[SOLVED] Which will be a better gaming rig? i7-8700k/Z370 or i5-9600k/Z390?

LTVETTE2

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I am trying to determine the best use of my components. I need 2 systems to work best for their tasks. One a business system, and the other for FS2020 when it arrives. Basically I have an i7-8700k with a Taichi Z370, and an i5-9600k / Taichi Z390 on their way. I do have 2 GPU's, a 1060, and a 1070ti. Ram and M.2 ssd's are here also. I need advice from people that know much more than i do, as to which components will compliment each other best.

i7-8700k
i5-9600k
Taichi Z370
Taichi Z390
GTX 1060
GTX 1070Ti

Thank you for your time, Larry T.
 
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Phaaze88

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Gaming rig:
I7-8700K
Taichi Z370
GTX 1070Ti

Business rig:
I5-9600K
Taichi Z390
GTX 1060

But, 'business system' is quite vague, and doesn't tell us the extent of your work. Does it entail heavy rendering/editing work? Then the 6 extra threads of the 8700K would actually come in handy here... but, if you're not doing anything that major, then disregard that.
I have no idea how well the 9600K will run on FS: 2020 though.

Gaming rig(alternate):
I5-9600K
Taichi Z390
GTX 1070Ti

Business rig(alternate):
I7-8700K
Taichi Z370
GTX 1060
 
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Phaaze88

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Gaming rig:
I7-8700K
Taichi Z370
GTX 1070Ti

Business rig:
I5-9600K
Taichi Z390
GTX 1060

But, 'business system' is quite vague, and doesn't tell us the extent of your work. Does it entail heavy rendering/editing work? Then the 6 extra threads of the 8700K would actually come in handy here... but, if you're not doing anything that major, then disregard that.
I have no idea how well the 9600K will run on FS: 2020 though.

Gaming rig(alternate):
I5-9600K
Taichi Z390
GTX 1070Ti

Business rig(alternate):
I7-8700K
Taichi Z370
GTX 1060
 
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Phase has hit the nail on the head...The 9600K matched to a GTX 1060 will be more than good enough for 'normal' business use..in fact a little overkill and the 8700K matched to a GTX 1070Ti will be excellent as a gaming PC....both motherboards are good.

If your business work entails rendering and encoding then swap the CPU's around so 8700K for business as the additional threads will make a big difference and 9600K for gaming...
 
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LTVETTE2

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Thank you all for the insights. Originally the i7 and Z370 were for gaming. My stupidity drove me to need a new business system quite recently, and since I had spare parts, I decided to take advantage of some sales and buy some components that are a bit higher end. Now to receive it all and then get enough work to pay for it!!
Something about building computers these days, it is fun!! Not at all like my first in 1991. I wonder if I can get that one to fire up???
Happy Holidays to all, Larry T.
 
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