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What would be a better upgrade from Core i5 - 2400 Sandy Bridge?

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February 10, 2014 11:35:39 PM

Hello guys, what in your opinion would be a better upgrade from Core i5 - 2400 @ 3.10 GHz.

Core i5 - 4670K or Core i7 - 4770K?. Please keep in mind that i'm a gaming enthusiast and i want to upgrade purely for gaming.

My PCs specs:

CPU: Core i5 - 2400 Sandy Bridge @ 3.10 GHz
GPU: MSI GTX 680 Twin Frozr III, 2GB
RAM: 8 GB
Mobo: H61M-USB3-B3 Rev. 2.0
PSU: Gigabyte Greenmax 650W

I know i would need a mobo upgrade as well, and i'm going to do it.
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February 10, 2014 11:41:00 PM

Xeon e3-1230v2
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February 10, 2014 11:43:21 PM

for gaming i5 4670k is best choice
as u r a gamer so i5
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February 10, 2014 11:46:45 PM

I5-4670K for gaming
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February 10, 2014 11:47:09 PM

Ok if you are getting a new mobo too then, i5 4570 if you don't want to overclock, i5 4670k if you do.
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February 10, 2014 11:54:47 PM

CTurbo said:
Ok if you are getting a new mobo too then, i5 4570 if you don't want to overclock, i5 4670k if you do.

Here's right and if you are overclocking then you can get a cheaper motherboard
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February 10, 2014 11:56:52 PM

Go for i5 4670k. It is very good for gaming and also has the capability of overclocking if you desire so in the future. As you are also buying mobo so this will definitely be a good combination for your gaming requirement.

Happy Hunting!
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February 11, 2014 12:55:26 AM

you can also go for the 3570k. if not stronger, it is equal to a 4670k but has the same socket and overclocking capabilities. and ivy bridge is easier to Oc than Haswell

http://www.ocaholic.ch/modules/smartsection/item.php?it...

comparison of 3570k,2500k,4670k.

Ps you can also go for a used 2500k for budget upgrade

another PS. on the gaming benchmarks i showed. remember that Fps is more on Gpu power. on the 1920x1080p part. you can see that they only had 21 fps. that is to show that a 4670k doesnt give an advantage over a 3570k and minimal advantage on a 2500k. it is meant to show that the power of the 3570k is, if not stronger is equal to a 4670k because it didnt hold back the gpu used on the system
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February 11, 2014 1:18:10 AM

vince232 said:
you can also go for the 3570k. if not stronger, it is equal to a 4670k but has the same socket and overclocking capabilities. and ivy bridge is easier to Oc than Haswell

http://www.ocaholic.ch/modules/smartsection/item.php?it...

comparison of 3570k,2500k,4670k.

Ps you can also go for a used 2500k for budget upgrade

another PS. on the gaming benchmarks i showed. remember that Fps is more on Gpu power. on the 1920x1080p part. you can see that they only had 21 fps. that is to show that a 4670k doesnt give an advantage over a 3570k and minimal advantage on a 2500k. it is meant to show that the power of the 3570k is, if not stronger is equal to a 4670k because it didnt hold back the gpu used on the system

I5-3570k can also get a higher clock speed then the I5-4670k
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February 11, 2014 2:37:57 AM

would someone pl ask ibrahimasghar if will be doing overclocking or not? :) 

He would be upgrading his mobo soon so it would be better if he sticks with the 4th gen processors.
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February 11, 2014 3:59:06 AM

Hello guys, thanks for your epic answers, i'm really bad at overclocking, so i guess i won't be trying overclocking. But i certainly want to keep the option open lol. Many people have told me that if i want to upgrade i should go for i5 4670K, although i wanted to get the i7 as it's the newest. But i guess i will go with i5 4670K.
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February 11, 2014 4:52:54 AM

ibrahimasghar said:
Hello guys, thanks for your epic answers, i'm really bad at overclocking, so i guess i won't be trying overclocking. But i certainly want to keep the option open lol. Many people have told me that if i want to upgrade i should go for i5 4670K, although i wanted to get the i7 as it's the newest. But i guess i will go with i5 4670K.


that's a good choice. however if i were you i would go for a 3570k so that you dont need to change your motherboard
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February 11, 2014 4:53:02 AM

ibrahimasghar said:
Hello guys, thanks for your epic answers, i'm really bad at overclocking, so i guess i won't be trying overclocking. But i certainly want to keep the option open lol. Many people have told me that if i want to upgrade i should go for i5 4670K, although i wanted to get the i7 as it's the newest. But i guess i will go with i5 4670K.


Dear it is again subject to your budget. If you've budget go for i7 4770k else go for i5 4670k. My earlier recommendation for i5 4670k was based on the fact that you are also going to update the mobo so buying this CPU will result in some savings and you'd be enable you to upgrade the mobo. If budget is not an issue go for i7 4770k.
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February 11, 2014 9:47:59 AM

Honestly, I wouldn't bother upgrading that CPU. It is still pretty decent.
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February 11, 2014 10:06:40 AM

The 3570k may overclock higher on paper, but it still won't outperform the 4670k. The 4670k @ 4.2ghz will equal the 3570k's performance @ 4.5ghz. So sure it may be easier to get 4.5ghz out of the 3570k, but that doesn't make it faster. Just ask those 5.0ghz AMDs.

You could just upgrade your cpu on your current socket, but a H61 is hardly "enthusiast" material. If you want an i7 so bad you could just get the i7 3770 and drop it into your current mobo. I still recommend the Xeon e3-1230v2 or v3 if you want an i7, but don't want to overclock. If you do want to overclock, there is no better choice than the i5 4670k as far as price/performance.
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February 11, 2014 10:10:12 AM

I would go with a 1230v3 if you feel you have to upgrade and do not want to overclock. I looked up your board and it doesn't support the ivy Xeon E3's for some odd reason even though it supports Ivy i7's.
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