- 71 months ago
Thanks in advance for the help.
This is the first custom PC I have ever built. I will post pictures, and benchmark information once built! :)
I tried to stay within a $1000 budget (without tax) and exceeded it by $20 :D. I will be working on VMs and will be taking IT related courses and certifications (server, networking, VM, etc...).
CPU: As this is my first build, and I tried to stay away from overclocking. I think the 4790 has lots of power and it will not bottleneck anything that I do.
Motherboard: Great reviews, z97 Chipset (works great with 4th generation and will work with the 5th generation). This motherboard seems to be most commonly bought with the I7 CPU's
Memory: Runs 2133, and I needed the 16gb for VM's
Storage: FAST FAST FAST!
Case: This was the hardest decision to make as there were many other choices available. I was thinking about getting the Black Pearl (with window), but I couldn't see the need. This has great cooling, and a nice window.
Power Supply: Platinum 760W SeaSonic for $129 ($70 off) How could I not ;D ?
OS: Got it through work, and do not want the hassle known as Windows 8
Video Card: I do not think I currently need one. Eventually I would like to game, so would it be better to purchase one now or wait till October when the new cards come out? I was thinking about the GTX 750 ti
Cooling: Any thoughts?
Thank you all for your help
CPU: Intel Core i7-4790 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($325.00) Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($230.00) Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($179.00) Storage: A-Data XPG SX900 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($80.00) Case: Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed ATX Mid Tower Case ($74.99) Power Supply: SeaSonic 760W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (Purchased For $129.00) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (Purchased For $0.00) Total: $1017.99