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Is it worth getting the 4690k over the 4690 non-k version?

How great is the overclocking performance , is it worth it ? never overclocked before
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    Overclocking very rarely performs miracles. Its mostly a hobby and a way for OLDER systems to catch up a bit.

    A 4690 non-k is a very capable CPU and if the cost of a Z97 series board and K-edition CPU is going to cause you to get a weaker graphics card, then stick to an H97 chipset and non-k CPU.
  2. Novuake said:
    Overclocking very rarely performs miracles. Its mostly a hobby and a way for OLDER systems to catch up a bit.

    A 4690 non-k is a very capable CPU and if the cost of a Z97 series board and K-edition CPU is going to cause you to get a weaker graphics card, then stick to an H97 chipset and non-k CPU.


    Exactly.
  3. ^ as stated - real world performance - no huge gains. I must say this 4690K @ 4.6GHz is a pretty snappy performer.
    -Bruce
  4. Well right now on pcpartpicker the 4690k is only $1 more so i would go for it. If your not in the US then the prices may be different. If the difference between the k and non k is $15 or less it would be worth it imo.
  5. there is a 20 dollars difference :/ not in the Us....but i would have to change the mobo and then the graphic card too like how novuake said and possibly ram too :P everything gets changed and exceeds my budget like crazy...already paying extra 20-30 dollars per part due to location difference....am gonna go with i5 4690 ...thanks guys :D
  6. gamer1357 said:
    Well right now on pcpartpicker the 4690k is only $1 more so i would go for it. If your not in the US then the prices may be different. If the difference between the k and non k is $15 or less it would be worth it imo.


    The Z 97 boards are A LOT more than H97. Thats where the real difference comes in.
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