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Need a second opinion. Is there a better motherboard I can get for this build?

Kyleg2020

61 months ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $299.98 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler Enermax Liqtech 120X 111.0 CFM Ball Bearing Liquid CPU Cooler $59.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard ASRock Fatal1ty Z97X Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $114.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory $135.98 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $104.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $81.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 4GB WINDFORCE 3X Video Card $329.98 @ NCIX US
Case BitFenix Shadow ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $39.99 @ NCIX US
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98 @ OutletPC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1327.84
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-27 03:43 EST-0500

Comments

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

It's nice for the price, not that I'm any great mobo exert or anything... Check the tech websites for 1150 comparisons/group tests maybe?

You can get quicker ram for the same price tho - http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f31333c9d16gao

And I like a better quality psu usually (it's kind of a budget psu tbh, and the rest of your kit is pretty high end...), gold rated saves you money on your electricity bill & provides your components with a better quality of power which helps their reliability & life expectancy too. I'm a seasonic guy usually so I'd go for... ... this probably - http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seasonic-power-supply-ssr650rm 650 still gives you ~300w for oc capacity which should be plenty given how power efficient intel/nvidia are.

If it's a gaming focused build you don't really need 16gig or an i7 either tbh, tho if you're streaming/recording at the same time they can help.

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