Intel Core i7-10700K Geekbench 3 64bit (Multi-Core)

High-end Desktop processor released in 2020 with 8 cores and 16 threads. With base clock at 3.8GHz, max speed at 5.1GHz, and a 125W power rating. Core i7-10700K is based on the Comet Lake 14nm family and part of the Core i7 series.
Price 56.6%
Speed 95%
Productivity 86%
Gaming 98%

Intel Core i7-10700K Office Benchmarks

Geekbench is a cross-platform processor benchmark, with a scoring system that separates single-core and multi-core performance, and workloads that simulate real-world scenarios. The previous generation, Geekbench 4, used scores that were calibrated against a baseline score of 4000 which represents the performance of an Intel Core i7-6600U @ 2.60 GHz. The current generation, Geekbench 5, uses a baseline score of 1000, representing an Intel Core i3-8100 running in a Dell Precision 3430. The software benchmark is available for macOS, Windows, Linux, Android and iOS.

Intel Core i7-10700K Geekbench

Geekbench 3 64bit (Multi-Core)
Core i7-10700K Geekbench 3 64bit (Multi-Core) Performance

The Core i7-10700K sits between Ryzen 7 1800X and Core i7-9700K. It is 2.8% lower than the Ryzen 7 1800X while being 5% higher than the Core i7-9700K. The Core i7-10700K's performance earns it the 5th place. Overall, the Core i7-10700K is a very good performer with its 8-cores and 16-threads in this benchmark.

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Critics Reviews

The Intel Core i7-10700K is an 8-core/16-thread part, a doubling in thread count over the 9th Gen Core i7-9700K, which is an 8-core/8-thread part. The L3 cache has also been increased by 33%, up from 12 MB to 16 MB. This is in fact an identical hardware configuration to the Core i9-9900K.
The Core i7-10700K leads in gaming, but cost-conscious shoppers may prefer Intel's own Core i5-1600K, which is a better value for lower-cost gaming rigs. This leaves the Core i7-10700K as a good ...
In this review we’ll take a look at the Core i7-10700K, essentially the revenge of 9900K. Our review of the Core i9-10900K is here. I’m writing this as I just finish my Core i9 review and despite my enthusiasm about the Core i9-10900K, I feel like the Core i7-10700K is the sorry note you want to receive for that hot mess that was the 9900K ...
The Core i7-10700K proved to be fairly easy to cool with a Corsair H115i 280mm AIO cooler. The chip peaked at 85C during a string of y-cruncher multi-threaded tests, and power peaked at slightly ...
Tweet. Core i7-10700K processor review Pack it up, pack it in, let us begin. An overdue review is the 8-core Core i7-10700K processor from Intel. The 10th generation Intel Core desktop processors ...
For this review, we were able to obtain the 10-core Core i9-10900K, the 8-core Core i7-10700K, and the 6-core Core i5-10600K. Getting Complicated with Turbo.
The Intel Core i7-10700K also has a rated base clock of 3.8GHz compared to 3.6GHz on the Intel Core i7-9700K. Both processors can boost one core using Intel’s Turbo Boost technology, with the i7 ...
Here's our review and benchmarks of the Intel i7-10700K CPU, with a focus on the 10700K vs. AMD Ryzen 7 3900X, 3700X, and Intel i5-10600K. Tests for thermals, overclocking, production, & more ...
We have with us for review the Intel Core i7-10700 processor. Today's processor specimen is the non-K, non-unlocked variant of the Core i7-10700K. This chip has a fascinating specifications sheet because it is an 8-core/16-thread processor with 16 MB of L3 cache, which matches last generation's Core i9-9900, yet the 10700 has the "Core i7" rating.

Related Comments

Maikurosofuto July 27, 2020
DeepCool Castle 280 RGB vs DeepCool Assassin III
I'm still looking for a nice, not pricey, cooling solution and just found a DeepCool Castle 280 RGB and a DeepCool Assassin III for the exact same price, i'm not into water stuff but if there's a considerable difference between these two i can make an exception. So, which one should i buy?

My complete specs: Sapphire RX 5700 XT Pulse | Intel Core i7-10700K | Asus TUF Gaming Z490-Plus | Hyper 212 RGB Black Edition (Dual Fan, Push/Pull) | 16GB (2x8) T-Force Delta RGB DDR4 2666MHZ CL15 | Crucial MX500 1000GB + SanDisk Plus 120GB | Corsair CX750 80+ Bronze | NZXT Noctis 450 ROG Black
Karadjgne December 26, 2012
2 different criteria. Capacity vs efficiency. The Assassin III is supposedly a 280w cooler, which handles the 250w 5.1GHz OC on a 10700k as far as capacity goes. Barely. The Castle is a 300w+ AIO, which has greater capacity, better surface to air ratios etc.

Efficiency is a different story. Because of the capacity of the Castle, it puts you lower down the fan curve, at similar noise/rpm levels it'll have slightly lower temps compared to the same fans on the Assassin. The difference being spikes. Aircooling responds much faster to spikes, so you'll get rampups when temps shift. With liquids being far slower, that doesn't happen as much, if at all, when set to monitor coolant temps vrs cpu temps.

There's also fitment. The Assassin III is a monster aircooler, requires adequate case size to fit it, requires low height ram to fit under the heatsink/fan at front. A 280mm AIO fitment is easy and readily available in many standard cases.

It's a 10700k. Throw out the budget concerns, price of coolers is irrelevant. Get what you need to do the job it needs to do. A Noctua NH-D15S is both smaller, better acoustics, better fitment, and outperforms the Assassin III on every level. It's just ugly imho. Can add a second fan in front to get the same, if not better results than a NH-D15, and still get the S offset benefits.

A nzxt Kraken X61/x62 is just as quiet as the Noctua air coolers, and has no fitment restrictions other than a 280mm mount, so even the tallest rgb ram and all the bling you can get is not an interference issue.

The Assassin and Castle each have their own bonuses and drawbacks, price aside, it's upto you which you can live with, deal with, accept.
Regev July 27, 2020
Which of these is the best CPU+cooler+motherboard combo?
Hey guys!

So, I got a 1TB NVMe, a 700W Platinum+ SFX-L, and a kit of 32GB 3200. Thanks to your advice, I was gonna get the i9-9900 (at 50% off from a family member working for Intel), but when I went to find an ITX motherboard the only one I found in my country that can sustain an i9 is the Phantom, which costs $258. I also read that I'd need to buy a cooler cause the Intel 9th gen stock one sucks, so it's another $59 for the L12S.

I'm reconsidering options before ordering. Here are possible combinations I found (all with mITX motherboards). I do not need a video card at all, it's purely for productivity uses (lots of text, very heavy browser use, web developing, and some programming). When necessary, I factored in the cheapest 1030 that I found. Also, I used the stock cooler (hope it's enough) on all builds (except the 9900). Listed in order of price:

  • Ryzen 5 3400G = $271 (B350) or $301 (B450)
  • i3 10100 = $300 (B460) or $336 (Z490)
  • i5 10400 = $390 (B460) or $426 (Z490)
  • Ryzen 7 2700 = $396 (B350) or $427 (B450) or $497 (X470/B550)
  • Ryzen 5 3600 = $402 (B350) or $419 (B450) or $493 (X470/B550)
  • i5 10500 = $412 (B460) or $448 (Z490)
  • i5 10600 = $427 (B460) or $463 (Z490)
  • Ryzen 7 2700X = $430 (B350) or $461 (B450) or $531 (X470/B550)
  • Ryzen 5 3600X = $432 (B350) or $463 (B450) or $533 (X470/B550)
  • i5 10600K = $482 (B460) or $518 ( Z490)
  • Ryzen 5 3600XT = $490 (B350) or $521 (B450) or $591 (X470/B550)
  • Ryzen 7 3700X = $529 (B350) or $560 (B450) or $630 (X470/B550)
  • i7 10700 = $568 (B460) or $604 (Z490)
  • Ryzen 7 3800X = $574 (B350) or $605 (B450, $675 (X470/B550)
  • i9 9900 = $590 (50% off on CPU, pricey Z390 + Noctua L12S)
  • i7 10700K = $628 (B460) or $664 (Z490)
  • Ryzen 7 3800XT = $653 (B350) or $684 (B450) or $754 (X470/B550)
  • Which configuration gives the best bang for the buck for the uses I listed (without suffering any productivity setback)? Still the i9?

    Thanks <3
    Karadjgne December 26, 2012
    Things take time. It takes a cpu a certain amount of time to render anything, game frame, web page etc. A stronger cpu can do things in less time as it has more available resources to work with. A 3700x might render a page in 1 second, a 3400G might take 2 seconds. To a cpu that's a huge improvement, massive really. To you, you blinked and it was over with. Can't really say just exactly how much of a difference there is on such a small scale. But when it comes to large scale, that's a different story. Play gta5 on a 3400G and 3700x, there's a fps difference, then add in streaming and the 4 cores of the 3400G just got swamped and fps drops like a bad habit. The 8/16 of the 3700x doesn't even blink.

    Mmorpgs online are even worse. All that AI can be seriously detrimental to fps. I play swtor and in single player ultra have no issues on an i7-3770K with getting 90fps+. 8man op and I'm into 60-90fps range, 16man op and I'm averaging 30fps with all cpu details disabled/min and a 24man world boss fight is miserable at 5-10fps and everything disabled. Just way too much, too intensive, too cpu challenging for even a 8thread i7 at 4.6GHz to handle. 3400G will be far worse as it has no Lcache and not nearly the same resources, even if it does have better IPC. Fastest runner in the world is useless if he has a ball and chain around 1 ankle. Make him stronger, make the chain longer and he'll just lick it up and run.

    B450m-H is a value motherboard. More tailored towards the 3600 or lesser cpus. It'll handle a 3700x just fine under normal circumstances, but Ryzens are dynamic cpus, they boost according to voltages, temps, loads. With no heatsink the VRM's will run hotter and will limit the boosting ability of the cpu. They won't overheat, but instead of seeing nice high boosts, you'll be relegated to more minimal boosts. The cpu will protect itself and the motherboard from excessive power draws.
    EricLane July 25, 2020
    Critique my build before I buy
    In 2014 I built my PC and have had one upgrade since (GTX 780 to GTX 1080). I am looking at upgrading and I am too nervous to overclock so I want a boost clock over 5.0GHZ. I will list my current build and then the items in my shopping cart. I wanted to stay under $1000 but I'm at $1141 and was just told I should replace my 6 year old PSU too. Could you give me feedback? How else should I spend my money at or under $1141?

    I'm eager to submit my order but I would really appreciate some opinions. (Side question: Should I wait to see if prices come done, given Intel's latest issues?)

    CASE: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced ATX Full Tower
    MOBO: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155
    CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz (3.9 TURBO) Quad-Core
    COOLER: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
    GPU: Zotac GTX 1080 AMP Extreme 8GB
    PSU: Corsair Professional 750W 80+ Gold Certified
    MEMORY: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600
    HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM (Just ordered a Seagate Barracuda 2TB HDD 7200RPM)
    SDD: 2X Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" (Just ordered a Samsung 860 EVO 1TB SSD)

    In my shopping cart:
    G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3600 (PC4 28800) Desktop Memory Model F4-3600C16D-16GVK

    ASUS ROG MAXIMUS XII HERO (WI-FI) LGA 1200 (Intel 10th Gen) Intel Z490 (WiFi 6) SATA 6Gb/s ATX Intel Motherboard (14+2 Power Stages, DDR4 4800+, 5Gbps LAN, Intel LAN, Bluetooth v5.1, Triple M.2, Aura Sync)

    Intel Core i7-10700K Comet Lake 8-Core 3.8 GHz LGA 1200 125W BX8070110700K Desktop Processor Intel UHD Graphics 630

    Noctua NH-U12A, Premium 120mm CPU cooler with high-performance quiet NF-A12x25 PWM fans
    Zerk2012 October 06, 2014
    For a air cooler.

    It's a big cooler but you need big on the 10700K.

    As you can see here if all fits with the motherboard I recommended and the memory you picked.
    Maikurosofuto July 24, 2020
    Best RGB Air Cooler.
    I'm about to buy a Deepcool Assassin III, but before that, i'm trying to find a RGB equivalent, is there one? Or at least, close to the performance of the Assassin III. My RAM is quite tall (49 mm), so some coolers may be problematic to install or even Impossible. Only air coolers please.

    CPU: i7 10700K (Still waiting for delivery)
    Current cooler: Hyper 212 Black RGB (Push/Pull)
    Case: NZXT 450
    Phaaze88 December 30, 2016
    There isn't one. There's a reason all the top end air coolers don't rock RGB fans.

    Adding LEDs to fans increase their power draw, and when the manufacturers want to stay within a certain power limit, fan muscle gets sacrificed - on air coolers, the heatsink and fans are the strongest players to the unit's cooling ability.
    EricLane July 24, 2020
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO for i7-10700k?
    Title says it. I want to buy a i7-10700k and I'm tight on funds. Will the 212 EVO keep it cool? No plans to overclock.
    Phaaze88 December 30, 2016

    According to the above: no.
    Even if you capped the cpu's frequency at its base(3.8ghz), that's still 125w max. The Hyper 212 is designed to handle up to - but not exactly, 150w.
    25w of headroom isn't much to work with.

    If you can't afford a decent 200w+ cooler for a 10th gen K SKU, I don't think you should be looking at one at all.
    EricLane July 24, 2020
    Would I need a new PSU if I upgraded?
    I am eyeing an i7-10700k, Maximus XII Hero & Noctua-U12A.

    Would I need a new PSU?

    My current build:
    CASE: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced ATX Full Tower
    MOBO: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155
    CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz (3.9 TURBO) Quad-Core
    COOLER: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
    GPU: Zotac GTX 1080 AMP Extreme 8GB
    PSU: Corsair Professional 750W 80+ Gold Certified
    MEMORY: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600
    HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM
    SDD: 2X Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5"
    Archaic59 January 06, 2015
    Since you're currently using a Z77 board I'm going to date your build somewhere around 2012. If your PSU is that old too you may want to consider an upgrade. You'll also need new memory since DDR3 is not used anymore. Your upgrades will easily cost you $800-900 USD(not including new memory) so a new PSU would be a good investment since yours is easily 8 years old or older.
    Rex_Ryan July 19, 2020
    Which AIO 240mm can cool cpu i7 10700k stock ?
    Hi, current I just upgraded to i7 10700k and I have confused to choose AIO 240/360mm. My case is DeepCool E-Shield:
    • Fan case: 120mm rear, 2x120 or 1x 140mm top, 3x 120, 3x140 (without CD rom) or 2x120, 2x140 (with CD rom) at front
    • AIO: 120/140/240mm top, 120/240/280/360 front.
    + Because some people said if put radiator at front with fan intake (fan in front of radiator) it can cool cpu good but drive, ram, graphic card will be warmer, many choose at top but my top only have 240 max so which AIO 240 can cool this cpu ? I use only stock for gaming, develop web, app, sometime use photoshop edit image for troll or make beauty
    - Some AIO 240mm at my country:
    • Asus Rog ryujin 240
    • AIO Cooler master masterliquid ml240p mirage
    • AIO Cooler Master MASTERLIQUID ML240R RGB
    • AIO DEEPCOOL Castle 240RGB V2
    * My system:
    • Mainboard: ASUS Rog Strix Z490-A Gaming
    • CPU: i7 10700k stock
    • PSU: Seasonic focus 650w 80+ gold
    • Graphic: ASUS RTX 2080Ti 11GB GDDR6 ROG Strix OC (Default not OC it)
    • Memory: 32GB kingston predator 3200mhz (2x16)
    • 1 ssd western digital blue 500gb, 1 hdd 500gb western digital blue and 1 hdd 2TB western digital blue
    • 4 fan case (1300±7%RPM, airflow 65.16CFM)
    By the way my PSU can run it for long time ?
    Phaaze88 December 30, 2016
    It does, but it's usually nothing serious.

    ML360R is middle of the road.

    Dust is inevitable. Just don't go and neglect maintenance for a year or more, like some folks will do.
    brycehazen July 15, 2020
    "Other Devices" - Driver issues
    Samsung 970 m.2 1TB
    intel i7-10700k Comet Lake LGA 12008- core 3.8Ghz
    Corsiar Vengeance LPX 32GB DDR4 288 pin 3600
    EVGA RTX 2080 super
    ASROCK z490 Phanrom Gamning 4/2.5G

    Installed the above gear, Put my old SSD in with windows 10. Everything worked fine, used the rig all day. Next day I did a fresh install of Windows 10 on the M.2 and now there's devices that will not work. One of them being the Ethernet adapter. I used a USB to get the latest drivers, but no luck. The BIOS though, will connect to the internet and i updated the BIOS to the latest version. I have tried disable/enable, reinstalling drivers, manually updating the drivers fails. Rebooted several times in-between each change. Still cant get the drivers/devices to work.
    I'm currently installing every driver from ARock's website.
    That also didn't work.
    If I can't figure it out by tonight, I guess I'll reformat??

    I tried installing from a USB off ASROCK's website:
    ME(v14.0.30.1 115_cons_sw_DCH)

    The devices that are not working are:
    Ethernet Controller
    PCI data acquisition signal processing
    PCI device x2
    PCI simple communications controller
    SM Bus Controller

    thankfully there was a type-c usb port to connect my phone to get my computer internet access. I think clicked the devices that weren't working to let windows automatically look for the driver.
    rochismo July 06, 2020
    Going to buy the new PC in this week, is this good?
    Hello, i've recently posted the thread some weeks ago, but things have changed.

    The build i had marked as best solution is the following:
    CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i PRO 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
    Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard
    Memory: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory
    Power Supply: Super Flower Leadex III Gold 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply
    Monitor: LG 32GK650F-B 32.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor

    But i've changed almost everything except for the GPU, which is a Sapphire Pulse RX 5700 XT.
    I will still keep my M.2 SSD and my 2TB HDD (they are still good)

    I will list the things that will be added to my new PC:

    CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor (replacing my old Ryzen 5 2600)
    CPU Cooler : NZXT Kraken Z63
    Motherboard: ASUS TUF Gaming B550-Plus (replacing my old AB350m, i also get it because i can get 10 free games in some website)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro DDR4 3200 PC4-25600 32GB 2x16GB CL16 (replacing my old corsair LPX 2x8gb 2400mhz CL16)
    Power Supply: Corsair RM750 750W 80 Plus Gold Full Modular (replacing my old NOX Urano VX 650w)
    PC Case: Corsair iCUE 220T RGB (replacing my old Nfortec Krater)
    Monitor : Asus TUF Gaming VG27WQ 27" LED Wide QuadHD 165Hz HDR FreeSync Premium (i only get it because there's a promotion to get Dying Light 2 for free)
    SSD M.2: PNY CS2130 1TB SSD M.2 NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4
    SSD: Samsung 860 QVO SSD 2TB SATA 3 V-NAND MLC
    Mouse : Corsair M65 Elite (replacing my old Steel Series Rival 300)
    Keyboard : Corsair K68 RGB (replacing my old Krom Kernel TKL)
    Mousepad: Corsair MM350 Extended XL

    The total price of this is 2171,54€. I can maybe go up to ~2500€, depends on if it's worth it or not.

    Would you guys change anything? Maybe go for an intel cpu such as the new i7 10700k?

    Edit: Forgot to mention, the target for this PC will be Web Development and Gaming at the highest quality as possible at 1440p, at the maximum FPS as possible. I will be playing games such as Metro Exodus, League of Legends, GTA V, Red Dead Redemption 2, AC: Odyssey and future upcoming triple A games.

    I can also accept gaming at 4k resolutions.
    Djoza April 05, 2020
    hahahaahahahhahah ok then xD.
    Take a look at this:
    First of all,i dont think you will really need to buy 4th gen ryzen,when i already put in a 12c/24c beast like 3900x.
    With 3700x,i think you will need to replace it with 4th gen ryzen in like next 2-3 years.
    I went with 2080 super,for the same reason as 3900x.
    I put in 2x16gb of 3600mhz ram so you dont have to upgrade that,i think forever xD
    Stayed with the case and psu.The monitor is 400$ (350euro),you just cant see it in pcpartpicker.Stayed with mouse and keyboard,could find the option for mousepads unfortunatelly.Also i went with 1tb m.2 and 2tb hdd,just because who NEEDS 2tb ssd (also the one u put in is like 350$ which is ridiculous) when they already have 1tb of m.2 storage,which is already enough itself,but just in case you need more storage there is 2tb hdd waiting for you.
    What do you think about this 2700$ (2400euro) build?
    javi.sau.96 July 06, 2020
    Help with my new build
    Hi everyone, my new build was going to be like:
    • CPU: i7 10700k
    • Mobo: MSI Z490 Gaming Edge
    • RAM: Corsair vengeance 2x8gb 3200mhz
    • Cooler: Noctua nh-d15
    • SSD: WD SN550 1TB
    • GPU: Nvidia rtx 2070 super
    • PSU: Bitfenix whisper 750w
    • Case: Phanteks enthoo pro m
    Here comes the issue, I got everything except the cpu.
    I have read a review about the i7 10700 non-k telling that a simple power limit tweak can unlock this chips potential, closely matching 10700k performance.
    Having cpus at the following price points:
    • i7 10700 335€
    • i7 10700k 430€
    • i9 10900 485€
    Have in mind that i already got the z490 board. I'm not planning in overclocking at least in a short term, i just wanted a solid board that could hold 10700k power consumption, but reading that review makes me think about going for the locked 10700 at 100€ less or for the locked 10900 for a little more

    What would be your best choice?

    Thank you in advance
    vMax August 07, 2006
    If you are not going to overclock then go 10700...the power limit tweak just won't make a difference but will let it boost to it max rating all things be equal in terms of cooling as well.

    The thing about the 10700K is the K suffix and of course overclocking. I have the 10700K and it is a mighty CPU overclocking to 5.1GHz at a 1.295v...Again as you are not overclocking the 10700 non K will save you money and will still be great across the board...

    If you are getting the Z490, up the ram to DDR 3600 as the price difference is so small now and in some cases the same as DDR4 3200..

    If you can stretch to the 10900 then even better...make sure your Z490 motherboard has support for PCIe Gen 4 as it will be supported with the new Rocket Lake CPU next year on the Z490.
    ninfo July 03, 2020
    Cpu or Gpu for the long run?
    Which one should be priority when building for a future proof gaming pc?

    I'm talking 5+ years without upgrades

    For example

    10700k + 2070 Super or 3600x + 2080 Super
    Phaaze88 December 30, 2016
    That really requires a crystal ball...
    Otherwise, you're trying to prepare against/mitigate the impact from upcoming software updates and hardware launches - neither of which you, I, or anyone else, has any idea about regarding drivers, new features, performance impact, etc. - that won't make yours look totally obsolete in a few years or so.
    It is an effort in futility, and the only other answer anyone could give you would essentially be second-guesswork, unless they're time traveling Terminators or own a TARDIS.

    That said, you'll never see 5+ years out of a gpu and still be relevant, unless you play at 720p or 480p, 2 resolutions that rely very little on gpu horsepower - oh, the irony...
    The gpu is the device that tends to show it's age first.

    Cpu: Things look to be heading towards utilizing high thread count processors, what with the tall hurdle that is the 5.0ghz wall.
    Will it stay that way? Of course not - but for how long?
    ¯\ (ツ) /¯

    Combo 1 is a wash. Combo 2 is more attractive.
    If you can't afford to go big all the way through, you won't gain that performance edge that comes with an Intel cpu; you have to throw value out the window.
    A S I A N June 29, 2020
    Can someone check my pc build?
    I'm pc noob...
    I just wanted to double-check before I buy them.

    Q1: Will it work?

    Q2: MOBO have enough pin connectors for all the RGB fans and RGB cables and RGB for pc case?
    If MOBO doesn't have enough pin connectors for RGB could you recommend other MOBO?

    Q3: Will it stay at 60fps at 1080p all setting maxed while recording a gameplay?

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    CPU: i7 10700k

    CPU COOLER: Corsair A500 High Performance Dual Fan CPU Cooler

    MOBO: MSI MPG Z490 Gaming Edge Wi-Fi LGA 1200 ATX Motherboard


    RAM: Team T-Force Night Hawk RGB 16GB (2x8GB) 3200MHz DDR4 Desktop RAM - Black (going to buy 2 of them)

    PSU: Corsair RM750 750W 80Plus Gold Modular Power Supply

    PC CASE: Lian-Li PC-O11 Dynamic RAZER Edition Synapse 3 Tempered Glass Mid Tower Case

    FANS: Lian-Li Bora Lite RGB 120mm PWM Fans - 3 Pack Black (Going to buy 2 of them a total of 6 fans)

    SSD: Samsung 860 QVO 1TB 2.5" SATA SSD (2 of them)

    CABLE for MOBO: Lian-Li Strimer 24-Pin ATX RGB LED Extension Cable

    CABLE for GPU: Lian-Li Strimer Plus 8-Pin PCIe ARGB LED Extension Cable

    Thank you!
    p7r0x7 February 27, 2019
    Should be way more than enough for streaming/recording, LOL.

    Someone please verify the chipset and CPU for me, I don't know shintel.
    A S I A N June 28, 2020
    I7 10700k better than i9 9900k for gaming?
    I7 10700k better than i9 9900k for gaming and recording?
    GarrettL December 04, 2019
    Gaming performance is almost the same. The 10700k would be my choice between the two.