Description

I use it for gaming (mainly) and working.

CPU (i7-4790K): I went with this because it was one of the best CPU back in 2014 (beside, I don't like i5 either). I have a tons of background programs so it should be good for this since this thing is a quad-core with hyper-threading. I'm currently running it at 4.8 GHz.

CPU cooler (Corsair H100i GTX): Picked this up at Best Buy on Black Friday. I'm pleased with this. I upgraded from a Hyper EVO 212 from Cooler Master. This thing keeps my CPU idles at around 29 C and loads at around 40 C.

Motherboard (Asus Z97-A): It does what it supposed to,

Memory (Corsair Vengeance Pro): Used to run many background tasks.

Storage (Samsung 850 EVO & Toshiba 2 Tb hard drive): They are good. I encountered no issues at all. SSD for Windows and HDD for the rest.

Video Card (Asus Radeon R9 390): Upgraded from the old EVGA GTX 670 FTW. This thing is a beast. I can max out nearly every games on 1080p. This thing came with the LED and back plate. It's very hot though when idle and load.

Case (NZXT S340): Good case. Although it's small but it provides enough space for cable management.

Power Supply (EVGA SuperNOVA G2): This thing is my computer's powerhouse and it does what it supposed to do.

Wireless Network Adapter (Gigabyte): This provides me fast internet connection. Unlike many gamers, I don't use Ethernet.

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Comments

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks great! Green builds are quite uncommon.

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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Quite uncommon compared to blue red white and black builds.

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks great! My first ever build had the same budget. I sacrificed the i7 for an i5 so I could get a GTX 970 :D

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

If it's for gaming, why the way better cpu, but a weaker gpu? You could go i5 or fx__ and a great GPU for the same price. Is there something else cpu intensive you do?

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

CPU Prices don't change by 50-100 dollars to downgrade to a i5. I would suggest he just goes Rad 290 or 390

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

290 or 390 would be great, yeah. I just mean that won't a 670 be a bottleneck? Dovyou know if it would?

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, 679 would be a bottleneck.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I run some virtual machines too. And beside, I'm gaming on a 1080p monitor, so I don't really need a 970.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, cool cool

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

What kinda work you do that requires an i7?

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Future proof mostly and some virtual machines stuffs

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Why does everyone automatically assume that someone who buys an i7 is an idiot and has no real use for it? There is ALWAYS a comment on any PC with an i7 that says "why do you need an i7?".

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

He says he wants to game so an why not get an i5 for a better gpu

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Also says working. He already said he uses VM's, and an i7 is VERY useful for that.

Even if it mostly for gaming, if he makes use of the hyper-threading (sure sounds like he does) for anything at all, then it is totally 100% worth it.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Fine then but why a gtx 670?

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Right, but if you NEED the i7 for other tasks, then you have to get it. If you mostly game on the system, but need it for some work, you gotta spend the money on the work aspect, and not the gaming which is MUCH less important, even though you will be doing more of it.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Maybe I was just curious what kinda work he does the requires an i7. Maybe I wanted to know why he got an i7 instead of a Xeon. Maybe I did think he was an idiot. Either way, you jump to conclusions way to quick.

The reason the people ask if they have an i7 is because the people that post these builds with i7's aren't very detailed in the descriptions. 'Work' isn't very descriptive. What kinda work? Accounting? VMs? Writing contracts? CAD? Simulations? The list goes on.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Virtual machines, I don't want to have Xeon since they are too pricey. And I need good cpu single core performance to play cpu intensive games too.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

This beauty deserves more pictures