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Building a new PC, need some help i5 4690 vs i5 4590

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#1 TheHunter159


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Posted 09 May 2015 - 10:08 AM

I was given help by a friend, I wasn't sure about taking either the I5 4590 or I5 4690, is there any difference? I am not going to overclock if that matters, do they also fit in the same motherboard?


This is what I am about to buy:

CPU: Intel Core i5 4690 3.5Ghz 6MB L3 Cache s1150 - Tray OR Intel Core i5 4590 3.5Ghz 6MB L3 Cache s1150 - Tray

CPU cooler: Arctic Alpine 11 Pro Rev.2 CPU Cooler

‏Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H97M-D3H LGA1150, Intel H97, DDR3 1600, 2xPCI-E,VGA, DVI, HDMI

Memory: ‏G.Skill 2x4GB DDR3 1600Mhz Ares Dual Channel CL9-9-9 ‎


Drivers: Seagate 2TB Barracuda Sata III ST2000DM001‎ -- ‏Crucial BX100 CT250BX100SSD1 250GB SSD SATA III‎

Disc drive: ‏Samsung SH-224DB DVD±RW x24 Black Sata‎

PSU: ‏Antec 550W Active PFC 80+ VP550P PSU‎

The box itself: ‏Antec GX500 Window Black Steel Case No PSU‎


I've read that the only difference between the 4590 and the 4690 are like 200mhz or something, I don't understand much, is it worth the 25$?


Sorry for the noob question :P

Edited by TheHunter159, 09 May 2015 - 10:08 AM.

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#2 Rocky Bennett

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Posted 09 May 2015 - 11:42 AM

I can't say anything about the 4590, but I love my Haswell i5 4690. It is a fantastic chip, fast and cool.


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Posted 09 May 2015 - 06:26 PM

They are both the same in every way except for the clock speed - http://ark.intel.com/compare/80815,80810


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Posted 09 May 2015 - 06:39 PM

Neither. Instead of them, grab one of these, as they are i7-4770s minus the integrated GPU for the same price.


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core OEM/Tray Processor  ($229.95 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $229.95
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-05-09 19:39 EDT-0400

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#5 TheHunter159

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Posted 11 May 2015 - 11:14 AM

Alright I've decided to upgrade to 4690, thanks everybody!

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