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What 4th gen core i7 should I bye and how much?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello guys I want to bye a new cpu for my desktop I bought a gtx 1060 3GB two years ago and now I can't buy new motherboard and ram for it so im stock with a gigabyte h97 gaming 3 motherboard and 8gb of ram 

Should I bye a new cpu for it? If yes what cpu (considering LGA1150 and h97 chip) I first wanted to bye a used i7-4790 but when I saw prices (some around 120$ and some around 40$) I thought that I should ask professionals first 

Thanks 

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Buy the cheapest you can find... that's pretty much it.

 

As is right now used Intel hardware from 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th gens all doesn't make sense when you can get Ryzen processors for the same if not even cheaper prices.


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8 minutes ago, Arian_amg said:

Hello guys I want to bye a new cpu for my desktop I bought a gtx 1060 3GB two years ago and now I can't buy new motherboard and ram for it so im stock with a gigabyte h97 gaming 3 motherboard and 8gb of ram 

Should I bye a new cpu for it? If yes what cpu (considering LGA1150 and h97 chip) I first wanted to bye a used i7-4790 but when I saw prices (some around 120$ and some around 40$) I thought that I should ask professionals first 

Thanks 

i7-4790, i7-4770 or Xeon E3-1231V3.

 

Hell, if you're bound to Haswell, even the 4790K, E3-1241V3 and 4770K aren't terrible ideas if the price is right.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 hour ago, Princess Luna said:

Buy the cheapest you can find... that's pretty much it.

 

As is right now used Intel hardware from 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th gens all doesn't make sense when you can get Ryzen processors for the same if not even cheaper prices.

So you say a 40$ 4790 is trustable?

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4 hours ago, Arian_amg said:

So you say a 40$ 4790 is trustable?

It really depends on the seller and not so much the price.

That's pretty cheap though. Where are you shopping? 

 

Moved to CPUs, Motherboards, and Memory. The Guides and Tutorials subforum is for posting guides / tutorials and not asking for advice / help. 


If you ever need help with a build, read the following before posting: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/3061-build-plan-thread-recommendations-please-read-before-posting/
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8 hours ago, Arian_amg said:

Hello guys I want to bye a new cpu for my desktop I bought a gtx 1060 3GB two years ago and now I can't buy new motherboard and ram for it so im stock with a gigabyte h97 gaming 3 motherboard and 8gb of ram 

Should I bye a new cpu for it? If yes what cpu (considering LGA1150 and h97 chip) I first wanted to bye a used i7-4790 but when I saw prices (some around 120$ and some around 40$) I thought that I should ask professionals first 

Thanks 

Well considering that you have a 1060 I would recommend nothing less than an i7 of that era, I would get the best 4th gen i7 from a reputable seller that you are comfortabe paying the price for. Basically the cheapest 4770 or 4790 you can find in a working condition.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
10 hours ago, WoodenMarker said:

It really depends on the seller and not so much the price.

That's pretty cheap though. Where are you shopping? 

 

Moved to CPUs, Motherboards, and Memory. The Guides and Tutorials subforum is for posting guides / tutorials and not asking for advice / help. 

From ebay... A used one about 44$

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Just now, Arian_amg said:

From ebay... A used one about 44$

Make sure that the seller is reputable. A high feedback score is good. Look at the seller location and any other listed items and make sure what's being sold makes sense. Check the descriptions and see if it's described as working. 

As long as the item is described as a working 4790, you can get a refund if what you get isn't what's listed. 


If you ever need help with a build, read the following before posting: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/3061-build-plan-thread-recommendations-please-read-before-posting/
Also, make sure to quote a post or tag a member when replying or else they won't get a notification that you replied to them.

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16 hours ago, Arian_amg said:

 I first wanted to bye a used i7-4790 but when I saw prices (some around 120$ and some around 40$) I thought that I should ask professionals first 

Thanks 

Are you sure you're not confusing Buy It Now prices with current bids? $40 is insanely low for a 4790. It sounds like you looked at eBay and forgot to filter out the auctions.


Make sure to quote or tag me (@JoostinOnline) or I won't see your response!

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