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Upgrading CPU, need to choose between two options

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I got a good deal from someone who wanted to buy my used H81 Motherboard + i5 4590 + 8GB DDR3 1866mhz so I figured I'd do it and upgrade to last gen.

I have two options I can afford right now, and I don't know what to choose. These are:

- ASUS H170M-PLUS (updated BIOS) or Gigabyte GA-B250M-DS3H, or MSI B250M PRO-VDH.
- i7 7700 (non K)
- 8GB 2400MHz Corsair RAM.

or

- ASUS H170M-PLUS (updated BIOS) or Gigabyte GA-B250M-DS3H, or MSI B250M PRO-VDH.
- i5 7600k (little price difference with 7600nonK)
- 16gb 2400Mhz Corsair RAM.

The rest of my PC: 

CM Hyper 212 EVO, MSI Gaming X GTX 1070, WD Blue 1TB HDD, SeaSonic S12ii 520w PSU

As you can see I can't get Ryzen because the 212EVO doesn't have the bracket for it, and I bought it just 3 weeks ago so I don't want to waste it. I live in South America so no store sells the bracket here yet :/

btw, I'll be using the PC for gaming only.
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OCed i5 beats non-K i7 in games. Also, 7600K has higher base clock, so even without OC it will perform nearly identical or better than the 7700-nonK in games. Also, more RAM always better. Second option gets my vote.
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Ex-wife's Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 4460 AsRock H81M-DG4 Sapphire Rx470 Platinum KVR 1600 16Gb 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
2x Seagate 3Tb Samsung 850 EVO 120 Scythe Ninja 3 Rev.B Windows 10 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Fujitsu Siemens A17-2A Logitech K280e SuperFlower SF-550K12XP Thermaltake Versa H25 
MouseAudio
Logitech G402 Sony MDR XD150 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon 750K 4.0Ghz AsRock FM2A75 Pro4+ Sapphire R9 270X Dual-X Kingston 2x4Gb 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 850 EVO 120  Western Digital 320Gb LiteON DVD-RW CoolerMaster Hyper Z600 
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I personally wouldn't use a budget air cooler's potential incompatibility as a reason to avoid Ryzen since the ones worth buying come with a stock cooler while you wait for a bracket. I also find it hard to recommend anyone purchasing a four thread processor in 2017 with a GTX 1070. 7700 non K, R5 1600 or R7 1700 would be my recommendations.

More games are going to start showing results like this below where you can find a 4c/8t 3770k from 2012 pushing 41fps higher minimums over the higher clocked i5 from this year.

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I personally wouldn't use a budget air cooler's potential incompatibility as a reason to avoid Ryzen since the ones worth buying come with a stock cooler while you wait for a bracket. I also find it hard to recommend anyone purchasing a four thread processor in 2017 with a GTX 1070. 7700 non K, R5 1600 or R7 1700 would be my recommendations.

More games are going to start showing results like this below where you can find a 4c/8t 3770k from 2012 pushing 41fps higher minimums over the higher clocked i5 from this year.


Love this chart, makes me like my i7 3770k even more !thumb.gif
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