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What cheap cpu compares well to a 8700k

I am wanting to build a "new" gaming pc. The problem is that i am rather short on money. I have already gotten a 780ti for incredibly cheap (80eur) now all i need is the rest, my friend recently built himself a pc with a 8700k and let me play pubg on it. It was so smooth compared to my 40 frames per second i normally get at very low settings. So my question is, are there any cpu's i can pick up for a reasonable price that compares to a 8700k or 8600k? 
(sorry if you notice any typos in in a rush haha)


  • exturkconnerexturkconner Posts: 446
    It would depend on if his 8700k is overclocked or not. If it is then he has the single best performing gaming cpu you can purchase. So a "comparable" isn't going to be a favorable comparison. 
    But I mean even an overclocked 2500k or 2600k will perform about as well as a stock i5 or i7 up until the 7th generation. 
  • CoalitionGamingCoalitionGaming Posts: 283
    edited July 18
    This is my advice, in video form (minus the GPU obviously, which yours will outperform). Though for the best quad-core on the platform, you'd want to check out the Xeon x5687.

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  • ItxLeoItxLeo Posts: 2
    I would go for an X5650/X5660/X5670/5675, they are 6c/12t like the 8700k and at over 4Ghz and with like 1866 ram in triple channel would be extremely near the 8700k. That's if you can pick an X58 motherboard up. If you can find a deal on an X79 mobo, go for a E5 1650 V2. If you cannot pick any of these, I would recommend going with an H55 mobo, 8GB of ram in dual channel and an X3440 overclocked.
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