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Wich i5 I should buy?

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July 30, 2014 7:06:07 AM

Hi! I'm building my new pc. I already bought everything except the CPU. I want this PC to last me a lot of time without upgrading anything, especially the CPU, I know that the GPU will have to be upgraded.

This is the motherboard I got: Giganyte GA-B85M-D3H

So, I have to stick with a Haswell chip. My GPU is the Asus R9 280 (non x).

I was thinking in a Core i5, but I don't know wich one. In my country stuff is expensive, I know that in a budget I could go with the FX 6300 with 80 less, but you already need to OC it to get good performance and it's weaker than an i5.

There's the cheap i5 4430-4440, that costs 23-28 less than the i5 4570. My max budget allows me to get the 4570, but if I can save some pennies that would be great.

So, wich one? The 4570 will be better in gaming and will last a little longer than the 4430-4440 with the 200Mhz boost?

I know that the 4670k would be the best because is a K i5, but going that route would be so expensive (Z87 mobo, Hyper 212), 100 more than a B85 mobo with a 4570.

Thank you for your help :) 

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July 30, 2014 7:10:54 AM

I would go for the i5 4790K if possible. It can overclock (for when it starts aging) and will run cooler than i5 4670k.
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July 30, 2014 7:16:06 AM

I would suggest the 4590 over the 4570, it's a bit better and should be the same price..
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July 30, 2014 7:23:19 AM

@endeavour37a The Haswell Refresh processors aren't available yet in my country :( 

@ak47jar3d My budget doesn't allow me to go with any OC option. If I get a K processor it would cost me 100 dollars more because of the Z87 mobo and the 212Evo cooler.
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July 30, 2014 7:53:01 AM

Go for the 4570 it's not that much difference if your looking for gaming put your money into a good graphic card, and at least 8Gb Ram.
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July 30, 2014 8:02:26 AM

@endeavour37a Yes, I know that but I don't trust a cheap motherboard for OC. The power phases used in a H81/B85 aren't the same as the ones in Z87. For a nice OC you need good quality power phases. Also the 4670k costs more than 30 dollars than the 4570 and I would have to buy the CM Hyper 212 evo that costs 40 dollars in my country. That's 70 dollars more for the 4670k if I use a cheap B85 Asus mobo. Also, I already bought a Gigabyte B85 one, anyways I read a review about my mobo where they could OC a 4770k.
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July 30, 2014 8:10:55 AM

Doughnutnator said:
@endeavour37a Yes, I know that but I don't trust a cheap motherboard for OC. The power phases used in a H81/B85 aren't the same as the ones in Z87. For a nice OC you need good quality power phases. Also the 4670k costs more than 30 dollars than the 4570 and I would have to buy the CM Hyper 212 evo that costs 40 dollars in my country. That's 70 dollars more for the 4670k if I use a cheap B85 Asus mobo. Also, I already bought a Gigabyte B85 one, anyways I read a review about my mobo where they could OC a 4770k.


Theoretically, yes, power phases are important but they are much, much more important when overclocking high-TDP processors like the Core i7-49xx's, FX-9590, etc. These 84 W Core i5's can generally overclock just fine on mediocre motherboards, especially if you just go for moderate overclocks, rather than pushing it to its limits.

That being said, I'd still recommend you just grab the i5-4570 (or the best you can afford) without worrying much about an overclock. Overclocking is fun for those of us who consider it a hobby, but in reality it doesn't usually result in much real-world benefit anyway. And as you pointed out, it costs quite a bit more in terms of cooling and unlocked Intel hardware.
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July 30, 2014 8:14:13 AM

go to intel arc and find the chips you like and do the side by side like this see the xeon chip in this example I gave if you don't care to overclock and just want sound and stable build

http://ark.intel.com/compare/75054,75047,75122
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July 30, 2014 8:47:25 AM

@endeavour37a Yes, I will get the 4570 today. I would like to OC, it's a funnt hobby but it's very expensive, also you don't get that huge performance gain, it's more for fun. I think that OC in the CPU's are a little over hyped... Anyways it's just my opinion

Thank you very much, you are very helpful, have a nice day :) 
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