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July 15, 2014 3:48:38 PM

Like the title says, need a recommend for a i7-4790K CPU motherboard for a gaming computer

max 64G RAM, at least 2 6gb SATA, 4 other SATA ports.

Please include reasons for your recommendation and what you would choose for memory.

Assume a max budget of $350 for the motherboard (I could go more if it was worth it)

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a c 1734 V Motherboard
July 15, 2014 4:16:46 PM

The best of the Z87 mobos was the Hero (mine in sig), so I picked up the Z97 Hero and it's even better, haven't yet decided what I want to go GPU wise, but the Z97 Hero OCs better and with less voltage, handles DRAM better, runs cooler and has a better, more refined BIOS - Great mobo!
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July 15, 2014 4:45:13 PM

Tradesman1 said:
The best of the Z87 mobos was the Hero (mine in sig), so I picked up the Z97 Hero and it's even better, haven't yet decided what I want to go GPU wise, but the Z97 Hero OCs better and with less voltage, handles DRAM better, runs cooler and has a better, more refined BIOS - Great mobo!


This board is for i5 ... i am looking for an i7 board
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a c 1734 V Motherboard
July 15, 2014 5:55:49 PM

1150 is 1150 - the Z97 mobos can take the i7, i5, i3 or any 1150 socket CPU, I have the i7s in both my Heros (the z97 as well as the older Z87 - the Z87 is running at 4.6 and the Z97 CPU is at 4.8)
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July 15, 2014 6:09:09 PM

Tradesman1 said:
1150 is 1150 - the Z97 mobos can take the i7, i5, i3 or any 1150 socket CPU, I have the i7s in both my Heros (the z97 as well as the older Z87 - the Z87 is running at 4.6 and the Z97 CPU is at 4.8)


This was my mistake .... I copy/pasted the wrong CPU. This should be for a i7-4820K which is a 2011 socket.
Sorry for the misunderstanding

Is there any way to change the title of the thread? or should I start a new one?
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a c 1734 V Motherboard
July 15, 2014 6:25:18 PM

As long as we are here, I'll throw out the Asus X79 Deluxe, you are looking for a 2011 and the Deluxe is one of the few new 2011 mobos (Asus also brought out the Black for IB-E CPUs) that was designed towards the IB CPUs like the one you reference. Believe you should be able to change/Edit the Title
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July 15, 2014 6:53:55 PM

That looks like a good board. I am confused by this decision though .... I got an i7 last time and it served me pretty well, but now I see that the i5 is becoming more popular. Are people just putting all the money into a better graphics card and skimping on the cpu?
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a c 1734 V Motherboard
July 15, 2014 6:59:03 PM

In many cases, yes, especially for gaming, I myself if planning to keep the rig more than a year or so would go the i7, games are becoming more advanced and using DRAM and multiple threads more and those things will only increase...As far as other computing, same applies, more people are multi-tasking, video and imaging are becoming more mainstream so multi threaded CPUs will be better suited towards future use
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July 15, 2014 7:02:36 PM

Tradesman1 said:
In many cases, yes, especially for gaming, I myself if planning to keep the rig more than a year or so would go the i7, games are becoming more advanced and using DRAM and multiple threads more and those things will only increase...As far as other computing, same applies, more people are multi-tasking, video and imaging are becoming more mainstream so multi threaded CPUs will be better suited towards future use


So you think i7-4820K is a better choice in the long term then? (And yes, I do plan on keeping it for more than a few years ... not a lot of cash usually :) 

When I was looking at cpus, this one seemed to have the best bang for the buck in this price range.
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a c 1734 V Motherboard
July 15, 2014 7:07:33 PM

Think that's a great pick ! and the mobo provides for plenty of expansion ;)  Should last a few years :) 
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July 15, 2014 7:12:11 PM

OK, thank you for your help
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July 15, 2014 7:23:35 PM

Tradesman1 said:
Think that's a great pick ! and the mobo provides for plenty of expansion ;)  Should last a few years :) 


By the way, can you make a recommendation for memory also? Is it worth going past 16 gigs at this point? Are there any differences in brands?
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a c 1734 V Motherboard
July 15, 2014 7:39:57 PM

For gaming 16GB should keep you happy for a couple/3 years anyway, I'd go with a 4x4GB set of 1866 or 2133, with the given combo we talked about, might look at the GSkill Snipers:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

They also have a 1866 set
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July 15, 2014 8:05:50 PM

thanks again :) 
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a c 1734 V Motherboard
July 15, 2014 8:30:07 PM

No worries, let me know how the build goes ;) 
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July 15, 2014 8:45:54 PM

Tradesman1 said:
No worries, let me know how the build goes ;) 


Thank you .... maybe i can get your opinion on this build? Please let me know if I made any glaring errors.
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jNLFbv

I decided to go with the 4790 after all, when I saw it used a lot less wattage and not much performance difference.

A lot of stuff in that build (power supply, monitor, HDDs, OS) will come from my old computer.
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a c 1734 V Motherboard
July 15, 2014 9:04:39 PM

Looks good, what PSU do you currently have (will need a 600 for the 770)
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July 15, 2014 10:07:41 PM

650
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a c 1734 V Motherboard
July 15, 2014 10:09:37 PM

Should be ready to go ;) 
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