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I'm gonna hve some money flowing my way in a couple of days, and I would gladly invest it in a new system. A month ago I bought a new GTX770, but my current i7 920 is bottlenecking it for some specific games, so hopefully a new system will permit me to exploit it better. (fyi the game I'm talking about is World of Warcraft, which is badly optimized and need major cpu power compared to the video part of it)

As I said, I got no more than 700$ to spend (in canadian dollars), so right now it looks like a 4670K might be good for me. But you can help me decide: which cpu/mobo/ram (8GB) under 700$ would I benefit the most from? The priority isn't on overclocking power, although it could be cool of course. I don't have money to buy a high-efficiency cooler for the cpu though, so for awhile I'm looking at stock parts.

I usually shop at NCIX, NewEgg, TigerDirect or Amazon. I checked this: http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_value_available.html and it seems the Intel Core i5-4670K is a good value, next could be a Intel Core i7-3770 which is much pricier though.

(I don't need other components since I got a brand new videocard, psu and casing) What say you? smile.gif

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Adding: it doesn't have to be an Intel system, but I feel it's the only way to go, in my noob mind hehe.
Edited by dIggl3r - 4/10/14 at 11:02am
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I'm not very good at getting deals for Canada, so take this more as a rough estimate then anything. You'd also have more then enough to buy a good cooler.

Motherboard+CPU($405) - MSI Z87-G43 GAMING + Intel Core i5-4670K Haswell 3.4GHz
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1609315

RAM($160) - G.SKILL Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231560

Total Price - $565+$24 shipping($589). Rebates not included if any.
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Thanks Alanim. 16GB ram? wow! But would it be possible to go down to 8GB ram and have an i7 instead? (or just too pricey or not good of an upgrade?)
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4770K/Z87 Mpower/8GB 1866mhz ram - newegg.ca $631.99 + shipping

4770K/Z87X UD3H/8GB 1600 mhz ram - ncix.ca $659.99 + shipping.

a 3770K combo might be fine too. as far as an i5, if you were definitely going to be overclocking I'd say go for one and a good cooler. since you have a ceiling of $700 CAD and have an i7 920 already, AMD isn't a viable option either.
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3TB Toshiba  3TB Toshiba Crucial MX300 Custom Water 
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Originally Posted by dIggl3r View Post

Thanks Alanim. 16GB ram? wow! But would it be possible to go down to 8GB ram and have an i7 instead? (or just too pricey or not good of an upgrade?)

You don't even need to downgrade your RAM.

Motherboard($140) - GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-HD3
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128675

OR

Motherboard($130 with promo code 44CAFRMAL05) - ASRock Z87 PRO4 LGA 1150
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157381

RAM($160) - G.SKILL Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231560

CPU($365) - Intel Core i7-4770K
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116901

Total Price - $655+24 OR $665+$24 shipping($679 OR $689), rebates not included(Although the Asrock motherboard has one for $45).
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4770K/Z87 Mpower/8GB 1866mhz ram - newegg.ca $631.99 + shipping
Just want to thank you man, I went with this baby, bought and shipped today! If I'm lucky I should receive monday. thumb.gif
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Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
1.5TB Seagate + 1.5TB WD Be Quiet! Shadow Rock 2 Windows 10 Pro 64bits Acer XB270HU 
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no problem. hope everything works well and lasts you a good while. thumb.gif
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
3TB Toshiba  3TB Toshiba Crucial MX300 Custom Water 
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Window 7 Ultimate 64 bit Acer CZ340CK  Corsair HX750i Phanteks Enthoo Luxe 
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i7 4770K @ 4.7ghz Gigabyte Z87X-UD4H EVGA GTX 980TI ACX 2.0  8GB G.Skill Trident X 2400 mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
3TB Toshiba  3TB Toshiba Crucial MX300 Custom Water 
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Window 7 Ultimate 64 bit Acer CZ340CK  Corsair HX750i Phanteks Enthoo Luxe 
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