Intel or AMD suggestion for gaming build and OC

loki5

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Hello,
Looking to replace a few parts to my PC as a result of my son's old i7 920 RIP. I am giving him my 6700k, mobo, ram, and AIO Corsair H115i. What I am keeping is basically my Corsair case, 850psu, SSD and MSI 1080ti.
My dilemma is, where to go from here. Intel (now that the new 9th gen release or AMD). I dont see myself doing any streaming or anything else at this time. We can safely say, purely for gaming. I am very much interested in overclocking.

My Budget is 1000k (can push to 1200k if justification is valid).

CPU?
Mobo?
RAM?
cooling unit?

Appreciate your support.
Thank you
 
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/JXTdgw

I'd personally go with something like this, but I'm partial to air coolers. If you REALLY want to overclock you could consider one of those custom loop kits from a company like EK, but it's up to you. I think you'd be able to get 5GHz on all cores pretty easily on the Noctua, with a large AIO (280-360) you might be able to get a tiny bit higher.

If all you do is game I wouldn't bother with hyperthreading on the 9900K, probably won't give you any tangible benefit. The performance is fairly similar on the 8700K, if the 9700k is unavailable then it's a good option. Also if you live near a microcenter, the 8086K is on sale for $379 and you still get $30 off a motherboard. Those chips are well binned and many hit 5.2GHz on all cores on high end air coolers.

The MSI gaming pro carbon should have a plenty robust VRM for enthusiast overclocking.
 
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/JXTdgw

I'd personally go with something like this, but I'm partial to air coolers. If you REALLY want to overclock you could consider one of those custom loop kits from a company like EK, but it's up to you. I think you'd be able to get 5GHz on all cores pretty easily on the Noctua, with a large AIO (280-360) you might be able to get a tiny bit higher.

If all you do is game I wouldn't bother with hyperthreading on the 9900K, probably won't give you any tangible benefit. The performance is fairly similar on the 8700K, if the 9700k is unavailable then it's a good option. Also if you live near a microcenter, the 8086K is on sale for $379 and you still get $30 off a motherboard. Those chips are well binned and many hit 5.2GHz on all cores on high end air coolers.

The MSI gaming pro carbon should have a plenty robust VRM for enthusiast overclocking.
 
The system proposed by chemmajorp53 is very good but I would not discount the 8700K/8086K also as suggested by chemmajorp53 which will save a few more bucks and is right up there with the 9700K in gaming...a couple of percentage points difference. Thermally it's great and a high end decent air cooler or 240mm/280mm AIO will do the job and 5GHz is more than achievable...I would drop the 8700K into the z390 board though for longevity as you can upgrade to the 8 core 16 thread in the future.
 
Here's what I'd do if you want to save some money and still go Intel.

PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/wxpkq4
Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/wxpkq4/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel - Core i7-8700 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($309.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI - B360-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($69.99 @ B&H)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $504.97
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-23 17:42 EDT-0400

Otherwise go with a decent Z370 board and 8700K. I wouldn't go with the 9900K or 9700K. The i7 8700 is the best value I think as far as Intel processors go.

 

loki5

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appreciate the feedback. General consensus is go with Intel CPU 8700k. I do like the value of that 8086k processor if i was close to a Micro Center. The nearest store is 4hrs each way and the G.SKILL 3200 is all the mem speed i need.
 
If the 8086K is very close in price to the 8700K, then get the 8086K as it's stock 5GHz and should have a bit better overclocking...Both are simply great CPU's being the same!! with slightly higher boost on the 8086K...
 

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