Should I buy an i7 7700k / r5 1700/ r5 1600 ?

The answer seems quiet obvious . But I just wanted to know will the i7 7700k fetch me for 4-5 years ? because in India these thing are costly . I'll spend all my money into a 7700k , a z270 mobo and 16 gigs of ram . Does it makes sense ? Or should I buy a ryzen 5 1600/ r5 1700 , a b350 mobo and 16 gigs of ram for a lot less and save the money . Yes I'll primarily do gaming but I'm a lil bit into editing and stuff ( not much of a concern) . I know rn the 7700k is the boss but since games will use more threads in the future and I gotta use it for at least 4-5 years , will it hold its own till then ? Or should I go with the ryzen 1600 which will be cheaper and I save a bit of money or maybe 1700 then it will cost the same as 7700k though( a lil less ) . Lets cut it , give me your opinion regarding which processor should I buy which will serve me in the long run ?
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  1. What refresh rate will you be gaming at? if it's 75hz or under, the Ryzen 1700 is the clear winner.
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  2. Rexper said:
    What refresh rate will you be gaming at? if it's 75hz or under, the Ryzen 1700 is the clear winner.


    yes I'll doing it under 75 hertz for now . In future I may upgrade to a 144 . As far as ryzen is concerned r5 1600 will give similar performance as 1700 ? because no game uses 16 threads and 12 threads are sorta overkill rn so r5 1600 or r5 1700 for gaming ?
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  3. Rick_MVP said:
    Rexper said:
    What refresh rate will you be gaming at? if it's 75hz or under, the Ryzen 1700 is the clear winner.


    yes I'll doing it under 75 hertz for now . In future I may upgrade to a 144 . As far as ryzen is concerned r5 1600 will give similar performance as 1700 ? because no game uses 16 threads and 12 threads are sorta overkill rn so r5 1600 or r5 1700 for gaming ?


    No games currently use that many threads. Though you did mention "4-5 years" and "in the long run" where games likely will end up benefiting from the extra thread count.
    Also, will help in editing.

    Currently, both the 1600 and 1700 will noticeably perform similar within games.
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  4. Rexper said:
    What refresh rate will you be gaming at? if it's 75hz or under, the Ryzen 1700 is the clear winner.


    Right now ryzen is capable of gaming at 144hz

    My system:

    Battlefield 1: https://youtu.be/RgvNNqgIxnE
    Rise of the Tomb Raider: https://youtu.be/Ifl9GCtBKJ0
    The Witcher 3: https://youtu.be/8oqf7CUqE2Y
    Crysis 3 Multiplayer https://youtu.be/WQ6lwZr_M-o
    Singleplayer: https://youtu.be/nk8PXKBEuVA
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