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July 21, 2014 5:37:02 PM

Hi like the title says I am a bit confused by the cpu. I see benchmarks for cpus and I read that the fps in games depend more on the gpu. I have an asus r9 270x direct cu2 top and I want to play bf4 on ultra on 1080p. Im not concerned about 4k capabilities. Anyways I thought about getting an i5 4690k but I really dont want to spend 200+ on a cpu if I could have a 70$ cpu do the same thing.

Heres my build so far

If possible id like to get a mobo cheaper too

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July 21, 2014 6:16:29 PM

check out newegg combo deals, for a budget cpu and mobo you will have to go amd,

If you want to stay intel, this cpu will reduce the cost a small amount.

Finally that motherboard would pair nicely with any intel cpu.

however for ultra your gpu may be a little lacking.

Personally I am more of an amd person, but I hope this helps

Edit. I do not think a $70 cpu would cut it. You might be able to get away with a >$100 cpu
July 21, 2014 6:31:15 PM

Well I heard amd uses about twice the power of an intel chip but if I got amd would it be a simple process to change the mobo and chip when I upgrade it in a few years?
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July 21, 2014 6:44:59 PM

If you don't mind upgrading in the future, you can overclock a G3258. It will suffer a bit in CPU intensive games but will be fine for GPU intensive games. Then wait till Broadwell comes out and look at your options then.

Then you could put that money towards a better GPU, mobo, a CPU cooler and better quality PSU.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor ($69.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z97 Extreme3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($81.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Toshiba 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Micro Center)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Dual-X Video Card ($269.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($61.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($55.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: LG UH12NS30 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($40.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VE278H 27.0" Monitor ($214.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Speakers: Corsair Gaming Audio Series SP2500 232W 2.1ch Speakers ($229.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1359.84
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-21 21:42 EDT-0400

If you can afford an extra $6 the Asrock Extreme4 is a really good price at the moment
Motherboard: ASRock Z97 EXTREME4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($115.99 @ Newegg)
July 21, 2014 7:23:17 PM

brant999 said:
Well I heard amd uses about twice the power of an intel chip but if I got amd would it be a simple process to change the mobo and chip when I upgrade it in a few years?

Very easy to do, I upgraded my mobo recently, you just have to sysprep the computer to easily install new hardware. If you want me to explain sysprep to you just pm me!
July 21, 2014 7:55:49 PM

Thanks for the help I decided to go with the pentium so I wont need to change my mobo but thanks anyways