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Best gaming CPU for around £300-£400

Shaun98

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Looking for the best CPU for the money and i would like to to be sufficient for the next few years of gaming

CPU's i have been recommended are the -

I5 4790K 3.5GHZ


Can go anywhere from £0-£400 at a push

Any answers you can provide are much appreciated!

Thanks, Shaun
 

yeskay

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The i7 4790K is a pretty solid Gaming/Video Editing/3D rendering processor that should easily last and serve you for at least 3 years.

But you still want a better powerful, despite of negligible performance difference in gaming than the 4 core i7 4790K, then consider this 6-core processor for £296.34:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-5820K 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor (£296.34 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£23.99 @ Novatech)
Motherboard: ASRock X99 Extreme4 ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard (£167.99 @ Scan.co.uk)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory (£56.68 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £545.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-06-28 20:10 BST+0100

I've included the other parts like LGA 2011-V3 socket based motherboard, DDR4 RAM and a decent budget CPU Cooler, to let you know that these parts are required and pricey too.

Where as the i7 4790K build would cost significantly less and you can almost buy the Motherboard, RAM and CPU Cooler for around £400:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor (£257.29 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£23.99 @ Novatech)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£89.99 @ Novatech)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£44.98 @ Ebuyer)
Total: £416.25
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-06-28 20:18 BST+0100

If money is not your problem, then get the i7 5820K build.

Cheers!
 

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