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i7 8700 / i7 8700K?
Denmark xsuperxxxx 
Which one is the best for Counter-Strike and can you see the real difference? I’ve thought bout it, but Counter-Strike usually doesn’t need overclocking as far as I know. What’s best? And is it better to have more RAM than invisting in the K-version?
2018-09-22 15:41
Doesnt matter, you will have 300+ anyway
2018-09-22 15:43
Yeah, but for the future. Still, I’m thinkin’ if it’s better to have more RAM (8, at the moment), or if I should get the K-version instead.
2018-09-22 15:47
#23
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Sweden Autistmeister 
Buy the i9 9900k and a gtx 2080ti with 128gb ram when it (i9 9900k) gets released in october.
2018-09-22 15:56
i9 better for rendering, i7 better for games
2018-09-22 17:05
#39
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Sweden Autistmeister 
i5 actually runs csgo better since hyperthreading lowers fps in csgo for some reason.
2018-09-22 17:07
agree, im now on i5-4570 and nice for cs and pubg tho, but i7 will better ofc
2018-09-22 17:09
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steel | 
New Zealand TEEZY 
i7 better for rendering, i5 better for games
2018-09-22 18:39
#44
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Denmark mrlolba 
RTX 2080TI* It's not gtx anymore.
2018-09-22 17:22
#46
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Sweden Autistmeister 
Typo
2018-09-22 17:27
#2
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Australia weapon_ 
8700 = cant over clock 8700k = overclocking
2018-09-22 15:43
Yeah, ik. But do I need it for CSGO? And can I see a difference?
2018-09-22 15:46
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Australia weapon_ 
if you intend on overclocking, sure.. not much price diff.. even if you dnt o/c the options there..
2018-09-22 15:47
wrong. 8700 can overclock aswell. k stands for unlocked, which means it will be designed for overclocking (and most likely pre-clocked to anywhere between 4.0-4.8 GHz). With the 8700k you are ensured it can overclock without "breaking", but with 8700 it's not preclocked, so if you overclock it yourself and it breaks in the process, then your money is lost
2018-09-22 15:54
#24
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Sweden Autistmeister 
Nt
2018-09-22 15:57
stupidest shit i've ever read
2018-09-22 16:26
guess u havent heard about overclocking non k versions... real thing
2018-09-22 16:50
The only way that i know to overclock a non k version is raising the BCLK, but thats unstable as fuck
2018-09-22 17:11
that is not the point
2018-09-22 17:38
Why are you so stupid? "k" stands for unlocked and that unlocks the multiplier. You can OC a non-K CPU by playing with BCLK which modifies the base clocks. When you do that you modify other clock speeds, like RAM and can have system instabilities. That's the worst thing to do since you don't get more FPS for the temperature and system instabilities. Also you need a "Z" motherboard anyway which makes no sense. In short answer get the K to OC otherwise keep it as it is. For the topic guy: Since the CPU is always the bottleneck for the game, any single thread performance and OC can help you to get more FPS in CSGO
2018-09-22 17:12
#51
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Australia weapon_ 
Maybe you should do reserch on the cpu read specs & info etc and do what suits you and what you want to do.. what is beneficial.. and what you can afford.
2018-09-22 18:15
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ScreaM | 
Romania Adrih 
What's the difference between them? And the price difference?
2018-09-22 15:43
It’s not that much, but if I upgrade it, I’ll have to get a better CPU cooler as well. So I’m just thinkin’ what’s the best thing to get and if I can see any difference.
2018-09-22 15:45
#13
KHTEX | 
Brazil madruuu 
If you dont want to switch your CPU for some years, the K version is better, I bought a 7700K but without the overclocking in mind, after like 2 months using it I decided to overclock and could see a 5 - 10 % performance gain in most games
2018-09-22 15:52
i7 8700 an i7 7700k is good for cs go if you want a cheap pick i5 8600k
2018-09-22 15:49
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Denmark BotShrood 
For CS, this is overkill. Get the i5 version if you wanna save money.
2018-09-22 15:49
I know, but I may play other games as well. WoW and etc, just mainly CSGO. :-)
2018-09-22 15:51
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Denmark BotShrood 
I believe the i5 - K version will do that job pretty well for you. i7 will probably cover the bigger job, like heavy video/photo editing.
2018-09-22 15:53
WoW needs even less than CSGO.
2018-09-22 15:58
um, I don't want to mislead you, but I saw few videos comparing i5 and i7, surprisingly i5 had few more fps than i7.
2018-09-22 16:48
#10
Psy | 
India Fluxie^ 
Do you just play csgo? If yes then you can save some bucks and go for 8700. I would prefer the k version though.
2018-09-22 15:50
Then I need the Strix version of my Graphic Card, right? As I’ve seen it’s better than OC or Turbo versions to overclock.
2018-09-22 15:53
#22
Psy | 
India Fluxie^ 
Do you already have a motherboard or you are building from scratch? Cpu and gpu oc are just two different things. You can oc both or single or none of them. Both are not related to each other.. If you go for an 8700k, you would need a decent z370 chipset motherboard since it supports oc.
2018-09-22 15:56
Yeah the motherboard is ASUS TUF Z370 Plus Gaming, so that’s decent.
2018-09-22 16:09
#28
Psy | 
India Fluxie^ 
So yeah I would say go for the 8700k since its much futureproof
2018-09-22 16:43
#12
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France LanaRhoades 
Get an i5 8600k this is the performances of an i7 7700k
2018-09-22 15:52
It’s still the old version, I’ll rather stick with a new one - so it won’t be dead in 5 years. :-)
2018-09-22 15:54
#20
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World ZMDR 
older version? its the exact same cpu with hyperthreading disabled. csgo doesnt make use of that HT.
2018-09-22 15:55
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Slovakia escapeiztop 
never buy non k cpu ez as that, rather get 8600k than 8700. Overclocking potential for future is amazing
2018-09-22 15:53
#18
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World ZMDR 
overclocking makes a big difference in cs, but more cores/threads dont make a difference stock youd get 300fps overclocked 400+fps i would buy an i5 8600k
2018-09-22 15:54
actually you could just overclock i5 6600K or higher. Also you don't need more than 8gb of ram for csgo only. if you are gonna play something that needs more ram, buy it.
2018-09-22 15:55
i5 8600k oc to 4,8 ghz best choice
2018-09-22 16:50
#33
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Brazil miNiZERAAA 
i5 8600k +mobo + graphic card tip??
2018-09-22 17:02
Get a ryzen 2700 x comes with a great cooler no need to upgrade in several years
2018-09-22 16:55
#34
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Brazil miNiZERAAA 
a ryzen 2700 x its equal to .. ? can u help me?
2018-09-22 17:02
8700k its cheaper, has more cores and threads comes with a great cooler and the socket will be supported until 2020
2018-09-22 17:05
Doesn't really mean much in gaming though, makes a real diff. when it comes to heavy 3D workload, where the Ryzen is faster than the 8700k. But if you wanna save money an i5 8600k would do it for cs
2018-09-22 17:08
only r7 3700
2018-09-22 17:03
#38
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Croatia KockicaRekt 
i5 8600k
2018-09-22 17:06
#45
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Poland Arvo 
i5 8600k is great
2018-09-22 17:23
#47
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Brazil teguP 
well, you don't really need 16 gigs of RAM to play games and with non k you will save money on a mainstream board too.
2018-09-22 17:30
#49
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Norway NoregNik 
8700K for overclocking. Worth the +50$. I have an 8700K and a 1080 and they're a powerful duo.
2018-09-22 17:40
Which 1080? :-)
2018-09-22 18:01
#52
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Norway NoregNik 
MSI PCX GeForce GTX 1080 8GB
2018-09-22 18:38
#54
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Brazil INSIDER1234 
buy the k version at my country it just costs 10$ more. better for future
2018-09-22 18:40
To Cs Go best performance in best price 8600K
2018-09-22 21:09
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