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Poll Results: Upgrade: EVGA Classified vs I7 4790k ???

 
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    EVGA Z97 Classified
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    i7 4790K (Haswell)
 
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Hi there,


New to the forums, long time computer geek!

I enjoy building, and do this on a regular basis as a part of my Career in Sales. I enjoy gaming and benchmarking, I'm also a keen photographer especially into Astro-photography. I also play bass guitar and do a lot of music production with friends.


I've been tinkering for more than half my life but only in the past couple of years finally put myself together a real machine.

Here we go;


- Intel i5 4670k @ 3.4Ghz/3.8Ghz (4.3Ghz Overclocked Stable)

- Asrock Z87 Fatal1ty Pro

- 2x 4GB 2400Mhz Corsair Vengeance

- 2x EVGA GTX760 2GB SC w/ ACX Cooler

- 3x Sandisk Extreme II's RAID0 (1GB READ/ 800MB WRITE) See AS-SSD Scores Thread

- 2TB Seagate Hybrid 7200RPM HDD (Steam Dir.)

- Corsair HX1000i PSU

- Corsair H100i cooler w/ 2x AF140mm above + 2 x SP120mm below

- Corsair 780T Case w/ 2x AF140mm intake, 1x SP140mm exhaust and radiator setup across the top



....And thats about it! I have a small Edimax N300 PCIE Wifi Card and a few old mechanical SATA drives around 320GB for some light media and backup files. Oh, full purple fans and a couple of red LED strips, the colours look great!!


And future upgrades, well....

- I have an EVGA GT740 lying about i wanted to use as a PhysX GPU, but my PCIE bandwidth cannot support that on my current motherboard. So im pretty much decided on an EVGA Classified Z97 which would do the job. Also, the Asrock board isn't as stable as i guessed it was when purchasing it and i just cant get those higher clock speeds to boot, which the EVGA would definitley help me out with wink.gif

- i7 4790K i guess....? Well, it is hard to justify £300 on a board when my processor is only £180 worth......I'm in the middle of deciding which upgrade outta the 2 would make the biggest impact.

- 2x 2TB WD Blacks for media a backup, probably RAID0.

- More RAM, possibly a 16GB set of the same Vengeance and set up a RAM drive.


And possibly take away a Sandisk......looking at benchmarks, and understanding the relationship of stacking SSD's vs HDDs im wondering if i may gain a better 4K speeds and whether im even utilizing the full capacity of the 3 way setup and current Read/Write speeds.


Lastly, aswell as the board being unstable, Windows 8.1 has been the bane of my life in recent times, and Windows 10 is no better, i will be soon installing a copy of Windows 7 Ultimate and really start to bench and push the machine to the limits it can go to.




Kindest Regards,


Nic!
Edited by TheRailTracer - 10/17/15 at 12:52pm
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Hello and welcome.
Future upgrade looks like it will be pretty good. Probably not a good idea two use a RAID 0 for backup though; but this isn't a discussion forum just an introduction topic so that's for another time.
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New Gaming
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 D0 @ 3.8GHz (watercooled) Evga x58 e758 (with Enzotech block) 2x EVGA GTX 275 1792mb 6GB Corsair Dominator (1600) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
3x 640GB WD Black 2x Samsungs Windows 7 Home Premium 3x 21.5" ASUS, 1x 19" HP 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G19 Corsair HX1000 Cooler Master HAF 932 Logitech G5 
Mouse Pad
Razer Goliathus Control 
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