Both builds are approximately the same price, with a slight edge to Intel due to memory QVL limitations on AMD side. Am on the fence and was looking to see if Intel brought anything to the market with the 9th series chips, but doesn't look to be a good value proposition. Thinking of value, am now sliding towards AMD Zen+, as the platform has room to grow with support for future Zen2 processers and maybe others beyond that, but for the price on PCPartPicker spec'd builds, the 8700k actually wins out due to the memory being cheaper. Both builds include NH-D15, top end [non-LN2/DICE focused] motherboards, 32gb ram [3466 vs 3600 respectively], Meshify C Non-TG, 5x Noctua NF-A14 PWM, 1000watt EVGA PSU, and a Silverstone PWM Controller. Already purchased a MSI Gaming X GTX 1080 TI, which will be the GPU. Use Cases Primary = 4K Gaming Secondary = Internet perusal Tertiary = None, no streaming, content creation, etc. Closing thoughts Since the 8700k is marginally better in gaming applications, would it be the better choice, and if not, help me side with AMD on this one. Thanks.