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z97 gaming 7,which cpu should i buy

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my friend give me a new motherboard,he hope me build a new pc,so now....i decide to buy cpu first,which cpu fit this motherboard,anyone can help plz!
 
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A 4690K or 4790K will fit.
 
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4670k, 4690k, 4770k, or 4790k would be what I would look for to match up with that motherboard.
 

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4690K for gaming, 4790K if you have cash to splash for no real reason.
 
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That is a great mobo, super easy to oc too. I'd pare it with a 4790k/4690k with the better thermals.
 
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G3258 :p Intel pentium anniversary. lol

Kidding.

Like other mentioned, get the 4690K for gaming, or no limit budget, 4790K. 4790K is the best that you can put in there.

or here is the list that processors you can install in there.

http://us.msi.com/support/mb/Z97_GAMING_7.html#support-cpu
 
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For Gaming 7, I prefer i7 4790K (Not 4770K. Because it's old)
For Gaming 5, I prefer i5 4690K (Not 4670K. Because it's old)
 
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3258 wouldnt be bad ;) cheapest OC at least. im thinking about it myself, but if i had $ 4690k/4670k would be my pick
 

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4670K
 
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All good recommendations here :toast: