Intel Core i5-8600K Review

Mid-range Desktop processor released in 2017 with 6 cores and 6 threads. With base clock at 3.6GHz, max speed at 4.3GHz, and a 95W power rating. Core i5-8600K is based on the Coffee Lake 14nm family and part of the Core i5 series.
Price 68%
Speed 68%
Productivity 44%
Gaming 88%
Category Desktop
Target mid-range
Socket Compatibility LGA1151
Integrated Graphics Intel UHD Graphics 630
Cooler Included No
Overclock Potential 15.5 %
Year 2017 Model
Price 257 USD
Number of Cores 6 Cores
Number of Threads 6 Threads
Core Frequency 3.6 GHz
Boost Frequency 4.3 GHz
Max Stable Overclock 5 GHz
Power Consumption 95 W
Manufacturing Process 14 nm
L3 Cache 9 MB
Maximum Supported Memory 128 GB
Price-Value Score 68 %
Speed Score 68 %
Productivity Score 44 %
Gaming Score 88 %
Max 1080p Bottleneck 22.8 %
Max 1440p Bottleneck 11.4 %
Max 4K Bottleneck 5.7 %
Overall Score 43/100

The Core i5-8600K is one of Intel's mid-range Desktop processors. It was released in 2017 with 6 cores and 6 threads. With base clock at 3.6GHz, max speed at 4.3GHz, and a 95W power rating. The Core i5-8600K is based on the Coffee Lake 14nm family and is part of the Core i5 series.

Core i5-8600K is also the successor of Intel's last gen Core i5-7600K processor that was based on the Kaby Lake-S and 14nm process and was released in 2017.

In our mind, the best processors are the ones that deliver outstanding performance at a reasonable price point. And, the Core i5-8600K absolutely nails this concept.

Unfortunately, this doesn’t quite translate to as strong of a single-core performance, even if Intel is closer than it’s ever been to matching AMD core for core. In our single-core GeekBench and Cinebench tests, the Core i5-8600K scored a 4561 and 183, respectively. This is definitely a huge leap over the Core i5-7600K, but it’s slower than the Ryzen 5 2600X, which scored a 4823 and 176 in the same tests. But, that’s still not a huge difference, so the multi-core gains generally outweigh them.

That something is the Core i5-8600K. Intel cranks the TDP dial up to 95W on this 6-core 6-thread chip, making it the high-performance counterpart to the 65W Core i5-8500, which is basically the same 14nm chip built with the Coffee Lake microarchitecture, but with a lower TDP rating. That chip came away from our first look at the Coffee Lake series with an Editor's Choice award, going toe-to-toe with AMD's Ryzen 5 2600X, so it's fair to say we have high hopes for the higher-performance model. Intel still hasn't sampled the chip to the press, so we bought one at retail to put it under the microscope.

But we've also found that, after simple push-button overclocking, the Core i5-8500 offers similar performance to the Core i5-8600K, even when it is also overclocked. But for $70 less. The Core i5-8600K is an impressive chip and offers a better mixture of performance than AMD's Ryzen 5 2400G, no doubt, but in this case, value seekers might opt for its less expensive sibling.

As the higher-priced version of the Core i5-8500, the Core i5-8600K has higher base and Boost frequencies of 3.6 and 4.3 GHz, respectively. That's an increase in base frequency and a bump to boost clocks, but the real advantage should lay in the higher Package Power Tracking (PPT) envelope, which is a measurement of the maximum amount of power delivered to the socket. The Core i5-8500's PPT tops out at 65W, while the motherboard can pump up to 142W to the Core i5-8600K at peak performance. That opens up much more aggressive boost behavior, on both single and multiple cores, that could widen the performance gap beyond what we see on the spec sheet.

The Intel Core i5-8600K was rolled out on Oct 2017 for $257, which puts it in the same general price range as the last-generation Core i5-7600K. This means that at least we're not seeing any considerable price jumps from generation to generation.

The Intel Core i5-8600K is another impressive release from Intel and its 8 Generation of Core i5 chips. With it, you’re getting 6-cores and 6-threads, with a boost clock of 4.3GHz. It may not be the strongest contender ever made on paper, but when you see and feel the actual performance gains it offers, you’re certainly getting a lot of bang for your $257 buck.

Bear in mind, however, that if you already have something like the Core i5-7600K, this generation doesn't offer the biggest boost in performance. You might want to wait another year or so before dropping a few hundred bucks, or even opt to splurge on a higher-end but pricier chip.

So which should you buy? Let's get that out of the way. Before this comparison review we updated our Best CPU feature and we said you should go with the Ryzen 5 2600X as it comes with a better stock cooler, can be overclocked, and the AM4 platform offers a significantly better upgrade path.

For general computing the Ryzen 5 2600X can take advantage of multi-threading capabilities and will be considerably faster than the Core i5-8600K on heavy application workloads. Remember the Core i5-8600K is only marginally faster than the Core i5-7600K, so you can safely use the older model as a measuring stick. For rendering and encoding workloads the Ryzen 5 2600X can up to 33% faster.

Moving beyond games, it’s an easy win for the Ryzen 5 2600X. The Ryzen 5 upgrade path on A320, B350, B450, X370, X470, X570 motherboards, all support upcoming Zen+ processors. So if you buy a nice A320, B350, B450, X370, X470, X570 board now with the Ryzen 5 2600X, you’ll be able to slap a Coffee Lake processor on there later in the year, or whenever you deem it necessary.

For a 6-core processor, Intel’s $257 flagship Core i5-8600K processor seems downright cheap. On paper, the cost of those 0 extra cores is almost an afterthought when you stack it up against its direct competitor, the $229 6-core AMD Ryzen 5 2600X.

If extended overclocking and boost frequencies are trivial matters to you, Intel also offers the Core i5-8500 at $202. It’s still outfitted with 6-cores and 6-threads, but clocks in at a slower 3GHz and maxes out at only 4.1GHz.

Now the biggest question is can Intel’s Core i5 processor play games? The answer is simply yes as it got a respectable gaming score of 88% in our benchmarks.

Fresh from a successful roll-out of mainstream Core i5 CPUs, Intel's attack on AMD now extends down into the mid-range with its Core i5-8600K processors, which the company is making available as of Oct 2017.

Which GPU to Pick for Intel Core i5-8600K

Below is a comparison of all graphics cards average FPS performance (using an average of 80+ games at ultra quality settings), combined with the Intel Core i5-8600K.

Graphics Card Price Cost Per Frame Avg 1080p Avg 1440p Avg 4K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 24GB $ 1,599 $ 5.2 305.5 FPS
268.3 FPS
181 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Ti 20GB $ 799 $ 2.8 285 FPS
250.3 FPS
168.9 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX 24GB $ 999 $ 3.6 275.7 FPS
237.6 FPS
146 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 16GB $ 1,199 $ 4.5 264.7 FPS
232.3 FPS
156.7 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Ti 12GB $ 799 $ 3.1 254.3 FPS
223.2 FPS
150.5 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT 20GB $ 899 $ 3.6 250.6 FPS
216.1 FPS
132.5 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 24GB $ 1,499 $ 6.3 237.9 FPS
201.5 FPS
127.9 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT 16GB $ 1,099 $ 4.8 227.7 FPS
196.4 FPS
120.5 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti 24GB $ 1,999 $ 8.9 224 FPS
196.6 FPS
132.6 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT 16GB $ 999 $ 4.5 223 FPS
190 FPS
118.6 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT 16GB $ 649 $ 3.1 210 FPS
178.9 FPS
111.7 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti 20GB $ 799 $ 3.9 207.4 FPS
179.2 FPS
118 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 10GB $ 699 $ 3.4 207.3 FPS
175.6 FPS
111.5 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 12GB $ 599 $ 3 200.2 FPS
171.4 FPS
114.2 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 10GB $ 599 $ 3.4 177.9 FPS
151.9 FPS
98.2 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 6800 16GB $ 579 $ 3.5 166.3 FPS
141.7 FPS
88.4 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 8GB $ 499 $ 3.1 158.6 FPS
134.4 FPS
85.3 FPS
NVIDIA TITAN RTX 24GB $ 2,499 $ 17.2 145.7 FPS
127.4 FPS
81.4 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11GB $ 1,299 $ 9.2 141.8 FPS
124 FPS
79.2 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT 12GB $ 479 $ 3.4 140 FPS
120.1 FPS
74 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 8 GB 8GB $ 399 $ 2.9 137.7 FPS
119.4 FPS
78.2 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 8GB $ 399 $ 3.1 130 FPS
113 FPS
73.1 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8GB $ 699 $ 5.4 128.7 FPS
111.4 FPS
70.8 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 6650 XT 8GB $ 399 $ 3.2 124.1 FPS
107 FPS
67.2 FPS
NVIDIA TITAN V 12GB $ 2,999 $ 24.3 123.3 FPS
107.9 FPS
70.3 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 8GB $ 299 $ 2.4 123.3 FPS
107.5 FPS
70.3 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 7600 8GB $ 269 $ 2.2 123.2 FPS
106.3 FPS
66.5 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 8GB $ 699 $ 5.7 121.6 FPS
104.3 FPS
65.7 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT 8GB $ 379 $ 3.3 116.5 FPS
99.9 FPS
62.3 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB $ 759 $ 6.7 114 FPS
99.4 FPS
63.2 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8GB $ 499 $ 4.4 113.3 FPS
96 FPS
60.9 FPS
NVIDIA TITAN Xp 12GB $ 1,199 $ 10.7 111.8 FPS
96 FPS
62.3 FPS
AMD Radeon VII 16GB $ 699 $ 6.3 111.8 FPS
95.3 FPS
59.5 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB $ 399 $ 3.7 108.9 FPS
92.7 FPS
57.8 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 8GB $ 499 $ 4.6 107.4 FPS
89.7 FPS
57.6 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 8GB $ 200 $ 1.9 107.4 FPS
92.7 FPS
60.7 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 12GB $ 329 $ 3.1 106.6 FPS
90.6 FPS
58 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8GB $ 400 $ 3.9 101.6 FPS
83.5 FPS
52.7 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5700 8GB $ 349 $ 3.5 99.8 FPS
85.1 FPS
53 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB $ 499 $ 5.2 96.8 FPS
81.3 FPS
50.8 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6GB $ 350 $ 3.7 95.6 FPS
76.8 FPS
47.6 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT 6GB $ 279 $ 3 94.1 FPS
79.5 FPS
49.5 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 295X2 4GB $ 1,499 $ 16.5 90.8 FPS
75.1 FPS
50 FPS
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB $ 499 $ 5.5 90.5 FPS
77.2 FPS
48 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB $ 409 $ 4.6 89.7 FPS
75.3 FPS
46.9 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti 6GB $ 249 $ 2.8 87.8 FPS
73.1 FPS
46.4 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X 12GB $ 999 $ 11.5 87.2 FPS
72.4 FPS
45.2 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB $ 279 $ 3.3 85.3 FPS
71.7 FPS
44.6 FPS
AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB $ 399 $ 4.7 84.8 FPS
72.2 FPS
44.9 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB $ 399 $ 4.8 82.6 FPS
68.7 FPS
42.5 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6GB $ 229 $ 2.8 80.5 FPS
67.6 FPS
42.2 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB $ 649 $ 8.6 75.9 FPS
63.4 FPS
39.5 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 6GB $ 220 $ 2.9 75.7 FPS
63.6 FPS
39.6 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 590 8GB $ 279 $ 3.9 71.9 FPS
58.6 FPS
35.7 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 FURY X 4GB $ 649 $ 9.4 69 FPS
60.2 FPS
38.6 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER 4GB $ 160 $ 2.4 66 FPS
55.2 FPS
34.4 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB 8GB $ 199 $ 3 65.4 FPS
53.3 FPS
32.4 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 4GB $ 549 $ 8.4 65.1 FPS
53.8 FPS
33.7 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 580 8GB $ 229 $ 3.6 63.7 FPS
51.9 FPS
31.4 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 Nano 4GB $ 649 $ 10.4 62.7 FPS
53.8 FPS
34.3 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN BLACK 6GB $ 999 $ 16.4 60.8 FPS
49.8 FPS
32.6 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 FURY 4GB $ 549 $ 9.3 59.3 FPS
50.7 FPS
31.9 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB $ 254 $ 4.3 59.1 FPS
48.5 FPS
30.3 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB 4GB $ 169 $ 2.9 58.6 FPS
47.8 FPS
29 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 390X 8GB $ 429 $ 7.5 57 FPS
48.6 FPS
30.7 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB $ 170 $ 3 56.1 FPS
46.2 FPS
28.8 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 4GB $ 329 $ 6 55.2 FPS
44.9 FPS
29.1 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 480 8GB $ 400 $ 7.5 53.6 FPS
45.3 FPS
28.9 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 390 8GB $ 329 $ 6.2 53.3 FPS
44.4 FPS
26.4 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 570 4GB $ 169 $ 3.2 52.6 FPS
43.8 FPS
26.7 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 4GB $ 149 $ 3 50.3 FPS
41.8 FPS
26 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 470 4GB $ 179 $ 3.8 46.9 FPS
39.3 FPS
24.4 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 380X 4GB $ 229 $ 5.8 39.5 FPS
32.7 FPS
20.7 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 285 2GB $ 249 $ 7 35.4 FPS
29.4 FPS
17.6 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 380 2GB $ 199 $ 5.7 35.2 FPS
29.1 FPS
17.6 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB $ 169 $ 4.9 34.7 FPS
28.8 FPS
17.9 FPS
AMD Radeon R9 280 3GB $ 279 $ 8.1 34.3 FPS
28.7 FPS
16.9 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 2GB $ 199 $ 5.9 33.9 FPS
28 FPS
17.2 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 3GB $ 169 $ 5.7 29.5 FPS
24.3 FPS
14.9 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 560 4GB $ 99 $ 3.6 27.3 FPS
22.2 FPS
13.6 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 2GB $ 159 $ 5.9 26.8 FPS
21.8 FPS
13.8 FPS
AMD Radeon R7 370 2GB $ 149 $ 5.7 26.2 FPS
20.5 FPS
13.1 FPS
AMD Radeon R7 265 2GB $ 149 $ 5.7 26.1 FPS
19.8 FPS
12.7 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 460 4GB $ 140 $ 5.8 24.1 FPS
19.7 FPS
12.2 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB $ 149 $ 6.4 23.2 FPS
16.9 FPS
10.9 FPS
AMD Radeon RX 550 2GB $ 79 $ 4.2 19 FPS
15.7 FPS
9.5 FPS
NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 2GB $ 79 $ 4.3 18.2 FPS
14.9 FPS
8.8 FPS

Related Discussions and Issues

Kuj000 July 10, 2020

Upgrade Help: Looking to upgrade my 8600k to a Ryzen chip at the end of the year

I'm considering the higher end 3000 series Ryzen CPUs ( 3700x primarily ) since they'll likely be dropping further in price after the 4000 series hits the market in a few months and I'll have to shell out for a new mobo as well.

Primary use case is high resolution gaming - 1080ti and 3440x1440 120hz monitor. Trying to eek out every last frame from the CPU, if possible.

Secondary use case is creative work in InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator , and occasionally Premier . I'd like to say it'll be used for Blender or Solidworks as well, but my education in those programs is kind of on-hold at the moment.

I'm aware that in terms of raw gaming performance, typically Intel is on top, as most games are single core or single thread dependent, but I can only seem to find benchmarks that focus on 1080p gaming, rather than UWQHD or even 1440p in most cases, so

(A) I'm not sure how those chips stack up at higher resolutions and (B) I've been looking to make the move to Ryzen for awhile and their chips are largely competitive with Intel at this point.

I initially considered the 3900x , but that chip gets little to no benefit in gaming scenarios over the 3700x and costs substantially more. My workload tasks are not substantially taxing enough to warrant the extra cost. I also looked at the 3600 , which is a competent gaming chip, but seems like more of a sidegrade (admittedly, with added threadcount). I know there are 'tweener skus (the 3800x and the 3600x ), but the price to performance ratio on those seems unjustifiable as well.

TL:DR - Which CPUs should I be considering for purchase near the end of the year for a high end gaming rig that I use secondarily for creative work? Is the 3700x a good choice, or should I be looking ahead to next generation's 4600 chip?

MoChuang July 16, 2020

As of right now it sound likes the 3700X is the way to go. But I’d keep an eye out for the 4600 benchmarks. It might be better for you.

CJEric31005 July 10, 2020

2060 gpu and a i5-8600k usage problem. Please help

Hey, I need big help. So basically, I have a rtx 2060 graphics card, an i5-8600k processor and 8g of ram. My problem is that my usage for the cpu is at 100 on most games, but the usage on my gpu was like 30% on the dot. I don't understand why because this shouldn't be a bottleneck. I've been having this problem ever since I got the graphics card. If anybody can help me that would be so great because when I was getting this gpu, I was so excited just to find out that my pc is under performing. I hope I can get help. Thank you.

Dapowar July 15, 2020

That is quite weird, maybe the problem is the ram?

CJEric31005 July 12, 2020

I don't really know. I was playing fortnite on like all low settings, my cpu was at 100%, gpu at 30% and my ram was around 60% to 70% and then on gta the only thing that was different was that my gpu was on 55% - 65%

poqbassc July 14, 2020

first of all u need to confirm bottle necking by comparing ur fps or benchmarks online (shadow of the tomb raider benchmark or uni engine heaven benchmark) if the fps checks out dont worry. but 100% load on cpu and low load on gpu is indicative of bottlenecking but u havent given any context so do this:

benchmark using shadow of the tomb raider or uni engine benchmark if u dont have SOT.

U play at which resolution and what kind of gaming you do? ( high refresh rate , titles u play etc)

Do u run any kind of background processes while gaming?

The rest of your specs.

P.S Tht combo should not bottleneck

CJEric31005 July 11, 2020

well I don't know too much about pcs but ill try to share as much info as possible. I play at 1920 x 1080 res, I'm usually on discord while im playing, and thats it, I play fortnite, gta, csgo, valorant, minecraft, and thats pretty much it. My max refresh rate is 144hz, and could you tell me which specs you want me to say and ill tell you. Thanks for the help, i really appreciate it.

Helpme994 July 13, 2020

Overclocking i5 8600k problems and help please?

Hi all,

I was overclocking my CPU yesterday and I was struggling to get stability when testing. I’ve got my chip at 4.8Ghz 1.33V as when I put it to 5ghz at 1.36 it still was blue screening and I didn’t want temps to go too high so I dialed back the clock speed. Now my question is when stressing with prime 95 after about 5 mins or so clock speed drops to 3.8ghz-4ghz but the stress still runs and all. Temps are sitting below 80C max after about 15 mins of testing. Hovering mid 75C most of the time.

Does this mean it’s still unstable?

What should I do to try get that 4.8GHz constant?

Or should I drop clockspeed

Tenacious_Dani July 14, 2020

It really depends on the specific chip you got in the silicon lottery, to be honest I keep mine at a boring 4.7 at 1.285 stable and reasonably cold, and in happy with that.

Helpme994 July 11, 2020

Does the drop in GHz when stress testing mean it’s not stable though?

Powiii May 14, 2020

Help to i5-8600k @ 5ghz? :)

Hey! For the last days I've been using the quarantine to overclock my 8600k that I own for almost two years now! I am here asking for your guys opinion since right now, I'm running at 4.9ghz 1.285cv and it works like a charm. Now, I got it to work at 5.0ghz @ 1.355cv and in gaming sessions it worked fine but in prime 95 i got some super high temperatures, around 95°C. What is your opinion? Should I stick with the higher voltage for 0,1ghz or just run it lower? I also think prime95 is very unrealistic as aida64 at 5.0ghz @ 1.355cv ran fine under 70°C. I'm already happy with the 4.9 but I guess this is what overclocking is: push every tiny bit of performance... I am also using LLC4 in my msi motherboard.



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arichardsen May 14, 2020

I'd much rather have 4,9 at the lower voltage. The increase in voltage to high to only gain 0,1ghz IMO.

Powiii May 29, 2020

Yeah, in real workloads I don't know if I would notice the impact of 0.1ghz...

BrendanHayes May 14, 2020

If you’re willing, delid the CPU and put some LM in there. Should help temps considerably and you won’t have to worry about choosing between the lower or higher voltage

Powiii June 01, 2020

Yeah... I've been thinking about this, but I guess this is the next level

jaycruzer17 May 11, 2020

I was able to get 5ghz at 1.315v but tbh it doesn’t matter lol. Go with the 4.9, safe some electricity :)

Gsonz May 26, 2020

I would stay at 5GHz as long as your temps are acceptable while gaming. Prime95 is a pretty unrealistic workload, you shouldn't care about the temps too much while running this. Just make sure your CPU isn't throttling while running prime95, otherwise you wouldn't test the CPU's stability at full clock speed.

5GHz is pretty rare for an 8600K, congrats for reaching this speed and keeping stable :)

Powiii May 14, 2020

Is it really that rare? I thought it was a very common speed for this cpu. Alright, I'll check for throttling then!

Poebes June 12, 2020

I5 8600k second hand for 650 euros or build new? Help!

Hi guys I need some help. I'm looking to upgrade my i5 760 @4ghz. Do you think this is a good build for the price and relatively future proof with a possible 9900k upgrade path in the future (also second hand when prices drop). I currently game on 1080p but would like to upgrade to 1440p in the near future. I can get this build for 650 euro and sell my own, or I could reuse some of my old build and upgrade ram/motherboard/CPU and maybe psu.

Second hand build: GPU: Gigabyte GTX1070 8GB GDDR5 CPU: Intel I5 8600K RAM: 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 Motherboard: ASRock Z370M-ITX Geheugen: 512GB SSD, 2TB HDD Cooler: Noctula Psu: Seasonic FOCUS Plus Series 550W Case: Cooler Master Elite 130

Or is it better to build a new PC with a Ryzen 5 3600 for example and keep the GPU and SSD and shitty case of my current build. If not I would sell it.

My current build is: I5 760 @4ghz P7p55d deluxe 16gb ddr3 ram Gtx 1060 6gb 500gb ssd 860 evo 750 watt psu

I think it's worth around 300 euros? So if I would take the secondhand and sell mine I would pay approximately 350 euros for an immense CPU upgrade, extra storage, better GPU and ram. Though I'm not sure if it's a wise upgrade looking for the coming years. As you can see by my build I don't upgrade a whole lot haha. Would love to hear your opinions! Thanks in advance.

Limpis12 June 10, 2020

tbh going from a i57600 to a 8700k is not a "immense" upgrade. SAme with a 1060 to a 1070. I would personally not bother and just try to sell and build a new. Possible save some parts idk. But if i would go from a 1060 i would atleast go for a 2060 super/5700xt. IF saving money for a couple of months is an option i would highly suggest it even tho you wouldnt pay that much.

Poebes June 16, 2020

Thanks for the advice! It's a i5 760 though, not a 7600. So it's very old.

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2500K vs 3570K vs 4670K vs 6600K vs 7600K vs 8600K vs 9600K vs 10600K: Should you consider upgrading?

May 21, 2020 - In this massive comparison across 8 generations of Intel Core i5 series CPUs, we explore the performance improvements by generation and whether it is reasonable or not to upgrade to Intel's latest.

Critics Reviews

Core i5-8600K's unlocked multiplier fits well with the Z-series boards, which are needed in order to manipulate its ratio. Intel also added a few new overclocking knobs and dials, such as per-core ...
The Core i5-8600K is still a great CPU if you can find one on the cheap, but for those looking for the absolute best gaming CPU around the £250 / $250 mark, the i5-9600K should definitely be at the top of your list.
Intel's Core i5-8600K is priced $120 below the i7-8700K, making it an interesting option for the more value-oriented buyer. It features the same six-core design, but lacks HyperThreading and loses 3 MB of cache. Our testing shows that it still is a great CPU, especially when overclocked to almost 5 GHz.
The Intel Core i5 8600k overclocked, benchmarks and built on a Z370 Gigabyte Aorus Gaming 7, 16 GB of Team Group RGB Ram, M.2 and a good ol' 980 ti. Perfect gaming system in 2018. Thanks for ...