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i7 4770k w/ ASUS MAXIMUS VI HERO good combo for O.C ?

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January 26, 2014 10:42:47 AM

Is the i7 4770k with the ASUS MAXIMUS VI HERO a good combo for O.C with the Corsair h100i cooler?

i7-4770k
ASUS MAXIMUS VI HERO
Corsair H100i Cooler
NZXT Phantom Black Case
GTX 760 4gb
750w Corsair PSU

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January 26, 2014 10:47:06 AM

Yes it is. If you are comfortable paying $200 for a motherboard, it will do fine. You can find cheaper motherboards that are equally good at overclocking the 4770k.
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January 26, 2014 10:47:23 AM

Yes, been looking at an upgrade to my current pc, and both cpu and mobo would be my choices. Its a great board.
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January 26, 2014 10:50:39 AM

Dblkk said:
Yes, been looking at an upgrade to my current pc, and both cpu and mobo would be my choices. Its a great board.


Thanks yeah!
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January 26, 2014 10:52:33 AM

barto said:
Yes it is. If you are comfortable paying $200 for a motherboard, it will do fine. You can find cheaper motherboards that are equally good at overclocking the 4770k.


What other mobo like the MSI Z87-G45 Gaming? and price doesnt matter anything under $200 about I want a good quality mobo that I can OC 4.5 or 4.6 to and have 16 gb 1866 ram.
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January 26, 2014 10:52:43 AM

If it's a CX750 CORSAIR I'd change it if overclocking.
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January 26, 2014 10:56:04 AM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
If it's a CX750 CORSAIR I'd change it if overclocking.


Yes it is what id wrong with that PSU? and would the XFX 850W ATX12V / EPS12V be fine to upgrade to then or would I need something more like the SeaSonic 1000W ATX12V / EPS12V?
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January 26, 2014 10:56:24 AM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
If it's a CX750 CORSAIR I'd change it if overclocking.


Why recommend that? Just curious? Didn't even specify model of the unit just the wattage? Again just curious, not trashing.
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January 26, 2014 10:57:28 AM

I have an ultra 850w modular psu, and with my asus pro board and 8350 cpu I have gotten to stable 5.0 club. I don't think you'd need anything spectacular especially if your not running multiple gpu's

But as far as mobo, if you want something good that's under $200, and already have asus hero in your head. Then asus hero, you can save a few dinero's and go msi gaming but the asus is the better board and your talking what $20 saved? And I only say this as I honestly cant tell you how many hours (over 12) ive spent looking at z87 boards, reviews, forums, ect. And have come to personal conclusion the minimal I would go would be hero, and after that your really only adding bells and whistles, which id love to have, but for hundred more or so. I'd really like the new sabertooth board, but not really a performance step up from hero, and i'd really love to get me a 780ti so need to cut corners when can.
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January 26, 2014 11:04:54 AM

oiCorrupt said:
What other mobo like the MSI Z87-G45 Gaming? and price doesnt matter anything under $200 about I want a good quality mobo that I can OC 4.5 or 4.6 to and have 16 gb 1866 ram.


That one will work as well. They both have 8+2 power phase design, which in laymen's terms is clean, more stable phases for overclocking. It will help with higher clocks.

If you want to go with the Hero, that's fine. I just thought I would make the point that you could save some money still find good motherboards for overclocking.
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January 26, 2014 11:07:13 AM

barto said:
oiCorrupt said:
What other mobo like the MSI Z87-G45 Gaming? and price doesnt matter anything under $200 about I want a good quality mobo that I can OC 4.5 or 4.6 to and have 16 gb 1866 ram.


That one will work as well. They both have 8+2 power phase design, which in laymen's terms is clean, more stable phases for overclocking. It will help with higher clocks.

If you want to go with the Hero, that's fine. I just thought I would make the point that you could save some money still find good motherboards for overclocking.


Thanks for you advice man! I will probably go with the hero
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January 26, 2014 11:12:08 AM

To back up Blackbird, it's not the amount of wattage but the efficiency and quality of the PSU. Considering the OP wants to have some high clocks with the 4770k, a higher quality PSU is more desired. The CX is an entry level series not sought after for longevity. They don't use high quality capacitors like the HX series.
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January 26, 2014 11:47:27 AM

barto said:
To back up Blackbird, it's not the amount of wattage but the efficiency and quality of the PSU. Considering the OP wants to have some high clocks with the 4770k, a higher quality PSU is more desired. The CX is an entry level series not sought after for longevity. They don't use high quality capacitors like the HX series.


I realize this, but op never said if it were 'cx' or 'hx'
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January 26, 2014 11:56:14 AM

oiCorrupt said:
SR-71 Blackbird said:
If it's a CX750 CORSAIR I'd change it if overclocking.


Yes it is what id wrong with that PSU? and would the XFX 850W ATX12V / EPS12V be fine to upgrade to then or would I need something more like the SeaSonic 1000W ATX12V / EPS12V?


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Dblkk.
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January 26, 2014 12:07:46 PM

barto said:
oiCorrupt said:
SR-71 Blackbird said:
If it's a CX750 CORSAIR I'd change it if overclocking.


Yes it is what id wrong with that PSU? and would the XFX 850W ATX12V / EPS12V be fine to upgrade to then or would I need something more like the SeaSonic 1000W ATX12V / EPS12V?


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Dblkk.


I.C. I was looking at OP's statements. Like I said I wasn't trashing, I just wanted to know. Especially since OP's suggested parts (cpu mobo) will very possibly end up in my same build.
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January 26, 2014 12:20:27 PM

Dblkk said:
I.C. I was looking at OP's statements. Like I said I wasn't trashing, I just wanted to know. Especially since OP's suggested parts (cpu mobo) will very possibly end up in my same build.


No offense taken. I tend to miss a lot of the details in as threads get longer. I just happened to pick up that one.

Also, words on a page don't have tone. I try to give people the benefit of a doubt prior to starting an argument (which I also try to avoid). In the end, we're here because we like computers and want to help others (most of us. Some just like to inflate their ego).

A lot of people undermine the importance of a quality PSU. I often suggest the CX500 or 600 because I think they are good for budget builds and entry computers. However, if a person want to spend 800+ on a build, that's when they come off the list and I'll move to better parts. But I also don't recognize the concept of any PC less than $500. If someone can't afford that, than they don't need to get into PC gaming.
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