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Best i5 and motherboard combo for gaming?

Looking to upgrade my processor from an i5-4460 and a pre-built motherboard to something better. Any suggestions within a 400 price range combined for both items?
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  1. Check the cpu support list for your motherboard.
    Likely, it will support a I7-4790K which should be well within your budget.
    Likely, your motherboard will not support overclocking, but the I7-4790K runs at 4.0 stock with a higher turbo.
    You may also want to buy a $35 cooler like the Cryorig H7.

    A I5-4690K will cost some $100 less, but you would need to pay more than that for a overclocking capable motherboard.
  2. geofelt said:
    Check the cpu support list for your motherboard.
    Likely, it will support a I7-4790K which should be well within your budget.
    Likely, your motherboard will not support overclocking, but the I7-4790K runs at 4.0 stock with a higher turbo.
    You may also want to buy a $35 cooler like the Cryorig H7.

    A I5-4690K will cost some $100 less, but you would need to pay more than that for a overclocking capable motherboard.


    How do I check the support list for my motherboard? It's a prebuilt PC and it doesn't say anything besides manufacturer name
  3. Best answer
    CPU-Z will identify the motherboard.
    If you know the socket type and the chipset, you can get a good idea of what can be supported.
    Usually a oem pc will have some sort of documentation of supported processors.
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