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I had a 2500k OC @ 4.4 Ghz, but got an itch to sell it for some money to pay off debts without touching my house fund. My RL friend I basically hooked up because I get cheap stereo etc all the time from him. I planned to buy the 4770k but something is holding me back. (hell I think Intel CPU are over priced).

Went back to using my AMD X6 1090 currently running at 3715 mhz NB around 2.5 ghz.

At this speed it is "fine" for skyrim but painful at times in SC2. SC2 almost seems more slow with the NB overclocked.

Rest of system, OCZ AGI 256 SSD, Corsair 750 PSU, AMD 7970 Gigabyte Windforce, all in a HAF. Playing games on my 2560x1440 Korean monitor and LG 1080p second screen.

Side note, I have my new water pump that came in to replace my Rasa RS240 stock pup/rad that died.

Starcraft is the only game that runs slow so far since I switched from the 2500k back to my AMD X6. I know SC2 runs better on Intel but what CPU would you guys recommend for all around?

I was thinking of trying the 8350 for the 8 core power. (I am odd and tend to open tons of stuff at once). Example use to box Everquest 4+ accounts, watch TV and sometimes load another game while waiting for a namer to spawn. lol)

Guys at work just said get a 4670 and that the extra HT is not needed for games. But somehow going from 6 cores back to 4 is hard to swallow.

Budget is under $400 ish. I would prefer to downsize my case to something like the Bitfinex prodigy. So ITX is my goal with using my water cooling gear.

The 6800k caught my eye but it would be dropping down to "only" four cores. Be a lot easier if a ITX board that could OC was around for the 8350...

Stopping before I rant more!
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Don't get an APU if your currently have a Phenom x6.It will be painful.

The i5 4670K will outperform the Phenom since those +2 cores are barely used and the i5 is btter at single threaded.

Basically if you must go ITX then grab a 4670K but if you stick with ATX or mATX then a FX8350 will be cheaper
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Newegg had a sale on 4770k. So I doubled my budget and just got it. Will possibly just make an ITX 6800k for sim city/spare PC
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