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i5- 4670k or i7 - 4770k for gaming purpose?

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February 15, 2014 5:30:17 PM

This is my main build overall : http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2TSR1

I will mainly use it for gaming like COD, Battlefield, all kind of those games. I will be use dual monitor ( i will treat it like a extra monitor, 1 for gaming, 1 for web browser,skype, music,etc..)

Should i get the i5 or the i7? What is the pros and cons of the i5 and i7 based on my using purpose?

Any answer is very welcome.
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February 15, 2014 5:35:06 PM

i5-4670k. The most games use is two cores.
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February 15, 2014 5:37:04 PM

i5, people get i7 for such things ad cad or video editing, which make use of more than 2-4 threads.
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February 15, 2014 6:18:24 PM

As of right now a lot of games are not taking advantage of 4 cores and even less that will use Hyperthreading. But I have heard that upcoming titles over the next few years will utilize more Physical cores as well as Hyperthreading. I play Battlefield 3 and it will use all 4 cores on my i5 3570k. So BF3 and BF4 will even use 6 cores if you have them. If you afford it get the i7 4770k. but the 4670k will run anything just fine.
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February 15, 2014 7:45:08 PM

Get the i5. In comparison, the i5 will do just as good as the i7 in games, since games wont utilize the extra 4 threads that the i7 has. The i7 is meant for multi tasking and business work, that's what the hyperthreading was enabled for, for superior multi tasking ability. They're actually the same thing, it's just that i5 doesn't have hyperthreading and the i7 does.
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