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Old October 7, 2017, 05:16 PM
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Monday / Tuesday follow up content: i7-2600K vs 8700K. Overclocked and stock of course.

Any requests for settings, etc? I'll be using a more "basic" GTX 1060 for this one since there has been some complaints about the use of a TITAN XP in the reviews.

Considering an 8700K + mobo + memory will likely put you back (~$700) $360+$150+$150 I was thinking of adding in the 2600K + GTX 1080 Ti as a comparison that looks at JUST upgrading the GPU for less money.
Stock vs Stock, Clock for Clock benches (3GHz vs 3GHz or w.e speed you choose), and OC'ed as far as each will go.

I also like the idea of showing "value" proposition, what upgrade is best "bang for the buck" ($700 for a GPU upgrade, or $700 for new platform), but this seems harder as what "old" GPU would you use? (GeForce GTX 580/Radeon HD 5970 = ~$500USD MSRP at release time).
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Old October 7, 2017, 05:20 PM
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As much as I love tweaking things the price on the i5 8400 makes it quite the value IMO.
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Monday / Tuesday follow up content: i7-2600K vs 8700K. Overclocked and stock of course.

Any requests for settings, etc? I'll be using a more "basic" GTX 1060 for this one since there has been some complaints about the use of a TITAN XP in the reviews.

Considering an 8700K + mobo + memory will likely put you back (~$700) $360+$150+$150 I was thinking of adding in the 2600K + GTX 1080 Ti as a comparison that looks at JUST upgrading the GPU for less money.
I know I am very curious to see how the 2600K fairs with the 1080ti vs 8700K with 1080ti. I'm guessing that while some titles might not have a large gap, others like say GTA:V will have huge differences in fps. Oh and I would test both with the lower settings like you do with cpu reviews and with ultra/maxed out settings like with the gpus. I think that would give people a good idea what an older system can do with modern games and a modern gpu.

Heck I have a 4770K and am seriously looking at the 8700K as an option. But like most since I would have to upgrade mobo and ram as well, it does end up costing a fair bit. Maybe for Christmas.
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Monday / Tuesday follow up content: i7-2600K vs 8700K. Overclocked and stock of course.

Any requests for settings, etc? I'll be using a more "basic" GTX 1060 for this one since there has been some complaints about the use of a TITAN XP in the reviews.

Considering an 8700K + mobo + memory will likely put you back (~$700) $360+$150+$150 I was thinking of adding in the 2600K + GTX 1080 Ti as a comparison that looks at JUST upgrading the GPU for less money.
Can you add a Ryzen 1600 or 1700 overclocked 3.8ghz-4ghz vs i5 8400 to the mix?

The i5 8400 is appealing but I'm on the fence because in other reviews elsewhere an overclocked Ryzen 1600 seems to beat or match the i5 7400/7500 at times where in this review I see the i5 8400 sometimes slightly behind the i5 7500 but beating stock Ryzen 1600 by a lot.
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I know I am very curious to see how the 2600K fairs with the 1080ti vs 8700K with 1080ti. I'm guessing that while some titles might not have a large gap, others like say GTA:V will have huge differences in fps. Oh and I would test both with the lower settings like you do with cpu reviews and with ultra/maxed out settings like with the gpus. I think that would give people a good idea what an older system can do with modern games and a modern gpu.

Heck I have a 4770K and am seriously looking at the 8700K as an option. But like most since I would have to upgrade mobo and ram as well, it does end up costing a fair bit. Maybe for Christmas.
Tech Deals has put a lot of work into Rx 480 vids with different gens up to the i7 7700k all overclocked.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZ0gjcY__z8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sx1kLGVAF0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZIVaGcax70

Some is a bit dated but it might interest you ^.
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I’m about to buy a new machine and I will still go with i7-7700K since the 8700K motherboards are way overpriced at the moment. CPU itself is only $370 US but motherboards are $400+.
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Iím about to buy a new machine and I will still go with i7-7700K since the 8700K motherboards are way overpriced at the moment. CPU itself is only $370 US but motherboards are $400+.
I'm not seeing that. Of course there is no stock but I am seeing Canadian prices around $200 for MBs

Cdn prices
https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/products...t=price&page=1

US Prices
https://pcpartpicker.com/products/mo...t=price&page=1

For interest I clicked into the Asus Prime - A on Amazon.com and it is in stock. No stock of that in Canada but that is my board choice I think this go. I like the ROG Strix F (I don't need desktop WiFi) and they compare. I like the look and the M.2 heatsink.

PC Canada has the Asus Z370 Prime A in stock at $209 CDN. I should look around a bit more before making statements on stock levels :)
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Well, I paid $140 CAD for Z370 MB. But I agree it is possible to find Z370 MB for $400+. As matter of fact there is one at $600+. So, I think you may claim that MBs are $600+. Why not?
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Well, I paid $140 CAD for Z370 MB. But I agree it is possible to find Z370 MB for $400+. As matter of fact there is one at $600+. So, I think you may claim that MBs are $600+. Why not?
I was looking at newegg.ca this morning and saw an Asrock 370 for $150cdn iirc, which board did you get for $140cdn?
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MSI 370 PRO-A in a bundle with 8400 from Mike's, comes out at 140, as CPU is 230. Mike's is my new NCIX.
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