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March 29, 2014 9:56:47 AM

Hello, I'm looking for a CPU that will be excellent for gaming and will last for some time.
My budget is around the 250-350 region (maybe a little higher)
If you have a suggestion for a motherboard to match the cpu, my budget is $100-$200

If you need any further details, just ask.
Any and all help is greatly appreciated!

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March 29, 2014 10:01:01 AM

What graphics card will you be using?
One of the bst cpus for gaming is a core i5 4670k
and a MSI z87 gd65

This solution also allows for overclocking.
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March 29, 2014 10:03:58 AM

sunder25 said:
What graphics card will you be using?
One of the bst cpus for gaming is a core i5 4670k
and a MSI z87 gd65

This solution also allows for overclocking.


I've got the EVGA GTX 760 SC w/ACX cooling, I plan on getting a second and going SLI in a month or 2.
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March 29, 2014 10:05:39 AM

TheGamingAlien said:
sunder25 said:
What graphics card will you be using?
One of the bst cpus for gaming is a core i5 4670k
and a MSI z87 gd65

This solution also allows for overclocking.


I've got the EVGA GTX 760 SC w/ACX cooling, I plan on getting a second and going SLI in a month or 2.


Provided you have a good enough psu you should be golden with an i5 and 2x 760gtx.
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March 29, 2014 10:06:25 AM

i5 4670k and Z87 extreme4 if you want to overclock.

i5 4440 and an Asrock B85 Pro4 if you don't.

E3 1230 v3 and Asrock B85 pro4 if you don't want to overclock but want i7 performance. (Would be my pick for longevity)

Edit* Just saw you comment about GTX 760 in SLI plan. You would need a Z87 extreme3 at minimum for the non overclocking builds.
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March 29, 2014 10:10:35 AM

sunder25 said:
TheGamingAlien said:
sunder25 said:
What graphics card will you be using?
One of the bst cpus for gaming is a core i5 4670k
and a MSI z87 gd65

This solution also allows for overclocking.


I've got the EVGA GTX 760 SC w/ACX cooling, I plan on getting a second and going SLI in a month or 2.


Provided you have a good enough psu you should be golden with an i5 and 2x 760gtx.


I've got the Corsair CS650M 650w
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March 29, 2014 10:13:33 AM

As long as your PSU has all the necessary PCI-E connectors, that one should be ok for a non overclock build. I would bump up to a 750w EVGA supernova if you want to overclock.
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March 29, 2014 12:36:58 PM

logainofhades said:
As long as your PSU has all the necessary PCI-E connectors, that one should be ok for a non overclock build. I would bump up to a 750w EVGA supernova if you want to overclock.


just a question, What the difference between the I7 4770k and the I7 4770, apart from the $40 price difference?
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March 29, 2014 1:10:00 PM

the k model has an unlocked clock ratio, so you can overclock it.
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March 29, 2014 1:15:00 PM

sunder25 said:
the k model has an unlocked clock ratio, so you can overclock it.


Ah, thank you. Would i be able to overclock just the CPU and not the SLI GTX 760s and still be fine on my 650w PSU? with the

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March 29, 2014 2:22:50 PM

TheGamingAlien said:
sunder25 said:
the k model has an unlocked clock ratio, so you can overclock it.


Ah, thank you. Would i be able to overclock just the CPU and not the SLI GTX 760s and still be fine on my 650w PSU? with the



I'd not overclock anything in that system with 650w tbh.
However i'm quite sure you won't need to overclock for a big while.
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