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These are my three options (not overclocking):

1. Pentium G3220 ~$55
2. i3-4130 ~$120
3. i5-4430 ~$150

I am able to get some money off of whatever I chose with a credit I have. I would like to pair this with a high end GPU eventually. I basically just want the one with the best value.
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well the first two are 2 core chips. This means while you may be able to run some games well, there are others that will take a big processor hit because they don;t have the full 4 cores to play with. This is a big argument for the i5.

if you;re willing to give up the other two cores in the name of savings, here is a review of them compared http://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/291/Intel_Core_i3_i3-4130_vs_Intel_Pentium_Dual-Core_G3220.html. The difference is not gigantic, particularly in graphics, which is what you seem to care about, so I would toss the i3 myself. That just leaves the other two. That comparison is here http://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/298/Intel_Core_i5_i5-4430_vs_Intel_Pentium_Dual-Core_G3220.html. Again in games with two threads of less there is very little difference. That does not comprise all games though.

What the i5 will do is run more than one program at once far far better than the pentium. If you want to run the game AND have a browser open in the background or some such, or if you want to play games that actually have 4 working threads, you want the i5.

The question is do you want it enough to spend 3 times the money?
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budget and intel? forget about it, for the performance you get at the price. you are going to have to step up to the non k i5.
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well the first two are 2 core chips. This means while you may be able to run some games well, there are others that will take a big processor hit because they don;t have the full 4 cores to play with. This is a big argument for the i5.

if you;re willing to give up the other two cores in the name of savings, here is a review of them compared http://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/291/Intel_Core_i3_i3-4130_vs_Intel_Pentium_Dual-Core_G3220.html. The difference is not gigantic, particularly in graphics, which is what you seem to care about, so I would toss the i3 myself. That just leaves the other two. That comparison is here http://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/298/Intel_Core_i5_i5-4430_vs_Intel_Pentium_Dual-Core_G3220.html. Again in games with two threads of less there is very little difference. That does not comprise all games though.

What the i5 will do is run more than one program at once far far better than the pentium. If you want to run the game AND have a browser open in the background or some such, or if you want to play games that actually have 4 working threads, you want the i5.

The question is do you want it enough to spend 3 times the money?

thanks, yeah I pretty much threw out the i3. the i5 probably isn't worth almost 3x the money, but i think i might go with it.
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im guessing the 4670k is out of range? & 4670 non k? the i3 will be "good" but it wont last.
     
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im guessing the 4670k is out of range? & 4670 non k? the i3 will be "good" but it wont last.

I got a good deal on a h87 motherboard, and don't want to bother overclocking haswell, as I had bad experience trying to do so not long ago. I decided to sell it all and downgrade without taking that much of a loss.
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thanks, yeah I pretty much threw out the i3. the i5 probably isn't worth almost 3x the money, but i think i might go with it.

I would.
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post #8 of 10
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hmm I just noticed my h87 from asrock can overclock K cpus. it might be worth the i5-4670K, but i wonder if intel can fix this without forcing a manufacturing to do bios changes.
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No. Intel locked unofficial overclocking with nonz chipset using a micro code in their new cpus(haswell)
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how about the 4670 non k? it still has a good turbo & is 4c/4t.
     
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