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I use this machine for Android Development.

The G1 Gaming video card I found to be quite impressive. I'm currently working on another X97 build, based also on the 4790K, with an Asus Maximus VII Formula motherboard. Once that is completed, I will probably relegate this build to a hackintosh for iOS development.

I have been quite pleased with this build. Originally, I planned to do Raid level 10 with 4 500gb EVO SSDs, but have decided to push that to the Asus build. I have also lagged on getting the other 16gb of ram, but I will come back to that.

I like the roominess of the Air 540 case, but I don't care for the case at all. Not what I would consider a quality product from Corsair. They need to do this form factor in their Obsidian Line, with a little more quality engineered into it. I purchased the NZXT 440 for my Asus build, and I will use it, but when it is all done, I will probably go for a case labs case.

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  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build! +1

  • 60 months ago
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Thank You!

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build!

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank You!

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Might as well go for an x99 build if you're gonna spend money on the Formula.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

i7-4790k does not support X99 mobo due to chipset incompatibility.

EDIT: That is unless you prefer multicore i7 fifth-generation CPU (which are really expensive), you cannot use i7-479k on a X99 mobo.

Maybe I could be wrong, but since even PCPartPicker won't let me choose X99 mobo while my CPU section is 4xxx series CPUs, I am pretty sure that it is not compatible with X99 mobo.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

I know... You're correct, but in the notes OP said he/she is working on a new build that involves the Maximums Formula. In my opinion if you're going to spend money on such a pointless board you might as well go grab a cheaper x99 board and go for a i7 5820K and some DDR4 if it's an entirely new build anyways.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't think it is a pointless board...I think most people that buy these ROG boards are gamers, but in my case it actually made sense. For $307 I have a rock solid board that meets three important requirements for me (Raid level 10, Thunderbolt and Bluetooth). Of course I realize that these can easily be added to any board, but when you figure in the cost of the Thunderbolt card it was really a no-brainer. Bluetooth can be added for just a few bucks, but will take out 1 USB port (no biggie), but also the formula adds that awesome sound, so it just made sense in my situation.

  • 60 months ago
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Huh, never thought I'd see a person who actually needs the stuff in the Formula. Usually people who need all that stuff would've already went on the X99 platform. For about 40 dollars more you can get 6 unlocked cores instead of 4, DDR4 (for a bit more), more PCIE Lanes, etc. A lot of X99 boards are even priced under that Formula and make the difference of the cost of DDR4 and a 5820K. To be honest if you'd have said I have money and I want the sexy look of the board, that would've been enough of a reason for me as well.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, OP answered.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

It's not out of the question at this point. I have already purchased the Formula Board. When I started this build, I went for components that were on the tonymacx86 compatibility list for building a hackintosh. Prior to this, I have been using EVGA boards pretty exclusively, but their current lineup is not without its' faults. This is my first exposure to Gigabyte boards...while it has been rock solid, I really don't care for the bios.

The X99 chipset would unlock the potential to use 64gb of ram, which would be a welcome addition. I had hoped to hold out for the next generation after the 2011-rev 3, but I am still not 100% committed to another X97 build. I could just as easily pull the 4790K out of this board and stick it in the Formula, then move towards the X99. Today I ordered a power supply (Corsair AX860i) and another 500gb Samsung 850, both of which still don't commit me to the X97. In the back of my mind I am sure I have held out on getting the second 4790K and more DDR3 memory for this reason.