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Is it worth buying Intel Core i5-4690K

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July 14, 2014 2:42:29 PM

I was recently looking at which processor I should buy for my gaming build. I'm new at this new building computer thing so I need help... here is my build currently: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/LDtQcf

I don't want to overclock, and if so should I still go with it?
It's on sale and it looks like a good deal, But I need help.

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July 14, 2014 2:45:20 PM

If you're not overclocking then you can save a little by going with an i5 4690 and a H87/97 motherboard. Go with G Skill Ares/Ripjaws RAM and change to an Antec, Seasonic or XFX PSU. Corsair is out of the question seeing as good PSUs from them (HX/AX/TX) are expensive.
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July 14, 2014 2:45:22 PM

Theres no point since your motherboard is not for overxlocking
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July 14, 2014 2:54:00 PM

Get a Z97 motherboard and the I5-4690K then OC the I5.
Then you have an ultimate gaming build :) 
AND UH change that PSU FAST!
change it to XFX 550w OR Seasonic 520w
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July 14, 2014 3:43:50 PM

Icaraeus said:
If you're not overclocking then you can save a little by going with an i5 4690 and a H87/97 motherboard. Go with G Skill Ares/Ripjaws RAM and change to an Antec, Seasonic or XFX PSU. Corsair is out of the question seeing as good PSUs from them (HX/AX/TX) are expensive.


Would it be a smart choice to go with Intel Core i5 5490 processor, ASRock H87M Pro4 Micro ATX motherboard, and I've heard that Cosair PSU's are a great brand to go with for a budget.
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/kbNvdC
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July 14, 2014 3:50:33 PM

Most Corsair PSUs aren't very good to go with unless you're getting a cheap PC. The ones that are good (HX,AX,TX) are generally expensive (Corsair HX650 was $130 in Australia) but very good quality. That i5 CPU and motherboard will go well together.
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July 14, 2014 4:04:58 PM

Icaraeus said:
Most Corsair PSUs aren't very good to go with unless you're getting a cheap PC. The ones that are good (HX,AX,TX) are generally expensive (Corsair HX650 was $130 in Australia) but very good quality. That i5 CPU and motherboard will go well together.


Oh I see, alright so I changed the PSU and the ram should be okay. Do you think I'll get good gameplay with the overall computer and CPU?
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ctXnyc
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July 14, 2014 4:26:07 PM

Yep that PC will max or run anything on high until at least 2016.
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