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hey guys im planning on buying the ASUS Gryphon Z87 wtih the armor cuz it looks sexy anyways i havnt been up to date with all the new pc stuff for about 2 years now and im looking for a CPU to go with my motherboard, im looking for a cpu thats great, reliable, and very good for multitasking like edit videos, watch youtube vids/ stream vids, play games, and have a few random programs opened and to do all that at the same time.

what type of cpu do you guys recommend?
price anything under $250
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Samsung 840 EVO 120GB Microsoft Windows 10 pro 64 Bit Samsung SA950 + ASUS VG236HE Razer Keyboard Blackwidow Tournament Edition 
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If you plan to overlook and live close to a Microcenter grab your mobo and a 4770k from there. Their CPU + mobo bundle is hard to beat. If not near a MC a 4670k may better fit your budget. The difference between the two is hyperthreading which would help with video encoding but for the rest of your desired usages is pretty useless.

Edit: Oops looks like you're in Toronto so scratch what I said about MC.
Edited by Tmfs - 3/16/14 at 3:23am
post #3 of 8
With that mobo you've already gone Intel and you want to overclock... So i5 4670k unless you can find an I7 4770k for under 250:o
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yes but why does it have to cost 250$? couldnt i just get something cheaper? yes i said i want to spend the max $250 but that doesnt mean i want to use all the $250. also the other guy said above that " rest of your desired usages is pretty useless." and now that i think about it hes right so all i pretty much need is a cpu thats good for multitasking & light gaming. right now im using the "AMD A8-3850 "4cores i just want to see a big difference like speed/ performance/quality. i want to go on the nvidia side and use intel u guy see my pc spec under my post. 2013 and 2014 everything thats coming out now is most likely better then what im using.
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Intel i5 4670k ASUS Gryphon Z97 mATX+ Armor Kit EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Superclocked 2GB GDDR5 Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Samsung 840 EVO 120GB Microsoft Windows 10 pro 64 Bit Samsung SA950 + ASUS VG236HE Razer Keyboard Blackwidow Tournament Edition 
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Seasonic 560W 80 Plus Gold SilverStone Fortress FT03 Silver/White steelseries raw frost blue XFX WarPaD 
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Intel i5 4670k ASUS Gryphon Z97 mATX+ Armor Kit EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Superclocked 2GB GDDR5 Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Samsung 840 EVO 120GB Microsoft Windows 10 pro 64 Bit Samsung SA950 + ASUS VG236HE Razer Keyboard Blackwidow Tournament Edition 
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Seasonic 560W 80 Plus Gold SilverStone Fortress FT03 Silver/White steelseries raw frost blue XFX WarPaD 
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post #5 of 8
Youve bought a z87 chipset
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Originally Posted by NatPC View Post

yes but why does it have to cost 250$? couldnt i just get something cheaper? yes i said i want to spend the max $250 but that doesnt mean i want to use all the $250. also the other guy said above that " rest of your desired usages is pretty useless." and now that i think about it hes right so all i pretty much need is a cpu thats good for multitasking & light gaming. right now im using the "AMD A8-3850 "4cores i just want to see a big difference like speed/ performance/quality. i want to go on the nvidia side and use intel u guy see my pc spec under my post. 2013 and 2014 everything thats coming out now is most likely better then what im using.

Well you said 'gaming' not 'light gaming'. What is light gaming? I assume you game at 1080p from your monitor and of course its entirely up to you what you buy and how much you want to spend.

Any socket 1150 Intel CPU from a Celeron up to an I7 4770k will fit in your mobo, they are all 'reliable' and they will all allow you to game, and of course browse etc. You bought a z87 chipset, premium motherboard and this being overclock.net I assumed you would be overclocking, my apologies.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haswell_%28microarchitecture%29

Celeron dual core is worst but will perform ok in most games, , I3 is a dual core with hyperthreading; a little better. I5 quad core is where its at for gaming, hyperthreading is used in few games so far and the extra cost is not really worth for an I7 it unless you want to 'future proof' a bit or I believe if you are editing videos a lot the extra threads help do things faster.

Skyrim and Crysis 3 of the top of my head are 2 games that like CPU power a lot, many online FPS and MMORPG multiplayer games will get better frame rates with faster CPU's. Edit: However many games do not benefit a HUGE amount from higher CPU's.

All of these chips have the same architecture, the higher chips have more cores generally faster clock rates and more L3 cache and which helps things speed up. The 'S' and 'T' variants denote low power chips which have reduced clock speed in order to lower the overall power used so unless that's important to you you will get more performance out of chips without that suffix.

The 'K'Variants I suggested are able to be overclocked with a z87 chipset. As you mentioned Nvidia cards I'm going to assume you won't be using the IGPU on the chips so you can ignore the HD graphics 4600.

Personally I would suggest with your budget as you mentioned editing videos that you get at least an I3 and preferably an I5. It's entirely up to you whether you want to spend the money to speed things up or save money.

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yes but why does it have to cost 250$? couldnt i just get something cheaper? yes i said i want to spend the max $250 but that doesnt mean i want to use all the $250. also the other guy said above that " rest of your desired usages is pretty useless." and now that i think about it hes right so all i pretty much need is a cpu thats good for multitasking & light gaming. right now im using the "AMD A8-3850 "4cores i just want to see a big difference like speed/ performance/quality. i want to go on the nvidia side and use intel u guy see my pc spec under my post. 2013 and 2014 everything thats coming out now is most likely better then what im using.
I was just referring to hyperthreading being "useless" for the rest of your desired usage outside of video encoding. Not that those things themselves were unless. Also implying the 4670k is probably the best chip for you with that motherboard. smile.gif
post #7 of 8
4670k is where it's at if you're an overclockerer at heart
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Originally Posted by NatPC View Post

hey guys im planning on buying the ASUS Gryphon Z87 wtih the armor cuz it looks sexy anyways i havnt been up to date with all the new pc stuff for about 2 years now and im looking for a CPU to go with my motherboard, im looking for a cpu thats great, reliable, and very good for multitasking like edit videos, watch youtube vids/ stream vids, play games, and have a few random programs opened and to do all that at the same time.

what type of cpu do you guys recommend?
price anything under $250
Look around for a inexpensive 4770k or else look for a used one. My 2 cents.
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