i5 4440 vs i5 4670k

Hello people ,

I have decided to get a new CPU in the near future and was looking at intel as i have used AMD for quite some time now.

I am torn between the i5 4440 and the i5 4670k which is more expensive.

I currently own a radeon 7870 XT with Boost and would like something that won't bottleneck it.

I can and if the need arises will do OC, in which case i think the K version is the clear winner.

Also, changing the CPU requires me to change the motherboard as well and as far as i know a z87 would be the choice for the K version. What is an affordable mobo in this case?

So is it really worth the extra money for the K version or would an i5 4440 do the job very well for today's gaming? I will be gaming most of the time.

Thank you in advance for your opinions and answers.
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  1. A 4670k would be worth the money.
  2. I side with ewok93, the 4670k is the only CPU that will overclock. No, all you need is an LGA 1150 motherboard.
  3. Agreed, if your going to OC get the 4670K, and make sure CPU cooling is adequate. If you are not going to OC, the 4440 is just fine. Any i5 (particularly from the Haswell) is enough for good gaming accompanied with a nice GPU.

    "Just food for thought", Also if not going to OC maybe trying bumping up a notch to the 4570 for higher clock, and still stay in good budget range.
  5. This is much more than just a 4440 vs 4690k. Choosing one will take you down two different motherboard paths as well. The 4690k starts out more expensive, and only gets MORE expensive from there since you need a much pricier motherboard AND an after market cpu cooler. You're looking at an extra $100 minimum if you choose the 4690k.

    It's all up to your budget.

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/dDBrpg
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/dDBrpg/by_merchant/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($174.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock H97M Anniversary Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($66.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $241.98


    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/4Wh2bv
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/4Wh2bv/by_merchant/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.88 @ OutletPC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.75 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z97 Extreme3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $353.62

    Really you could get an even cheaper motherboard for the 4440 for an even bigger price difference.

    Like Sco Diggy said, I prefer the 4570 or 4590 since they are only like $10-15 more than the 4440.
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