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Planning a new 1500$ build. What CPU should I go for and What socket?

#1Emperor_ArghosPosted 8/18/2014 9:03:43 PM
There's the LGA2011, LGA 1155 and the 1150. The CPU I buy depends on the socket I choose. If I budget 600$ out of my 1500$ for the CPU and mobo, what should I get ?
P.s I am not going to SLi at any point.
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#2KaiserWarriorPosted 8/18/2014 9:09:15 PM
Get the best i5 you can get, and select your mobo based on that CPU's socket.
#3YOeastonYOPosted 8/18/2014 9:10:44 PM
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#4Dieinafire1Posted 8/18/2014 9:40:57 PM
LGA1150 with a i7 4790k
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#5Dieinafire1Posted 8/18/2014 9:46:50 PM
Plus LGA 1150 will be used for Broadwell
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#6KaiserWarriorPosted 8/18/2014 9:57:36 PM(edited)
Srsly though, if your major concern is gaming, do not waste your money on an i7. The difference between an i5 and the comparable i7 is often 1% or less in real-world video game benchmarks, the only place the i7 comes out ahead is in artificial benchmarks like Firestrike that do not reflect actual gameplay, or when playing games at absurdly low resolution and detail settings.

http://www.ocaholic.ch/modules/smartsection/item.php?itemid=1061
http://us.hardware.info/reviews/5446/29/intel-core-i7-4790k--i5-4690k-devils-canyon-review-haswell-for-overclockers!-benchmarks-hd-7970-tomb-raider-1920x1080-high

Get an i5 and use the money you saved to put more into the parts that actually matter for gaming performance, like getting a better GPU or more/better RAM or an SSD.
#7rainedownPosted 8/18/2014 10:16:29 PM
What Kaiser said. Only get an i7 if you're also doing a lot of rendering or other things that will actually use it. Right now for gaming it's a minor upgrade for way too much money.

They may start using more cores in the future, in fact they will (and have a couple times), but I doubt it will be normal for a while still (read: years), and it still wouldn't change the price to performance ratio for the i5 being better.
#8Dieinafire1Posted 8/18/2014 10:19:50 PM
Long story short: Intel Core i5 is made for mainstream users who care about performance, and Intel Core i7 is made for enthusiasts and high-end users. If you follow this mantra, you're likely going to find the system you need.
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#9Sora_AnbuPosted 8/18/2014 11:14:09 PM
Dieinafire1 posted...
Long story short: Intel Core i5 is made for mainstream users who care about performance, and Intel Core i7 is made for enthusiasts and high-end users. If you follow this mantra, you're likely going to find the system you need.


Wow, something I agree with in this post.
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#10ph33r1es5Posted 8/19/2014 12:57:02 AM
If TC wanted an i5 and overclock. TC would need an aftermarket cooler. Wouldn't it be better to just get an i7 4790k with stock cooler?