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Hello,

I am in the process of building myself a gaming desktop and I am wondering what other people that are most likely more knowledgeable than me, think about my build that I have posted below.

Thank you!

Motherboard-- ASUS Z97-PRO LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Computer Case-- Rosewill THOR V2 Gaming ATX Full Tower Computer Case
Fan and Heatsink-- Noctua NH-U14S 140x150x25 ( NF-A15 PWM) SSO2-Bearing ( Self-stabilising oil-presure bearing ) CPU Cooler
RAM-- CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB
SSD-- SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE250BW 2.5" 250GB SATA 6Gb/s TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
GFX CARD-- EVGA SuperClocked w/ ACX Cooling 02G-P4-2774-KR GeForce GTX 770 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card
POWER SUPPLY-- Rosewill CAPSTONE-750-M 750W Continuous @ 50°C, Intel Haswell Ready, 80 PLUS GOLD, ATX12V v2.31 & EPS12V v2.92, SLI/CrossFire Ready, Modular Active PFC Power Supply
HARD DRIVE-- Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
OS-- Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
PROCESSOR-- Intel Core i7-4790K Haswell Quad-Core 4.0GHz LGA 1150 Desktop Processor BX80646I74790K
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  1. teeties said:
    Hello,

    I am in the process of building myself a gaming desktop and I am wondering what other people that are most likely more knowledgeable than me, think about my build that I have posted below.

    Thank you!

    Motherboard-- ASUS Z97-PRO LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    Computer Case-- Rosewill THOR V2 Gaming ATX Full Tower Computer Case
    Fan and Heatsink-- Noctua NH-U14S 140x150x25 ( NF-A15 PWM) SSO2-Bearing ( Self-stabilising oil-presure bearing ) CPU Cooler
    RAM-- CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB
    SSD-- SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE250BW 2.5" 250GB SATA 6Gb/s TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
    GFX CARD-- EVGA SuperClocked w/ ACX Cooling 02G-P4-2774-KR GeForce GTX 770 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card
    POWER SUPPLY-- Rosewill CAPSTONE-750-M 750W Continuous @ 50°C, Intel Haswell Ready, 80 PLUS GOLD, ATX12V v2.31 & EPS12V v2.92, SLI/CrossFire Ready, Modular Active PFC Power Supply
    HARD DRIVE-- Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
    OS-- Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
    PROCESSOR-- Intel Core i7-4790K Haswell Quad-Core 4.0GHz LGA 1150 Desktop Processor BX80646I74790K

    If you only game, the Core i5-4690K is more than enough.
  2. Get an i5-4690K and upgrade the GPU to a GTX 780 or R9 290X, will benefit you more in gaming. Get windows 8, as windows 7 is losing it's support in january. 16 GB RAM is a lot, 8 GB should be enough, but having more ram doesn't hurt. ^^ Get the supernova G2 750w power supply, you can get it for cheaper than the rosewill and it's slightly better.
  3. I think It's very good! But why do you want i7-4790k? If you are doing only gaming and not rendering video then I think that i5-4670K

    (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116899)

    is enough and plus that you save around 100$...


    P.S One of my first answers so i might be wrong :D
  4. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-GAMING 7 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($157.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($88.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 290X 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($509.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Thermaltake Versa H23 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1263.92
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-27 18:36 EDT-0400
  5. You didn't put down the prices or where you're buying from.

    Is ram 2 x 8gb 1866 cl 9 1.5V?

    You only need a 600W Power Supply.

    Otherwise, build looks good
  6. RadiKing222 said:
    I think It's very good! But why do you want i7-4790k? If you are doing only gaming and not rendering video then I think that i5-4670K

    (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116899)

    is enough and plus that you save around 100$...


    P.S One of my first answers so i might be wrong :D

    Nono, you're absolutely right!
  7. Ok then :D BTW i haven't heard of i5-4690K is it better in gaming than i5-4670K?
  8. RadiKing222 said:
    Ok then :D BTW i haven't heard of i5-4690K is it better in gaming than i5-4670K?

    Of course!
  9. RadiKing222 said:
    Ok then :D BTW i haven't heard of i5-4690K is it better in gaming than i5-4670K?


    It's the same thing but the 4690k is better for overclocking. You will get the same performance while gaming althoughb 4690k might be a bit better.
  10. The 4690K just runs a bit cooler.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: Asus Z97-PRO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($187.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($76.50 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB DirectCU II Video Card ($299.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Rosewill THOR V2 ATX Full Tower Case ($129.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ NCIX US)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1374.38
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-27 18:58 EDT-0400
  11. Ytyoussef said:
    The 4690K just runs a bit cooler.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: Asus Z97-PRO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($187.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($76.50 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($50.40 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB DirectCU II Video Card ($299.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Rosewill THOR V2 ATX Full Tower Case ($129.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ NCIX US)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1344.80
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-27 18:50 EDT-0400

    You could drop the optical drive.
  12. zeyuanfu said:
    Ytyoussef said:
    The 4690K just runs a bit cooler.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: Asus Z97-PRO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($187.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($76.50 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($50.40 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB DirectCU II Video Card ($299.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Rosewill THOR V2 ATX Full Tower Case ($129.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ NCIX US)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1344.80
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-27 18:50 EDT-0400

    You could drop the optical drive.


    It's only 15 dollars lol.
    It's a useful tool to have and its cheap.
    Imagine you want to watch a DVD on your computer, or have an windows installation disc, etc.....
  13. Nothing much uses discs now...
  14. I don't know if the OP wants an optical drive or not, I would ditch the optical drive and go for an H440 for example, but the OP might need one.
  15. So the i7 4790k is only really good for video rendering and stuff? I would possibly be getting into making youtube videos and stuff so I am sure I would be working with that.
  16. teeties said:
    So the i7 4790k is only really good for video rendering and stuff? I would possibly be getting into making youtube videos and stuff so I am sure I would be working with that.

    No, video rendering as in heavy video encoding and stuff. Also, i7s would be good for 3D/2D design like AutoCAD and stuff like that.
  17. Best answer
    Well it seems like you might actually benefit from the extra RAM and the i7 then. Then again, it depends on what exactly you'll be doing. This would be my suggestion:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($322.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: Asus Z97-PRO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($187.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($149.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB DirectCU II Video Card ($299.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Rosewill THOR V2 ATX Full Tower Case ($129.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ NCIX US)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1540.88
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-27 19:21 EDT-0400
    Do you have a reson for choosing that motherboard? You could go with something cheaper.
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