First time build should I go with 1070 with i3 coffee lake or 1060 with i5 coffelake

Build 1
(4 x) Cooler Master - SickleFlow (Red) 69.7 CFM 120mm Fan
Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit
EVGA - BT 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply
NZXT - S340 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case
MSI - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB GAMING X Video Card
Kingston - A400 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory
MSI - Z370 GAMING PLUS ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor

Or build 2
(4 x) Cooler Master - SickleFlow (Red) 69.7 CFM 120mm Fan
Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit
Corsair - Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply
NZXT - S340 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case
MSI - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card
Western Digital - Green 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory
MSI - Z370-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
Intel - Core i3-8100 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor
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  1. Depends what you will use it for, however a few things to consider.

    For both builds, get a better quality PSU.
    For build 2 you can save some money: You don't need a Z370 board for a non K CPU, get a good and cheaper B360. You can also (Maybe) save money on the RAM and stick with 2666MHz RAM for non K CPU.
  2. Based on you previous advice on build 2 I have went for Gigabyte - B360 AORUS Gaming 3 WIFI ATX LGA1151 Motherboard and have decided not get slow ram because it will only save about £18 . I will mainly be gaming and I am not sure if the i5 will be bottlenecked by the 1060
  3. For 1080p gaming I would go with the I5 build. If higher resolution the better GPU in build 2 is the better option.
  4. Thank you kasper I only have a 1080 p monitor so I will be going with the i5 build your advice has helped
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