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User Info: RoboXgp89

RoboXgp89
2 years ago#11
the regular 4690 is great, my mobo hits 95 degree's Fahrenheit at the most.
I speant like 460 bucks on the mobo, cpu and case
i have an h97m pro4

User Info: Vmode

Vmode
2 years ago#12
Thanks for the info guys.

Do you think it'd be worth kicking in an extra 20-30 USD to get a Z97-A + i5-4690K instead of a Z87-A & i5-4670K (I'm not planning on doing much, if any overclocking)?
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RoboXgp89
2 years ago#13
Vmode posted...
Thanks for the info guys.

Do you think it'd be worth kicking in an extra 20-30 USD to get a Z97-A + i5-4690K instead of a Z87-A & i5-4670K (I'm not planning on doing much, if any overclocking)?


It's just a weird chip

if you overclock people usually use a third party fan because the one that comes with the intel doesn't use thermal paste and all that jazz

with this CPU though the gains aren't really there anyway

you should do a bit more research on what people have achieved

I'm telling you the i5 is good, it's a lot more powerful then the earlier versions that i3 has even caught up to

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DarkZV2Beta
2 years ago#14
Vmode posted...
Thanks for the info guys.

Do you think it'd be worth kicking in an extra 20-30 USD to get a Z97-A + i5-4690K instead of a Z87-A & i5-4670K (I'm not planning on doing much, if any overclocking)?


There's a 100-200mhz difference, and it'll consume a bit less power, generate less heat, and probably more consistently boost.
Not a significant difference, but it's up to you.
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User Info: Killah Priest

Killah Priest
2 years ago#15
we do know that the z-87 supports the 4690k right?
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User Info: Shub

Shub
2 years ago#16
It does, but only with a firmware update, and the current stock of Z87 motherboards may not have the required firmware version. That's always the problem when new CPUs come out that don't require new motherboards.
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Killah Priest
2 years ago#17
It does, but only with a firmware update, and the current stock of Z87 motherboards may not have the required firmware version. That's always the problem when new CPUs come out that don't require new motherboards.

Its not a problem with asus. you plug in a usb drive with the bios on it and turn on your machine and thats a wrap.

otherwise yes you'd need either a preflashed bios or an older cpu to boot then apply the bios, but the asus usb method is so damn easy.
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RoboXgp89
2 years ago#18
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=9174221&SRCCODE=LINKSHARE&cm_mmc_o=-ddCjC1bELltzywCjC-d2CjCdwwp&utm_source=Linkshare&utm_medium=Affiliate&utm_campaign=TnL5HPStwNw&AffiliateID=TnL5HPStwNw-ZqMGoVYImEd8zIx.BAINqg

Here's a 4690k with a MSI z97 mobo for 299$ bundled

User Info: Xeeh_Bitz

Xeeh_Bitz
2 years ago#19
Zaltera posted...
Z97 should also work with Broadwell.


This

Broadwell will use the Z97 board, so you'll be able to use 5th generation processors with it.
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User Info: Vmode

Vmode
2 years ago#20
I think I'll go with the Z97-A + i5-4690K combo. Not that much more expensive and it's nice to have the latest iteration of hardware for potential support issues that may arise.
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