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Changing cpu for a cheaper cpu

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October 30, 2013 11:46:48 AM

I wanted to know if there was anyway i could change out the cpu or any other component but still get the same performance.

Here are the current specs:

MSI Radeon R9 280X Gaming Edition OC 3072MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card

Intel Core i5-4670K 3.40GHz (Haswell) Socket LGA1150 Processor

MSI Z87-G41 PC Mate Intel Z87 (Socket 1150) ATX Motherboard £59.99

Western Digital 1TB internal Hard Drive - Caviar Blue (3.5 inch)

600W Corsair Builder Series 600CX 80PLUS Bronze Power Supply

Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600 Mhz CL9 XMP Performance Desktop Memory Kit Black

Sharkoon VS3-S Chrome Black Midi Tower Gaming Case

Thanks for any help.

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a c 788 à CPUs
October 30, 2013 11:53:49 AM

The GPU with a modern good CPU will drive the performance. You can swap to a cheaper I5 none K and not notice the difference or you can go AMD FX8350 on a AM3+ board and do the same.
a b à CPUs
October 30, 2013 11:54:55 AM

Intel Core i5-4430 Haswell 3.0GHz LGA 1150 its an quad core Haswell and is cheaper.It can't be overclocked.
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a b à CPUs
October 30, 2013 12:00:57 PM

Try to find a HD7970 that is on sale. It is the same card as the 280x anyway, and from what I have seen they are cheaper with the price drops/specials. A 280x is just a rebranded HD7970 anyway.

You may also be able to get a better quality PSU in a 550w XFX unit, and it may be a little bit cheaper. XFX units are made by Seasonic, so they are of great quailty.
a c 467 à CPUs
October 30, 2013 12:43:07 PM

Is there a particular budget you are trying to hit?