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Which CPU should I use for a gaming PC?

I will NOT overclock my cpu and I just want the best performance for the buck. I can't buy from micro center because the one closest to me doesn't sell i5's. The place i'll be buying from is best buy

and the list is here: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/searchpage.jsp?_dyncharset=ISO-8859-1&_dynSessConf=&id=pcat17071&type=page&sc=Global&cp=1&nrp=15&sp=&qp=&list=n&iht=y&usc=All+Categories&ks=960&fs=saas&saas=saas&st=i5+core

and my build is: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1jryX

If there is enough info and influence, i will either keep the 3570k or change it to something else.
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  1. jcachola said:
    I will NOT overclock my cpu and I just want the best performance for the buck. I can't buy from micro center because the one closest to me doesn't sell i5's. The place i'll be buying from is best buy

    and the list is here: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/searchpage.jsp?_dyncharset=ISO-8859-1&_dynSessConf=&id=pcat17071&type=page&sc=Global&cp=1&nrp=15&sp=&qp=&list=n&iht=y&usc=All+Categories&ks=960&fs=saas&saas=saas&st=i5+core

    and my build is: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1jryX

    If there is enough info and influence, i will either keep the 3570k or change it to something else.


    I would say get an fx 6300 instead of the i5 and spend the money saved from the cpu and the mobo on getting a gtx 760 and a decent ssd
  2. well if you are not going to OC why do you have an unlocked cpu, z77 mobo? +1 for the 6300
  3. If you're not overclocking then there's no point in buying a 3570K or Z77 motherboard. I would get these instead:
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Core%26%238482%3B+i5-4430+3.0GHz+Processor/1421015.p?id=1219051766285&skuId=1421015&st=4430&cp=1&lp=1
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Desktop+Motherboard+-+Intel+H87+Express+Chipset+-+Socket+H3+LGA-1150/1307604298.p?id=mp1307604298&skuId=1307604298&st=h87&cp=1&lp=3

    That saves you around $60. I advise spending this on the GPU instead. If you can, order online instead of going in-store, as there isn't much choice on bestbuy.
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    get this built

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($217.98 @ Outlet PC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($120.67 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($158.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On IHAS324-98 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $794.55
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-25 13:24 EDT-0400)
  5. sophiebeth100 said:
    If you're not overclocking then there's no point in buying a 3570K or Z77 motherboard. I would get these instead:
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Core%26%238482%3B+i5-4430+3.0GHz+Processor/1421015.p?id=1219051766285&skuId=1421015&st=4430&cp=1&lp=1
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Desktop+Motherboard+-+Intel+H87+Express+Chipset+-+Socket+H3+LGA-1150/1307604298.p?id=mp1307604298&skuId=1307604298&st=h87&cp=1&lp=3

    That saves you around $60. I advise spending this on the GPU instead. If you can, order online instead of going in-store, as there isn't much choice on bestbuy.


    So would you rather get 4430, 4570, or 4670. And what GPU would you recommend.
    (i can't buy i5's at the nearest microcenter because they dont sell them there anymore, but i'm go to buy most of my parts from there
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