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Core i5-4460 alternatives for the CustoMac Budget ATX?

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Asus Z97M Plus
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i5-4460
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MSI Geforce GTX 980
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MacBook Pro
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iOS
What risk am I'm putting myself into in a current CustoMac Budget ATX project if I need to choose another processor in the List of CPUs like the i5-4690, i5-4690K or the i5-4590, if I can't get hold of the i5-4460? Out of stock here at the moment.

They're all Socket-LGA1150 and at 84W, except the 4690K which is 88W. Is this is enough to make it likely they can all take the place of the 4460?
Or is the CustoMac Budget ATX selections made with only 2 alternatives because the mentioned replacements from the CPU lists simply isn't compatible or hasn't been verified for OS X and the Gigabyte GA-Z97M-D3H mother board?

I' d appreciate how some advice on how you can investigate the options in this situation when one part can't be gotten hold of.

Thank you.
 

nobodynose

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Android, iOS
What risk am I'm putting myself into in a current CustoMac Budget ATX project if I need to choose another processor in the List of CPUs like the i5-4690, i5-4690K or the i5-4590, if I can't get hold of the i5-4460? Out of stock here at the moment.

They're all Socket-LGA1150 and at 84W, except the 4690K which is 88W. Is this is enough to make it likely they can all take the place of the 4460?
Or is the CustoMac Budget ATX selections made with only 2 alternatives because the mentioned replacements from the CPU lists simply isn't compatible or hasn't been verified for OS X and the Gigabyte GA-Z97M-D3H mother board?

I' d appreciate how some advice on how you can investigate the options in this situation when one part can't be gotten hold of.

Thank you.
No risk at all, assuming you get a CPU with the performance and options you want. You'll want to pay closest attention to the onboard graphics (if you aren't using a discrete graphics card).
 

trs96

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Motherboard
GA-Z97X-UD3H-BK
CPU
i5-4690K
Graphics
HD4600 / RX 570
Mac
iMac, Mac mini
Mobile Phone
Android
What risk am I'm putting myself into in a current CustoMac Budget ATX project if I need to choose another processor in the List of CPUs like the i5-4690, i5-4690K or the i5-4590, if I can't get hold of the i5-4460? Out of stock here at the moment.

They're all Socket-LGA1150 and at 84W, except the 4690K which is 88W. Is this is enough to make it likely they can all take the place of the 4460?
Or is the CustoMac Budget ATX selections made with only 2 alternatives because the mentioned replacements from the CPU lists simply isn't compatible or hasn't been verified for OS X and the Gigabyte GA-Z97M-D3H mother board?

I' d appreciate how some advice on how you can investigate the options in this situation when one part can't be gotten hold of.

Thank you.
Any of the Haswell Core series CPUs in the list will work. They all have HD 4600 graphics onboard.
Use a Core I3 or I5 or I7 if you'd need the 8 threads. Depends on what your budget will allow.
You would only need a K version if you plan to overclock the CPU.
 
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