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topic... my only question is min fps avg now... because 8700k OC and 8600k OC lead the pack in most games according to techpowerup...

if the i5-8400 min fps is coming close to matching the non-OC on those chips... i may just save $90 and buy the i5-8400 over the 8600k.

thoughts?

http://www.pcgamer.com/intel-i5-8400-review-the-best-new-gaming-cpu-in-years/

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1356629-REG/intel_bx80684i58400_core_i5_8400_2_8_ghz.html $187 free ship no tax... just seems to make sense to me upgrading my 2500k to this... my Noctua NH-D14 on a 65 watt chip is literally going to laugh at it while keeping it cool super easy...
    
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nm just answered my own question. gg life.

https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Intel/Core_i5_8400/14.html
    
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Since it's locked and no hyper-threading, you will be much better of with a 8600 for future games.
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Since it's locked and no hyper-threading, you will be much better of with a 8600 for future games.
Who's to say there won't be something that makes the 8600K look like a complete joke by the time that future arrives? The obsession with "futureproofing" is weird to me and rarely seems to work out. The 8400 performs incredibly well for the money (and indeed just in general, without the "for the money" qualifier) in the here and now. Sure, a couple of years from now it might be showing its age, but I'd wager so will any six core CPU with no Hyperthreading, meaning you'll end up buying that 8c16t 5GHz Zen 2 anyway.
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I agree with this. Buy what you have a want or have a need for and that's it. By the time it no longer works better tech will be available. Next year we have Icelake coming. It is easier to spend 187 every few years than 300+.
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I agree with this. Buy what you have a want or have a need for and that's it. By the time it no longer works better tech will be available. Next year we have Icelake coming. It is easier to spend 187 every few years than 300+.

My thinking exactly. Since it can't overclock, I can save money on a motherboard too, just buy cheapest one there is basically. It literally matches the 8600k and 8700k in gaming across the board, min fps, avg fps, etc. Will be able to put the money saved into a 1080 ti.
    
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Who's to say there won't be something that makes the 8600K look like a complete joke by the time that future arrives? The obsession with "futureproofing" is weird to me and rarely seems to work out. The 8400 performs incredibly well for the money (and indeed just in general, without the "for the money" qualifier) in the here and now. Sure, a couple of years from now it might be showing its age, but I'd wager so will any six core CPU with no Hyperthreading, meaning you'll end up buying that 8c16t 5GHz Zen 2 anyway.

Well my 965 BE still can play new games even though it's 7 years old an a AMD CPU.

Still much better with an 8600, if you are not the ones that need to max out everything, and have to have the newest gadgeds, this CPU will be long lived. Upgrades costs, you would need a new MOBO and RAM.
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Well my 965 BE still can play new games even though it's 7 years old an a AMD CPU.

Still much better with an 8600, if you are not the ones that need to max out everything, and have to have the newest gadgeds, this CPU will be long lived. Upgrades costs, you would need a new MOBO and RAM.

I am fine with the 8400 for now, if I get 8600k I have to drop another $100 on CPU and another $100 on a better mobo for overclocking/longevity, so $200 extra. which is basically the difference between a 1080 and 1080 ti. I'd rather have that ti biggrin.gif
    
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The gaming performance of the i5-8400 seems to be somewhere between an i7-4790K and i7-6700K. That's a lot of performance for a sub-200 CPU! If you are gaming on a 60Hz monitor, there's no reason to pay more in my opinion. You can spend the money you saved on some faster memory, that's more useful for games than CPU clockspeed anyway.
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No point on i5 8400 considering its a 3.8GHz part. Only slightly faster than 4.0GHz 1600 but you have to get Z370 MB now. Its also 6C vs 6C/12T. If you can B-Clock OC then its a different story.
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