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What's a good intel core i5 cpu for gaming?

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June 2, 2014 7:37:55 PM

I'm going to build a new gaming rig for me. I was wondering which i5 cpu is good enough for me to play any game at let's say low to high settings. I don't wanna spend over 200$ for it but if it's a "K" version and it's a little over then recommend it. I'm going to add a graphics card later down the line in the future but whats a good cpu to play any game at at least low to high settings

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June 2, 2014 7:46:27 PM

i5 4670k is most recommended as gaming cpu
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June 2, 2014 7:51:40 PM

I recommend the i5 4570 more than anything else. It's usually around $180-190 and is IMO the best value of all of them except for maybe the brand new 4590.
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June 2, 2014 7:52:11 PM

If you plan to overclock then get a K version. If not, save your money and get any of the i5 CPUs. What games are you planning on playing? You'll need a GPU unless you plan on playing games with the built in GPU.
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June 2, 2014 9:17:41 PM

If you want to overclock either now or in the future, you have two options. Buy the i5 4670k now or wait for the i5 4690k later this year. The i5 4690k may be $50 over $200, but if you plan on overclocking, the improved TMI will help a lot.

If you don't care about overclocking, just go with a i5 4670 or i5 4690. (An i5 4690 will help with heat/temperatures, but whichever is cheapest. The i5 4670 will serve you perfectly fine.)

My overall suggestion is the i5 4690k if you want to overclock and the i5 4690 for non-overclocking.
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June 15, 2014 2:07:34 PM

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June 15, 2014 7:55:42 PM

Ha 12 days later but yea that's a great cpu I'm probably gonna get the i5 4670k tho but yea
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