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Long time lurker, first time poster. I'm ready to semi-retire my beloved Sandy Bridge rig and I'm going with Devil's Canyon and a 9 series board to replace it.

Here's what I'm looking at so far -

MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC w/ i7-4790K
Corsair H100i Cooler w/ SP120 PWM High Performance Ediition replacement fans
Corsair Vengeance Pro 32GB 2400
AMD R9 295x2 8GB (probably MSI reference)
2x Samsung 840 EVO 500GB SSD R0
4x Seagate 2TB 7200RPM R10
Corsair AX1500i 1500W 80 PLUS Titanium PSU
Samsung UD950 28" 4K Monitor

Haven't decided if I'm going to build it in the TT Level 10 GT I have or pick-up another case. Just a little bit about why I chose certain components -

As to the inevitable why i7, why 4K, and why 32GB questions - The main use of this machine will be gaming, but I also do a lot of video recording, editing, and rendering. I plan to use RAM drives for several things and will even have the occasional need for some virtual machines for work. My SB rig is an i7 with 16GB and I feel I've used every bit of performance it offers at certain times. I do also plan to overclock.

MSI and Corsair have always been very reliable brands for me so if they offer the features/specs I want at a competitive price I'm probably going to go with them, but I'm not stuck on them. I'm also trying to stick to a red/black color scheme. The R9 295x2 is for the 4K. Not only is it two full on Hawaii GPUs, but it offers 8GB VRAM which is probably the most attractive feature for me. I've read a bunch of benchmarks of the R9 295x2's in quadfire hitting 1300W+ draws at peak. Since there's a possibility of going to quadfire at some point in the future I wanted to make sure I had a PSU that could support it and whatever else I threw at it.

Thoughts, feedback, questions?
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Originally Posted by Thergood View Post

Long time lurker, first time poster. I'm ready to semi-retire my beloved Sandy Bridge rig and I'm going with Devil's Canyon and a 9 series board to replace it.

Here's what I'm looking at so far -

MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC w/ i7-4790K
Corsair H100i Cooler w/ SP120 PWM High Performance Ediition replacement fans
Corsair Vengeance Pro 32GB 2400
AMD R9 295x2 8GB (probably MSI reference)
2x Samsung 840 EVO 500GB SSD R0
4x Seagate 2TB 7200RPM R10
Corsair AX1500i 1500W 80 PLUS Titanium PSU
Samsung UD950 28" 4K Monitor

Haven't decided if I'm going to build it in the TT Level 10 GT I have or pick-up another case. Just a little bit about why I chose certain components -

As to the inevitable why i7, why 4K, and why 32GB questions - The main use of this machine will be gaming, but I also do a lot of video recording, editing, and rendering. I plan to use RAM drives for several things and will even have the occasional need for some virtual machines for work. My SB rig is an i7 with 16GB and I feel I've used every bit of performance it offers at certain times. I do also plan to overclock.

MSI and Corsair have always been very reliable brands for me so if they offer the features/specs I want at a competitive price I'm probably going to go with them, but I'm not stuck on them. I'm also trying to stick to a red/black color scheme. The R9 295x2 is for the 4K. Not only is it two full on Hawaii GPUs, but it offers 8GB VRAM which is probably the most attractive feature for me. I've read a bunch of benchmarks of the R9 295x2's in quadfire hitting 1300W+ draws at peak. Since there's a possibility of going to quadfire at some point in the future I wanted to make sure I had a PSU that could support it and whatever else I threw at it.

Thoughts, feedback, questions?
Lots and lots of overkill here, where to start.

Personally, I would go for this Gigabyte http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128701 board instead. Higher quality, super easy to use bios and it looks really nice. The UD5H -BK is out too, they literally test this board for over 24 hours with a super high overclocked i7 to make sure its good for overclocking. Also comes with massive warrenty.

Corsair H100i, not the greatest honestly, especially for the money. The Kraken X60 or Swiftech H320 is a much better option, offers superior overclocking.

Vengeance ram kinda sucks, I would advise against it. Granted its already at 2400MHz so not a huge deal.

You dont need 1500W. Not even close, you might ned an 850W. Honestly it only takes like 500-550W by itself.

I highly recommend AGAINST the TT Level 10 GT. Terrible airflow, looks actually pretty ugly once you get a case in your hands. If you want something insane, go for a Rosewill Blackhawk Ultra or Throne, or maybe the Antec 1900. Or if you really wanna go crazy and get a case nobody has, the CFI Boreallight might interest you. Just dont get that level 10, its overpriced and terribly built for the price.

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Lots and lots of overkill here, where to start.

Personally, I would go for this Gigabyte http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128701 board instead. Higher quality, super easy to use bios and it looks really nice. The UD5H -BK is out too, they literally test this board for over 24 hours with a super high overclocked i7 to make sure its good for overclocking. Also comes with massive warrenty.

Corsair H100i, not the greatest honestly, especially for the money. The Kraken X60 or Swiftech H320 is a much better option, offers superior overclocking.

Vengeance ram kinda sucks, I would advise against it. Granted its already at 2400MHz so not a huge deal.

You dont need 1500W. Not even close, you might ned an 850W. Honestly it only takes like 500-550W by itself.

I highly recommend AGAINST the TT Level 10 GT. Terrible airflow, looks actually pretty ugly once you get a case in your hands. If you want something insane, go for a Rosewill Blackhawk Ultra or Throne, or maybe the Antec 1900. Or if you really wanna go crazy and get a case nobody has, the CFI Boreallight might interest you. Just dont get that level 10, its overpriced and terribly built for the price.

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Welcome to the forum BTW!

Thanks for the welcome and the suggestions. I'll definitely check out that motherboard and those other coolers.

Any particular reason that the Vengeance RAM sucks? What do you recommend instead? It's been a great performer for me in the past which is really the only reason I was going with it.

For the power supply - I do tentatively plan to go to a quadfire setup with a second 295x2 at some point. This is why I went with the 1500W. The benchmarks I've seen on quadfire 295x2's consistently have 1300W+ draws at peak with moderate overclocks.

As for the TT Level 10 GT, I already own it, but I am open to other cases due to the reasons you stated. That Boreallight case looks real interesting. Thanks again for the suggestions.
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