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Old December 19, 2013, 03:25 PM
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Hi guys, for a new gaming rig I want to do, It's mainly for gaming, but I was wondering, what CPU would perform the best in gaming, I know the I7 is much netter in video editing, but is it worth the extra money for gaming? Also the graphics cards I'm going to use is the MSI 760
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Old December 19, 2013, 03:31 PM
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If you're only planning on gaming an i5 is sufficient, the only other possibility you may want to consider an i7 is if you plan on running virtual machines on your desktop. i7 can take advantage of hyper threading.
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Drop the extra $100 on the GPU rather than the CPU.. you'll see much more benefit for your money.
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Old December 19, 2013, 05:37 PM
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Drop the extra $100 on the GPU rather than the CPU.. you'll see much more benefit for your money.
This is what I'd also suggest. The i5 will do just fine as long as you've got the graphics power
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Agree. Stick with the i5 and put the money towards graphics.
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Old December 19, 2013, 07:47 PM
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I had a 4770k and I am currently using a 4670k for my primary gaming rig now. Only game that's taken a minor hit was Civ 5 with huge maps.
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Old December 22, 2013, 05:33 AM
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The only reason I would install an i7 on a gaming rig is if I was spending $1,000 or more worth of GPU. an i7 will improve gaming on 3~4K resolutions with a CF/SLI setup. Other than that i5 it is.

About Civ (4, never heard of 5), the saves on this game take up so much space I'm forced to use a HDD for it. Every month or so I erase the finished games, clean and defrag my drive, and the slow down goes away.
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