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    Boycott shampoo! Demand the REAL poo! AOD Member AOD_pyle986's Avatar
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    Default Computer Upgrades

    So I al looking to upgrade my CPU and MoBo. I upgraded my video card to an ASUS R9 290x in November, however it has been bottle necking greatly with my old ass CPU, i7-920 2.6ghz.

    I have never overclocked and don't plan too so just wanted to get some opinions as to what would be a decent set up. I am looking to keep it under $400. For the processor I was looking at the following:

    i5-4690k Devils Canyon Quadcore

    http://m.newegg.com/Product/index?itemnumber=19-117-372

    From there the mobos are below:

    http://m.newegg.com/Product/index?it...13128723-S1A3C

    http://m.newegg.com/Product?itemNumb...82e16813157501

    http://m.newegg.com/Product?itemNumb...82e16813128706

    Any opinions, dissenting or otherwise are greatly appreciated. I am not too well versed aside from actually putting the thing together and getting it to run.

    Also, I don't know if there are any new products coming out and if I should wait or something.

    Anyhow, thanks for any help!
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    Can I have your Tots YouSeeThisWatch's Avatar
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    I have an i7 and a regular 290, myself. It works great. I would say, if you are close to a Micro Center (not sure if you are in Canada, but if you are, then you are out of luck), get the cpu there, as you would pay only $280 for the i7-4790k. Then, I would get the ASROCK Z97 board, since gaming is the assumption that that is what will take up most of your time. All said and done, you will be right around your ~$400 after rebates on the motherboard. what kind of RAM are you transferring? Any SSDs?

    The reason I suggest the ASROCK board over the GIGABYUTE (I would normally choose the gigabyte), is because of the recent reviews and performance ratings given to this board. Last years, as well as this years, chipsets have been given great reviews. Plus, if you were going to go for a GIGABYTE board, I would go with the UD4H; better on-board audio. Also, the ASROCK board is cheaper, and has the same KILLER E2200/2201, which has a better chance to yield lower ping numbers.

    Anyway, that is my "2 Cents", so let me know if you have any other questions. Good luck on your decision.

    PS. Honestly, you could go with the i5 OR i7, but if you could get the i7 for the price listed above, DO IT. You won't regret it.

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    Boycott shampoo! Demand the REAL poo! AOD Member AOD_pyle986's Avatar
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    Wow, just checked the prices at microcenter...pretty good. I have one like 20 min from me actually. Right now i have this:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231314

    and

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145267

    no SSDs or anything.

    thanks man, this was very helpful.

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    You are depriving some poor village of its idiot AOD Member AOD_Timmee45's Avatar
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    Plis sir, don't mix mamory. You will get a better performance using just the Corsair 8gb kit running at the XMP 8-8-8-24 at it's native 1.65v than mixing them and running both at the higher 9-9-9-24 1.5v that it will automatically run the Corsair memory at. The board will automatically force the Corsair to run at the lower setting.


 

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