My i7 gaming/multitasking rig. first system overhaul in years. was previously running a pentium e5400 and an old core2duo before that. Finally an i7!! :) XD my friends are jealous lol.
I'm still not sure why people even bother to purchase questionable power supplies such as this one. A good PSU goes a long way in providing the rest of your system with clean power.
That 4790K must be working pretty well for you, especially as an upgrade from a E5400, but that's a lot of money spent on bragging rights and a somewhat unbalanced gaming rig. Also not sure what the deal is with "i7 for multitasking" these days; everyone must surely be falling for Intel's marketing. An i3-4130 can "multitask" pretty well, methinks.
I have to agree with tabascosauz. The i7 is top of the line, and needs a better supporting cast. More RAM, an SSD especially with windows 8.1/10. I have a beta version of 10 and Windows 8.1 on separate machines and boot times are incredible using an SSD.
The power supply should outlast all other components in my humble opinion. It should be one of your rock solid pieces. Technology changes slower than other components so it makes sense to invest in a solid unit.
Also, why is he using the intel stock cooler on an i7? That thing will burn out in no time with medium usage.
Haswell Refresh CPUs run relatively cool unless you overclock. Not a whole lot of people actually need the extra power overclocking this i7 gives.
I'm just weary of it. I can't tell you how many times I've seen people fry the i5's and i7's just doing medium tasks.. At most, it's 30 bucks, at least it's 10-20 bucks.
Fair enough :)
My roommate has a 4790k with a stock cooler, he was going to try overclocking before I went ballistic on him aha
i agree and agree it's unacceptable for such rig to have such a garbage psu
yep that psu is probably a beast and you should be careful that it doesn't burn the whole build, that's a very expensive cpu you have there....
Why has almost no one talked about how he has an i7 and a crappy 7770?
You're going to kill your system with that psu, and why get that ram instead of just going with a name brand for the same price?
You'd think by now people would know not to use Beast in their title when it's not overwhelmingly obvious that it is, which this is not... Like others mentioned, this is a very unbalanced build. The only thing you've got going for you is the 4790k. Powering this with a psu like that is a risk. I'd swap that for something cleaner asap. ditch those HDDs for a big, space efficient 3tb 7200 and get a small ssd to boot the os on. You're also going to want to upgrade to a more modern graphics card at some point. 1gb vram just isn't going to cut it for much of anything anymore.
well.. when you are on a budget and want to upgrade your computer, you look for where your money is best suited. for me it was the cpu. The ram is actually Hynix hp stock ddr3-1600 ram. as for the drives, they are out of my old system. as is the graphics card. In total i spent 500 dollars for the cpu, mobo, case, and power supply. Overall, Im happy with the computer and thats what matters. I intend on upgrading my ram, getting an m.2 or some 2.5 ssds, and getting a new gfx card or at least another 7770 to crossfire with. as far as the stock cooler, max temp so far has been 40* C. I do plan on going with water cooling, but for now it must wait. and i dont plan on pushing the cpu until i can get it better cooling. the psu was a gamble, and i know that. but if it lasts, then it was a great deal on my part. if not, well, i will just have to hope for the best.
"Solid Gear" PSU
"Solid Gear" PSU
i dont even
Why dose it say that its only 94.44?