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March 29, 2014 6:00:06 AM

I'm building a PC, but i'm pretty new to this stuff so, i have some questions (which i'll not post in the same thread because i don't know if this is okay).

So, my question is...

which CPU should i get?
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AMD Fx-6300
Intel i3-4130
Intel i5-4440
Intel i5-4670K

Yes i'm planning on overclocking the CPU i'm getting, but i don't know which of those are going to be easily overclocked.

i heard the "K" versions of Intel CPU's are unlocked, which means they can be overclocked, but yet again i heard that the H81 Chipset is going to be a hell of a"clock-block".

Mainly using the PC for : Gaming.
Occasionally:
Rendering Music tracks using FL Studio.
And Rarely:
Java Script and Video Rendering (which i have don't really care about how much time it will take.)


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March 29, 2014 6:08:08 AM

the Intel i5-4670K is the best out of the list and can overclock much better combine it with a z87 board and you can overclock this beast!.
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March 29, 2014 6:12:01 AM

i would have gone for Intel i5-4670K it has a good single threaded performance and keep this in mind intel does not needs to overclock much so it will be better but fx would be about 50% cheaper, don't forget to pair it with a decent graphix card
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March 29, 2014 6:17:54 AM

You mean single-core performance?

theres no such thing as single thread performance.
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March 29, 2014 6:41:12 AM

core is not thread just google it you will find it.
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March 29, 2014 8:07:29 AM

What are you talking about. They have better single core performance i didn't say anything about cores being threads.
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March 29, 2014 8:10:27 AM

If you are budget constrained, you are better off getting the i5 4440 and an H81 board vs getting a 4670k and z87 board. It would give you more money for your graphics card, which is far more important. What is your budget and is this a full build from scratch with Windows?
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March 29, 2014 9:02:09 AM

90% of the people on here will tell you to get the 4670k, but the truth is, if you skip overclocking, and go for something like the 4440 or 4570 and a mid-range motherboard like the B85 or H87 series, you'll find yourself able to get a much better video card than you expected.


Overclocking is NOT free. You need a more expensive premium motherboard, a more expensive cpu like the 4670, and then you still have to get an after market cooler. All in all you'll spend $100-120 extra to overclock.
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March 29, 2014 9:12:48 AM

logainofhades said:
If you are budget constrained, you are better off getting the i5 4440 and an H81 board vs getting a 4670k and z87 board. It would give you more money for your graphics card, which is far more important. What is your budget and is this a full build from scratch with Windows?


I'm getting a GTX 760 The Sapphire R9 270X Dual-X, or the Vapor-X version of it for a GPU.

that is why i'm trying to go low on the CPU, is it really that important to get a decent CPU for Gaming?
And yeah, my first choice is the i5-4440 i could use the Quad-Cores but i'm woundering if the i3-4130 would do fine for games like Battlefield 4, Crysis 3 and Assassin's creed IV.
Is it future proof? and can i overclock it?

the budget, it's hardly 5500 EGP, which is about 790$
I can somehow push that to 800$ by selling my current used PC (2GB Ram - Athlon X2 250 - Integrated graphics - 500 GB HHD which is about to die).
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March 29, 2014 9:14:46 AM

yes an i3-4130 will do well in those games.
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March 29, 2014 9:17:36 AM

I would stick with the i5 4440 for those titles. THG recommends an i5 at minimum for Crysis 3, and BF4 will use all 4 cores in 32/64 man campaign modes. If budget constrained, get a decent, but cheap, H81 board. A good CPU and a very good GPU is far more important to gaming performance than the extras of more expensive boards. You can drop down to an R9 270 if it is decently cheaper. It is a bit slower, but generally decently cheaper.
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