i5 4670 VS i5 4670K is it worth the price difference.
I am building my son a modest gaming computer. The base components are the ASRock Z87 Extreme 6, MSI GTX 760, and the i5 4670 chip. I doubt there will be any overclocking needed for games like WOW, Skyrim, Minecraft...ect. to run on max settings based on these components many reviews. Is there any reason to spend an extra 40 bucks just to have the ability to potentially overclock a CPU?
As mentioned, the difference is the unlocked multiplier that lets you change the processor's speed which is good if you want to get the most out of it. Personally, I don't overclock and it's because I've never needed to! All the i5 CPU's I've used have been fast enough. If you configure your system correctly for what you're using it for (gaming, work, etc.) like you have, you shouldn't need to OC. I've saved that money and put it into other things like motherboard, RAM, Panda Express, etc. You also save money from not buying an aftermarket cooler.
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Gp9m
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Gp9m/by_merchant/
CPU: Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($204.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B85M-D2V Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($57.79 @ Amazon)
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CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($27.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-HD3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.98 @ SuperBiiz)
And this is only good for a modest overclock