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4790k vs 4690k Gaming pc build help

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I know it all comes down to hyper threading and all i do is game. I have been told time after time the 4690k is fine for gaming now.  So my main question is..... If i plan not to upgrade my board/processor for 3-5 years should I go with the extra $100 for the i7 4790k?   Do you think gaming will be mutlithreaded properly in the new few years.    MY other question is IF i go with the i5 4690k and gaming say in two to three years is multi threaded will not having an i7 be a huge difference or just very mininmal?    Last question.   If i go with a 4690k and then in 3 years want to change it for some  thing newer that is multi threaded can the new processor just be applied to the same board if compatible or is it on there once it is pasted on?

you can upgrade the CPU to a newer one in the future. Z97 will officially support Broadwell; and I've heard rumors (well one) that it will also support Skylake. 

 

Anyway, newer games are starting to benefit slightly from more than 4 cores, but games are still designed for the lowest common denominator -- which is still dual cores....so a 4690k should be more than enough for the next few years, and by the time games truly benefit from hyperthreading, a 4790k will probably be ready to be replaced anyway -- As of right now there are only a handful of games which can utilize more than four cores (namely BF3/4). 

I know it all comes down to hyper threading and all i do is game. I have been told time after time the 4690k is fine for gaming now.  So my main question is..... If i plan not to upgrade my board/processor for 3-5 years should I go with the extra $100 for the i7 4790k?   Do you think gaming will be mutlithreaded properly in the new few years.    MY other question is IF i go with the i5 4690k and gaming say in two to three years is multi threaded will not having an i7 be a huge difference or just very mininmal?    Last question.   If i go with a 4690k and then in 3 years want to change it for some  thing newer that is multi threaded can the new processor just be applied to the same board if compatible or is it on there once it is pasted on?

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i7 multi-threaded performance is 30% better, no comments other than that.

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I know it all comes down to hyper threading and all i do is game. I have been told time after time the 4690k is fine for gaming now.  So my main question is..... If i plan not to upgrade my board/processor for 3-5 years should I go with the extra $100 for the i7 4790k?   Do you think gaming will be mutlithreaded properly in the new few years.    MY other question is IF i go with the i5 4690k and gaming say in two to three years is multi threaded will not having an i7 be a huge difference or just very mininmal?    Last question.   If i go with a 4690k and then in 3 years want to change it for some  thing newer that is multi threaded can the new processor just be applied to the same board if compatible or is it on there once it is pasted on?

you can upgrade the CPU to a newer one in the future. Z97 will officially support Broadwell; and I've heard rumors (well one) that it will also support Skylake. 

 

Anyway, newer games are starting to benefit slightly from more than 4 cores, but games are still designed for the lowest common denominator -- which is still dual cores....so a 4690k should be more than enough for the next few years, and by the time games truly benefit from hyperthreading, a 4790k will probably be ready to be replaced anyway -- As of right now there are only a handful of games which can utilize more than four cores (namely BF3/4). 

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Three years is a long time in the computer component world.  Less so in the gaming world.  

You're asking us to speculate on things that we can't predict.  The 4690k will best suit your usage right now, and will probably be fine in a few years.  Maybe games will be multithreaded three years from now, but more likely is the 46/4790k will then be obsolete, and there will be better options.  

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and I've heard rumors (well one) that it will also support Skylake. 

That's impossible, unless Skylake is another die shrink. New architecture always needs a new chipset.

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4690K all day, unless you do some weird shit while you game (like stream and watch 593479875346845674035863K video).

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i5-4690k.  Put that $100 towards a better GPU, cooling, PSU, SSD, Case, etc..

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4690K definitely. I don't expect to replace mine anytime in the next few/several years (potentially until we aren't using silicon anymore). The fact of the matter is that games aren't the most difficult operations for CPUs to handle and hyperthreading for games will likely be (as said above) for dual core processors anyways.

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Wait for broadwell to come out.

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