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User Info: joemama1992

joemama1992
3 years ago#1
What should I do?

With this mobo:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130695&ignorebbr=1&cm_re=z87-_-13-130-695-_-Product

And a radeon HD7950

I've never overclocked my CPU before, and I don't really know anything about doing so. Which is a better choice, and should I consider overclocking?

I've gotten along fine playing whatever I want with the HD7950 and an AMD Phenom II x3. Never OCed it.

What do you guys think?
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User Info: mrtywer

mrtywer
3 years ago#2
I got the 4690, and an H87 motherboard, and I DON'T want to overclock. I'm perfectly happy with my performance as-is. You don't NEED to overclock, and it can damage your parts/void your warranty. Personally, I'd go the 4690 route, and get a cheaper, H87 motherboard. Z87 is only if you need to O/C.

I got: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130697 for my build. F***ing awesome board.

Although, now that I compare them, my motherboard now costs about $13 more. When I got it, it was $75.
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User Info: Lemur_H

Lemur_H
3 years ago#3
I bet most modern motherboards will just overclock your CPU for you if you tell it to. Mine has a 4.2 GHz profile I enabled for my 2500K. No issues.

It won't be a hardcore enthusiast overclock, but it will be a good boost in processor performance. Motherboards basically do everything for you these days.

Just make sure you buy a good cooler for the CPU.

User Info: Shub

Shub
3 years ago#4
Getting an i5-4690 with that motherboard would not be a good idea. The 4690 is part of the Haswell refresh that came out just a couple of weeks ago and most if not all H87/Z87 motherboards would require a BIOS upgrade in order to support the recently released Haswell refresh CPUs. You'll want an H97 or Z97 motherboard. Or you can get the i5-4670K with that motherboard.
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User Info: joemama1992

joemama1992
3 years ago#5
Shub posted...
Getting an i5-4690 with that motherboard would not be a good idea. The 4690 is part of the Haswell refresh that came out just a couple of weeks ago and most if not all H87/Z87 motherboards would require a BIOS upgrade in order to support the recently released Haswell refresh CPUs. You'll want an H97 or Z97 motherboard. Or you can get the i5-4670K with that motherboard.


How difficult would this bios upgrade be exactly?

See I'm just trying to get the mobo and cpu for as close to 300 or cheaper as possible. Could you guys recommend me a mobo to go with the 4690($225) that works for $70 to $90? I see so many mobos on newegg thst work with the i5 but otherwise I can't tell the difference between them...

All I need is a solid recommendation, and I'm putting the order in for both haha
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User Info: joemama1992

joemama1992
3 years ago#6
Would this work with the 4690 and the HD7950?


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128712&cm_re=h97-_-13-128-712-_-Product
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User Info: datopgamer

datopgamer
3 years ago#7
Personally I would wait a few days for the 4690k to be released. I believe it's supposed to be released on the 2nd of June. Get one of those and a z97 mobo. Even if you don't overclock now you might want to in the future. And they supposedly using a better TIM so it doesn't heat up as much as the 4670k did which should mean better overclocking ability. We shall see though when they are released.
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User Info: joemama1992

joemama1992
3 years ago#8
datopgamer posted...
Personally I would wait a few days for the 4690k to be released. I believe it's supposed to be released on the 2nd of June. Get one of those and a z97 mobo. Even if you don't overclock now you might want to in the future. And they supposedly using a better TIM so it doesn't heat up as much as the 4670k did which should mean better overclocking ability. We shall see though when they are released.


Exept I have a price point I'm trying to keep within, I'd imagine the 4690k is out of my price range
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User Info: Shub

Shub
3 years ago#9
joemama1992 posted...
Shub posted...
Getting an i5-4690 with that motherboard would not be a good idea. The 4690 is part of the Haswell refresh that came out just a couple of weeks ago and most if not all H87/Z87 motherboards would require a BIOS upgrade in order to support the recently released Haswell refresh CPUs. You'll want an H97 or Z97 motherboard. Or you can get the i5-4670K with that motherboard.


How difficult would this bios upgrade be exactly?

See I'm just trying to get the mobo and cpu for as close to 300 or cheaper as possible. Could you guys recommend me a mobo to go with the 4690($225) that works for $70 to $90? I see so many mobos on newegg thst work with the i5 but otherwise I can't tell the difference between them...

All I need is a solid recommendation, and I'm putting the order in for both haha


It's not a question of whether the BIOS upgrade is difficult or not (it's not, by the way).
The problem is that you'll have a CPU and a motherboard that, technically, are compatible with one another, but the motherboard needs a BIOS upgrade first, so you have to be able to make them work together so you can boot the computer and install the BIOS upgrade, but it won't boot without the BIOS upgrade because the CPU is not supported. It's a catch-22.

joemama1992 posted...
Would this work with the 4690 and the HD7950?


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128712&cm_re=h97-_-13-128-712-_-Product


That'll work fine.
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-To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of the women.

User Info: joemama1992

joemama1992
3 years ago#10
Shub posted...
joemama1992 posted...
Shub posted...
Getting an i5-4690 with that motherboard would not be a good idea. The 4690 is part of the Haswell refresh that came out just a couple of weeks ago and most if not all H87/Z87 motherboards would require a BIOS upgrade in order to support the recently released Haswell refresh CPUs. You'll want an H97 or Z97 motherboard. Or you can get the i5-4670K with that motherboard.


How difficult would this bios upgrade be exactly?

See I'm just trying to get the mobo and cpu for as close to 300 or cheaper as possible. Could you guys recommend me a mobo to go with the 4690($225) that works for $70 to $90? I see so many mobos on newegg thst work with the i5 but otherwise I can't tell the difference between them...

All I need is a solid recommendation, and I'm putting the order in for both haha


It's not a question of whether the BIOS upgrade is difficult or not (it's not, by the way).
The problem is that you'll have a CPU and a motherboard that, technically, are compatible with one another, but the motherboard needs a BIOS upgrade first, so you have to be able to make them work together so you can boot the computer and install the BIOS upgrade, but it won't boot without the BIOS upgrade because the CPU is not supported.

joemama1992 posted...
Would this work with the 4690 and the HD7950?


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128712&cm_re=h97-_-13-128-712-_-Product


That'll work fine.


Ahh I see, so if I were upgrading from an older intel processor, I'd be able to use that and install the bios upgrade. But since I have an AMD processor, I would be unable to do that. Ok.

Then in that case I'll get the mobo I asked about in the end!


Thanks a lot for all the help guys! I'll update with the installation when I no doubt mess it all up!
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