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It's difficult to justify a Skylake/Kaby Lake purchase at this time unless there is a serious discount. $400 before rebate for a combo is not serious discount. Consider that $200 i5-8400 has 2 more physical cores and larger cache.
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It's difficult to justify a Skylake/Kaby Lake purchase at this time unless there is a serious discount. Consider that $200 i5-8400 has 2 more physical cores and even larger cache.
Yup...

7700k = no go at this point.. 6 Cores incoming.


Plus AMD fine wine, who knows what the future holds for ryzen.. hahahahahaha..
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I went for 7700k because I need a computer now and it's at least $100 cheaper than 8700k at this point.
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It's difficult to justify a Skylake/Kaby Lake purchase at this time unless there is a serious discount. $400 before rebate for a combo is not serious discount. Consider that $200 i5-8400 has 2 more physical cores and larger cache.
the 8400 will be slower than the 7700k. The 8600k is about on par/a tad faster because it can be overclocked to match the 7700k. The i5 may have 6 cores but lack 2 logical ones over the 7700k. So choosing coffee lake makes no sense unless you are going for the 8700k or at least the 8600k but both of those chips are well over msrp. The z370 boards even with combos and stuff are still priced a little higher than Z270 and slim chances that they will support newer chips.
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Not much a deal..You get what you pay for...Gen 8 Intel is expensive right now...

Also, the 7700k needs delidding and TIM replacement because this chip gets HOT... costs an extra $20-$30 for that.
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the 8400 will be slower than the 7700k. The 8600k is about on par/a tad faster because it can be overclocked to match the 7700k. The i5 may have 6 cores but lack 2 logical ones over the 7700k. So choosing coffee lake makes no sense unless you are going for the 8700k or at least the 8600k but both of those chips are well over msrp. The z370 boards even with combos and stuff are still priced a little higher than Z270 and slim chances that they will support newer chips.
Misleading. The 8400 is not always slower than 7700K. In fact, it is faster than even the 8700K in many applications according to AnandTech benchmarks. Everyone should choose based on their own use cases. For example, gamers are often better off with an i5 than i7.
The point is that performance depends on the application. If A does not beat B in all scenarios, you should not make blanket statements like B is slower than A.
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Misleading. The 8400 is not always slower than 7700K. In fact, it is faster than even the 8700K in many applications according to AnandTech benchmarks. Everyone should choose based on their own use cases. For example, gamers are often better off with an i5 than i7.
The point is that performance depends on the application. If A does not beat B in all scenarios, you should not make blanket statements like B is slower than A.
the 8400 cannot possibly be faster than the 8700k under any circumstances unless for whatever reason there is something else going on in testing. It has less logical cores at slower speeds. It just cant be laugh out loud So not sure why graph you are looking at.
Just because it scores slightly higher in a couple graphs doesnt make faster than the 7700k. Too many variables to consider but overall the 7700k is the faster and better chip than the 8400.
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Should I look for a deal on a i7-7700k or ryzen 7 if I just want a dependable, long-lasting fast build that is not going to be used for serious gaming but may use it for video editing, etc

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Should I look for a deal on a i7-7700k or ryzen 7 if I just want a dependable, long-lasting fast build that is not going to be used for serious gaming but may use it for video editing, etc

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Given your use case, I'd recommend Ryzen. Gaming only, Intel has an advantage for 1080p and DX11 games
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