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The Z170 board and i5-6600K can still be sold for a decent amount since they're capable and will be relevant for several years. An i7-8700K will undoubtedly age better. Processors with cores and threads do. Since this isn't your typical upgrade question (older i5 to newer i5), it doesn't get the typical answer (wait a few generations or get a compatible i7). Going from 4C/4T to 6C/12T is meaningful enough to make the investment. Heck, going from 4C/8T to 6C/12T will be worth it. I speak from experience with that.

I don't know to which monitors Thiefofspades is referring, but I'm assuming they will be G-Sync monitors.
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Ryzen is a good option. Not because it's faster than an 8700k (it won't be), but because future CPUs will be compatible. You can just swap out the CPU in 2 or 3 years, instead of having to reassemble the whole PC and reinstall your OS.

Otherwise, +1 for the 8700k.
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The Z170 board and i5-6600K can still be sold for a decent amount since they're capable and will be relevant for several years. An i7-8700K will undoubtedly age better. Processors with cores and threads do. Since this isn't your typical upgrade question (older i5 to newer i5), it doesn't get the typical answer (wait a few generations or get a compatible i7). Going from 4C/4T to 6C/12T is meaningful enough to make the investment. Heck, going from 4C/8T to 6C/12T will be worth it. I speak from experience with that.

I don't know to which monitors Thiefofspades is referring, but I'm assuming they will be G-Sync monitors.

With a 1440 Gsync monitor that Skylake i5 will do just fine. Op just needs to stay above 60 fps. With those 1080s above 100 fps even.
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post #25 of 29
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Ryzen is a good option. Not because it's faster than an 8700k (it won't be), but because future CPUs will be compatible. You can just swap out the CPU in 2 or 3 years, instead of having to reassemble the whole PC and reinstall your OS.

Otherwise, +1 for the 8700k.

X2 for a ryzen build, although it sounds like op is only considering intel. I upgraded my 2500K to a R5 1600 and game on a x34, couldn't be happier, smoother experience all round. Waiting for volta as my 980Ti still nets me decent performance.
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post #26 of 29
I'm with my current 2600k

I'm just going to keep my GTX 1070 and my 1tb SSD everything else will be Upgraded to the 8700k when it comes out
Unsure about Ram and Motherboard and even case
I'm not sure I want to water cool as well; I want to some quite that I can OC to 5ghz tho
Still just waiting got a bit over 2k budget to work with so money isn't an issue.
    
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post #27 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by rdr09 View Post

With a 1440 Gsync monitor that Skylake i5 will do just fine. Op just needs to stay above 60 fps. With those 1080s above 100 fps even.
I agree. The i7-8700K is still worth the investment because you are tripling thread count.
post #28 of 29
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The monitors I'm waiting for are the Acer x35 and Asus PG35VQ. The monitor I have is 144hz and I can play the majority of my games above that. I'm hoping the 8700k comes out In October so I have a couple months to pick a motherboard.
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post #29 of 29
All signs point to an early October release. Intel's stream a month ago hinted at an October 10 release. One cup in the stream had "October" on it and another one had "10, 2017" on it.
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