I personally generally can't stand this guy. However I'm pleased that he has used 3600C16 memory, too few reviewers do this on their mid to high end cpu comparisons. I wouldn't touch a 9600k, you're just putting yourself in the same position a year or two from now. They're already struggling in many AAA titles. The prices of 7700K's have almost gone up as much as AMDs share price. Otherwise, a 4c8t would probably get you by without the need to change platform. Sounds like the waiting is the best option.