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To make a long story short, my 2500k had decided to give up on life and I am not in the market for a new processor.

I am pretty set on the 4790k so now I need to look at getting a new motherboard and possibly ram?

Haven't been involved so I really don't know what is the latest and greatest out there. Basically just looking for a board that will allow me to do some mild overclocking. The processor will be watercooled!

Feel free to ask my any questions and i'll try to answer.
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Budget?
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Around 200-300 for ram and motherboard together
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Around 200-300 for ram and motherboard together
8GB of RAM is fine for a gaming build still; have you thought about upgrading your GPUs?
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what games would you play?would you use a dual gpu setup?what are the main uses for this pc?
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Build is mainly for gaming right now my main game is csgo but plan on fallout 4 and battlefront when released. I will eventually upgrade my gpu's probably around Christmas but since they are water-cooled I will probably stick with them for just alittle
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Build is mainly for gaming right now my main game is csgo but plan on fallout 4 and battlefront when released. I will eventually upgrade my gpu's probably around Christmas but since they are water-cooled I will probably stick with them for just alittle
if you have a microcenter nearby a 6600k plus an asus z170 mobo si just 364usd
http://www.microcenter.com/site/brands/intel-processor-bundles.aspx

but if you will do crossfire in the future then get an i5(unless you can upgrade to a 6700k later)
Build 1 (Click to show)
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($314.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock Z97 EXTREME4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($102.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Avexir Blitz1.1 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $487.96
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-09 12:23 EST-0500

Build 2 (Click to show)
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($254.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($133.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($92.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $481.97
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-09 12:26 EST-0500
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