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Posted · Original PosterOP

[PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qQ6bJx) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qQ6bJx/by_merchant/)

 
Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i74790k) | $312.95 @ SuperBiiz 
**CPU Cooler** | [Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-rr212e20pkr2) | $24.89 @ OutletPC 
**Motherboard** | [Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-z87a) | $78.99 @ SuperBiiz 
**Memory** | [Kingston HyperX Fury White 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/kingston-memory-hx318c10fwk28) | $43.49 @ Amazon 
**Storage** | [Crucial BX100 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/crucial-internal-hard-drive-ct250bx100ssd1) | $72.00 @ SuperBiiz 
**Storage** | [Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-hard-drive-wd10ezex) | $47.66 @ SuperBiiz 
**Video Card** | [Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-video-card-turbogtx970oc4gd5) | $294.99 @ SuperBiiz 
**Case** | [bitFenix Comrade ATX Mid Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/bitfenix-case-bfccom100wwxs1rp) | $47.70 @ SuperBiiz 
**Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit)](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-kw900140) | $89.88 @ OutletPC 
**Keyboard** | [Cooler Master QuickFire Rapid-i Wired Standard Keyboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-keyboard-sgk4040gkcl1us) | $99.99 @ Amazon 
**Mouse** | [Logitech G502 Wired Optical Mouse](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/logitech-mouse-910004074) | $79.49 @ Amazon 
**Headphones** | [Logitech G430 7.1 Channel Headset](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/logitech-headphones-981000536) | $54.49 @ Amazon 
**Other**| Steel Series QCK black mousepad| $9.99 
**Other**| Fallout 4| $59.99 
 | *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* |
 | Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1366.50
 | Mail-in rebates | -$50.00
 | **Total** | **$1316.50**
 | Generated by [PCPartPicker](http://pcpartpicker.com) 2015-11-03 01:06 EST-0500 |
 
 
 
 
 
I want to know if there is anything that could be made better without spending much more money, or if there were any incompatibility issues.
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@strangerdanger If this build is purely for gaming, get an i5 and upgrade your GPU to a 980 or 980Ti.

 

Also you dont have a power supply  :P


My Rigs:

Gaming/CAD/Rendering Rig
Case:
 Corsair Air 240 , CPU: i7-4790K, Mobo: ASUS Gryphon Z97 mATX,  GPU: Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 970, RAM: G.Skill Sniper 16GB, SSD: SAMSUNG 1TB 840 EVO, Cooling: Corsair H80i PCPP: https://au.pcpartpicker.com/b/f2TH99SFF HTPC
Case:
Silverstone ML06B, CPU: Pentium G3258, Mobo: Gigabyte GA-H97N-WiFi, RAM: G.Skill 4GB, SSD: Kingston SSDNow 120GB PCPP: https://au.pcpartpicker.com/b/JmZ8TW
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Change the GPU to an R9 390, Sapphire coolers are the best. You have no PSU. If you're just gaming, you can tone down the CPU. Also, with a build like that, spend a bit more and get 16GB RAM. 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I feel really stupid right now... I forgot to add the power supply.  

 

[PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/RfvthM) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/RfvthM/by_merchant/)

 
Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i74790k) | $312.95 @ SuperBiiz 
**CPU Cooler** | [Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-rr212e20pkr2) | $24.89 @ OutletPC 
**Motherboard** | [Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-z87a) | $78.99 @ SuperBiiz 
**Memory** | [Kingston HyperX Fury White 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/kingston-memory-hx318c10fwk28) | $43.49 @ Amazon 
**Storage** | [Crucial BX100 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/crucial-internal-hard-drive-ct250bx100ssd1) | $72.00 @ SuperBiiz 
**Storage** | [Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-hard-drive-wd10ezex) | $47.66 @ SuperBiiz 
**Video Card** | [Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-video-card-turbogtx970oc4gd5) | $294.99 @ SuperBiiz 
**Power Supply** | [seaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seasonic-power-supply-s12ii620bronze) | $55.80 @ SuperBiiz 
**Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit)](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-kw900140) | $89.88 @ OutletPC 
**Keyboard** | [Cooler Master QuickFire Rapid-i Wired Standard Keyboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-keyboard-sgk4040gkcl1us) | $99.99 @ Amazon 
**Mouse** | [Logitech G502 Wired Optical Mouse](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/logitech-mouse-910004074) | $79.49 @ Amazon 
**Headphones** | [Logitech G430 7.1 Channel Headset](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/logitech-headphones-981000536) | $54.49 @ Amazon 
**Other**| Steel Series QCK black mousepad| $9.99 
**Other**| Fallout 4| $59.99 
 | *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* |
 | Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1374.60
 | Mail-in rebates | -$50.00
 | **Total** | **$1324.60**
 | Generated by [PCPartPicker](http://pcpartpicker.com) 2015-11-03 01:10 EST-0500 |
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I feel really stupid right now... I forgot to add the power supply.  

 

[PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/RfvthM) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/RfvthM/by_merchant/)

 
Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i74790k) | $312.95 @ SuperBiiz 
**CPU Cooler** | [Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-rr212e20pkr2) | $24.89 @ OutletPC 
**Motherboard** | [Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-z87a) | $78.99 @ SuperBiiz 
**Memory** | [Kingston HyperX Fury White 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/kingston-memory-hx318c10fwk28) | $43.49 @ Amazon 
**Storage** | [Crucial BX100 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/crucial-internal-hard-drive-ct250bx100ssd1) | $72.00 @ SuperBiiz 
**Storage** | [Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-hard-drive-wd10ezex) | $47.66 @ SuperBiiz 
**Video Card** | [Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-video-card-turbogtx970oc4gd5) | $294.99 @ SuperBiiz 
**Power Supply** | [seaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seasonic-power-supply-s12ii620bronze) | $55.80 @ SuperBiiz 
**Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit)](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-kw900140) | $89.88 @ OutletPC 
**Keyboard** | [Cooler Master QuickFire Rapid-i Wired Standard Keyboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-keyboard-sgk4040gkcl1us) | $99.99 @ Amazon 
**Mouse** | [Logitech G502 Wired Optical Mouse](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/logitech-mouse-910004074) | $79.49 @ Amazon 
**Headphones** | [Logitech G430 7.1 Channel Headset](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/logitech-headphones-981000536) | $54.49 @ Amazon 
**Other**| Steel Series QCK black mousepad| $9.99 
**Other**| Fallout 4| $59.99 
 | *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* |
 | Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1374.60
 | Mail-in rebates | -$50.00
 | **Total** | **$1324.60**
 | Generated by [PCPartPicker](http://pcpartpicker.com) 2015-11-03 01:10 EST-0500 |

 

 

Great Build...

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http://pcpartpicker.com/p/wvjDLk

 

 

Honestly, if it colour scheme doesnt matter so much i would change 970 brand/model, or get a 390. black and white still looks cool imo. And for pure value i wouldn't get a k series cpu and cooler.

 

EDIT: then u can spend less on mobo, cpu, cooler for better gpu such as 980 and more ram.

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can I still upgrade to windows 10 if i buy a copy of windows 7?

yes, until june next year if i remember correctly but you have a lot of time im sure. if its cheaper get win 7/8 then upgrade

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Posted · Original PosterOP

This is my build that I was previously going to use

 

 

 

 

[PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/RfvthM) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/RfvthM/by_merchant/)

 
Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker....-bx80646i74790k) | $312.95 @ SuperBiiz  
**CPU Cooler** | [Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler](http://pcpartpicker....er-rr212e20pkr2) | $24.89 @ OutletPC  
**Motherboard** | [Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker....otherboard-z87a) | $78.99 @ SuperBiiz  
**Memory** | [Kingston HyperX Fury White 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory](http://pcpartpicker....y-hx318c10fwk28) | $43.49 @ Amazon  
**Storage** | [Crucial BX100 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive](http://pcpartpicker....-ct250bx100ssd1) | $72.00 @ SuperBiiz  
**Storage** | [Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker....-drive-wd10ezex) | $47.66 @ SuperBiiz  
**Video Card** | [Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB Video Card](http://pcpartpicker....rbogtx970oc4gd5) | $294.99 @ SuperBiiz  
**Power Supply** | [seaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker....-s12ii620bronze) | $55.80 @ SuperBiiz  
**Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit)](http://pcpartpicker....oft-os-kw900140) | $89.88 @ OutletPC  
**Keyboard** | [Cooler Master QuickFire Rapid-i Wired Standard Keyboard](http://pcpartpicker....-sgk4040gkcl1us) | $99.99 @ Amazon  
**Mouse** | [Logitech G502 Wired Optical Mouse](http://pcpartpicker....mouse-910004074) | $79.49 @ Amazon  
**Headphones** | [Logitech G430 7.1 Channel Headset](http://pcpartpicker....hones-981000536) | $54.49 @ Amazon  
**Other**| Steel Series QCK black mousepad| $9.99 
**Other**| Fallout 4| $59.99 
 | *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* |
 | Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1374.60
 | Mail-in rebates | -$50.00
 | **Total** | **$1324.60**
 | Generated by [PCPartPicker](http://pcpartpicker.com) 2015-11-03 01:10 EST-0500 |
 
 
 
I now think I am going to get this build do you guys think this is a good build?
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Posted · Original PosterOP

This is the second build I was referring to.

 

 

 

[PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/D33TLk) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/D33TLk/by_merchant/)

 

 
Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [intel Core i7-4790 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i74790) | $292.99 @ SuperBiiz 
**Motherboard** | [Gigabyte GA-B85M-DS3H-A Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-gab85mds3ha) | $49.89 @ OutletPC 
**Memory** | [G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f312800cl9d8gbxl) | $44.89 @ OutletPC 
**Storage** | [sandisk SSD PLUS 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/sandisk-internal-hard-drive-sdssda120gg25) | $44.99 @ Amazon 
**Storage** | [Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-hard-drive-wd10ezex) | $51.88 @ OutletPC 
**Video Card** | [EVGA GeForce GTX 980 4GB Superclocked ACX 2.0 Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-video-card-04gp42983kr) | $489.99 @ Amazon 
**Case** | [Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-spec01redled) | $44.99 @ Amazon 
**Power Supply** | [Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx600m) | $44.99 @ Newegg 
**Keyboard** | [Cooler Master QuickFire Rapid-i Wired Standard Keyboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-keyboard-sgk4040gkcl1us) | $99.99 @ Newegg 
**Mouse** | [Logitech G502 Wired Optical Mouse](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/logitech-mouse-910004074) | $76.98 @ Amazon 
**Headphones** | [Rosewill RHTS-8206 5.1 Channel Headset](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-headphones-rhts8206) | $49.99 @ Amazon 
**Other**| Steel Series QCK black mousepad| $9.99 
**Other**| Windows| $44.99 
**Other**| Fallout 4| $44.99 
 | *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* |
 | Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1411.54
 | Mail-in rebates | -$20.00
 | **Total** | **$1391.54**
 | Generated by [PCPartPicker](http://pcpartpicker.com) 2015-11-04 23:59 EST-0500 |
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I'd go with the first build. A Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo can cool your 4790K if overclocked. If you are not planing on overclocking, it's still nice to get the 4790K because it already runs at a 4.0GHz and turbo boosts to 4.4Ghz! The GTX 970 is a good card for 1080p gaming!

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X2 as now the amd drivers are catching up

Yep, and next month Crimson will be out.


If anyone asks you never saw me.

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