- 19 months ago
Looking to build my first gaming rig soon and I'm really on the fence whether I should pair the gtx1080 with an i5-8600k or i7-8700k. Want to make the system as futureproof as possible. The goal would be to run AAA titles on highest setttings at 1080p/144hz. Usual usage would consist of gaming and watching streams on a dual monitor setup. Is an i7 overkill? Any thoughts on this would be very much appreciated.