I was asking myself this question all last week until yesterday I just picked up the 8600 (non-k) for $204 on Newegg, $20 more than an 8400. (My build is for gaming only and of course I won't be overclocking.) But, honestly, to answer the question of 8350 vs 8400, imo the 8400 would be a better choice. I agree with Mark, the two extra cores will come in handy and would be more futureproof. The 5Ghz overclock on a 8350 doesn't give you an increase in gaming performance over the 8400. I would spend the extra money and go with an i5.
8400 vs 8350k by NJ Tech - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jh6dEHQdH-I
I put the 4 fans on the build specs because the case has the space for 6 total fans, with 2 pre installed, but you can tweak your fan setup to what suits you. Basically, if your fan setup is able to keep your pc cool, your fans won’t be working as hard. If your pc is hot, your fans will be blasting to keep it cool. Some fans are just inherently louder than others. Long gaming sessions where your CPU and GPU are running at high % you’ll need to have some good air movement. Look up positive and negative air pressures for pc builds, good info.
My uncle owned his own computer business when I was younger and he explained pc building like you’re building a race car. Good parts running efficiently. So if you want to spend $15-20 a fan or $75 on a pc case - go for it man! It’s your race car lol. Thing is, there’s no one way that’s perfect for every person. We all have different budgets and things we like and want in a pc build.
Nice. But, that parts list comes out to 1292.00 after tax. A little modification on this, check it out:
(assuming 8.25% tax rate in Texas)
I am on the last leg of my personal $1000.00 budget build, waiting for CPU and GPU... so I know you may not buy every single part from the same place. Considering taxes and shipping costs, I came up with the following:
(Sale @ Newegg on i5-8600: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117885 ) $219.99 (if you live in a state where they don't apply taxes, lol I'm in Texas so no taxes on newegg here)
Or for $38 less you can grab an i5-8400, which would help out with shipping costs, if any.
Also for $55 less than the RX 580 8GB you can get a Gigabyte RX 580 4GB for ~ $248.00 since you're only gaming at 1080p resolution.
2nd build: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/hYVRzY
Well, sh!t. lmao...... :(
That one is nice, and for a good price after MIR. I will give the one I have a go and see. But if I have a problem with the EVGA I'll be upgrading PSU's for sure.
So glad to know the one I have will be enough, I will likely stay with the EVGA 500, even though I really meant to get 600.. I guess I just got super distracted and had the 500 instead of 600 in my online cart, but I don't feel as bad because I wouldn't really want to go overkill on the PSU as I won't be overclocking, just gaming, and if I do overclock (obviously not with a locked chip) it will be further into the future where I can upgrade more than just one or two parts.
Yea the 580 is a little power hungry!
Thanks man. I already bought the B360 Mobo for intel :/ and decided to go with intel after much, believe me, much debate and review. I'm not a fanboy for either red or blue team, I believe both offer great products, I based my decision off of the fact I'm only going to be gaming on this build. Ryzen seems to be the way to go if you want a high core/thread count. Yea, I'm still bouncing between the RX 580 and 1060. I will either go with 580 4GB, 8GB or the 1060 6GB. Those have all been fluctuating lately, and are all around my price range.
Wow what a build! Excellent looking PC.
Nice. That's a very clean setup.
Sorry forgot to answer your question! I personally would go with the i5-8400 or if you have the extra money an i5-8600k. I'm still debating on whether I'm going to opt in for the 8600k..
Bro thats almost identical to my build in progress lol
Nicely done. Really nice RGB lights and good job with the color scheme. A+
I ordered the Deepcool RBG strips, they look nice and bright!
Cable management, meh. Long as it suits you brother. Nobody is looking back there anyway.
I have a very similar build IN PROGRESS and I am so ready to be done! Just started ordering my parts 7/12/18... The most expensive parts are all that's left... Waiting for GPU prices to settle a bit. Still have to get the CPU, GPU, Mobo, RAM and a monitor :)
Thanks Zerk, when I get this build completed I'll probably faint from seeing over 30 FPS lol... Another big question is when is the next tier or series of graphics cards going to be released? I saw an article saying Nvidia could be releasing/announcing the 20xx series gpu's so, it would kind of suck to purchase a decent 1060/RX 580 and then a month or two later a new series comes out :P