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January 2, 2014 10:02:03 AM

I am building a system with the following
Corsair 230T CC-9011038-WW
CORSAIR GS series GS700
GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-UD3H
Intel Core i7-4820K Ivy Bridge
Kingston (KHX21C11T3K4/32X)
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
Cooler Master MegaFlow 200 Silent Fan
Intel SSD 320 Series 80GB 2.5"
Windows 8 Pro Upgrade (Product Key Card)
I'm also including an ASUS EAH4350 graphics card until I can afford a better one. It will mostly be for playing battlefield 4 and combat arms. I wanted to be as up to date as I could without spending a grand on a processor alone. Thanks for any help!
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January 2, 2014 10:05:35 AM

CPU is LGA2011 but board is LGA1150 so not compatible! If you want I7 then 4770K but for gaming the I5 4670K would make more sence for 99% of the gaming performance.
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January 2, 2014 10:06:33 AM

Could I ask what this PC will be used for? Gaming? Editing?etc.
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January 2, 2014 10:08:41 AM

The CPU alone is nearly $400, not to mention it's not compatible with your motherboard.

Get an i5-4670k, keep everything else the same, and use whatever leftover money you have for a good GPU.
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January 2, 2014 10:55:11 AM

rolli59 said:
CPU is LGA2011 but board is LGA1150 so not compatible! If you want I7 then 4770K but for gaming the I5 4670K would make more sence for 99% of the gaming performance.


Why would I go with an i5 when the i7-4770k is only $100 more and it's more up to date? Does it run games better than the i7?
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January 2, 2014 10:55:46 AM

Computer__GUY said:
Could I ask what this PC will be used for? Gaming? Editing?etc.


It's mainly for gaming but will be used for other things too lots of multi tasking.
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January 2, 2014 11:07:03 AM

Phillip1218 said:
rolli59 said:
CPU is LGA2011 but board is LGA1150 so not compatible! If you want I7 then 4770K but for gaming the I5 4670K would make more sence for 99% of the gaming performance.


Why would I go with an i5 when the i7-4770k is only $100 more and it's more up to date? Does it run games better than the i7?


Sure it's "only" a $100 more but $100 is 42% more than the i5. i5 will give you 99% of the i7's performance for gaming. Unless your doing processor intensive work, an i7 is not needed. Save the money for a better GPU
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January 2, 2014 11:15:32 AM

SwiftTone said:
Phillip1218 said:
rolli59 said:
CPU is LGA2011 but board is LGA1150 so not compatible! If you want I7 then 4770K but for gaming the I5 4670K would make more sence for 99% of the gaming performance.


Why would I go with an i5 when the i7-4770k is only $100 more and it's more up to date? Does it run games better than the i7?


Sure it's "only" a $100 more but $100 is 42% more than the i5. i5 will give you 99% of the i7's performance for gaming. Unless your doing processor intensive work, an i7 is not needed. Save the money for a better GPU


I don't understand what you're saying with 42%? The i7 is 42% better than the i5? I run a lot of background programs and recording my games so the extra cores would be nice. I don't want to sacrifice my game speed and stuff though.
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January 2, 2014 11:27:10 AM

Phillip1218 said:
Computer__GUY said:
Could I ask what this PC will be used for? Gaming? Editing?etc.


It's mainly for gaming but will be used for other things too lots of multi tasking.


If it's mainly for gaming, there's no need to get an i7 (usually used for video editing, streaming etc.).
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January 2, 2014 11:30:37 AM

I suggested the i5 because it will give you identical performance to that of an i7. And since this is a gaming build, the money saved from going with the i5 could be put towards your GPU, as the one you currently intend to use isn't really great. And seeing as you specifically say you don't want to sacrifice your game speed, you could use all the extra help towards a new GPU.

But if you're dead set on recording/streaming everything you play, get the i7-4770k and pair it with a strong GPU such as the 780 Ti. Just spend the extra money if you are really that worried about your system underperforming. But buying a strong CPU and having a low end GPU will only hinder your game performance.
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January 2, 2014 11:35:24 AM

Phillip1218 said:
SwiftTone said:
Phillip1218 said:
rolli59 said:
CPU is LGA2011 but board is LGA1150 so not compatible! If you want I7 then 4770K but for gaming the I5 4670K would make more sence for 99% of the gaming performance.


Why would I go with an i5 when the i7-4770k is only $100 more and it's more up to date? Does it run games better than the i7?


Sure it's "only" a $100 more but $100 is 42% more than the i5. i5 will give you 99% of the i7's performance for gaming. Unless your doing processor intensive work, an i7 is not needed. Save the money for a better GPU


I don't understand what you're saying with 42%? The i7 is 42% better than the i5? I run a lot of background programs and recording my games so the extra cores would be nice. I don't want to sacrifice my game speed and stuff though.


I meant that you are paying 42%($100) more for an i7, but only gaining 1% in performance.
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January 2, 2014 11:39:01 AM

enemy1g said:
I suggested the i5 because it will give you identical performance to that of an i7. And since this is a gaming build, the money saved from going with the i5 could be put towards your GPU, as the one you currently intend to use isn't really great. And seeing as you specifically say you don't want to sacrifice your game speed, you could use all the extra help towards a new GPU.

But if you're dead set on streaming everything you play, get the i7-4770k and pair it with a strong GPU such as the 780 Ti. Just spend the extra money if you are really that worried about your system underperforming. But buying a strong CPU and having a low end GPU will only hinder your game performance.


Definitely think I will do that! Thank you! I would like to stay under $200 on the graphics card then. Any suggestions?
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January 2, 2014 11:43:02 AM

Think I'll go with the i5-4670K and the PowerColor AX7870 GPU
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January 2, 2014 12:51:35 PM

Phillip1218 said:
Think I'll go with the i5-4670K and the PowerColor AX7870 GPU


That looks good now we are talking gaming rig!
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January 2, 2014 1:54:33 PM

rolli59 said:
Phillip1218 said:
Think I'll go with the i5-4670K and the PowerColor AX7870 GPU


That looks good now we are talking gaming rig!


I can even rum Intel's Extreme Memory Profile with that setup as well! I also added 3 140mm Cooler Master Silent Fan 140 SI1
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