Originally Posted by chessmyantidrug
A capture card alone is going to be at least $150. The i7-8700K retails for about $360 and the i5-8400 retails for roughly half that. In terms of gaming performance, the i5 is almost as good. You're not going to get 100% extra performance with the unlocked i7, but would be paying double the price. Food for thought.
You should be using faster presets. Your hardware isn't good enough for slower presets. I'm assuming most streamers use Fast, Faster, or Fastest. Those are the ones you should be using.
Oups, i forgot to say i looked into i5-8600k. And compared its price to i7-8700k. I just dont like CPU's with locked multyplliers. And it is always hard to sell those after, cause they are not overclockable really. (Using Bclk gives only about 100mhz extra, which is not overclock really, and changing bclk usually gives micro-stuttering. Had lots of experience with that before. Maybe they changed something in new line of cpu-s and mobo-s. But highly doubt about it)
But yea you are right, from comparisons, i5-8400 looks good enough for sure, i will look at it today more
. I am worried that in all comparisons i saw, between i5-8400 and i7-7700k there were used Ultra/Max and whatever call it - one of the highest graphic presets. Which means that on low preset, which is cpu intensive always, i5-8400 can be a lot worse than i-7700k or i7-8700k , especially against overclocked one.
For now 8400,8600k,8700k are out of stock/ not being sold yet in all shops, except few online-shops. So need to wait a bit to see real prices for them to decide better what will be worth it. Hyper threading enabled compared to disabled lowers cpu usage by around 30% or even more. Which can give some additional time (like a year - 2 yaers) to being able to play in games without cpu loaded close to 100%. Thats why still think about that i7-8700k. But i5-8400 and i5-8600k looks very good too. Really depends on prices of these models, especially two i5's.Edited by karrrambaa - 10/23/17 at 11:18am