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CPU Socket Type and SATA questions

I need to know what type of CPU Socket I would need for an Intel i7-4770K processor.

Also, what is a more simplified definition of what I need SATA Connections for?
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  1. Socket type 1150 and Sata connections are for optical drives , HDD , SSD ETC.

    There are sata data cables that go to the board and sata power cables that plug in to the optical , HDD , SSD , to power them from the PSU.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvZr8Pr3_vE
    Explained ^
  2. The 4770K uses the LGA 1150 socket. Usually you'll need SATA connections for drives - SSD, hard drives, optical drives. Unless you have an unusual requirement for SATA connectors, you should get a sufficient number of SATA data cables with your motherboard and power cables with your PSU. You'll need to check the accessories provided prior to purchase though.
  3. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    Socket type 1150 and Sata connections are for optical drives , HDD , SSD ETC.


    So, would having about 5 SATA connection ports be good enough if I need extra along the line? And if possible, could you help me find a motherboard from $150-$200 (preferrably close to the middle point) that can work with the processor?
  4. 5 is more than enough for most setups , nice video above done by Linus all about SATA.

    Here's a nice board:


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Motherboard: Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $144.99
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-17 20:44 EDT-0400

    OR


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($198.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $198.99
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-17 20:45 EDT-0400
  5. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    5 is more than enough for most setups , nice video above done by Linus all about SATA.

    Here's a nice board:


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Motherboard: Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $144.99
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-17 20:44 EDT-0400

    OR


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($198.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $198.99
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-17 20:45 EDT-0400



    To be honest, I was actually looking at the HERO motherboard and was going to ask about that, what are the key differences between the two other than the obvious pricing?
  6. SR-71 Blackbird said:


    I saw that theres 4 less SATA 6 Gb/s and one more SATA Express for the Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150, would 4 be enough to have one or two extra? I am terribly new to PC building.
  7. That depends on your needs , I have the Hero board , one of the best on the market.
  8. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    That depends on your needs , I have the Hero board , one of the best on the market.


    My current motherboard choice is close to the HERO's price. Is there anything else I need to be sure of? Graphics card compatibility? RAM? Etc.
  9. I recommend Sniper ram:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($198.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $288.97
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-17 21:16 EDT-0400

    Video card is determined by your needs and a good power supply to run your build.
  10. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    I recommend Sniper ram:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($198.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $288.97
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-17 21:16 EDT-0400

    Video card is determined by your needs and a good power supply to run your build.



    Costs less than the RAM I'm getting! Nice. Will that be compatible with a GeForce GTX 760? Or is there nothing but what type of motherboard you have that determines compatability
  11. Best answer
    Absolutely 100% compatible and don't forget to buy a great reliable power supply.
  12. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    Absolutely 100% compatible and don't forget to buy a great reliable power supply.


    I plan on getting a Corsair HX850 850w Modular Power Supply with 80+ Gold, so it should be reliable I would think. Thanks!
  13. Yes that's a good one.
  14. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    Yes that's a good one.


    Thanks for all the help, I am much more confident about buying these parts now hearing it from someone that owns/has knowledge of them.
  15. If you need help in the future , just send me a PM , or post on the forum , we have a lot of great knowledgeable members to help.
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