present for my son
Meh, it's okay
Too much water. 6/13
What kind of games does he play? Surprises me to see an i7-4790K with liquid cooling paired with a GTX 760; what was your reasoning behind that choice?
No reasoning, first time I have ever done anything like this, so I probably made some poor choices, however I plan to put the other GTX 760 in there later. He plays mostly minecraft, skyrim, but he wants to play some games that his computer he has no will not run. I hope he can upgrade this as he gets older, maybe go with the 970 instead. He is also wanting to get into video making later on.
That's one helluva present. I hope he likes it!
Umm...happy birthday? :D
Please adopt me, +1.
If only my dad would get me something like this for my birthday...
4 word description and 1 pic? -1
Pictures, Description, nuff said.
More pics plz!!!
I'm sure this build is good for its intended use, but the part choice seems a little strange (i7/760) seems a little strange if we can't tell what this build is for, so please explain in the description.
description and more pics would be awesome, especially that description to explain why an i7-4790k water cooled with only a gtx760.
I will try to post more pics after he opens it. I wish I could explain my choices but honestly I was just making a best guess here. I was happy that it worked lol. I plan to add a second gtx 760, would it be to go with a different graphics card later instead of the second 760?
That's an awesome processor, I think you'd want at least a GTX 970, possibly 980 rather than an SLI GTX 760
If it's a video rendering/editing/gaming hybrid...
I would have considered 1866 MHz RAM but it's very solid.
If this is a pure gaming/general use build...
He'll like it but in the future you should spend less on the CPU/liquid cooling and more on the GPU.
A build with a low-range i5 with the stock cooler and GTX 770 will perform better in games than one with a liquid-cooled i7 and a GTX 760. But you really can afford a GTX 970 with a $1500 budget.
Overclocking and extra cores are helpful for video rendering and many other compute-heavy tasks, but for gaming your money is better spent on the graphics card.
Thank you, he does play games mostly minecraft, skyrim, but is wanting to get into videos. I am glad to hear that the cpu will be a good choice for that. I know little about computer builds so I was kind of winging it.
If he changes to pure gaming, do you think changing the RAM to 1866 and addind duel 970's would work well? I wish I had read more about RAM before making my selection.
Dual 970's would be great, but changing RAM speed isn't going to make much a difference in practical application, it's super negligible. Check benchmarks at http://youtu.be/dWgzA2C61z4 . You can see that between 1866 and 1600 there's .2 fps at its biggest gap in practical applications and even during Cinebench, there's not even a full frame per second difference between RAM.
For gaming, yeah, 1866 vs 1600 RAM speed doesn't matter, but it helps somewhat for video editing.
Somewhat, yes, but I think it'd be hard to argue that replacing 1600's with 1866's would be even remotely cost effective.