3 years the other 1.5. I will buy a new graphic card (3060).
does the 170$ worth it? I will mostly play fps games like warzone and pubg

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Karadjgne

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In comparison, the 8400 was a 3 legged dog. Lousy speeds, little going for it, was even matched or beaten by the 6100 simply due to those speeds even if the 8400 had better IPC. 8700 big difference in capability. The HT alone alleviates many issues with scheduling cores, a major source of lag on multi-player games.

I'd buy the pc, take the best parts, then rebuild the old and sell it complete, a working system. Even if all you got back was $150 from some grandma needing a web surfer or starter pc for her great grandson, you'll come out better off overall.
 

mhmd shoumar

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, take the best parts, then rebuild the old and sell it complete, a working system
what do you mean? \
yea i know the diff is huge especially in games like warzone that have upto 60% cpu utilization. The i5 caused warzone to micro freeze in game a lot.. tried to play it in a cyber café that has an i7 8700 and similar gpu to mine and its worked perfectly.
 

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I think the suggestion was to buy the computer with the 8700 and then take the best parts from both PCs to give you the best unit possible.

You can then sell on the other parts as a complete unit although at possibly a slightly lower price than the 200 stated.
 

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I think the suggestion was to buy the computer with the 8700 and then take the best parts from both PCs to give you the best unit possible.

You can then sell on the other parts as a complete unit although at possibly a slightly lower price than the 200 stated.
but my pc is 4 years old, they both have same mobo and ram, the storage, psu and cpu cooler are better in the new system.
 

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I think it was just a suggestions to ensure you had the best parts possible. As a number of the parts are the same then it is not worth the effort but certainly worth checking.
 

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Take the $370 and invest in a 12th gen i5 CPU with a DDR4 motherboard. With no real research other than looking for "Amazon's Choice" there is a 12400 combo on there for sub $330 shipped....The CPU itself is just over $200. If you have a MicroCenter nearby it would be well less expensive.

I wouldn't pay that much to "upgrade" to what is the same PC other than the CPU.
If you are fixated on having the 8700, look for one used and should be able to save a great deal of money. The K skew is showing sub $200 sale prices on eBay.
 
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In comparison, the 8400 was a 3 legged dog.
I purchased an 8400 along with a few other items for a sub $400 PC when these went on sale and built out as an office system to replace a 4th gen i5. It has, aside from playing nice with XMP, been a very reliable and worthy system for work use. According to some benchmarks it is the equivalent to a 2700 which is something for a 3 legged dog...;)
 
In comparison, the 8400 was a 3 legged dog. Lousy speeds, little going for it, was even matched or beaten by the 6100 simply due to those speeds even if the 8400 had better IPC. 8700 big difference in capability. The HT alone alleviates many issues with scheduling cores, a major source of lag on multi-player games.

I'd buy the pc, take the best parts, then rebuild the old and sell it complete, a working system. Even if all you got back was $150 from some grandma needing a web surfer or starter pc for her great grandson, you'll come out better off overall.
Perhaps I am misinterpreting, but, certainly you were not implying the i5-8400 was matched or beaten by the....i3-6100?
 

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