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I cant decide what CPU to buy

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July 28, 2014 12:41:58 PM

I know i want to stick with intel for my gaming PC build but what CPU should i get? I was thinking the i5-4690k Quad Core LGA 1150 but it is a little expensive for my build what would you guys recommend for gaming?

Here is my build
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/c6Hyt6

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July 28, 2014 12:44:43 PM

Intel i5-4670k ;) 
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July 28, 2014 12:47:11 PM

Opssss sorry :D  I mean Intel i5-4590 :D  Wrong numbers :D 
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July 28, 2014 12:50:00 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($234.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 120M 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z97 EXTREME4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($115.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($76.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($80.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($50.40 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($359.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 750D ATX Full Tower Case ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VX238H 23.0" Monitor ($157.58 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1378.38
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-28 15:48 EDT-0400

Get that CPU, with that build you wouldn't want a weak processor. I made some changes, better PSU, better RAM, cheaper graphics card, better case (It's the new version of the 650D) and a better power supply. Oh and you need a z97 motherboard for overclocking that unlocked processor, which I put in the build. And it ends up being about 30$ cheaper than yours.
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July 28, 2014 12:57:13 PM

Stick with the i5-4670k and get rid of the damn water cooling. No point in spending 40 dollars on custom cooling to get a cheaper processor that would out-perform it anyway.
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July 28, 2014 1:01:16 PM

The Seidon 120M is actually pretty good for $40.
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July 28, 2014 1:06:07 PM

Ytyoussef said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($234.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 120M 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z97 EXTREME4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($115.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($76.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($80.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($50.40 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($359.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 750D ATX Full Tower Case ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VX238H 23.0" Monitor ($157.58 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1378.38
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-28 15:48 EDT-0400

Get that CPU, with that build you wouldn't want a weak processor. I made some changes, better PSU, better RAM, cheaper graphics card, better case (It's the new version of the 650D) and a better power supply. Oh and you need a z97 motherboard for overclocking that unlocked processor, which I put in the build. And it ends up being about 30$ cheaper than yours.


And this graphics card is better than the one i picked out?
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July 28, 2014 1:06:36 PM

It's the same, it's just cheaper.
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July 28, 2014 1:12:12 PM

i have a little room what CPU cooler would you recommend?
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July 28, 2014 1:18:05 PM

The cooler master seidon should be just fine, as it's nicely priced atm. If not, I'd go with the 212 EVO if you want to stay on a budget, even though the seidon should perform a bit better. If you don't have a limited budget, you could get either a NH-D15 or an H110 if you don't like the looks of the D15. Both perform much better than the first two, but are more than two times more expensive. The D15 is THE best air cooler, and the H110 is one of the best AIOs.
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