I am building a budget gaming rig. I was told by a friend that an i7 is far superior to an i5 for gaming. I would be using a i5 4430 @ 3.0 ghz. I feel that it would be sufficient for most everything I would need. I don't plan to overclock or do complex 3D rendering. Would the processor that I have selected bottleneck a Radeon R9 270x? What is your advise for a processor for gaming?
Any help is appreciated.
Here at Tom's we recommend the i5-4670k a lot for gaming builds. If you can afford that one go for it. If not, the i5-4430 will do OK too. The i7-4770k is better than any i5, for example, but you don't need to go that far for a gaming rig.