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Possible 4790k Build- any last suggestions? ($1500)

Jfeather4
  • 72 months ago

Hey everyone, just looking for some opinions on this build, as I might be deciding to pull the trigger once the 4790k is released.

(Still fairly new to this, feel free to suggest other ideas!)

Computer to be used for a little bit of everything- Gaming, multimedia, and of course general use.

Processor: I picked the 4790k as it's right around what I was going to spend on a CPU already, and it seems exciting to start with a new processor out of the gate.

Motherboard: After looking around a lot, it was difficult to pick a z97 series mobo, but this one seems like it would work without breaking the bank.

Memory: Pretty standard, no?

Storage: 1TB + 1 SSD will work just great for me. I can always add more storage later if I need to.

Video Card: I'm slightly partial to Nividia, and it seems to me the 770 would provide enough performance without breaking the bank.

Power Supply: Feel free to suggest anything here! After looking around a lot I wasn't sure what to go with. Should I upgrade to a PSU around 750W? (future proofing, quality, ability to be modular?)

Case: I love the look and feel of the H440.

So overall, feel free to suggest any and all changes (since I'm fairly new to this), but specifically, should I change anything about the PSU, Motherboard, or memory?

Thanks for your time!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $279.00
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $89.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $137.99 @ NCIX US
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $84.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $134.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Superclocked ACX Video Card $335.91 @ Newegg
Case NZXT H440 (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $117.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply Corsair CSM 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $74.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98 @ OutletPC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1400.81

Comments

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Why not this instead?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $279.00
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $89.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $137.99 @ NCIX US
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $72.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $106.81 @ NCIX US
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card $369.99 @ NCIX US
Case NZXT H440 (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $117.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $76.66 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98 @ OutletPC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1396.38

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