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Hello, I have made revisions to a previous build that I was planning to buy and I was hoping that you guys could give me some pointers. I am aware that the i7 processor is a bit too much but I was wondering if it really was that pointless to have it in my build. Thanks in advance!

Link: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/C6HTzy

Build:

CPU: Intel Core i7-4790k 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor

CPU cooler: Corsair H80i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler

Motherboard: ASRock Z97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard

Ram: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory

Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
Extra Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 4GB Dual Superclocked ACX Video Card

Case: Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case

Wireless: TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter

OS: Microsoft Windows 8 Professional (OEM) (64-bit)

Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer

Power Source: Corsair Builder 750W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply
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  1. The i7 is a bit much for gaming with a single GPU. But if you plan to go crossfire or SLI in the future the i7 scales better than the i5.

    You can probably get by with Winbdows 8 Home Premium and save money. Basic Windows 8 64bit supports up to 128GB of ram, Professional up to 512GB.
  2. maddogfargo said:
    The i7 is a bit much for gaming with a single GPU. But if you plan to go crossfire or SLI in the future the i7 scales better than the i5.

    You can probably get by with Winbdows 8 Home Premium and save money. Basic Windows 8 64bit supports up to 128GB of ram, Professional up to 512GB.


    Do you think you can post me a link to a home premium full version? This is the only one that explicitly refers to itself as the full version. I'm a bit nervous because I don't want to end up with an upgrade version in my hands. Also, I don't really plan on going sli or crossfire so I guess I will go with the 100 dollar cheaper i5. Thank you
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    maddogfargo said:
    The i7 is a bit much for gaming with a single GPU. But if you plan to go crossfire or SLI in the future the i7 scales better than the i5.

    You can probably get by with Winbdows 8 Home Premium and save money. Basic Windows 8 64bit supports up to 128GB of ram, Professional up to 512GB.


    first point is true about the i7 good for crossfire/sli

    2nd point: there is no difference in gaming between professional and home premium OS. also I dont think you will ever need 128GB+ ram in the future.
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