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I think this is a quality build what cha think?

Poll Results: Which MoBo?

 
  • 10% (1)
    MSI G45
  • 30% (3)
    ASRock Z87 Extreme 4
  • 60% (6)
    Asus Z87 Pro
10 Total Votes  
post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
Im hell bent on everything in this rig EXCEPT the MOTHERBOARD so...

I plan on Programming, HTML, C++/C#, Visual Basic, Mixing Music and (Of course) gaming!

Just want the option to enable another card and OC later on down the road.

MY QUESTION:

Should I Take the lower Price point MSI MoBo WITHOUT Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3c9Sf
Or...

Stick to the Asus Z87 PRO (WITH Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0)?
(How important is the technology?)

Ive got a few others in mind:
ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard

(Has Dual Intelligent Processors 4 with 4-Way Optimization(WHATS THIS?), TurboBoost Tech +SLI)

So...Go with?

MSI G45
ASRock Z87 Extreme 4 http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3cagP
Asus Z87 Pro http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3c9zz
Edited by MirthlessSmile - 3/18/14 at 1:13pm
post #2 of 6
Intel Turbo Boost = Is a feature that intel implements on their CPU and if the motherboard supports that feature, it allows the CPU to run at the boost clock, it varies depending on which CPU you have, the turbo boost clock is on the details and specs on the intel website of CPU's. Not sure if it's on the CPU box itself.

I would go with the Asus Z87 PRO, it's a lot better than the MSI in overall. You'd want higher quality VRM's if you're overclocking.

Here's an explanation to 4-Way Optimization, copied from ASUs's website.
Dual Intelligent Processors 4 with 4-Way Optimization
One click for better performance, efficiency, digital power control, reduced noise, and improved cooling.



You might want to get higher clock ram if there is little price difference, it may help with your Programming, HTML, C++, C#, Visual Basic, Mixing Music for example a task such as Compiling something, Rendering.

You might want to get a higher end CPU cooler or even a All in One watercooling such as H100i, Thermaltake Water. Thats if you're going to overclock your CPU.

And by the way, all the motherboards you've specified all support turbo boost 2.0. IMO the Z87 Pro is pretty overkill, just saying.
Edited by benjamen50 - 3/19/14 at 5:14am
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Asustek P5Q-PRO Nvidia 9800 GTX+ Kingston DDR2 8gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital 1 TB Pioneer Noctua NH-U9B Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell Monitor Logitech G110 Antec 750W Thermaltake Aluminium Old Case 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G500 Gaming Mouse Generic Mousepad Soundblaster 5.1 VX 
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Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Asustek P5Q-PRO Nvidia 9800 GTX+ Kingston DDR2 8gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital 1 TB Pioneer Noctua NH-U9B Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell Monitor Logitech G110 Antec 750W Thermaltake Aluminium Old Case 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G500 Gaming Mouse Generic Mousepad Soundblaster 5.1 VX 
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post #3 of 6
I7 build
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3czoU
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3czoU/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3czoU/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Glacer 240L 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($126.00 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($71.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.81 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($309.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Enermax ECA3290A-G ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: SeaSonic G-750 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($64.74 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) ($97.26 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1374.74
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-19 09:07 EDT-0400)

I5 build
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3czuI
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3czuI/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3czuI/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.00 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Zalman ZM-CNPS14X CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($126.00 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($71.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.81 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB Video Card ($479.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Enermax ECA3290A-G ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec HCG M 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($64.74 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) ($97.26 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1388.75
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-19 09:14 EDT-0400)
  
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post #4 of 6
Thread Starter 
I went with a different case. The Asusz87 Pro and the Windforce 2Gb GTX 770.
Having problems with GPU right now.
Other than that shes ready to boot and install updates, drivers, OS.

Here she is:
http://pcpartpicker.com/user/MirthlessSmile/saved/46Wn
post #5 of 6
What problems are you having with your GPU?
Gaming Computer
(19 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Asustek P5Q-PRO Nvidia 9800 GTX+ Kingston DDR2 8gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital 1 TB Pioneer Noctua NH-U9B Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell Monitor Logitech G110 Antec 750W Thermaltake Aluminium Old Case 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G500 Gaming Mouse Generic Mousepad Soundblaster 5.1 VX 
  hide details  
Reply
Gaming Computer
(19 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Asustek P5Q-PRO Nvidia 9800 GTX+ Kingston DDR2 8gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital 1 TB Pioneer Noctua NH-U9B Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell Monitor Logitech G110 Antec 750W Thermaltake Aluminium Old Case 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G500 Gaming Mouse Generic Mousepad Soundblaster 5.1 VX 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 
Im done with the build.
I wanted powerful/cool/fairly cheaper.
Thank you anyways.
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