New System Build. Need Advice & Few Answers

Budget : $1300-$1400 USD.

Date of Purchase : Within 2 Weeks.

Purpose : Gaming / Workstation

Current USE : FL Studio's / Music Production & Recording, Gaming - League of Legends, Diablo 3, StarCraft 2, ( Future Games =Q ), VM Workstation 10.

Overclocking : YES! little-More Less ( 4.4 - ? GHZ. What ever is the max i can get Safe n Stable for years to come )
Overclocking RAM : YES, if its possible to do it safe. ( Would You Recommend ? )

I Just Came up with this build and needed some advice & Few Answers. Heres The Build.

CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K - $339.99
https://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i74790k

CPU Cooler:Cooler Master Seidon 240M 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler - $84.99
https://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-rls24m24pkr1

Mobo: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming GT ATX LGA1150 Motherboard - $208.99
https://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-gaz97xgaminggt

Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory - $159.99
https://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f31866c10d16gab

SSD: Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive - $109.99
https://pcpartpicker.com/part/crucial-internal-hard-drive-ct256mx100ssd1

HHD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive - $49.99
https://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-drive-st1000dm003

Video Card: Integrated Graphics Intel HD Graphics 4600 ( CPU ) - $0
( I wanted to get 2x GTX-680's in the future or maybe something even better when i get the $$$ for right now I am just holding back on the GPU and use the CPU Integrated )

Case: Cooler Master N400 ATX Mid Tower Case - $49.99
https://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-case-nse400kkn2

PSU: Rosewill 1000W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply - $89.99
https://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-power-supply-rbr1000m
( PSU is over kill atm but i know ima need it later on when i upgrade to my final build )

Optical Drive: None - $0
( Might have one layin around that i can use or i will get a cheap one.... so thats y im not adding it in the budget )

OS: Windows 7 Pro 64-BIT -$0
( Can get 1 for free from my friend or just buy it real cheap from him )

Display: 32in TV ( Vizio 720P ) - $0. ( have one just sitting around collecting DUST ) Need Model ?
( Will get 2-3 Monitors when i get the $$$. ) Undecided on which ones so i will see what i want n get GPU's according to that.

~ FUTURE UPGRADES ~
Memory / RAM : ( 2x 8GB ) for a total of 32GB Ram. ( pretty sure i will need it )
SSD ( If more is Needed )
HHD ( If more is Needed )
GPU(s) ( 2 for sure. More if Needed )
Display 2-3 Monitors. (4K Whats all the fuss about!!!! ? )
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Few Questions i have are.
1) Good build that will last me 5+ Years ( 10 Being Extreme )
2) Would i be able to OC The CPU to its max Safe Sweet Spot with the CPU Water Cooler i got or Should i get something better? )
3) Once i add a few GPU's will it be able to Function without Bottle Necking ?
4) Is this Ram Speed n Specs fine or do need faster RAM ?
5) 256 GB SSD Enough for me to store Win7 64-Bit, League Of Legends, VM Workstation 10, FL Studio 10?
6) Worth Storing FL Studio 10 on SSD or Would the HHD be good enough?
7) would any thing be bottle necked when i upgrade later on? ( Upgrade to final build ).

i think thats all for right now unless something els come to my attention or unless you see something i dont.
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  1. For a $1300 build you can surely put a gpu in their. You aren't managing your money properly and overspending on certain parts
  2. Scremin34Egl said:
    For a $1300 build you can surely put a gpu in their. You aren't managing your money properly and overspending on certain parts


    really i feel like i kinda skimped out on a few thing... the reason for me not getting the gpu atm is because i think the on-board graphics is good enough for the tv as a display until i get the monitors. giving me more funds for other areas.
    point less to get a gpu n have no real use for it... then when i do get the displays having to discard the GPU n try 2 get 2 more seem like a waste to me... why spend on gpu if on-board can do the job for a while?

    have any suggestions or a build you can show me?
  3. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($339.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($25.98 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z97 EXTREME4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($115.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($149.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($109.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($339.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $1281.89
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
  4. your build vs my build what r some performance gains n losses.
    btw whats the max safe stable OCing can i get on your build with the fan and my water cooling fan?
  5. Bump
  6. LilBloOd said:
    your build vs my build what r some performance gains n losses.
    btw whats the max safe stable OCing can i get on your build with the fan and my water cooling fan?


    The only major difference is the graphics card and air cooler else they're pretty much the same

    The watercooling should obviously allow you to push higher probably to 4.8/5 ghz +

    The air cooler should get you to about 4.4 maybe 4.5 ghz. You could go for the Noctua NH-D14 which is better than the evo and currently one of the best air cooolers but cost's more
    http://

    Keep in mind, if you do want to crossfire (add a second gpu) and overclock in the future you will need a beefier powersupply
    http://

    Currently that 650W is fine for a single gpu plus overclocking
  7. Ty :) for the info. Anyone els have any info I should know or build?
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