An i7 4770k with Gtx 960 OR An i5 4690k with Gtx 970 for pure gaming?

Yamitime

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The 970 is better for gaming than the 960 in gpu bound games. The i7 is a better cpu but you may not see the difference in all games ,It will be as good in all games and better in some.
 

Samat

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Getting the 4690k and gtx 970 would definitely be a lot better, there's a huge difference between the gpus but only very minor gain going for the more expensive cpu (especially if you overclock the i5 to atleast the same frequency as the i7). For gaming getting a better gpu over a better cpu is always the better option.
 

deepak2354

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guys can an xeon 1231 v3 can replace the i5 4690k....im not intrested in over clocking so i the xeon has more threads than the i5 and have a lower power consumption!
 

Chayan4400

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However, even with the 960 there is a slight bottleneck that isnt noticeable, however this means that you get the same performance from an i3 plus 960 as you would from an i3 plus 970, so its not worth the extra $$$ unless you are planning to upgrade to an i5.
 

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