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Hey guys.

I'm looking to do my 3 year upgrade and have a lot of the major choices picked out but I've run into a few sangs in some areas. The main purpose of this computer will be gaming and work. My job involves running as many copies of virtual machines on one computer as I can get away with so having 32GB is very important to me. Mainly I'm looking for advice on the mother board and ram but over all thoughts on any of my choices is welcomed and appreciated smile.gif

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/X7f499

CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($322.98 @ SuperBiiz) I'm pretty set on the Z97 platform. When doing research on the x99 DDR4 looked appealing but spending half a grand on 32GBs of ram alone didnt seem to appealing so I'm sticking with Z97


CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($69.98 @ OutletPC) Ive used this cooler before and love it, I know that the ram I plan to be wont fit the the headspreader on but I'm not looking to over clock the ram anyway

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($199.99 @ NCIX US) This is the main thing I've been wondering about. I'm looking to do some heavy CPU overclocking as well as being able to handle 32GBs of super high quality ram along with 2 970s SLI. Will this mother board do the job or are their other, newer options? Perhaps something in the 250-300 price point? Any suggestions welcome on this one.

Memory: G.Skill Trident X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($329.99 @ Newegg) This is one of my choices for ram, the other being http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231569 I ended up going with the one in part picker because they seem ultra high quality and can be run at the same speed as my second option but with a cas 7 latency.
I've built a number of rigs and the question of ram speed always seems to end with "you wont be able to tell a difference past 1600 mhz for gaming" but seeing how I'm building this rig specifically for its 32GB ram capabilities I figured why not go for the best of the best, not to mention the price seems identical any way. The best resource I could find on this matter is from http://www.anandtech.com/show/6372/memory-performance-16gb-ddr31333-to-ddr32400-on-ivy-bridge-igp-with-gskill Anyone have any different thoughts on this matter?


Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($229.99 @ Amazon) Looking at the reviews on newegg it seems like its pretty hard to go wrong with this brand of SSD but perhaps there is a newer/better choice out there with not as many reviews? Not terrible interested in something else unless it offers some huge real world noticeable difference in video game loading times.

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.98 @ OutletPC) just for storage

Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB ACX 2.0 Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($329.99 @ Amazon) 970s seem to offer the most bang for the buck and fit the price point of what i wanted to spend on a video card which is about 600+
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB ACX 2.0 Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($329.99 @ Amazon)


Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ NCIX US) I was told this power supply would be everything I needed and more, even after over clocking of both video cards and cpu


Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($141.26 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($264.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $2409.13
post #2 of 6
why do you need 32?if this si for gaming you dont need mroe than 8gb
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Originally Posted by PontiacGTX View Post

why do you need 32?if this si for gaming you dont need mroe than 8gb

Lmao fail. Shadow of mordor was showing 10gig+

Looks solid if you are sticking with ddr3
Edited by Ferreal - 10/20/14 at 6:59am
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Intel 750 PCIE SSD 1.2TB GPU: 2x HardwareLabs Blackice SR2 560mm radiator CPU: 1x HardwareLabs Blackice SR2 480mm radiator Windows 10 Pro 
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Intel i7 5960x Asus x99 Deluxe 2x Nvidia Titan X Pascal Crucial DDR4 2133 64GB 
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Intel 750 PCIE SSD 1.2TB GPU: 2x HardwareLabs Blackice SR2 560mm radiator CPU: 1x HardwareLabs Blackice SR2 480mm radiator Windows 10 Pro 
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LG OLED 55EG9600 Asus RoG Swift PG278Q Corsair AX1200i Caselabs STH10 
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post #4 of 6
He mentioned gaming but running a ton of virtual machines. Don't you need to allocate memory when running VM'S?
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Originally Posted by PontiacGTX View Post

why do you need 32?if this si for gaming you dont need mroe than 8gb

I will be doing gaming on this computer but the memory will be for running a large amount of virtual machines.
post #6 of 6
Then if you go with that use get a 5820k and 16gb just by now
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