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i5-4670k or i7-4770k better for a gaming pc?

I have been planning on building my first gaming computer and as of late I have been indescivie on buying either a i5-4670k or simply going ahead and putting out another $100 for the i7-4770k

Overall for gaming would the i7-4770k be worth the extra cost or will an i5-4670k be more than enough?
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    The i5-4670k would be the better gaming CPU. The 4770k is a bit overkill and the extra $100 would not give you better performance.
  2. the i5-4670k is good because you don't need (or generally benefit) from having Hyper Threading in games.
  3. For the vast majority of games, an i5 is plenty. Games like Crysis 3 and BF4 in 64 man campaign mode benefit from HT. Even then, generally, the extra money saved by getting an i5 means more to spend on a better GPU vs what you could get with an i7 for the same amount of money.
  4. how good is this set up i5 4670k running two gtx 970 sc with z87x oc 4 way motherboard AZZA Solano 1000 CSAZ-1000 Full Tower Case (Black) Coolmax ZPG-1200B 1200W 80Plus Gold ATX12V v2.3/EPS 12V v2.92 Power. Kingston Technology HyperX Red 16GB Kit (2x8GB) 1600MHz 10-10-10...and I got a 2tb hard drive with a blueray combo dvd rewritable drive what u think please leave a comment
  5. You should create your own thread, instead of necroing a year old thread.
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