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post #1 of 10
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Hello

so 4 months ago I had this setup:

GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7850

CPU: AMD FX-8120 oc to 4ghz with a Scythe Mugen 4

Motherboard Asustek M5A87

PSU: 550W

RAM: 8 Gigs of some bad DDR3

Case: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41t24sSLDOL.jpg
Ive no idea what brand that is, but it has poor cable management and it looks ****ty.


I already upgraded a few parts, but I want to replace the remaining pieces. Im planning on the following:

GPU GTX 980 TI MSI [already bought it and is in my current system]

CPU: i7 4790k

Motherboard: a z97 probably an ASUS one, I already have a DAC so I dont need many audio features?

PSU: Corsair RM750i

RAM: Cosair Vengance 16 GB DDR3

Case: Fractal Design define r5 [Do I need additional fans with this one?]

Im planning on OCing the CPU so should I get water cooling or is Air cooling fine?

Im only going to use this PC for gaming while watching a stream simultaneously.
post #2 of 10

What's the brand and model of your 550W PSU? The RM750i is extremely expensive and major overkill for this.

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Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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post #3 of 10
The RMx is the same PSU way cheaper so even if you needed a 750 watt PSU (which you dont) the RMx is a better option.
That or the EVGA SuperNova G2 which is both better and cheaper then the RMi.
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post #4 of 10
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I already bought the RM750i 4 months ago so I already done goofed on that. The only parts that I still need to upgrade are the CPU, Case, motherboard, CPU cooler mby?
post #5 of 10

Will you be overclocking the CPU at all?

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250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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post #6 of 10
What cooler do you have now? and why buy a 4790K when skylake is out?

As for the case check out what Phanteks has, i recommend the Phanteks Enthoo Pro, or the Pro M if you want a mid tower.
There is also the Luxe if you want to spend that much.
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post #7 of 10
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post

Will you be overclocking the CPU at all?
Yes
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Originally Posted by shilka View Post

What cooler do you have now? and why buy a 4790K when skylake is out?

As for the case check out what Phanteks has, i recommend the Phanteks Enthoo Pro, or the Pro M if you want a mid tower.
There is also the Luxe if you want to spend that much.
My cooler is the Scythe Mugen 4. Idk skylake doesnt seem that much better. I would have to get DDR4 ram and a more expensive motherboard, i dont think thats worth it.

I like the Fractal Design Define r5 better, is it bad or should I go with it.
post #8 of 10
dont think the prices of ddr4 and z170 motherboard much higher than ddr3 etc..
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post #9 of 10
4790k lets you run older windows which is a plus IMO.
    
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post #10 of 10
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4790k lets you run older windows which is a plus IMO.
Yeah I wont be using anything lower than win 10
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