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Do i really need 3930K for gaming?

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January 7, 2013 11:22:13 AM

Hi guys,


I planning to build new PC dedicated to gaming and I want it for at less 5 years to perform.

my question is do I really need 3930K for CPU to run GTX690?

if I decided to upgrade the graphics card after 2-4 years any bottle neck issues?


what do you suggest for future proof gaming CPU?

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January 7, 2013 11:25:46 AM

If its for gaming an ivybridge 3770k would be fine.
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January 7, 2013 11:35:10 AM

jldevoy said:
If its for gaming an ivybridge 3770k would be fine.


what do you think about 2011 socket?
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January 7, 2013 11:36:00 AM

alz3abi said:
Hi guys,


I planning to build new PC dedicated to gaming and I want it for at less 5 years to perform.

my question is do I really need 3930K for CPU to run GTX690?

if I decided to upgrade the graphics card after 2-4 years any bottle neck issues?


what do you suggest for future proof gaming CPU?


There's plenty of life in the 3930k. It will live for 5 years easily
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January 7, 2013 11:48:33 AM

No, you don't need 3930K for gaming.
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January 7, 2013 12:30:59 PM

FinneousPJ said:
No, you don't need 3930K for gaming.



I meant 3820
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January 7, 2013 1:11:11 PM

No, you don't need that either.
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January 7, 2013 1:13:08 PM

Everybody in here is quite wrong. i7 isn't needed AT ALL when you're gaming. The best you can get for your Money is i5-3570k.

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cpus/2012/05/01/intel-...

Look how it faires against these extreme CPUs and i7 CPUs. Why pay like 2 or 3 times the Price for something that might give you 1 or 2 FPS in difference? I wouldn't I can tell you, and if you're smart you shouldn't either.

And stop asking about future proofness.

Watch this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FK4ip08auGg

Now you'll never ask about the term "future proofness" Again.
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January 7, 2013 1:39:41 PM

lostgamer_03 said:
Everybody in here is quite wrong. i7 isn't needed AT ALL when you're gaming. The best you can get for your Money is i5-3570k.

^ This.
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January 7, 2013 2:19:47 PM

Well, no, not everybody ;) 
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January 7, 2013 4:57:00 PM

i5-3570K.
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January 7, 2013 5:34:44 PM

i5-3570k is the best bang for the buck and will have plenty of life in it. I've never had a good CPU not give me 4-5 solid years for gaming, and an i7 isn't going to serve you any better.
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January 7, 2013 6:05:26 PM

i'd also only buy a 680 and then a 880 when they come out, it'll cost you the same as a 690, but last longer. Unless you are running very high resolutions.
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