Intel i5 processors

kyletrfc1

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I am wanting to make an upgrade from my radeon hd 6450 graphics card to the Asus gtx 660 but if I am upgrading my gpu then I want to upgrade my cpu I currently have the fx 6350 I know it should work fine with the gtx 660 but I have been told Intel i5 cpus are much better than amd but I do not know what model to select with my build. I would appreciate if somebody who knew what i5 cpu was best for my pc with I use for gaming, at hopefully a high or medium graphics, could help me on which i5 model to buy, thankyou.

Pc parts

Graphics - Asus gtx 660
Processor - fx 6350 (looking to upgrade to i5)
Motherboard - Gigabyte 78lmt-USB3
Powersupply - 500 w
Ram - 8gb ddr3
 

satyamdubey

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No need to go for an i5 cpu. Your current cpu can handle more powerful cards than a 660 and yoou will not notice any bottleneck issue. In fact, if you are interested in spending the extra money (new cpu+new mobo), you should instead invest it in an aftermarket cooler and upgrade to a better card than a 660 like maybe a 660 ti or r9 280x.

You may have to upgrade your psu if it is not generic one.
 
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for pcs ,there are basically only 2 useful i5 processors...the i5 4670 and the i5 4670k....the k model has an unlocked multiplier which allows you to overclock your cpu...if you upgrade your cpu you will obviously have to upgrade your mobo....if you go with the 4670k, the buy a z87 chipset mobo...if you go with the 4670, you can buy practically any 1150 socket mobo...(chipset doeesnt make much difference then)..you just need to decide whether you wil overclock or not, and on the basis of that decision, you can blindly go with one of the i5s i mentioned....
 

cctmsp13

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First I want to point out that moving to an Intel processor will also require a new motherboard.

The GPU does much more for gaming performance than the CPU does, and the GTX 660 is a huge jump over the 6450.
I'd suggest holding onto the FX-6350 for now, and seeing if that alone gets you the performance you want. (Especially considering without paying $180 on an i5 and $80? on a new mobo, you could afford a bit more card if you wanted)

If you insist on the i5 route, there's not really huge differences between them. You may as well spend the little extra to get a 'k' processor (k at the end of the model number, like i5-4670K or i5-3570K) as they are the top ones and the only ones to support overclocking.
 

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