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Old 07-19-2013, 01:57 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Pro supports more than 16GB of RAM. If you won't ever use more than 16GB of RAM in the lifetime of Windows 7 then you can go with Home Premium which is only 99 bucks.
Is this cpu a good upgrade or is there a better one for around 240-250

Newegg.com - Intel Core i5-4670K Haswell 3.4GHz LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80646I54670K
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Old 07-19-2013, 01:59 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Pretty much the best budget CPU you can buy in that area. Luckily for you, you don't really need to upgrade that B85 board we linked either because it can OC unless you absolutely want a Z87 board.
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Old 07-19-2013, 02:17 PM   #13 (permalink)
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This is 274 on new egg right now. Would this be that great of a jump to justify an extra $40-$50
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No, the 4670k is quicker.
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Old 07-19-2013, 02:34 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Pretty much the best budget CPU you can buy in that area. Luckily for you, you don't really need to upgrade that B85 board we linked either because it can OC unless you absolutely want a Z87 board.
Whats the benefits of a z87 board compared to the one you link. Sorry for all the questions, just trying to make sure I get the most bang for the buck and that this build will last a couple years.
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Well, in the Z77/prior days you needed a Z series board to overclock a K CPU. Now, you don't.

So really, all you are getting from a Z series board is more stuff. SATA3 ports, USB3 ports, more PCI/PCI-E slots, ect.

That particular ASRock board has 2 USB3 ports, a USB3 header for case USB3 ports, and 4 SATA3 slots. The only thing I could see needing *possibly* is 2 extra RAM slots from a higher up model. This particular B85 board has a PCI-E 1x slot in the right place for a wifi card so really, it's up to you whether you want to spend the extra money or not.
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Old 07-19-2013, 02:54 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Okay I'm going to save up a little more money but here's the verdict

Mother-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130695
CPU-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116899
Ram-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220570
OS-http://www.ebay.com/itm/Microsoft-Windows-7-Professional-64-Bit-Service-Pack1-SP1-/171051477751?pt=US_Operating_Systems_Software&hash =item27d3766af7
What I already have
GPU-Radeon HD 7850 1GB 256-bit
PSU-Seasonic x650
If i wanted to OC Would I need to buy a new heat sink or water cooling ect...Ive heard water cooling isnt that great of an idea
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Water cooling is fantastic, but expensive. Custom loops that is.

Now the other option, is an AIOCLC. Or simply, a Corsair Hydro cooler. Something like an H80i is perfect if you have the money and want to OC. OCing a 4670k won't be necessary for a long while though.
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Water cooling is fantastic, but expensive. Custom loops that is.

Now the other option, is an AIOCLC. Or simply, a Corsair Hydro cooler. Something like an H80i is perfect if you have the money and want to OC. OCing a 4670k won't be necessary for a long while though.
What kind of fps would I be looking at with this set up? I know the GPU would be the lacking force here. What would this do on say civi 5 or metro last light at high or maybe ultra if possible?
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Last Light, very high with no AA. Civ 5, not really sure as I don't play that game. It's more CPU bound so should give you some really good results.
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