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Dilemma, i7-4771 or i5-4670k. Please help advise.

I have a Asus Z87 Sabertooth mobo with an i7-4771 proc. An overclockable mobo with a locked proc. But my sons new build has an Asus B85M-E mobo which is not overclockable. Was gonna get him i5-4570 but was thinking should I get i5 4670k and put my I7-4771 in his mobo and the i5-4670k in my sabertooth since mine is mostly used for gaming. Or should I stick with the i7? Any thoughts? Thank you for taking the time to help.
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  1. Yes get a 4670k and switch them. That would be perfect for everybody.
  2. Grab the unlocked 4670K, you'll have fun overclocking, and it's more then enough for gaming.
  3. Best answer
    If gaming i5 and i7 are same in performance
  4. Thanks guys for your answers appreciate it. I was kinda leaning that way but wasn't sure if i would be taking a step backwards. My current build is Asus Z87 Sabertooth// i7-4771// Samsung 840 EVO 256GB ssd// Evga geforce GTX 770 w/acx cool// Corsair vengeance 24GB DDR// WD 2TBlack series high peform hdd// Corsair AX 860 PSU// and Coolermaster CM Storm trooper full ATX Tower.
  5. An overclocked i5 can outperform a locked i7 in gaming. This seems like an easy decision.
  6. Ahmadjon said:
    If gaming i5 and i7 are same in performance


    I'm currently getting about 60-70fps playing SWTOR on Ultra high graphics. hopefully that i5-4670k will keep me there, a boost would be even nicer.
  7. And your son will love the 4771
  8. CTurbo said:
    An overclocked i5 can outperform a locked i7 in gaming. This seems like an easy decision.


    thanks turbo i'm pretty new to this whole enthusiast thing,lol. I researched components night and day for several weeks then watched video on how to build a rig on YouTube for a week then built my first rig in 4 hours on first try. It turned out so well my son asked me to build him a new rig and is very happy to be getting that I7-4771 to go with his mobo. I'll be picking up the new CPU tomorrow so thanks for your help.
  9. Glad to help
  10. Christopher Barnes said:
    Ahmadjon said:
    If gaming i5 and i7 are same in performance


    I'm currently getting about 60-70fps playing SWTOR on Ultra high graphics. hopefully that i5-4670k will keep me there, a boost would be even nicer.


    I'm really happy with my i5-4670k i have upgraded my PC from 7~8 years usage!!!
    My previous system was Intel Celeron 315D (single core) CPU, GeForce FX-5500 GPU, and 768MB mixed no name RAM now my system 100500+ times faster than previous :D
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