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i5 4670k still the best processor when building a gaming PC?

#1NewportBox100sPosted 3/1/2014 5:35:11 PM
As in most affordable? I saw it drop down to $205 the other day. What GPU should I get with it?
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#2-CJF-Posted 3/1/2014 5:37:25 PM
Pretty much the best value. GPU depends on your price range and requirements (60fps? 1440p? 4k? etc), but the 760 GTX is popular.
#3staticxtreme5Posted 3/1/2014 5:38:03 PM
760 or 770, unless your budget allows for a 780 / 780ti.
#4NewportBox100s(Topic Creator)Posted 3/1/2014 5:38:27 PM
1080p will be fine... I'm getting $1200 back in taxes... would like to build for a grand or less but 1200 if I absolutely have to.. I need an OS but have a monitor... talk to me
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#5SnadadosPosted 3/1/2014 5:46:35 PM
That is considered about the best price to performance gaming CPU right now.

If there is a microcenter near you then you can get the 4670k for $180 and $30+ off a motherboard.
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#6NewportBox100s(Topic Creator)Posted 3/1/2014 5:50:18 PM(edited)
Nah there is no microcenter, damn....

But yeah imma get that CPU and GPU. Now what else to get? Windows 8.1... I also want 8 gigs of RAM as well as a 2TB hard drive... or maybe I should get a 1TB and then just add in another 1TB later?

*Edit* I take that back there is a Microcenter 1 hour from me! I shall go there!!!
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#7NewportBox100s(Topic Creator)Posted 3/1/2014 7:47:01 PM
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#8PsythikPosted 3/1/2014 8:22:26 PM(edited)
Yes, for best price:performance, you can't do better than the 4670K. Get any other processor and you're not fully getting your money's worth.

EDIT: Well personally I used up 1TB within a couple months but I own a lot of games and music.
But then again, the bigger the drive the harder you cry when it inevitably fails because you couldn't afford to back up all that data.

EDIT 2: When it comes to RAM, 8GB DDR3* 1600 is enough. I also like to find RAM that meets the JDEC standard of 9-9-9-24 timings @ 1.5v. That's usually a sign that it's higher quality.

Win8.1 Pro is a great OS. The extra features and fast boot times make the new Start screen totally worth it. It's actually quite nice once you get used to what it's capable of, so don't listen to the plebs that foolishly believe 7 is better. The new Task Manager is especially awesome; it alone makes 8.1 worth it.
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#9Fade2black001Posted 3/1/2014 8:14:41 PM
Psythik posted...
Yes, for best price:performance, you can't do better than the 4670K. Get any other processor and you're not fully getting your money's worth.

EDIT: Well personally I used up 1TB within a couple months but I own a lot of games and music.
But then again, the bigger the drive the harder you cry when it inevitably fails because you couldn't afford to back up all that data.

EDIT 2: When it comes to RAM, 8GB DDR2 1600 is enough. I also like to find RAM that meets the JDEC standard of 9-9-9-24 timings @ 1.5v. That's usually a sign that it's higher quality.

Win8.1 Pro is a great OS. The extra features and fast boot times make the new Start screen totally worth it. It's actually quite nice once you get used to what it's capable of, so don't listen to the plebs that foolishly believe 7 is better. The new Task Manager is especially awesome; it alone makes 8.1 worth it.


WTF?!? No modern board supports DDR2 RAM. Also a 4670K is a great CPU what are you smoking? Also RAM speed is meaningless in gaming.So are the timings as well.
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#10NewportBox100s(Topic Creator)Posted 3/1/2014 8:18:12 PM
Somebody go ahead and set me up a build. Of course I'm getting Windows 8.1... was never a doubt in my mind.
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