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What is best processor for gaming ? Only gaming

I want CPU just for gaming , and I want the best one , I will not use it for another propose ?
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  1. What is your budget? It's entirely pointless recommending the absolute best processor possible.

    An i7 4770k/4790k would be decently overkill, an i5 4670k/4690k would be top-end. Or a Xeon 1230v3 which is essentially the equivalent of an i7 4770, but locked.

    Which graphics card are you looking to get? Generally speaking, the GPU is more important for performance than a CPU.
  2. I have 680gtx
  3. Ok.

    What is your budget for the CPU and motherboard?
  4. I have good budget , but I'm not throwing my money for high end CPU I will not use the other option of it .

    What I read before the gaming does not need the i7 CPUs only i5 , and the i5 CPUs more than enough for gaming
  5. Yes. That's what I said.

    An i5 4670k/4690k would be great.

    Pair it with a Z97 motherboard.

    If you don't want to overclock, an i5 4570, 4670, 4590, 4690, or Xeon 1230v3 (= i7 4770) would be great options. You could also pair them with a cheaper H97 motherboard.
  6. Let say I will not nay more than 250 for CPU
  7. Ok , do you think the i5 4670k/4690k can handle the big games in future like witcher 3
  8. US$?

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/DTH9Jx
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/DTH9Jx/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/DTH9Jx/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($233.97 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $233.97
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-06 11:51 EDT-0400)

    It will handle any game easily.
  9. Watch Dogs requires an i7-4770k to play on ultra graphical settings, that's according to Game Debate. An i7 for any other games would be more than beyond adequate.

    Therefore if you're not planning to overclock, I'd definitely consider the Intel Xeon E3-1230v3; which provides similar performance to an i7, but at a fraction of the cost, you may even find it cheaper than an i5-4670. You don't have to worry about this (since you have a GTX 680), but you should know that since Xeon's we're initially designed for servers, they don't have integrated graphics, hence you'll need a dedicated GPU to boot up your system.

    Watch Dogs aside, an i5-4670k should be able to max out most games. With a k edition CPU (i5-4670k) you should be overclocking it, as it was designed with an unlocked multiplier; hence you'll need a motherboard with the prefix "z" e.g. Z97.

    Again if you're not looking to overclock, I'd go with an Xeon E3-1230v3, as stated which provides similar performance to an i7.

    All the best. :)
  10. Thank you guys for the answers
  11. Obnoxious said:
    Watch Dogs requires an i7-4770k to play on ultra graphical settings, that's according to Game Debate. An i7 for any other games would be more than beyond adequate.

    Therefore if you're not planning to overclock, I'd definitely consider the Intel Xeon E3-1230v3; which provides similar performance to an i7, but at a fraction of the cost, you may even find it cheaper than an i5-4670. You don't have to worry about this (since you have a GTX 680), but you should know that since Xeon's we're initially designed for servers, they don't have integrated graphics, hence you'll need a dedicated GPU to boot up your system.

    Watch Dogs aside, an i5-4670k should be able to max out most games. With a k edition CPU (i5-4670k) you should be overclocking it, as it was designed with an unlocked multiplier; hence you'll need a motherboard with the prefix "z" e.g. Z97.

    Again if you're not looking to overclock, I'd go with an Xeon E3-1230v3, as stated which provides similar performance to an i7.

    All the best. :)


    The devs and gamedebate have overstated the requirements. That and it's an awfully optimised game.

  12. Best answer
    gaming only? nothing more? if you wont overclock? fx 8350 or i5 4590, if you will overclock i5 4690k hands down.
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