Best CPUs For 2018 An Important Shift in The CPU Market 1 2Next Comments 4 Ryan 09/03/2018 John, I do love your website about all the different PC’s parts and the specs of each device. I want to build a new computer soon so it’s important for me to find specs that will be best suited for what I am looking for. What would you recommend a good processor is that i7, as I am a gamer and need top end. I appreciate it. Reply John B. 10/03/2018 For gaming, there is no better processor than the i7 8700k. Additionally, this processor is a beast in multitasking, too even beating the Ryzen in different benchmarks. I will buy the i7 8700k myself in a few weeks. Just make sure to have a decent cooler because it gets really hot. Reply Shay 07/03/2018 Hey John, It has been quite some time since I went to college for computer information technology and I have to embarrassingly admit I haven’t built a computer in quite some time either. I can’t even believe a 5Ghz overclocking speed! I’m not a fan of online gaming but I’m a huge multitasker. And I love overclocking the CPU by multiple downloads, 20 open browser tabs, and streaming a movie at the same time. So, I’m thrilled to see these processor speeds! Would you say these CPUs wouldn’t be cross compatible if my motherboard can’t even accept DDR4 RAM? I’m stuck using dinosaur computers these days. Would you recommend a new build or just upgrading motherboard and cooling system? Would my old power supplies be able to handle the upgrades of motherboard and CPU? This article has me excited to get back into building… Best, Shay Reply John B. 07/03/2018 Thanks for commenting, Shay. IF you have a dinosaur PC at home, I suggest you go for a full upgrade. You can check out my Pc Building guide on my website. Choose whatever fits your budget. For a multitasker like yourself I can recommend both the i7 8700k and the Ryzen 1700, but for multitasking and streaming I would suggest going with Ryzen which has 8 cores and 16 threads. However, overclocking on Ryzen processor is limited to 4 Ghz. The i7 8700k has 6 cores and 12 threads and overclocks to 5 Ghz but only with a very effective cooler. It is up to you I guess. You won’t regret either choice. Personally, I will buy the i7 8700k but I play games so it’s the best for me. Now onto your motherboard question. The i7 8700k is a coffee lake processor and only compatible with Z370 boards. So you need to take that into consideration. You should also change your power supply. If you aim to hit a stable 24/7 overclock you need a good PSU at least with 80+ Bronze rating. You can check out my post about power supplies here: https://johnpchardware.com/pow… Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Let's Stay Connected!