Question i9-9900K vs i7-9700k only $70 difference worth it?

ThaRangNhuThe08

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Hi All,

Im trying to build a new desktop and saw the i9 has a $20 off. The difference between the i7 and i9 is $70 bucks but I dont know if i'll ever use the power difference as I only game with World of Warcraft and Dota 2. I do have to make 4k videos for work but i have a titan xp to run all that. Any thoughts? Also does m.2 speeds matter? thinking of picking up the 2TB intel m.2 ssd.

I'll be building over my current desktop (4th gen computer) which already has a 1050 HX PSU.

ASRock Z390 Taichi LGA 1151 (300 Series) Intel Z390 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 ATX Intel Motherboard

WD Blue 3D NAND 2TB Internal SSD - SATA III 6Gb/s M.2 2280 Solid State Drive - WDS200T2B0B

G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2666 (PC4 21300) Desktop Memory Model F4-2666C15D-32GVR

Corsair Hydro Series H100i PRO Low Noise 240mm RGB Water/Liquid CPU Cooler 240mm (CW-9060033-WW) Support Intel 2066, AMD AM4

Intel Core i9-9900K Coffee Lake 8-Core, 16-Thread, 3.6 GHz (5.0 GHz Turbo) LGA 1151 (300 Series) 95W BX80684I99900K Desktop Processor Intel UHD Graphics 630

Thank you for opinions and answers in advance!
 

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An additional 8threads and a (slightly) higher stock boost out of the box - although the difference in boost clock can be eliminated via some slight overclocking.

Personally, I'd say the 9900K is worth at $475 (which is what you can get it for with the bonus savings on NewEgg currently, or at Walmart regular price) vs $410 for the 9700K.
 

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Most opt for at least 3200 MHz RAM these days, although I pass on the exorbitant prices asked for most RAM kits with higher speeds (4000/4200 MHz, etc..)....

Is there a GPU anywhere in this new parts mix?

NVME speed comparisons are not going to matter much save for in a few benchmarks, and, Intel's 660P 2 TB variant for $225 or so is an outstanding size/speed value for any rig...
 

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Most opt for at least 3200 MHz RAM these days, although I pass on the exorbitant prices asked for most RAM kits with higher speeds (4000/4200 MHz, etc..)....
For similar money, definitely. However Intel does not benefit anywhere close to the same way AMD chips do to faster memory.
It's certainly never going to be a bad thing, but if you can find a solid 2666MHz kit with tight timings, I wouldn't opt for a 'cheap' 3200MHz kit just because it's 3200MHz...
 
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I'd grab the 3200 version of that memory kit. It's a solid buy right now. You should also be considering the 8700k. I think it is a better value than 9700k/9900k. If you are able to wait a few months ryzen 3000 is on the horizon. Rumors have it outperforming current intel offerings for significantly less money. Nothing definitive yet but there should be some announcements from AMD at computex at the end of the month.
 

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