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I need help deciding on a cpu

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 http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Tkkyt6

If possible id like to get a mobo cheaper too
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  1. check out newegg combo deals, for a budget cpu and mobo you will have to go amd, http://www.newegg.com/Store/ComboDeals.aspx?ComboStoreID=1&name=CPUs-Motherboards

    If you want to stay intel, this cpu will reduce the cost a small amount. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116896

    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
  2. 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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    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.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/pentium-g3258-overclocking-performance,3849-4.html

    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)
  4. 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! http://www.thewindowsclub.com/the-system-preparation-tool-sysprep-in-microsoft-windows-7
  5. Thanks for the help I decided to go with the pentium so I wont need to change my mobo but thanks anyways
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