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which is the better build?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

CPU - lga1150 Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz

MOBO - lga1150 Asus Z97-A

RAM - Gskill Ripjaws X 8GB 4gbx2 DDR3 1600 CL9

GPU - MSI GTX 970 Gaming 4G Gddr5 256Bit

PSU - Seasonic M12II-750 EVO 750W 80Plus Bronze Full Modular

CASE - Corsair Carbide SPEC-03 Mid Tower

HDD - Seagate 1TB 7200RPM 64MB, ST1000DM003 (SATA 6 Gb/s)

SSD - SanDisk Ultra II 120GB (SDSSDHII-120G)

COOLER - Noctua NH-L12 Low Profile CPU Cooler

 

versus

 

CPU -  Intel i-5 4690k

MOBO - Asus Z97-A
RAM - G.SkilL Ripjaws 8GB
GPU Palit GTX 970 Jetstream
PSU Corsair TX750 v2
CASE - Corsair Spec 03 Carbide
Monitor Asus 23 (VX239)
HDD - 1TB WD Caviar Black
SSD - Crucial m500 128gb
COOLER - Noctua NH L12 Low Profile

 

just a heads up, the build is more focused on gaming. so if you guys think the 4790k isn't worth it for that purpose (even futureproofing) then please do tell.
 

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CPU - lga1150 Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz

MOBO - lga1150 Asus Z97-A

RAM - Gskill Ripjaws X 8GB 4gbx2 DDR3 1600 CL9

GPU - MSI GTX 970 Gaming 4G Gddr5 256Bit

PSU - Seasonic M12II-750 EVO 750W 80Plus Bronze Full Modular

CASE - Corsair Carbide SPEC-03 Mid Tower

HDD - Seagate 1TB 7200RPM 64MB, ST1000DM003 (SATA 6 Gb/s)

SSD - SanDisk Ultra II 120GB (SDSSDHII-120G)

COOLER - Noctua NH-L12 Low Profile CPU Cooler

 

versus

 

CPU -  Intel i-5 4690k

MOBO - Asus Z97-A

RAM - G.SkilL Ripjaws 8GB

GPU Palit GTX 970 Jetstream

PSU Corsair TX750 v2

CASE - Corsair Spec 03 Carbide

Monitor Asus 23 (VX239)

HDD - 1TB WD Caviar Black

SSD - Crucial m500 128gb

COOLER - Noctua NH L12 Low Profile

 

just a heads up, the build is more focused on gaming. so if you guys think the 4790k isn't worth it for that purpose (even futureproofing) then please do tell.

 

The Corsair TX750 is pretty loud even at idle check out the AX760, it runs cooler and nearly silent. Most games don't take full advantage of hyperthreading so i don't think the  i7-4790K will make that big of a difference for gaming.


CPU: Core i7 4770K @ 3.5GHz Motherboard: ASUS Z87-EXPERT RAM: Corsair Vengeance 32GB (4x8GB) 1600 MHz GPU(s): EVGA GTX 980 Classified SLI Case: Coolermaster HAF X Storage: Samsung 256 GB 840 Pro, 2x2TB WD Caviar Black, 2x4TB WD Green PSU: Corsair AX860 860W Display: LG 31MU97-B 4K(4096x2160) and Dell S2716DG 27in 2K 1440p 144hz, Cooling: Noctua NH-D15 Keyboard: Corsair K70 with Cherry MX Blue switches Mouse: Razer Naga Epic Chroma and Death Adder Chroma Sound:Audioengine D1 Dac and Sennheiser HD650 Operating System: Win 10 Pro

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