If the budget is there I'm usually all for going for an overkill build, especially if it's one you plan to keep for many years without needing or wanting to upgrade. For instance I've have my current PC for around around 4 years. (It's first incarnation was a AMD build then upgraded to an i5 shortly after when the 4690 came out.) and thus far it's worked wonderfully. The only thing that's been upgraded since then is that I added more RAM and GPU and right now I don't see myself upgrading anything for at least another 2 years. Now had I purchased an at the time high end i7 for the x99 (I think) board I would be set for even longer minus GPU.The Intel Core i9 7900X is at the best highend gaming Cpu out there beats the Threadripper with ease
but yehar maybe you are right and i would them stick wiht the 8700k and the build you showd i would switch the mainborad to a Asus one since it has a MSI GPU and i al rdy have tha combo and id susites and works well i dont need to OC even that the 8700k is the best Oc cpu right now and gigabyte borad are the best onces for oc
if i ever need to oc to just have 5 more fps and only cuase stress and dmg o the pc i just update anything else is just usless i dont like Oc
Didn't read the budget, so that's my fault for not doing my due diligence. Now, I do know how to OC, and depending on various factors CPU overclocking generally doesn't add much more. A good one will can give you 10+. Most avg 0-5. Now of course, that depends on the game. Games that rely on the CPU (GTA5, MMO's, Arma, ect) can see a better improvement with a CPU overclock. Though a mild one that's barely over the stock or boosted clock wouldn't be much. You will have to hope to have a chip that won the silicone lottery that gives an epic OC. GPU OC are the same essentially. Unless you can get a massive OC, you generally maybe see 10-20 FPS on the high end. (I won't lie, the fact you got a 40fps bump seems odd with such a small OC, but I got no reason to doubt it, so good that you did but it's very rare.)[MENTION=22924]pharaoh wizard[/MENTION] like I said above, if he does an i9-7900x build it will be €1000 over the budget he gave us. The i9-7000 series is also an older architecture than the i7-8000 series, it is also not a mainstream platform meaning it has less support, it doesn't OC as well as the 8000 series, and when it comes to gaming it offers extremely minimal increase in FPS (at stock values) for the amount of money you have to pay for it.
Also if you think OCing gives minimal returns, you obviously don't know how to OC. I have an i7-5930k and 2x EVGA GTX 1080 Classified on SLI, before OCing I was getting 110 FPS in DOOM and Overwatch at 4k max settings. After OCing my GPUs (very slight OC as the Classified GPUs are already pretty high OCed from EVGA) and my CPU to 3.95GHz on all cores (normally it only turbo boosts to 3.7GHz on 2 cores, I can't OC it more because my Motherboard doesn't support it. If I had a better motherboard I've seen 5930k going up to 5GHz), I now have 150 FPS in DOOM and Overwatch at 4k max settings. Idk about you but a 40 FPS increase is a lot. I've also had my PC for 5 years (only changing out my GTX 980 for the 2 GTX 1080 Classified) and I've never had a problem with any of my components even after OCing.
Going balls to the wall with a build is fine, hell I did it with mine lol but you have to know where the diminishing returns kick in and you are basically just wasting money. For gaming the i9 is a brick wall of diminishing returns, it is NOT meant to be a gaming CPU it was made to be a Productivity CPU. It completely wrecks the 8700k in stuff like Premier, 3D rendering, stream encoding, synthetic benchmarks, etc ... because it has a lot more cores, but games don't use all of that, they only use 4-6 cores MAX. Only recently have game engines started to use 6 cores, so don't go expecting them to hit 8+ cores anytime soon.