Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Building a new computer based on Core i7 4790k and would love some advice

Tags:
  • Computers
  • Intel i7
  • Build
  • Systems
Last response: in Systems
Share
June 18, 2014 10:07:41 PM

Hi everyone, I'm planning to build a new rig based on the new Core i7 4790k, my current computer is a XPS 8300 w/ a Core i7 2600. Honestly the machine is still plenty fast to me, but the problem is with the video card, upgrading anything in this thing is more trouble then it is worth; I recently bought a 750w modular PSU to go with a R9 280 3gb, however due to the old and no longer updated bios of the Dell mobo, I can't get it to work. So my plan was to simply give the XPS to my little brother since his computer is 5-6 years old and a low end one at that, and build a new rig for myself. I'm going to be using this computer as a Plex media server so I would like it to remain on 24/7 however that is not required since I should be able wake it up remotely. I will also be doing most my gaming on this as well since I don't plan on buying a PS4/XboxOne anytime soon.

I currently have these things to work with

Sentey ERP750-PM 750w Power Supply
PowerColor TurboDuo Radeon R9 280
Seagate 600 Pro 240GB SSD
An old SATA DVD-RW that I can salvage from a 7 yr old rig

I went ahead and used PC Part Picker to pick out some parts I think I need but because I haven't tinkered with a personalized build for the past 8-9 years I might be a bit outdated, would really appreciate some advice.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/fRQgQ7
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/fRQgQ7/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($339.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI Z97-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($139.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($146.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Red 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($119.67 @ Amazon)
Case: Sentey GS-6000R ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $861.61
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-19 00:46 EDT-0400

More about : building computer based core 4790k love advice

July 9, 2014 12:44:57 PM

I have this:

Board: MSI Z97 GAMING 5
CPU: INTEL I7 4790K 4.0GHZ 8MB
GPU: MSI GEFORCE GTX770 TWINFROZR GAMING OC 2GB
RAM: KINGSTON 1600MHZ 8GB HYPERX FURY RED CL10 (2X4GB) DDR3
Disco: CORSAIR FORCEGS 128GB 2.5" SSD SATA III |AND| SAMSUNG SERIES 840 EVO ULTRASLIM 250GB 2.5" SATA III
Fonte: TACENS MARS GAMING MP700 700W
Caixa: NOX RAVEN 3.0
CPU Cooler: COOLER MASTER HYPER 212 EVO
!