Help Buying Processor

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    I have recently started compiling a list of parts for a dream PC. I will use it mostly for gaming and a little for C# programming. Can someone help me decide between the i7-5930K and i7-4930K. Basically, which is better:
    1. Extra 3M in cache
    2. Extra .30GHz
    I will not be over-clocking.
     
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    Depends on the price difference but most likely you will not notice any difference between the two.
     
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    Both are the same price.
     
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    Then take a penny and 1/2 would be what you will get :lol:
     
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    Then I would go with the 5930K. Aside from the fact that it's both higher clocked (only .1ghz more though not .3 like you thought) and has more cache, it's a much newer CPU generation (the latest gen AFAIK) and that alone means it will be considerably faster.
    Why would you even consider the lower clocked option when they're the same price? :P

    Edit: Note that the 5930K needs DDR4 RAM though, just in case you didn't know. And of course you'll need a compatible motherboard ;)
     
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    An i7 for gaming/programing would be a great waste of money.
     
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    Would one like to explain?
    Edit: NVM. I looked up the specs and decided that even though I may not need the power of the i7, it's the way I'll go. Thanks for the helps of the peoples.
     
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    Look at the benchmarks and decide for yourself if a 3 fps gain from a i7 compared to an i5 is really worth the money.
     
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    Any suggestions on a good brand for RAM (DDR4)
     
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    I forgot
    Corsair, Crucial or G.SKILL all have some DDR4 sticks out, with Corsair probably having the "best" so far.
     
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    Thanks, I forgot to reply that I had figure that out.