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Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H + Core i3 3.3 or Gigabyte GA-Z87-HD3 + Core i5 3.2?

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December 4, 2013 2:12:58 AM

Because of the tight budget I have to choose between these setup:

Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H + Intel® Core™ Core i3-4130 LGA 1150 (edited)
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Gigabyte GA-Z87-HD3 + Intel Core i5-4570 Haswell 3.2GHz LGA 1150

The rest of the setup will be :

HDD SATA - Samsung 500 gb & Western Digital 1TB
RAM - 4 gb
GPU - Gigabyte Radeon HD 6570 1/2 gb
PSU - Gigabyte 350 W
Optical drive - Asus

Could you please tell me which one will be right to choose considering speed, performance and future upgrades? Mainly speed and performance.
Thank you.
a c 151 V Motherboard
December 4, 2013 3:27:00 AM

I'm thinking typo here - the first combo you list has two different sockets involved and they will not work together - shouldn't the first motherboard be listed as the GA-Z77X-UD3H or?
There are no issues I see with the second combo
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December 4, 2013 3:36:29 AM

C12Friedman said:
I'm thinking typo here - the first combo you list has two different sockets involved and they will not work together - shouldn't the first motherboard be listed as the GA-Z77X-UD3H or?
There are no issues I see with the second combo

O yes, my bad... With the first combo (the Z87X-UD3H) there will be Intel Core i3-4130 LGA 1150. The mainboard is fine :) 
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a c 151 V Motherboard
December 4, 2013 4:25:00 AM

I'm going to say the Core i5-4570 option would give you the best performance

My personal observation, with the Z87 motherboard I'd really like to see an unlocked CPU like the i5-4670k to take advantage of the overclock-ability of the board (may provide some future-proofing)
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December 4, 2013 4:44:21 AM

C12Friedman said:
I'm going to say the Core i5-4570 option would give you the best performance

My personal observation, with the Z87 motherboard I'd really like to see an unlocked CPU like the i5-4670k to take advantage of the overclock-ability of the board (may provide some future-proofing)


Well, the overclocking option sounds complicated & time consuming and expensive (idk) which I don't expect to do. Though I'd like to see it live as I've never seen it.
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a c 151 V Motherboard
December 4, 2013 5:41:05 AM

Here's my take on overclocking for non-enthusiasts; The option to overclock may provide for slight future-proofing. I'd actually recommend not overclocking until you feel a performance increase is needed. At that point in time, you'd be looking to upgrade (at least the CPU) but instead, a bit of research, an aftermarket cooler (that can wait) and you have a virtually 'free' upgrade (not totally free of course since you pay extra for the k model CPU and cooler but a whole lot cheaper than a new computer (or even CPU upgrade).
It isn't in any way needed but IMO, a valuable option (I also think resale ability is better for the k models if that may be a consideration)
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