Z270 7600k Upgrade Path

huntlong

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Current hardware:
i5 7600K
Gtx 1080ti
16gb DDR4
EVGA Supernova G2 550w psu
Asus Prime Z270-A mobo
1440p 144hz monitor

I want to upgrade to an i7 as it seems many newer games are leveraging more threads now. I’m stuck though because i know that the 8700k is more “future proof” than the 7700k but I’d have to get a new motherboard as well. Should i just get the 7700k, upgrade my whole platform, or just stick it out with the 7600k until the next cycle release.
 

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Worry about "future games" in the future where it may actually matter. By the time your i5 becomes genuinely sluggish in a significant fraction of games, Icelake 8-core i7 and Zen 2 will be out, which should both make the i7-7700k pale in comparison.
 

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