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Hey TTG,

What is currently the best i5 to purchase? I'm upgrading from an i3 to an i5 so I would like to know the best i5 to purchase.

Thanks.
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the 7600k would've helped to know your specs.
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Mitochondria wrotethe 7600k would've helped to know your specs.


Sorry, here they are:

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Is it worth it to sell the RX 480 and buy the GTX 1070? I'm looking to do video designing and I kinda need shadowplay.
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the 480 is perfectly fine, you were being slightly throttled by the CPU what is your budget?

The i5 is in the $250/GBP range, and you could pay the slight premium for the 6700k sitting at $302-305/GBP

With the i5, you will have to flash for kaby. The i7 will be fine out of the box on a b150.
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Mitochondria wrotethe 480 is perfectly fine, you were being slightly throttled by the CPU what is your budget?

The i5 is in the $250/GBP range, and you could pay the slight premium for the 6700k sitting at $302-305/GBP

With the i5, you will have to flash for kaby. The i7 will be fine out of the box on a b150.


The money isn't a problem for an i5, I can afford any i5 on the market I just wanted to know which was the best to buy for better performance on my games.

I know the RX 480 is a good GPU but it doesn't have shadowplay which I need for my video designing.
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Ahdurm wrote
Mitochondria wrotethe 480 is perfectly fine, you were being slightly throttled by the CPU what is your budget?

The i5 is in the $250/GBP range, and you could pay the slight premium for the 6700k sitting at $302-305/GBP

With the i5, you will have to flash for kaby. The i7 will be fine out of the box on a b150.


The money isn't a problem for an i5, I can afford any i5 on the market I just wanted to know which was the best to buy for better performance on my games.

I know the RX 480 is a good GPU but it doesn't have shadowplay which I need for my video designing.


If you are into video editing, why not look at quadro cards? Not really relevant for gaming, but they are basically GTX cards for editing. The i7 sports better then the i5, and if you need it you can sell your i3/480 and opt for the i7/1070.
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You don't need a GTX 1070, and you don't need Shadowplay. You can use AMD's ReLive. A GTX 1070 wouldn't be a logical upgrade IMO.

As for CPU, an unlocked i5 wouldn't make sense. An i5-7500 is the most logical upgrade for you. Make sure to update your motherboards BIOS first.
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13 wroteYou don't need a GTX 1070, and you don't need Shadowplay. You can use AMD's ReLive. A GTX 1070 wouldn't be a logical upgrade IMO.

As for CPU, an unlocked i5 wouldn't make sense. An i5-7500 is the most logical upgrade for you. Make sure to update your motherboards BIOS first.


Thank you so much, I didn't realise AMD RX 480 had ReLive.

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No, like I said, unlocked i5 makes no sense. You have a B150 chipset motherboard so you're not going to be doing any overclocking anyway.
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13 wroteNo, like I said, unlocked i5 makes no sense. You have a B150 chipset motherboard so you're not going to be doing any overclocking anyway.


Is there much difference between the i5-7600 and i5-7500?

It's like a £30 difference so..
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