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Old 16-12-14, 08:31 PM
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Best CPU

What CPU would you recommend for my Asus Maximus VII Gene?

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Old 16-12-14, 08:39 PM
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probably the first few questions that will be asked before you get an answer to that.
What will it be needed for?
Is there any budget restriction?
Gaming and or rendering?
and so on ^^
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Old 16-12-14, 09:01 PM
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^ and don't forget overclocking.

I found this really helpful for deciding which CPU to go for with respect to gaming. In the end I chose the i5-4440 as it offered very close to stock 4690k performance for ~£35 less. But I actually already had a 4690k so it didn't make sense to get two.

http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/th...mpared.200132/

Really Entry Level - G3258 Pentium K (I'd aim higher than this if you have a MVIIG tbh)
Entry Level - i3 4360
Just gaming - i5 4460
Gaming/overclocking - i5 4690k
Overclocking/overkill/power - i7 4790k

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Old 16-12-14, 09:41 PM
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probably the first few questions that will be asked before you get an answer to that.
What will it be needed for?
Is there any budget restriction?
Gaming and or rendering?
and so on ^^
Game priority & rendering the second option
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Old 16-12-14, 09:48 PM
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If rendering, the i7-4790K is a good choice.
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Old 17-12-14, 02:54 AM
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4690K would be my choice, money no object I'd get the 4790K, I've been rendering now for a little over 3 weeks and while the G3258 is a stout little trooper and does well, the bigger the model gets it really really struggles. As for gaming the G3258 is awesome but it does require a mandatory Overclock.. anyway I'd go with the 4690k.
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Old 17-12-14, 08:38 PM
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The i5-4690K is a trooper. I have one of them and just bought a i7-4790K to replace it. The i5 will go to another box.
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Old 21-12-14, 11:47 PM
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There is a US$100 difference between the i5-4690K & i7-4790K still am choosing which one & don't want to regret later on....
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Old 22-12-14, 12:02 AM
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The i7 CPU has a faster clock speed and chews through tasks much quicker. The i5 CPU is plenty fast, and good for most tasks. If you're processing videos or doing computation heavy tasks, the i7 is the way to go.
For gaming, the i5 works great.

I own both of them and both are good. If the extra money will strain your finances, then get the i5. If not, go for the i7.
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Old 22-12-14, 07:28 AM
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The i7 CPU has a faster clock speed and chews through tasks much quicker. The i5 CPU is plenty fast, and good for most tasks. If you're processing videos or doing computation heavy tasks, the i7 is the way to go.
For gaming, the i5 works great.

I own both of them and both are good. If the extra money will strain your finances, then get the i5. If not, go for the i7.
Err but no it really doesn't. Only place where it will show big leaps of extra performance is when you are doing mathematical/video/audio/movie and editing/rendering; also when doing encoding/decoding it will show gains but even then its still only a handful of seconds. Only things that can use Hyperthreading will show big gains.
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