Question i5 9600k vs. Ryzen 2700x?

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Hi all, I'm really dithering on a CPU choice for my new build.

I've always been an AMD guy, (budget) but I am able to spend some money for once lol, so I was going to step up to Intel. But I've read other threads and articles, and they make me hesitate to pull the trigger.

The PC will be strictly for gaming, with eventual VR use. (GPU is RX580 8Gb) Right now, I'm using a 720p 60hz plasma TV as a monitor, will probably upgrade to 4k 120hz at some point.

Which is going to be better, and more "future proof"? The i5-9600k or the Ryzen 7 2700X?

Also, I've seen people saying to go for a 2600 or 2700 instead of the 2700X.

And one more, if I did go AMD, is there any reason to get better than a B450 mobo?
 

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these reviews shows that for gaming 9600k is better and have more performance to tap to if you overclock (and they also support higher speed ram and games like higher speed ram and now ram is getting cheaper)
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VaGYmQXEjw

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F92byoMgptU


but with that gpu you will be bottlenecked by gpu
to not get gpu bottleneck at 4k120Hz you will need something better than rtx2080ti or need to lower quality settings
Thanx, I'll check those out.

I know the GPU won't cut it for 4k, but I'm thinking it should be fine for 1080p, which is better than I have now :)

My main concern is that, when I do upgrade the GPU in say, 5 years, that my CPU won't be long in the tooth.

I'm running into that now, have an FX-6300 that was paired with a 2gb HD7790. Now that I have the RX580, I can max everything out, but I'm noticing the odd hitch with Fallout 4 and Skyrim when there's a lot going on, which can't be the GPU at 720p.
 

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