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Which of these 2 CPUs should I get for my first ever gaming build?

Hi guys I am building my first ever gaming pc and I am completely stumped at which CPU to get. I have 2 close friends who are into building PC's and 1 is telling me to get intel i5 4690 with stock cooler and if in a year or so I want more performance to upgrade my CPU to a decent Broadwell chip. The other is telling me to get an i5 4670K with an aftermarket cooler and to overclock it later this year. I am very new to PC's and do not now the first thing about overclocking except that it adds more gHz to your CPU whilst making it hotter. Obviously the 4670k with aftermarket cooler will cost slightly more but if it is definitely worth it I will give it a go.

However, I have a 650w RM Corsair 80+ Gold PSU and if I was going to need to upgrade that aswell to overclock it might sway my decision the other way as that would push me over-budget.

Any help will be greatly appreciated!
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    I would get 4670k with Z97 chpiset motherboard which has SATA-Express feature, because later you can OC your CPU or even change it to "Broadwell" one with decent CPU cooler :)
  2. Ahmadjon said:
    I would get 4670k with Z97 chpiset motherboard which has SATA-Express feature, because later you can OC your CPU or even change it to "Broadwell" one with decent CPU cooler :)


    Oh yeah I probably should have included my MOBO specs. This is what I am thinking of getting but I'm open to opinions so if you recommend another board let me know.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00K80MMJ4/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=AGZZYKTT1GZVV
  3. Blaugrana_1899 said:
    Ahmadjon said:
    I would get 4670k with Z97 chpiset motherboard which has SATA-Express feature, because later you can OC your CPU or even change it to "Broadwell" one with decent CPU cooler :)


    Oh yeah I probably should have included my MOBO specs. This is what I am thinking of getting but I'm open to opinions so if you recommend another board let me know.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00K80MMJ4/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=AGZZYKTT1GZVV


    For a bit more price you can get ASRock Z97 Extreme4 which has 12Phase CPU power design and two additional SATA-ports and USB 3.0 ports :)
  4. A 650 watt psu is more than enough for any single GFX card build.

    http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/geforce_gtx_780_ti_review,8.html

    Quote:
    Here is Guru3D's power supply recommendation:

    GeForce GTX 780 Ti - On your average system the card requires you to have a 550 Watt power supply unit.
    GeForce GTX 780 Ti 2-way SLI - On your average system the cards require you to have a 800 Watt power supply unit as minimum.
    GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3-way SLI - On your average system the cards require you to have a 1200 Watt power supply unit as minimum.

    If you are going to overclock your GPU or processor, then we do recommend you purchase something with some more stamina


    Overclocking is quite easy on Haswell

    For best air cooling pick from the Phanteks PH-TC14-PE, Thermalright Silver Arrow or Noctua DH-14..... Phanteks averages a 0.5C lead over the Thermalright and is the cheapest at $75 usually .... it's also the best looking aesthetically. If budget is an issue then you can opt for the Hyper 212 but you will run 7-10C hotter.

    I don't recommend AIOs cause 98% of them are way to danged loud, but if ya must have one, the H110 can match the above thermally and acoustically.

    I'd grab a gaming oriented MoBo.... the MSI Z87 GD65 and G45 pretty much owned the $125 - $200 market ..... the G45 is a fine budget gaming board (Z87 version won over 40 awards) .... the GD65 comes with MIL spec components for long life and serious overclocking abuse :)

    The G45 is roughly the same price as your pick....those MIL spec components don't come cheap but if budget allows, I'd certainly move up.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/MSI-Z97-G45-Gaming-LGA1150-Motherboard/dp/B00K8KODYQ/ref=sr_1_6?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1400693462&sr=1-6&keywords=MSI+Z97
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Z97-GD65-Gaming-LGA1150-Motherboard-USB3-0/dp/B00K8KMAW8/ref=sr_1_30?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1400693319&sr=1-30&keywords=MSI+Z97
  5. I'd personally suggest the ASRock Z97 Extreme4 like Ahmadjon said.
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