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Any nice cheaper alternative to i5 - 4670k for my PC?

Hey, I'm building a PC and it seems like Intel's i5-4760k is the only reasonable choice (I'll be overclocking), It's a bit pricey though. Is there any cheaper (but still good) alternative?
PC Specs:
Motherboard: MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming
CPU Cooling: Raijintek Themis
PSU: Corsair RM650 Golda Rated
Graphics Card: MSI GTX 760 Gaming OC
Case: Corsair Carbide 300R Windowed
Paste: Arctic Cooling MX-2
RAM: Team Group Vulcan Gold 1600Mhz 8GB
HDD: Seagate 1TB 7200 Rpm
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  1. Cheaper alternative would be AMD FX8320 and a good 990FX chipset board for overclock. Board example http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-m5a99fxpror20
  2. Best answer
    My best advice is to skip overclocking and go with an i5 4570 and B85 or H87 motherboard. You'll save over $100 right there. That's enough of a difference to upgrade to a GTX 770.

    If you insist on overclocking, and want cheaper, you could get the FX8320, but it won't be as good as the 4670k.
  3. I agree with CTurbo, and I'm a long time AMD fan.

    The B85 is my chip set of choice, as I don't want to overclock anymore.
    I see no need
  4. CTurbo said:
    My best advice is to skip overclocking and go with an i5 4570 and B85 or H87 motherboard. You'll save over $100 right there. That's enough of a difference to upgrade to a GTX 770.

    If you insist on overclocking, and want cheaper, you could get the FX8320, but it won't be as good as the 4670k.


    Yeah, I guess going for 4570 and skipping OCing is the best option, although I've heard that It's possible to OC this processor, just not as effectively. Is it true?
  5. The cheapest way is to buy the i5. You'll be amazed by how many extra money you'll have to spend in order to get an AMD CPU close to the i5's performance. Also, you will save money by buying a cheaper motherboard for the i5 instead of buying an expensive one for the AMD in order to overclock it, because you need a proper motherboard if you want to overclock without setting your PC on fire. And don't forget the money spent on a PSU you would need for overclocking. Edit: the spending extra list can continue...I'll add the CPU cooler on it too.
  6. Haswell overclocks, just not quite as well as sandy bridge, and Ivy bridge, because the die size is smaller, and has less surface area for cooler contact.

    They are already a little faster that their SB and IB equivalent.
  7. The only way to overclock the 4570 is via fsb and it is not worth that hassle. You're looking at less than 200mhz extra at best and that is with an after market cooler. Like I said, forget about overclocking. It's not worth it.
  8. I figured everybody knew it had to be a K.
  9. I was facing the exact same debate .....
    k series i5 is too expensive... i wanted to overclock(its my first time to play with things like that)
    so an expensive cpu might be a mistake (i might burn in at day 1 )
    anyway, money was the real problem so i got my rig, like yours, with an g 3258 1150 processor.... its like 200 euro cheaper :D !!! and can over clock to a staggering amount of 50% so i can play with it , ofc play games with it and play around with overclocking with that cpu, when broadwell comes and have a new bugdet i will get an axpensive k series , until then i need money and time on the overclocking school!!!
    check reviews on G3258, in some cases matches 200$ cpus, its an amazing toy!!!
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