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Introduction and few questions :D

Hello !

 

I watch linus tech tips for a year now and i decided to join the forums :D
I am new here and I wanna first tell something about me before starting, showing some manners :D I am a 20y old student I live in a small country in Southeast Europe named Bosnia and Herzegovina you have maybe heard of us, in my free time as most students I do a lot of gaming, I work as a web developer and a small game developer.

 

I always wanted to get a power pc so I have made my dream come true and upgraded mine i5 3570K to i7 4790K with Asus z97 Pro Gaming motherboard, i have choosen the motherboard because it had the most stuff i needed and wanted and I dont want to get extreme overclocks like 4.9 etc maybe in few years to get it to 4.6-4.7 max and i wanted to ask you will this motherboard hold the overclock ?

I got Noctua NH-D12 with 2 noctua fans on my old rig and i wanted to ask will it be enough for my i7 or should i get a better cooler air or liquid and which exactly ?

 

I got the HyperX Savage 1866MHz CL9 8GBx2 kit in mind to buy and I want to ask you is it good for my i7(because i couldnt find any reviews) will it make some problems because i see on the intel site the ram should be 1600mhz max ?

 

And for the last question i got an GTX 760 MSI Twin Froz OC will this GPU bottleneck my system a lot ? should i upgrade it to a 960 or 970 right now or it can handle most stuff till the next series comes out ? and if i should buy right now a better graphics card should i wait for the AMD 300 series to get out will the price of nvidia drop ?

 

Thank you a lot!

ASUS Z97 PRO GAMER | i7 4790k @ 4.5GHz | GAINWARD GeForce GTX 1080 PHOENIX | Kingston HyperX Savage 1866 2x8GB | Samsung 850 Pro 256GB SSD

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How well the oc goes has much more to do with the individual cpu and less so with the motherboard when it comes to Devils Canyon.

Ram is ram--brand doesn't really matter. The 1600mhz spec is just to cover Intel's butt. Higher speeds should work just fine. 

The graphics card doesn't bottleneck the system--that usually just doesn't happen. 

It would help to tell us what the system is being used for. 

 

Moving thread to New Builds and Planning--please post in the correct sub-forum in the future.

If you ever need help with a build, read the following before posting: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/3061-build-plan-thread-recommendations-please-read-before-posting/
Also, make sure to quote a post or tag a member when replying or else they won't get a notification that you replied to them.

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How well the oc goes has much more to do with the individual cpu and less so with the motherboard when it comes to Devils Canyon.

Ram is ram--brand doesn't really matter. The 1600mhz spec is just to cover Intel's butt. Higher speeds should work just fine. 

The graphics card doesn't bottleneck the system--that usually just doesn't happen. 

It would help to tell us what the system is being used for. 

 

Moving thread to New Builds and Planning--please post in the correct sub-forum in the future.

Oh thank you, sorry for posting in the wrong sub-forum, wont happen again :D

The system is going to be used for web development, game testing, game server side testings and gaming

ASUS Z97 PRO GAMER | i7 4790k @ 4.5GHz | GAINWARD GeForce GTX 1080 PHOENIX | Kingston HyperX Savage 1866 2x8GB | Samsung 850 Pro 256GB SSD

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Well firstly, Welcome to the LTT forums, I hope you enjoy our relations :)

 

Secondly. I will do my best to answer your questions:

 

1)The Noctua's will do just fine in keeping your CPU cool, and providing you with some OC headroom.

2)The RAM is also fine, you can use XMP in BIOS to achieve the 1866 Mhz RAM speed without any issue

3)I would personally upgrade the GPU - you can run most games at decent settings, but current AAA's as well as future games will require more GPU power to play at similar settings. As it seems you prefer Nvidia, I  would recommend a 970, they are amazing bang-for-buck cards.

 

EDIT: After reading your post again, my opinion on the GPU stands as such: If you are not trying to stay on the "bleeding edge" of components, than the 300 series isn't for you. I say this based off RUMOR just to be clear. Rumor has it that other than the 390x, the 300 series will just be a re-brand of current AMD line-ups(which are also just a re-brand of previous line-ups, lol). I also don't think Nvidia will be dropping prices in a noticeable fashion, they simply have too much market share, and they know that currently AMD is in the pot with it set at simmer.

 

My two cents anyways.

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The system is going to be used for web development, game testing, game server side testings and gaming

I'd suggest waiting for the new AMD cards to drop before buying if you're not in a hurry.

If you ever need help with a build, read the following before posting: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/3061-build-plan-thread-recommendations-please-read-before-posting/
Also, make sure to quote a post or tag a member when replying or else they won't get a notification that you replied to them.

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