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Best non-overclocking cpu/mobo for Asus STRIX gtx-970

tylermarcusbliss

61 months ago

I'm looking for a solid cpu to go along with an Asus STRIX gtx-970. I plan on using it for daily use and gaming. I would also like if you could recommend a mobo to go along with the cpu/gpu combo.

I DO NOT plan on overclocking. This has stopped me from getting the i5-4690k. I'm trying to fit my pc within a 1k budget, not counting the OS cost. I'm also looking at getting the Corsair 350d windowed case. Thanks !

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  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

You can still get the 4690k if you want. Just because you CAN overclock doesn't mean you HAVE to. :) Think about how easily you can sell an overclockable chip verses a non-overclockable chip when/if you upgrade. Also, since you aren't overclocking, you might want to get the fastest chip you can anyway.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly was thinking the same thing... Just going with an 4690k and getting a cpu cooler along with it in case. Just run it at factory settings and if I ever do plan to learn more about overclocking then gear towards that. Do you recommend any particular mobo?

  • 61 months ago
  • -2 points

why not overclocking? I mean there's no point in i3 nowadays so its either and i5 costing about the same as the i5 4690k or an AMD cpu.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm currently have a dell laptop with an i3 in it and it performs fine. I figured upgrading to a higher end desktop, I would have no need to overclock. The games I play don't require much specs (i.e League, POE, etc), but I still want the option to have a high performing rig.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

overclocking= high performence i just dont see what effect 4 cores over a much cheaper i3 is going to do. If you are really against overclocking get a basic AMD which are cheaper and actually good value at strained budgets.

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