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April 10, 2014 3:49:05 PM

I am upgrading from a i3 3220 and i am only using it for gaming i'm concerned because some of these triple A titles such as watch dogs and shadow of mordor recommended specs have ridiculous cpu requirements they both recommend i7 3770.

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a c 447 4 Gaming
April 10, 2014 3:54:24 PM

If mainly for gaming the 4670k is the best choice.

This CPU with a good card will game very very well.



PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $309.98
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-10 18:59 EDT-0400)
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April 10, 2014 3:57:43 PM

are you keeping your motherboard? if so, a 4th gen chip wont directly replace a 3rd gen chip.

whats your current motherboard?
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April 10, 2014 4:02:43 PM

my motherboard is a msi b75ma-p45
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April 10, 2014 4:06:03 PM

ok, a b75 wont overclock, so no need in getting a "K" chip.

a i5-3470 or 3570 would be a good bet. or if you live near a micro center, a xeon E3-1230V2 for $199, which is probably your best bet.
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April 10, 2014 4:13:04 PM

I am just going to go with the 4670k thanks for the answers :) 
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a c 447 4 Gaming
April 10, 2014 4:14:24 PM

Glad to help thanks for posting.
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April 10, 2014 4:16:15 PM

seems silly to upgrade your motherboard for no reason, but ok.
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April 10, 2014 4:22:21 PM

i'm getting a new motherboard anyways better to do it now then in the future when i want to upgrade even higher or have more then one gpu and plus it doesn't go with the color scheme that i want lol. and thanks again for answering.
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a b 4 Gaming
April 10, 2014 5:53:28 PM

EricG4169 said:
I am just going to go with the 4670k thanks for the answers :) 


To be honest, it is a waste of money. Keep in mind, new board means new windows copy as well, most of the time. You should just go with a 1230 v2.
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April 11, 2014 9:30:59 AM

sigh...... man i never though about that but i never heard of that cpu i have heard of the xeon series but never someone actually using it for gaming purposes.
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a b 4 Gaming
April 11, 2014 9:35:09 AM

EricG4169 said:
sigh...... man i never though about that but i never heard of that cpu i have heard of the xeon series but never someone actually using it for gaming purposes.


The 1230v2 is nothing more than an i7 without IGP and added ECC ram support. They work with regular desktop motherboards and ram and perform the same as an i7.
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April 11, 2014 9:49:51 AM

Alright thanks for telling me this i appreciate it will save me some money i also thought about the 3570k but i heard that you cant overclock it on my motherboard.
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a b 4 Gaming
April 11, 2014 10:33:30 AM

Yea, with your board, you cannot overclock.
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April 11, 2014 10:44:29 AM

Alright thanks for the replies.oh and your PC is a beast lol
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April 11, 2014 10:44:44 AM

You got some nice parts
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a b 4 Gaming
April 11, 2014 10:59:31 AM

Thanks! :D 
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