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What I would do:
1.Buy K unlocked cpu
2.Undervolt It for now
3.Overclock when upgrading gpu

And just one queastion:
There's no chance that non-K cpu's will overclock by BLCK ?
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post #22 of 25
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I'm a bit of an old skooler and been off the seen for a bit.


Can you give me suggestions?


I will be ordering from this website? (I only need Processor, Motherboard and Memory)

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/


Budget = £350 - £400 might push more buck if the finance deals are good
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Can you give me suggestions? I will be ordering from this website? (I only need Processor, Motherboard and Memory)

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/

Budget = £350 - £400 might push more buck if the finance deals are good

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K (Haswell) £187.99

MOBO: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H (Haswell) £158.99
ALT. MOBO: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H (Haswell) £131.99

RAM: Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB DDR3-1866 CL9 £71.99
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post #25 of 25
It's a worthwhile upgrade, because a Haswell is much faster than a Core 2 Quad. But if you think you might want to resell the Haswell someday for a future upgrade, you should get a K chip instead. If not, and you don't want to overclock, what you have is fine.

Also, I hope you realize that you won't see much difference in games, with that 6770 as your video card. Everything is going to be GPU-limited, and adding a Haswell will probably only give you a couple of extra frames, at most. You'll have to do that upgrade before the new CPU will help your gaming performance.
     
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