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Hey guys. Im really stuck on what to chose. I want a new CPu as my X4 760K seems to struggle a bit when it comes to gaming when paired with this GPU. Bf4 i get horrible frame dips. My choice is either one of these. I already have a Hyper 212 for Overclcoking


Intel Choice

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CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£161.99 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£104.24 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £266.23
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AMD Choice - May change board to the Sabertooth

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CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor (£105.59 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£99.99 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £205.58
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-26 12:37 GMT+0000)

All i do is gaming and schoolwork and am looking to maybe get a 880 or something nearer the end of the year to replace my 270X. So which is the better option? Also, if intel seems the best idea is Devils canyon worth the wait due to better TIm? i wouldn't be upgrading really until late april early june so im thinking if it helps a month wont hurt much.


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I would go for the 4670k, I have been very pleased with mine.
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Ive seen it looks very good and my friend has a 3570k which looks speedy so i presume haswell will be even quicker. What settings and temps does your overclock get you??
   
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I wouldnt buy Z87 right now because Z97 and broadwell is coming.

I wouldnt buy amd right now because well its amd and second they have given up on the AM3+ socket. No upgrade path, No new chips coming.
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Isnt broadwell coming like early 2015 now as Intel have said Devils canyon is whats releasing the middle of this year??
   
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The i5 is the more consistent CPU choice out of the two. The 8320 will match it in a couple of well threaded games (when OC'd) but unless you only play battlefield and crysis 3 you should probably get the i5 for the overall better user experience.

Here's some fps data from all the recent reviews done by gpgpu (I made the thing for another thread, might as well use it here)




So as you can see for gaming purposes the i5 has a clear advantage, around 20% faster on average than a 8350. Also you can drop the mobo choice down by a bit, the MSI gaming boards are mostly just normal boards painted with fancy paint. D3H from gigabyte or similar boards from asus and MSI and asrock will do just fine as well, get you under that £100 mark.

As for Devil's canyon, it's basically going to be just haswell, with a new chipset (probably not quite as cheap) and with new TIM and higher stock clocks. Not really worth while to wait for that, especially when we don't even know if the i5s will get the treatment or if it's i7 only. Of course if you want you can wait a month or two for the Z97 chipset to release and see what the situation is then.
 
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Isnt broadwell coming like early 2015 now as Intel have said Devils canyon is whats releasing the middle of this year??

Broadwell will be here in late Q3 and early Q4 by all estimates. Can you wait till september?
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Isnt broadwell coming like early 2015 now as Intel have said Devils canyon is whats releasing the middle of this year??

If you can I would wait to see what devils canyon offers, thats what I'm doing.
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Broadwell will be here in late Q3 and early Q4 by all estimates. Can you wait till september?

Maybe, i'll see how long i can hold out tongue.gif

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The i5 is the more consistent CPU choice out of the two. The 8320 will match it in a couple of well threaded games (when OC'd) but unless you only play battlefield and crysis 3 you should probably get the i5 for the overall better user experience.

Here's some fps data from all the recent reviews done by gpgpu (I made the thing for another thread, might as well use it here)




So as you can see for gaming purposes the i5 has a clear advantage, around 20% faster on average than a 8350. Also you can drop the mobo choice down by a bit, the MSI gaming boards are mostly just normal boards painted with fancy paint. D3H from gigabyte or similar boards from asus and MSI and asrock will do just fine as well, get you under that £100 mark.

As for Devil's canyon, it's basically going to be just haswell, with a new chipset (probably not quite as cheap) and with new TIM and higher stock clocks. Not really worth while to wait for that, especially when we don't even know if the i5s will get the treatment or if it's i7 only. Of course if you want you can wait a month or two for the Z97 chipset to release and see what the situation is then.

Z97 May have new stuff so i might wait. Im hoping for 4.4Ghz on the i5 when i get it. Regarding the board i really like the colour scheme of the MSi Board and my Gpu is the same colours so it matches tongue.gif
What board aroudn the same money have good or betetr features? ive heard good things about the MSi one so thats why i picked it. am open to suggestions :0 ( The ASUS Z87-A looked good but i dont like the gold :/)
   
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Maybe, i'll see how long i can hold out tongue.gif
Z97 May have new stuff so i might wait. Im hoping for 4.4Ghz on the i5 when i get it. Regarding the board i really like the colour scheme of the MSi Board and my Gpu is the same colours so it matches tongue.gif
What board aroudn the same money have good or betetr features? ive heard good things about the MSi one so thats why i picked it. am open to suggestions :0 ( The ASUS Z87-A looked good but i dont like the gold :/)

I maxed out a 3770K at 4.8-4.9 with a Pro3 so the lower end boards can max out the chips.
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