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I need help deciding on a cpu

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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 http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Tkkyt6

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, http://www.newegg.com/Store/ComboDeals.aspx?ComboStoreI...

If you want to stay intel, this cpu will reduce the cost a small amount. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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
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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.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/pentium-g3258-overc...

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)
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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! http://www.thewindowsclub.com/the-system-preparation-to...
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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
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