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These are my results

 

CPU |   single | multi | price on amazon.ca 
 
i5 4690k 4067   13344   319.99     
i5 6500  3107   9595    281.50   
i5 6400  2946   9527    260.54
i3 6100  3379   7369    188.27
i5 4460  3075   9629    260.90
a8 6500  2009   5609    151.99

 

This shows that a 4th Gen i5 is way more powerful than your current CPU. If I was you get a i5-4690k and a Z97 board.

Hello, I was wondering what a good CPU and motherboard I could get for around $450 canadian.

Right now i have a pre-built system that i upgraded everything except for the CPU and motherboard.

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Hello, I was wondering what a good CPU and motherboard I could get for around $450 canadian.

Right now i have a pre-built system that i upgraded everything except for the CPU and motherboard.

rest of specs?

 

 
CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($297.98 @ DirectCanada) 
Motherboard: MSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($139.75 @ Vuugo) 
Total: $437.73
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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If you'd prefer more threads over overclocking support & if you already have a gpu

 

 
CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1241 V3 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($339.99 @ Amazon Canada) 
Motherboard: ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($103.50 @ Vuugo) 
Total: $443.49
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-23 10:52 EST-0500
CPU: i7 5820k @4.4GHz | MoboMSI MPower X99A | RAM: 16GB DDR4 Quad Channel Corsair LP | GPU: EVGA 1080 FTW Case: Define R5 Black Window | OS: Win 10 Pro

Storage: SanDisk Ultra II 960GB 2x WD Red 4TB | PSU: EVGA 750W G2 | Display:Acer XF270HU + Dell U2515H | Cooling: Phanteks PH-TC14PE

Keyboard: Ducky One  TKL Browns | Mouse: Steel Series Rival 300 | Sound: DT990s

 

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If you'd prefer more threads over overclocking support & if you already have a gpu

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CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1241 V3 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($339.99 @ Amazon Canada)

Motherboard: ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($103.50 @ Vuugo)

Total: $443.49

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-23 10:52 EST-0500

It only has 16 pcie lanes, more would be nice
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It only has 16 pcie lanes, more would be nice

 

What do you plan on doing Triple way 960... 

 

You generally don't need more on the consumer platform especially with your system lol.

CPU: i7 5820k @4.4GHz | MoboMSI MPower X99A | RAM: 16GB DDR4 Quad Channel Corsair LP | GPU: EVGA 1080 FTW Case: Define R5 Black Window | OS: Win 10 Pro

Storage: SanDisk Ultra II 960GB 2x WD Red 4TB | PSU: EVGA 750W G2 | Display:Acer XF270HU + Dell U2515H | Cooling: Phanteks PH-TC14PE

Keyboard: Ducky One  TKL Browns | Mouse: Steel Series Rival 300 | Sound: DT990s

 

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Something a little bit more powerful would be nice

Okay if you want more power your going to need more cash, go with an i7-4790k and a Z97 motherboard.

CPU: Intel i7-4790k | Cooler: Corsair H110i GT | Motherboard: MSI Z97I AC  | Graphics Card: SAPPHIRE R9 280  | http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/pszsdC

 

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What do you plan on doing Triple way 960... 

 

You generally don't need more on the consumer platform especially with your system lol.

You are right, I probably don't need it
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Okay if you want more power your going to need more cash, go with an i7-4790k and a Z97 motherboard.

I was thinking more of an more powerful i5. The 4460 is almost the same as the a8 6500 I already have.

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I was thinking more of an more powerful i5. The 4460 is almost the same as the a8 6500 I already have.

The i5 is a lot more powerful than your current CPU but if you want more power on a i5 level go with the 4690k or the 6500. I know you don't care about overclocking that's why I recommenced saving a bit of cash and getting a non-k chip, however if you pick up a good cooler you can overclock the 4690k or if you don't want to overclock you can go with the Skylake option and get slightly less performance, apart from in single threaded applications, as you can't overclock and yes I know you can change the base clock on Skylake chips that are not k-chips but it is not 100% supported. TLDR: Get the i5-4690k or the i5-6500. :D

CPU: Intel i7-4790k | Cooler: Corsair H110i GT | Motherboard: MSI Z97I AC  | Graphics Card: SAPPHIRE R9 280  | http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/pszsdC

 

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I was thinking more of an more powerful i5. The 4460 is almost the same as the a8 6500 I already have.

 

Ehh no it's not close, where are these numbers you're getting? 

CPU: i7 5820k @4.4GHz | MoboMSI MPower X99A | RAM: 16GB DDR4 Quad Channel Corsair LP | GPU: EVGA 1080 FTW Case: Define R5 Black Window | OS: Win 10 Pro

Storage: SanDisk Ultra II 960GB 2x WD Red 4TB | PSU: EVGA 750W G2 | Display:Acer XF270HU + Dell U2515H | Cooling: Phanteks PH-TC14PE

Keyboard: Ducky One  TKL Browns | Mouse: Steel Series Rival 300 | Sound: DT990s

 

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Ehh no it's not close, where are these numbers you're getting? 

I know it is more powerful. but only a little bit

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The i5 is a lot more powerful than your current CPU but if you want more power on a i5 level go with the 4690k or the 6500. I know you don't care about overclocking that's why I recommenced saving a bit of cash and getting a non-k chip, however if you pick up a good cooler you can overclock the 4690k or if you don't want to overclock you can go with the Skylake option and get slightly less performance, apart from in single threaded applications, as you can't overclock and yes I know you can change the base clock on Skylake chips that are not k-chips but it is not 100% supported. TLDR: Get the i5-4690k or the i5-6500. :D

The i5 6500 is skylake so i would need DDR4, which for a 8 gig kit on amazon.ca is $80.

 

I was thinking about getting the i3 6100 and a z170 board.

I know z170 is not needed but it is because next time i get a new cpu i wont need to get a new motherboard.

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I know it is more powerful. but only a little bit

 

it's nearly double actually in single and multi core performance, along with some useful instruction sets. 

CPU: i7 5820k @4.4GHz | MoboMSI MPower X99A | RAM: 16GB DDR4 Quad Channel Corsair LP | GPU: EVGA 1080 FTW Case: Define R5 Black Window | OS: Win 10 Pro

Storage: SanDisk Ultra II 960GB 2x WD Red 4TB | PSU: EVGA 750W G2 | Display:Acer XF270HU + Dell U2515H | Cooling: Phanteks PH-TC14PE

Keyboard: Ducky One  TKL Browns | Mouse: Steel Series Rival 300 | Sound: DT990s

 

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it's nearly double actually in single and multi core performance, along with some useful instruction sets. 

Where did you find the benchamrks

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Where did you find the benchamrks

The Internet it's a wonderful place.

CPU: i7 5820k @4.4GHz | MoboMSI MPower X99A | RAM: 16GB DDR4 Quad Channel Corsair LP | GPU: EVGA 1080 FTW Case: Define R5 Black Window | OS: Win 10 Pro

Storage: SanDisk Ultra II 960GB 2x WD Red 4TB | PSU: EVGA 750W G2 | Display:Acer XF270HU + Dell U2515H | Cooling: Phanteks PH-TC14PE

Keyboard: Ducky One  TKL Browns | Mouse: Steel Series Rival 300 | Sound: DT990s

 

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These are my results

 

CPU |   single | multi | price on amazon.ca 
 
i5 4690k 4067   13344   319.99     
i5 6500  3107   9595    281.50   
i5 6400  2946   9527    260.54
i3 6100  3379   7369    188.27
i5 4460  3075   9629    260.90
a8 6500  2009   5609    151.99
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These are my results

 

CPU |   single | multi | price on amazon.ca 
 
i5 4690k 4067   13344   319.99     
i5 6500  3107   9595    281.50   
i5 6400  2946   9527    260.54
i3 6100  3379   7369    188.27
i5 4460  3075   9629    260.90
a8 6500  2009   5609    151.99

 

This shows that a 4th Gen i5 is way more powerful than your current CPU. If I was you get a i5-4690k and a Z97 board.

CPU: Intel i7-4790k | Cooler: Corsair H110i GT | Motherboard: MSI Z97I AC  | Graphics Card: SAPPHIRE R9 280  | http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/pszsdC

 

http://adamredfern.co.uk

http://rewinded.co.uk 

http://yewtreeservices.co.uk/

http://asiat.co.uk/

http://ssstelecom.co.uk

http://hndrx.co.uk/

http://wisemove4u.com/

 

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This shows that a 4th Gen i5 is way more powerful than your current CPU. If I was you get a i5-4690k and a Z97 board.

 

a Locked i7 or a 1241 would beat it by even more and be the same price. 

CPU: i7 5820k @4.4GHz | MoboMSI MPower X99A | RAM: 16GB DDR4 Quad Channel Corsair LP | GPU: EVGA 1080 FTW Case: Define R5 Black Window | OS: Win 10 Pro

Storage: SanDisk Ultra II 960GB 2x WD Red 4TB | PSU: EVGA 750W G2 | Display:Acer XF270HU + Dell U2515H | Cooling: Phanteks PH-TC14PE

Keyboard: Ducky One  TKL Browns | Mouse: Steel Series Rival 300 | Sound: DT990s

 

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a Locked i7 or a 1241 would beat it by even more and be the same price.

The cheapest i7 on Amazon is 370
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The cheapest i7 on Amazon is 370

I suggested a 1241 which is a locked i7 without a igpu and that's the best you'll get for the money.

My first reply go read it ffs.

CPU: i7 5820k @4.4GHz | MoboMSI MPower X99A | RAM: 16GB DDR4 Quad Channel Corsair LP | GPU: EVGA 1080 FTW Case: Define R5 Black Window | OS: Win 10 Pro

Storage: SanDisk Ultra II 960GB 2x WD Red 4TB | PSU: EVGA 750W G2 | Display:Acer XF270HU + Dell U2515H | Cooling: Phanteks PH-TC14PE

Keyboard: Ducky One  TKL Browns | Mouse: Steel Series Rival 300 | Sound: DT990s

 

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