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May 23, 2014 11:46:47 AM

Hey.

I'm building my Pc hopefully within the next month and need a bit of advice regarding the anticipated Haswell refreshed processors.

I'm looking for the i5 4670k and am unsure whether I should wait for the refreshed model. I will be buying a z97 motherboard anyway. When are these processors expected to be released and should I bother waiting waiting for them or should i just bite the bullet and buy a 4670k?

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May 23, 2014 11:48:34 AM

I'm thinking June (hopefully early June), they are expected to OC higher and with less heat as a bonus
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May 23, 2014 11:49:49 AM

ur current specs are needed for the decision making
and please mention your usage
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May 23, 2014 11:50:27 AM

pretty much the only difference there should be, is the TIM. which is what transfers heat from the cpu die to the heatspreader (the metal plate you see on top of the cpu.)

the TIM in the 4670k is junk. it causes the cpu to not be as overclockable as it should be. i would guess there will be a 10 degree difference between the first haswells and the refresh. other than that, there shouldnt be any real difference. it will probably have a faster clock speed naturally but that doesnt matter since the cpu can be easily overclocked.
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May 23, 2014 12:01:04 PM

Tradesman1 said:
I'm thinking June (hopefully early June), they are expected to OC higher and with less heat as a bonus


Yeah, the TIM was what interested me and that's why i'm thinking of waiting, as I will definitely be overclocking (or else I would just go for a locked processor..)

Sn1992 said:
ur current specs are needed for the decision making
and please mention your usage



Sorry, that would have been a good idea. Gaming/Programming (CS major so alot of programming, databasing, etc).

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£163.90 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 93.3 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler (£64.29 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: MSI Z97-GAMING 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£107.96 @ Scan.co.uk)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£52.79 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 4GB Dual Superclocked ACX Video Card (£314.12 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: NZXT Phantom 530 (Black) ATX Full Tower Case (£97.99 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£114.36 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: Pioneer BDC-207DBK Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer (£44.96 @ Amazon UK)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan (£14.52 @ Amazon UK)
Case Fan: NZXT FZ-200mm NONLED 103.0 CFM 200mm Fan (£14.99 @ Scan.co.uk)
Other: Corsair Vengeance LP (Red) 2x4GB - 1866Mhz (£64.44)
Total: £1054.32
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-23 20:00 BST+0100)
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May 23, 2014 12:52:55 PM

I've got a spare 4770K in my Z97 at the moment and it does run cooler and OCs higher at the same voltage used in the Z87, so I'm liking it :) 
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