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February 26, 2014 4:10:11 AM

Hi my name is Nael and I just wanted to know if Intel Core i7-4770 Haswell 3.4GHz 8M LGA 1150 Processor and Gigabyte GA-Z87X-OC LGA 1150 Motherboard good for gaming ?

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February 26, 2014 4:51:54 AM

Yes, they are a very good combination, it's a nice motherboard that will let you overclock very well.
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February 26, 2014 5:39:48 AM

This type of question happens to reach my eyes or ears quite often. And the real answer is, "how much of a gamer are you and what type of games do you play?" Sure go spend a couple grand to play bejeweled twist on a IPS Monitor with 2400mhz Ram and Mechanical Keyboard and Mouse...
But seriously. You gotta think about what games you're going to play and how often for. If you're really hardcore about gaming with new titles such as BF4 eg. Something like what you've mentioned will do you well. Although the 4770 is locked to overclocking. You can OC it a little but it's limited. If you buy a "K" processor they are unlocked processors so you can OC them more.

Also. Think abut what else you'll be doing with the PC. Video editing? Recording Gameplay? Stuff like that consumes more power than any game you can get your hands on. Think about all this type of stuff. You need to explain exactly what you want to do and what you think you might be doing in the next couple years. because that't generally where people go wrong, You need to future proof your build. This means think about the next few years and apply them to your current build. This is a common mistake people make. There's no point getting everything on a budget now and upgrading it again next year. All this needs to come into consideration.

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February 26, 2014 6:02:11 AM

Petru Tiglar said:
This type of question happens to reach my eyes or ears quite often. And the real answer is, "how much of a gamer are you and what type of games do you play?" Sure go spend a couple grand to play bejeweled twist on a IPS Monitor with 2400mhz Ram and Mechanical Keyboard and Mouse...
But seriously. You gotta think about what games you're going to play and how often for. If you're really hardcore about gaming with new titles such as BF4 eg. Something like what you've mentioned will do you well. Although the 4770 is locked to overclocking. You can OC it a little but it's limited. If you buy a "K" processor they are unlocked processors so you can OC them more.

Also. Think abut what else you'll be doing with the PC. Video editing? Recording Gameplay? Stuff like that consumes more power than any game you can get your hands on. Think about all this type of stuff. You need to explain exactly what you want to do and what you think you might be doing in the next couple years. because that't generally where people go wrong, You need to future proof your build. This means think about the next few years and apply them to your current build. This is a common mistake people make. There's no point getting everything on a budget now and upgrading it again next year. All this needs to come into consideration.

Hope this helps


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February 26, 2014 6:14:19 AM

Yes I was really thinking about what you said and that's why I asked because I didn't want to spend what I have and then after a while I find out that I need to change what I got and about the k processor after i asked this question I found out that the k is better that's why I am getting i5 4670k instead of i7 4470 and yes I am a real gamer I play BF4 , assasins creed black flag and stuff like that so I may consider my self a gamer :D  also I think of the GeForce gtx 660 oc as a vga card so whats your opinion ?
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February 26, 2014 6:26:12 AM

If you only play games and you're on a budget.
id go for the 4670K with an Asus H87M-PRO Motherboard and a GTX760 instead of the 660 as the 660 is a little old now.
combine that with a 16GB Kit of G.Skill Trident-X Memory, 1600mhz would suit you fine.
I'd also recommend a 2TB WD Black HDD for storage and a 256GB Samsung 840 Pro or Evo SSD for your OS and other applications if you have it in your budget. a Corsair CS750M 750W PSU should be more than enough to power your system keeping Power Efficiency in mind.
I'd also highly recommend a Corsair H100i Water Cooler for your CPU. these Water coolers are great for people who don't know how to set up a custom cooling system and they perform very well!
not sure on the price for all that, Really depends where you buy from. But if that's all in your budget then get it.

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February 26, 2014 9:29:01 AM

If you don't want to overclock, Xeon e3 1230v3 is the way to go. BF4 likes the extra threads of an i7. The 1230v3 is just an i7 without the integrated graphics and will work with any board that supports haswell i7. 4670k should only be used in a z87 board.
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February 26, 2014 9:40:19 AM

If you're not overclocking you don't need that nice of a motherboard, it won't hurt, but you can use the money elsewhere.
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February 26, 2014 10:57:25 AM

Ohh also I wanted to know what is the difference between z87 and z77 and which version of the z77 will work with the i5 4670k better ?
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February 26, 2014 11:39:06 AM

Z77 is for lga 1155 Sandy and Ivy bridge chips only. Z87 is for lga 1150 haswell. You cannot use a 4670k in a z77 board.
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