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August 2, 2013 12:27:08 AM

As the title suggests, I am wondering which would be better in a gaming PC build: an i5 4670k + an ssd or an i7 4770k without ssd. Thanks in advance.

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August 2, 2013 12:33:05 AM

An ssd would not boost fps or gamin perfrmance
It would just give fast load speeds
I would b reccomending a 4770k instead of ssd

A ssd wud b gud if u r an impatient person who is frstrated with long load periods
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August 2, 2013 12:46:10 AM

But how much of a difference in gaming between the i5 and i7? Is it worth a hundred extra bucks?
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August 2, 2013 12:57:24 AM

Better get the i5 + SSD. There is no need for an i7 for gaming. Here's a couple of Tom's graphs from best gaming CPU the money article: i5 vs i7

As you can see, the i5 is on average 97% as fast as i7 for gaming.

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August 2, 2013 1:35:56 AM

rmpumper said:
Better get the i5 + SSD. There is no need for an i7 for gaming. Here's a couple of Tom's graphs from best gaming CPU the money article: i5 vs i7

As you can see, the i5 is on average 97% as fast as i7 for gaming.


What he said.
Also, an SSD is always a nice thing to have. The general performance just feels much much smoother. And yes, loading times are also shorter.

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August 2, 2013 7:16:57 AM

Yes it surely is
An i7 would give u best gaming performance in any game and most games would be more cpu intensive so my vote still goes to a i7 not the ssd
SSD DOESNT BOOST ANY PERFRMANCE IT DOES NOT INCREASES FPS JUST REDUCES LOAD TIMES
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August 2, 2013 8:22:56 AM

A 4670K to 4770K in gaming is hardly noticeable primarily because both are quad cores and Hyperthreading offers maybe 15% performance gains over switching it off, the $130 difference is not justifyable in that regard. A SSD is the biggest single upgrade a system can have over a Graphics Card, no system should suffer without a SSD. A system with a 4770K and mechanical hard drive will take 30seconds to boot a system with a Celeron and SSD will take 10 seconds to boot. Copying 30GB's of data around on a SSD takes around a minute or two, on mechanical with a 4770K will still take 20-30minutes. Not to mention how responsive your system is with a SSD, its like night and day. I guarentee you if you take a 4770K you will regret it because a SSD's system impact is immense and very noticable.

Get a 4670K and SSD you wont regret it, once you go SSD you will never go back.

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August 2, 2013 8:55:09 AM

Sn1992 said:
Yes it surely is
An i7 would give u best gaming performance in any game and most games would be more cpu intensive so my vote still goes to a i7 not the ssd
SSD DOESNT BOOST ANY PERFRMANCE IT DOES NOT INCREASES FPS JUST REDUCES LOAD TIMES


Exactly! SSD's are nice for an impatient person that is moving files or waiting for system to boot up and such. For games, they do 0 for FPS. I would still just get the 4670k and use the money saved towards a better GPU.
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August 2, 2013 9:10:55 AM

Funny how people who do not have SSDs say that you don't need one. Looks like you have to experience it yourself to truly understand how much better it is than HDDs.
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August 2, 2013 10:53:52 AM

You don't need an SSD. It is a luxury item that doesn't improve FPS at all. For a gaming rig, I would rather spend more on a better GPU that will improve FPS than getting a lesser GPU and an SSD.
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August 2, 2013 11:03:05 AM

logainofhades said:
You don't need an SSD. It is a luxury item that doesn't improve FPS at all. For a gaming rig, I would rather spend more on a better GPU that will improve FPS than getting a lesser GPU and an SSD.


Get a console then. PC is not for gaming only so overall system speed is very important and faster GPU won't help with that - only SSD can.
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August 2, 2013 11:10:58 AM

rmpumper said:
logainofhades said:
You don't need an SSD. It is a luxury item that doesn't improve FPS at all. For a gaming rig, I would rather spend more on a better GPU that will improve FPS than getting a lesser GPU and an SSD.


Get a console then. PC is not for gaming only so overall system speed is very important and faster GPU won't help with that - only SSD can.


I haven't bought a console in over 10yrs and I don't intend to either. The OP asked about what would be better for a gaming rig. SSD does 0 for games. The focus was on gaming, not everything else. I have two 500gb seagates in Raid 0 and am just fine with the speed.
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August 2, 2013 11:35:05 AM

logainofhades said:
I have two 500gb seagates in Raid 0 and am just fine with the speed.


Try an SSD for a couple of weeks and then go back to your Raid0 HDDs. Then we will see how happy you are with the speed.
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August 2, 2013 11:40:48 AM

BTT: What GPU will you get anyway?

If it´s good enough, definately go for 4670 + SSD. If not, go for 4670 + better GPU.
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August 2, 2013 12:29:37 PM

rmpumper said:
logainofhades said:
I have two 500gb seagates in Raid 0 and am just fine with the speed.


Try an SSD for a couple of weeks and then go back to your Raid0 HDDs. Then we will see how happy you are with the speed.


I will admit I do want an SSD for my laptop. An SSD for my laptop makes much more sense to me, as it would benefit my laptop far more than my desktop. The increased battery life plus the speed increase ditching a 5400rpm drive. It is just the size I would want would cost about half of what I paid for the laptop. :pt1cable: 
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August 2, 2013 2:08:54 PM

Som3one said:
BTT: What GPU will you get anyway?

If it´s good enough, definately go for 4670 + SSD. If not, go for 4670 + better GPU.


I'm gonna get a gtx 760
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August 2, 2013 2:19:41 PM

good gpu
get a ssd only i u ll like to scrifice ur fps rather than ur patience as ssd gives 0 fps boost just gives faster load times
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