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Is This A Good Motherboard Pick?!

Frosty2726
  • 69 months ago

I am hoping to play games maxed out settings and record/edit videos. I also wasn't looking to buying a sound card..IS this a good choice for what I have picked out?...First time builder!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $339.94 @ SuperBiiz
Thermal Compound Arctic Cooling MX4 20g Thermal Paste $18.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $99.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $72.00 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $79.99 @ NCIX US
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $79.99 @ NCIX US
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card $309.99 @ Amazon
Case Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case $79.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CSM 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $69.99 @ TigerDirect
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $16.98 @ OutletPC
Monitor Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor $155.43 @ Amazon
Case Fan Cougar Vortex PWM 70.5 CFM 120mm Fan $14.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan Cougar Vortex PWM 70.5 CFM 120mm Fan $14.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan Cougar Vortex PWM 70.5 CFM 120mm Fan $14.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan BitFenix BFF-LPRO-14025R-RP 86.7 CFM 140mm Fan $15.98 @ NCIX US
Keyboard Microsoft ANB-00001 Wired Slim Keyboard $11.99 @ Amazon
Mouse Microsoft Optical Mouse 200 for Business Wired Optical Mouse $5.99 @ NCIX US
Speakers Logitech LS11 3W 2ch Speakers $14.25 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1416.45
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-09-07 14:14 EDT-0400

Comments

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

I am crossed between these two motherboards

https://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-motherboard-z87g45gaming

https://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-z97a

which one is REALLY better for my build?!

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Frankly I'd go with the Asus based simply on quality and company reputation.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Is ASUS that good?

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not sure if it has changed but I thought z87 chipsets didn't work with Haswell Refresh cpus?

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

im not sure..it showed on the site it was compatible

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

They are the same socket, maybe you have to update the uefi or something.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

uefi?

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

the motherboard bios

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

You will see better overclocking performance out of new chipsets (z97). The z97 also has an express SATA port.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

express SATA port? sorry..so new

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SATA_Express

Also Z97 will be compatible with future Intel "Broadwell" CPUs.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

done did haha! Thanks Fraoch for the help! :D

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for helping Frosty the other day, I never got back to him.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem! :-)

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