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Windows 7: Need help choosing a intel CPU

04 Jul 2014   #1
VXER

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Need help choosing a intel CPU

Hi,ok so lets start by saying that i have no idea for what to go other than a intel i7 4th gen, main focus is gaming so what should i go with, without spending more than i should ?
what makes a cpu better than the other ? as far as i can tell its the number such as 4770 the higher the better ? also at the end of the cpu it says 8mb,10mb,15mb etc the higher the better ? speed clocks ?

the parts that i already have :

asus gtx 770 2gb oc
Evga supernova 850w
Corsair hydro h80i


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04 Jul 2014   #2
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

If you want the best price-performance, the cheapest cpu you can get without bottlenecking your GPU in my opinion is the Core i5-4690, or 4690K if overcloking. If you are going to do things other than gaming that are more CPU intensive, you should go with at least a i7-4770 since it has hyper-threading and just more threads in general for things like video rendering that uses multiple threads.
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04 Jul 2014   #3
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VXER View Post
also at the end of the cpu it says 8mb,10mb,15mb
Please clarify or give an example what you mean by that.

Not much reason to go with an i7 if your main focus is gaming unless you have money to burn.
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04 Jul 2014   #4
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

The (put number here)MB is the amount of cache the CPU has. You do not need a very big amount if you are not using software that focuses on the CPU, like games, which use mostly the GPU.
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04 Jul 2014   #5
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

The i5 4690 is plenty potent. but get the k version if you can save up just a bit more cash.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-372-_-Product
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04 Jul 2014   #6
VXER

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I'll definitely get the k version,thanks for the help guys !

@addram the system ain't allowing me to give you some rep
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04 Jul 2014   #7
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

That`s because you already did, you have to spread it around

And I meant to Thank You, Thank You for the Rep
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04 Jul 2014   #8
N00berG00ber

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

3570k or 4570k
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04 Jul 2014   #9
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

2 Great cpu`s but 2 totally different motherboards 1155 socket vs 1150 .

I would say go with the latest gen cpu as Z77s are getting hard to find

I don`t see a 4570k Patrick, only a 4670k

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116899
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04 Jul 2014   #10
VXER

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

@addram uw

wait a sec, is the cpu related to the motherboard ?

ill be getting one of these :

GIGABYTE GA-Z97X-GAMING GT Intel Z97

Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO Intel Z97 ATX

Asus MAXIMUS VI HERO Intel Z87
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