Originally Posted by Scotty99
Why not spend the extra 100 dollars to avoid the situation you are in now 3 years down the road....
You see i learned my lesson getting a 2500k, i am sharing my experience with people and am somehow getting called out as a fanboy for it! Had i got a 2600k originally i would not have upgraded to ryzen, and i would be on the fence about coffee lake.
Spending just that little bit more on CPU goes succccchhh a long ways, it really does. This is not as true for GPU's.
Because being a PC gamer core count is all that really matters to me. Hence the reason kept upgrading my gpu while keeping my Haswell from 2013.
I get why people love the I7 for anything besides video games thru. What really affects right now is my 1080 ti is bottlenecked to all hell.
Take this screenshot showing how badly the GTX 1080 TI gets bottlenecked with even the latest CPUs and RAM:
The 97th percentile number is the one I care about most when playing games because that's what you can feel the most.
My Haswell with ddr3 is the bottleneck. The 1080 Ti is too powerful for anything made in 2013. I knew this was going to happen someday anyway.
Right now the plan is to overclock the 8600k to 4.8ghz as the rumors all suggest it hit easily that and maybe go with 16gb of G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3600.
I wait for the official reviews and plan to take a very close look at all the game benchmarks pairing it with the 1080 Ti.