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That's all, after 17 years with AMD I want to try Intel, and with my budget I can afford any of that 2 "combos", personally, I like the Mark 1 more, but don't know what can be better deal.

I'm goning to use 16Gb (2x8) Trident Z 3200Mhz

Thanks in advance!!
 

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The primary difference between the i7-7700K and i7-8700K is core count. The former has four cores while the latter has six. Both are hyper-threaded. I personally wouldn't consider an i7-7700K unless the price was well under $300, probably around $270 to $280. At that price point, I'd probably rather have the i5-8600K.

What will this system be used for?
 

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Gaming, mostly, with a 1070 ftw 1440p
 

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I have a hard time suggesting Kaby Lake over Coffee Lake. The i7-8700K is basically an optimized i7-7700K with 50% more cores and threads. The issue is finding it in stock anywhere. I wouldn't get an i7-7700K unless it was around $270 to $280.

Another option to consider is the R7 1700. Not quite as good for gaming and doesn't clock nearly as high, but tremendous value if you do more than gaming.
 

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TUF Z370-PLUS GAMING will hold a i7-8700k back , it's worse than a TUF Mark 1 and needs to power 50% more cores

TUF Mark 1 won't hold an i7-7700k back
 

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The i7-8700K is still the superior processor, even if it "only" reaches the same clocks.
 
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My point was for the money there's so many better Z370 boards. the z370 TUF series is just horrible value when just about every board at its price point of $160 has better audio, better memory QVL, easier to match colorscheme. better RGB (lol) , better VRM (i.e. not broken LLC), better IO, etc

I would get a Z370-a from the ASUS line if you stick with Asus and need a midrange board. There's so many options that aren't the TUF z370 boards.
 

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Thank you for your answers, the MoBo are based mostly on budget and availability on my zone (I'm in Mexico) for example, we don´t had shortage on 8gen, but good motherboards are a problem, I have to sell a couple of things of my actual rig in order to reach my budget, I will try to find a better MoBo for 8gen then, I think only if I find a very good discount I go with 7th, but if not, 8th gen is the way, thank you to all for your time and answers!!
 
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