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What CPU to buy? Also, will my current build throttle it?

Here's my current build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (Purchased For £143.99)
CPU Cooler: ARCTIC Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 45.0 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler (Purchased For £16.50)
Motherboard: Asus B85M-G Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (Purchased For £49.40)
Memory: Patriot Signature 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (Purchased For £49.00)
Storage: OCZ ARC 100 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (Purchased For £67.99)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (Purchased For £80.00)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 290X 4GB Black Edition Double Dissipation Video Card (Purchased For £215.99)
Case: Zalman Z11 Plus HF1 ATX Mid Tower Case (Purchased For £52.90)
Power Supply: Thermaltake Berlin 630W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply (Purchased For £49.10)
Monitor: LG 29EA93-P 29.0" 2560x1080 60Hz Monitor (Purchased For £195.00)
Speakers: Genius SW-G2.1 1250 38W 2.1ch Speakers (Purchased For £40.00)
External Storage: Samsung P3 1TB External Hard Drive (Purchased For £40.00)
Total: £999.87
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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I'd like to upgrade to a new CPU. I've been thinking definitely i7, and potentially the 4790k or 6700k. I can get both for around £290.
It will be mainly for editing purposes.

My questions are;
-Is there a better alternative for similar or less money? (Around £300)
-Will I need to upgrade anything else in my build to accommodate the increased CPU performance?

Thanks for any answers
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  1. xeon 1231 v3 which is quite a bit cheaper. Basically the same CPU as the i7 4790, but slightly lower clock speeds and no IGPU.
    Reply to RobCrezz
  2. RobCrezz said:
    xeon 1231 v3 which is quite a bit cheaper. Basically the same CPU as the i7 4790, but slightly lower clock speeds and no IGPU.


    Thanks for your quick reply

    Why is it so much cheaper?
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    gamingwoop said:
    RobCrezz said:
    xeon 1231 v3 which is quite a bit cheaper. Basically the same CPU as the i7 4790, but slightly lower clock speeds and no IGPU.


    Thanks for your quick reply

    Why is it so much cheaper?


    Its not overclockable like the 4790k (but you dont have a Z series motherboard anyway), and it doesnt have a built in GPU (which doesnt matter as you have a graphics card).

    Very good cpus for the money.

    Also you cannot use the 6700k as its a different socket.


    I would also suggest getting another 8gb ram stick so you have dual channel RAM (double the ram bandwidth).
    Reply to RobCrezz
  4. I second the Xeon suggestion, make sure you get the v3 version and not the v5 version, they are different sockets. No use in getting a k-processor, B85 mobos are not really meant for overclocking.
    Reply to imsqam
  5. OK, thank you both!

    Bit stupid of me to forget about my motherboard not allowing for overclocking..
    Reply to gamingwoop
  6. RobCrezz said:
    gamingwoop said:
    RobCrezz said:
    xeon 1231 v3 which is quite a bit cheaper. Basically the same CPU as the i7 4790, but slightly lower clock speeds and no IGPU.


    Thanks for your quick reply

    Why is it so much cheaper?


    Its not overclockable like the 4790k (but you dont have a Z series motherboard anyway), and it doesnt have a built in GPU (which doesnt matter as you have a graphics card).

    Very good cpus for the money.

    Also you cannot use the 6700k as its a different socket.


    I would also suggest getting another 8gb ram stick so you have dual channel RAM (double the ram bandwidth).


    For the RAM upgrade, I heard a while back that it helps to get the exact same model for dual channel..is this true?
    Reply to gamingwoop
  7. gamingwoop said:
    RobCrezz said:
    gamingwoop said:
    RobCrezz said:
    xeon 1231 v3 which is quite a bit cheaper. Basically the same CPU as the i7 4790, but slightly lower clock speeds and no IGPU.


    Thanks for your quick reply

    Why is it so much cheaper?


    Its not overclockable like the 4790k (but you dont have a Z series motherboard anyway), and it doesnt have a built in GPU (which doesnt matter as you have a graphics card).

    Very good cpus for the money.

    Also you cannot use the 6700k as its a different socket.


    I would also suggest getting another 8gb ram stick so you have dual channel RAM (double the ram bandwidth).


    For the RAM upgrade, I heard a while back that it helps to get the exact same model for dual channel..is this true?


    Yeah if possible get the exact same stick as you currently have.
    Reply to RobCrezz
  8. RobCrezz said:
    gamingwoop said:
    RobCrezz said:
    gamingwoop said:
    RobCrezz said:
    xeon 1231 v3 which is quite a bit cheaper. Basically the same CPU as the i7 4790, but slightly lower clock speeds and no IGPU.


    Thanks for your quick reply

    Why is it so much cheaper?


    Its not overclockable like the 4790k (but you dont have a Z series motherboard anyway), and it doesnt have a built in GPU (which doesnt matter as you have a graphics card).

    Very good cpus for the money.

    Also you cannot use the 6700k as its a different socket.


    I would also suggest getting another 8gb ram stick so you have dual channel RAM (double the ram bandwidth).


    For the RAM upgrade, I heard a while back that it helps to get the exact same model for dual channel..is this true?


    Yeah if possible get the exact same stick as you currently have.


    Ok, thanks
    Reply to gamingwoop
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