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    Which chipset / processor for gaming?

    Hi,

    I am looking to build a new machine in the near future so looking for some advice on the chipset/processor to go for. It will be a water cooled gaming machine and budget will be around £1k. No monitor yet (not included in the £1k) so also open to suggestions there.

    From what I have read an I5 should be ok for gaming but is there any advantage to push to an I7?

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    Z370 chipset with an Intel Core i5 CPU is more than adequate for gaming.

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    Personally Id go for the I7 to get hyper threading. Price difference is about $100USD if you go with an unlocked version.
    Its also dependent on what games and if they use all the cores or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustinThyme View Post
    Personally Id go for the I7 to get hyper threading. Price difference is about $100USD if you go with an unlocked version.
    Its also dependent on what games and if they use all the cores or not.
    Thanks for the advice so far, so will probably look at the following:

    Maximus X Hero
    I7-8700k
    Memory - Recommendations?
    Samsung SSD 500GB
    2 x 1TB HDD
    Intel Optane - worth it?
    1080 Graphics - Recommendations?

    All will be water cooled

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    get an AIO cooler, custom gona cost you good, and i advice to clean the loop and all that once a year.

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