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Hello all,

I am looking to change from my amd 8350 back over to the Intel side as I am getting sick of fps dps in my mmo gaming with ffxiv and world of warcraft as these games are alot better on the intel side smile.gif My gpu is definatly good enough for gaming as it is a sapphire r9 290. My budget would be up to $370 for a cpu which will do up to an i78 4770k and around the $200 mark depending on what cpu that is purchased.

What would be the better option an i5 with a more expensive board or an i7 with a less expensive board , and which mainboard should i purchase?
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Hello all,

I am looking to change from my amd 8350 back over to the Intel side as I am getting sick of fps dps in my mmo gaming with ffxiv and world of warcraft as these games are alot better on the intel side smile.gif My gpu is definatly good enough for gaming as it is a sapphire r9 290. My budget would be up to $370 for a cpu which will do up to an i78 4770k and around the $200 mark depending on what cpu that is purchased.

What would be the better option an i5 with a more expensive board or an i7 with a less expensive board , and which mainboard should i purchase?

You dont need an expensive board to max out Haswell.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157460
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Would you recommend the i5 or the i7? That mainboard in australia is about $189
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Would you recommend the i5 or the i7? That mainboard in australia is about $189

It's up to you but the 4670K will give you 40%+ fps gains in the mmo games you're looking for improvement in
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when it comes to m/boards and the reviews the fps are not worth worrying about - if one mr magoo board stated a diff of 10 - 15 fps then my head would pop up biggrin.gif
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Other forums they say there is nothing wrong with the 8350 but i beg to differ, Im just trying to source out if the i7 makes any real improvements in gaming or is it still really a platform that is waiting to have its potential unlocked. All the players in wow say get an i7 but they can never give a reason why it is better than an i5
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Other forums they say there is nothing wrong with the 8350 but i beg to differ, Im just trying to source out if the i7 makes any real improvements in gaming or is it still really a platform that is waiting to have its potential unlocked. All the players in wow say get an i7 but they can never give a reason why it is better than an i5

Check out any haswell review and you will see Intel is almost twice as fast in games like wow, sc2 and skyrim
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Yep i know they are a ton faster than the amd as my misses uses her i5, was just wondering if there is any cons to buying the i7 or saving the money and buying a better more heavy duty mainboard
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For gaming, I'd recommend the i5.

I would have went with it, but I do graphic design and work in 3D Studio Max. So the i7 had advantages for me there.
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Ah I do alot of gaming, with some encoding usually a hour or so a day
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