garycase Posted June 29, 2015 Share Posted June 29, 2015 ... (I KNOW gary will suggest the i7-4790) :) That would indeed be an excellent choice (and indeed is what I'd use), but for what you've described I suspect you'd be quite happy with an i5 for ~ $100 less. An i5-4570, 4590, 4670, or 4690 would all be good choices. I think it's unlikely you'll find an i5-4570 at the price spencers found it, but if you do, that's clearly a GREAT price. Barring a find like that, they're all fairly close in price, so just buy whichever one you can get a good deal on. [Or just bite the bullet and pick up an i7-4790 ] ... never heard anybody complain about having "too much" CPU power ... FWIW I readily admit I've "wasted" $100-200 on each of the personal system's I've built in the past couple years (wife's, 2 HTPC's, spare system for guest room) by using the i7's ... I just use them "because I can" => and so if I ever want to repurpose them for anything they won't be underpowered In most cases, an i3-4330 would have been fine. Quote Link to comment
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