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July 10, 2014 12:46:56 PM

[PCPartPicker part list](http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/YHV7GX) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/YHV7GX/by_merchant/)

Type|Item|Price
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**CPU** | [Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor](http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i74790...) | $378.98 @ Newegg Canada
**CPU Cooler** | [Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler](http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-coole...) | $41.98 @ Newegg Canada
**Motherboard** | [Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard](http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-z97a) | $163.98 @ Newegg Canada
**Memory** | [G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory](http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f31866c9d...) | $169.98 @ Newegg Canada
**Storage** | [Crucial M500 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive](http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/crucial-internal-hard-d...) | $139.98 @ Newegg Canada
**Storage** | [Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-d...) | $65.98 @ Newegg Canada
**Video Card** | [EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Dual FTW ACX Video Card](http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-video-card-03gp437...) | $554.98 @ Newegg Canada
**Case** | [Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case](http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/fractal-design-case-fdc...) | $114.98 @ Newegg Canada
**Power Supply** | [EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply](http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-220g2...) | $119.98 @ Newegg Canada
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available | $1740.82

what do you guys think. will i be able to overclock my cpu with a 212. Also what is different between a asus hero and a asus-a i dont see why i would spend 100 dollars more on it but im having doubts since i bought a gtx 780 and a i7 4790k i feel as though my mobo is not worthy of them lol.
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July 10, 2014 1:05:16 PM

Yea that MB is fine. HAs 8+2 phase and heatsinks for OC, 2 16x 3.0 slots, 5th gen compatible. All the stuff you need with none of the junk. Good choice.
You get a sata-express and 8x-sata6gb ports on HERO as opposed to no express and 4x-sata6gb ports on 97-A.
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July 10, 2014 1:07:50 PM

And as far as the cooler. Intel chip dont get hot like AMD's so an EVO will be fine. Wont need to OC the 4790k much. Its a beast already!
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July 10, 2014 1:09:43 PM

hmm im pretty sure it has sata express but what im wondering, if it would decrease any performance from my gtx 780 and i7 4790k i.e overclock potential and maybe some fps.
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July 10, 2014 1:15:07 PM

The chipsets are the same. no difference in performance.
My bad, your did the hero didnt. only 8 sata6gb instead of 4
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