OK, so my 7700k is doing what I want, which of course is improving framerates in some games that previously lagged a bit. Fallout 4 is much smoother in the downtown area, as is Subnautica anywhere on the map, and a few others that were too much for the i3. Desktop stuff like large photo work has not improved noticeably, but then I never benchmarked those kinds of things. Its running very hot even with a Cooler Master Hyper TX3. And the fans are always loud. I may need to look at water cooled solutions.