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Stick with Maximus VI Gene & Haswell or go for the VII Gene & Haswell Refresh?

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June 5, 2014 2:18:12 PM

Hey people,
Got some parts together to build a PC. Specs currently are 4670k, H100i, 16GB Ram, RM650, 500GB SSD but no GPU as of yet.

Build will be for gaming and editing, should I have gone for the i7? If so I was thinking of purchasing the i7 4790k to go with the VII Gene.

My issue is (very silly) I have a 350D with a window and the VI Gene looks great with the Supreme FX lighting on the bottom left and I would really like that but the VII Gene has lights on the z97 chipset with the ROG logo and Republic of Gamer's which looks even better. Does anyone know if the VII has the lighting on the bottom left of the board?
& if we were to forget about the lighting issue for a moment is the VII significantly better then the VI?

Thanks in advance!

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June 5, 2014 7:52:14 PM

I can only make an educated guess, but I'd say yes and go with the Z97 - I have the Z87 Hero and grabbed the Z97 Hero, with the same CPU I used in my Z87, DRAM and GPU the Z97 Hero was a big improvement, the CPU runs 4.8 at the same voltage and 4.7 at less voltage than the Z87 used for 4.6, the new mobo handles faster DRAM and runs cooler, als saw pretty much the same with the Z97 A I built on...so I'd go Z97, I'm waiting for the Devils Canyon K model and if I get a good am thinking 5 isn't out of the question ;) 
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June 6, 2014 5:15:53 AM

Tradesman1 said:
I can only make an educated guess, but I'd say yes and go with the Z97 - I have the Z87 Hero and grabbed the Z97 Hero, with the same CPU I used in my Z87, DRAM and GPU the Z97 Hero was a big improvement, the CPU runs 4.8 at the same voltage and 4.7 at less voltage than the Z87 used for 4.6, the new mobo handles faster DRAM and runs cooler, als saw pretty much the same with the Z97 A I built on...so I'd go Z97, I'm waiting for the Devils Canyon K model and if I get a good am thinking 5 isn't out of the question ;) 


Thanks dude, yeah I think I'm going to go for the Z97 board mainly because of the overclocking, cooling and newer chipset. However I'm not sure if I should upgrade my cpu to devils canyon. I can't get a refund on my current CPU because I opened it -.- so would it be worth trying to sell my 4670k and going for a 4690k? or if possible a 4790k.

I want to game mostly but I would also like to learn how to edit videos and stuff so I don't know if I need an i7 for that.
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June 6, 2014 9:44:30 AM

Try with your CPU and see what you think, can always sell and prob get most all of it back....on rendering video if not doing a ton, then the 4670K should be fine, my son was using an i5 and doing video then as he did more and more he kicked it up to a i7
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June 6, 2014 9:52:03 AM

Thank you very much, that was very helpful. :) 
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June 6, 2014 10:06:54 AM

Let us know how it goes ;) 
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