Is the 4670k worth it for gaming? is the performance worth the increase in price plus the price of a cooler? --- No game will ever come close to the fun I had playing Castlevania: HD. PSN/Gamertag/Steam: NinjaGuerra
K means you can overclock, do you want to overclock at some point in the future?
I know that, I'm asking if the overclock is worth the money? or just save money and get the 4670 --- No game will ever come close to the fun I had playing Castlevania: HD. PSN/Gamertag/Steam: NinjaGuerra
Overclocking can improve performance, but it isn't necessary.
Case in point, look at my sig. I am playing games with a 4yo quad clocked 1.6-2.8GHz. The games I can attribute poor performance to the CPU I can count on one hand, and even those wouldn't be an issue if I was running a 4yo desktop CPU's clocks. That is, if I was clocked 2.8GHz with some boost above that.
I don't think I would get an overclockable CPU if I was buying a new desktop.That $50-$100 [with additional cooling] is better put to more GPU power primarily [or faster memory, Larger/Caching SSD, a mobo with more features]. --- ASUS G73jh i7 720/Mobility HD 5870/6GB DDR3 1404MHz/Seagate Momentus XT 750GB Hybrid HDD
I have a 2550k that I bought and paid a slight bit more for so that I could overclock, and just never got around to overclocking it. It's fine as is, for now. --- "What's a strategy game? You mean like Mass Effect?"- A console gamer