Question I oscillate between 8700k ,6800k or 7820x

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I don't have too much money to invest in modern PC platform for the moment,and all i want is, to replace my obsolete system and buy a decent gaming system.For the moment i have an i7 990x processor and i can 't start some modern games like Resident Evil Village and Dying Light 2 just because lack of AVX technology.I wanted to play RE Village so much and i saw it required a strong CPU at minimal requirments,at least an i7 8700k to play...Wow!
I still don't have a budget for i7 8700k+z370 or z390 mobo,and i found a cheap system with i7 6800k paired with Asus rampage 5 extreme mobo.
This system 6800K+asus rampage 5 cost me 200 $. The other system i7 8700k+z370 cost me around 300 $.I found another i7 8700K+z390+32 Gb RAM and this system cost me 400 $.I don't know what to do.My budget is around 300 $ max.
I checked with CPU-z from google,and 8700k and 6800k have same set of Instructions.I'm just wonder if that game Resident Evil village requires at least 8700k to start that game?With 6800k start RE Village or not?I don't want to have problem to buy an entire system and can't start that game....
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p.s i found another oportunity an i7 7820x+MSi x299 Tomahawk at price of 240$. Is a good choice?
 

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coercitiv

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My advice would be to take a hard look at i5 12400(F). If you only need the CPU + MB + RAM then you can make it work within $300 and will outperform any of the systems you mentioned. The 12400 is a faster gaming CPU than the 10700K.

The same applies for a system built around the R5 5600 from AMD, which is your second and equal option. Shop around and see which platform is cheaper in your area: the 12400(F) + LGA 1700 mobo or 5600 + AM4 mobo.
 
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With $300, you can build a Ryzen 5600 system that outperforms (and requires significantly less power than) any of the builds you're considering. And we're talking about a brand new system with a manufacturer's warranty, which used parts will not provide.
 
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I agree with @coercitiv and @JayMX

If you're putting money into an upgrade you might as well go for the best possible upgrade in terms of performance rather than digging in the dumpster for something that's 6 years old in terms of CPU. I personally wouldn't do an I5 but, my budget allows for a step up to get the extra cores that come with the I7.

Check out pcpartpicker.com and throw some options together to get an idea of pricing. Since you can port over everything else from your current build to the new CPU/MOBO/RAM it shouldn't be a huge headache to do. The only thing that might throw you for a loop is converting the drive from MBR to UEFI/GPT but, there's plenty of how to's out there to get it done in minutes w/o risking your data. It's a simple process.
 
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I'm just wonder if that game Resident Evil village requires at least 8700k to start that game?With 6800k start RE Village or not?I don't want to have problem to buy an entire system and can't start that game....
Which graphics card do you have? What if the game is able to start with your new system but the gameplay is a slideshow because your GPU can't handle running Resident Evil Village?

Ryzen 5600G at low settings will give you roughly 30 fps:


This guy is selling the 5600G for $110: https://forums.anandtech.com/threads/fs-am4-5600g-evga-rtx-3090ti-ms-surface-pro-8-i3-10100-cpu.2609999/

B550 mobo: https://www.newegg.com/gigabyte-b550m-ds3h-ac/p/N82E16813145250

16GB DDR4-3600 CL16: https://www.newegg.com/kingston-16gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820242620

Total cost would be $290.
 
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burninatortech4

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Cezanne, Vermeer or Alderlake CPU+mobo combos can be had for less than $300 as the above posters show.

Stay away from Broadwell or Skylake X unless you can get it essentially for free. You're getting less performance/$ and higher idle and loaded power use for no benefit.

CPU/APUCPU Mark MultiCPU Mark SingleCPU PriceMobo PriceCPU+ Mobo PriceSystem Value (Mark/$)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600 + B550
21536​
3249​
125​
109.99​
234.99​
91.64645304​
AMD Ryzen 5 5600G + B550
19848​
3180​
110​
109.99​
219.99​
90.22228283​
Intel Core i7-7820X + X299
17219​
2541​
240​
71.74583333​
Intel Core i7-6800K + X99
10769​
2275​
200​
53.845​
 
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