Which build should I go with?

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  1. sethwilliam

    sethwilliam Member

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    Given these two options which would be best for future proof gaming and upgrading? they are both about the same price, also I think the performance should be about the same in games?

    Case: Thermaltake Chaser MK-1
    CPU: I7 4790k 4.0ghz 8mb cache
    Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
    Motherboard: Gigabyte Z97x-UD5H Black edition
    RAM: 16gb DDR3 2133mhz (8x2)
    GPU: EVGA Superclocked GTX 980 4gb
    PSU: ThermalTake ToughPower 1000w 80+ Gold Semi-Modular
    HDD: 1 TB Western Digital Caviar Black 7200RPM
    OS: Windows 7 Home Premium


    Case: Thermaltake Chaser MK-1
    CPU: I7 5820k 3.3ghz 15mb cache 2011
    Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
    Motherboard: gigabyte x99 gaming 5
    RAM: 16gb DDR4 2400mhz (4x4)
    GPU: EVGA Superclocked GTX 980 4gb
    PSU: ThermalTake ToughPower 1000w 80+ Gold Semi-Modular
    HDD: 1 TB Western Digital Caviar Black 7200RPM
    OS: Windows 7 Home Premium
     
  2. MonarchX

    MonarchX Banned

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    I would go for the 2nd build of course - higher end CPU + higher-end motherboard + high-end RAM!

    Do consider getting Windows 8.1 Pro. You can get a legal/levit and valid Product Key for like $35 online. Its much better at resource management and is more future-proof than Windows 7. By now Windows 8.1 is problems free since a ton of updates came out for it.
     
  3. sethwilliam

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    I thought the first one had better motherboard lol.
    Ok thanks, anything you think I should improve on the second build before I get it?
     
  4. ---TK---

    ---TK--- Ancient Guru

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    get a 750 watt psu instead and 2 970. much better bang for the buck.
    I would go with the 2nd option for cpu.
     

  5. sethwilliam

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    gonna get a second 980 eventually.
     
  6. thatguy91

    thatguy91 Ancient Guru

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    Absolutely and most definitely get a good SSD. Also consider a 3 TB driver instead of the 1 TB.

    I'd you plan to overclock, which is highly worthwhile, I would go for a better CPU cooler. The 212 EVO isn't a bad cooler, but not really suitable for these builds especially if overclocking. If it were me, I'd go for the NZXT Kraken X61.
     
  7. sethwilliam

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    Honestly I considered a larger drive, but I don't know if since the drive is larger it would make performance slower?
     
  8. sethwilliam

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    Is that watercooler perform good? also is it quiet?

    EDIT: according to Newegg the reviews are good, at least better then the corsair H110
     
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  9. thatguy91

    thatguy91 Ancient Guru

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    It does perform very well! Most reviews have it on the i7-4770K or other Haswell CPU's etc. On the i7-4790K it should perform even better. It is also very low with noise, and it performs really well even at low speed settings which are very quiet.

    Check out this post from a happy Guru3D member. Note he has an i7-4770K, so it should, in theory, be better with the i7-4790K.

    http://forums.guru3d.com/showpost.php?p=4899538&postcount=9
     
  10. thatguy91

    thatguy91 Ancient Guru

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    No, performance isn't lower on the larger drive. Performance is related to many factors, but if you get a decent 3 TB drive performance isn't an issue.

    Don't rely on a standard HDD for your OS etc, definitely get a SSD and use the HDD for video's, movies, pictures, and other stuff. Also for games that don't require the speed of the SSD.

    Ideally with a SSD (and for the HDD too) you have it in GPT format so you boot with UEFI standard, not legacy boot. It's probably a fair bet that anyone not knowing what I mean by that is probably using legacy boot! (UEFI only applies to recent systems).
     

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