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So I am using a i7 930 with a GTX 680 and I feel it is time to upgrade. I haven't really kept up with CPU game as of late and need a little bit of guidance. Not looking to spend more than 600 for the mobo, ram and cpu. My question is what will be a great cpu for my gtx 680 that wont break the bank. Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by jokkycaz View Post

So I am using a i7 930 with a GTX 680 and I feel it is time to upgrade. I haven't really kept up with CPU game as of late and need a little bit of guidance. Not looking to spend more than 600 for the mobo, ram and cpu. My question is what will be a great cpu for my gtx 680 that wont break the bank. Thanks in advance.

You could go with Haswell, the new 1150 Socket motherboard, and a 1866MHz kit of ram.
i7 4770K
$334.53
Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H
$154.99
G.Skill 8GB 1866MHz
$69.99

Total:
$560

EDIT: Honestly for gaming, you could stick with the i5 4570K for less money and get similar gaming performance.
Edited by aznpersuazn - 8/5/13 at 5:37am
post #3 of 9
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($200.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Mushkin Redline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $580.96
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-05 08:31 EDT-0400)

How about this?

It depends on what you are planning to use your PC for. If you are into video editing/rendering, et cetera, you might want to skip the cooler and add the extra into an i7. But then again, it's subjective.
Edited by fragamemnon - 8/5/13 at 5:35am
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post #4 of 9
Thread Starter 
Thank you for the fast response and useful information on pricing. Exactly what I was looking for. I work with visual studio 2010, and TPF toolkit a good bit so the extra CPU power never hurts. I will probably stick with the i7. Agian very helpful.
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post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by fragamemnon View Post

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($200.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Mushkin Redline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $580.96
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-05 08:31 EDT-0400)

How about this?

It depends on what you are planning to use your PC for. If you are into video editing/rendering, et cetera, you might want to skip the cooler and add the extra into an i7. But then again, it's subjective.

I will probably avoid the CPU cooler. I have a custom loop set up and will probably stick with that.
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120gb SSD Custom CPU + GPU loop Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (2) 22 inch Dell + (1)28 inch ViewSonic 1ms 192... 
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120gb SSD Custom CPU + GPU loop Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (2) 22 inch Dell + (1)28 inch ViewSonic 1ms 192... 
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post #6 of 9
Of course you should skip it! In that case you have an additional $100 to add up to whatever you feel like would be the best upgrade. (:

Btw, update your sig rig. tongue.gif
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post #7 of 9
Thread Starter 
Haha, will do.
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120gb SSD Custom CPU + GPU loop Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (2) 22 inch Dell + (1)28 inch ViewSonic 1ms 192... 
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post #8 of 9
Thread Starter 
One last question. Is this a smart upgrade from the i7 930? I have decided on the i5 4670k.
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Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
120gb SSD Custom CPU + GPU loop Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (2) 22 inch Dell + (1)28 inch ViewSonic 1ms 192... 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CoolerMaster QuickFire OCZ ZT Series ATX Fully-Modular Power Supply -... Cosmos S Fullsize Corsair Vengeance M65 Gaming Mouse 
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post #9 of 9
IMO yes, with a decent overclock. And especially in gaming.
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
2x1TB WD Black RAID 0 3TB WD Red Samsung 840 Evo 250GB Stock... hue hue 
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Benq XL2411Z Dell U2412M Dell U2412M KBC Poker II MX Clears 
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2x8GB (for now) Kingston DDR4 @ 2133MHz/C16 Samsung 840 120GB EK-Vardar F4 on an Arctic Freezer i11 Ubuntu Server 16.04 
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