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Thanks, I had a feeling I needed a new mobo, any suggestions that would work fine with this chip, i hear gigabyte had some issues with it?

Pick one you like: http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/motherboard/#c=99&sort=a8&page=1

 

 

Also I did one single "test" since I got it (because I didnt have time to carry any other real tests). I saw that while in cs:go, my cpu goes up to 40% and 50-60 degrees celsius, is this normal? in idle I get 35-40. 

Yeah. It's more than fine.

Hello, so I got the i7 4790k CPU. I mounted it on my current motherboard which is Gigabyte GA-H81M-D3H and it's running under the stock cooler.

 

My 1st question is: Will my motherboard be fine handling this CPU or do I have to consider an upgrade of the motherboard aswell and if yes, what motherboard brand/model should I get that would work best and it's a bit budget too?

 

and, my 2nd question is about cooling solution for this i7. I was considering to get ARCTIC LIQUID FREEZER 240, 4X120mm, 4-pin because it has a good price on a local store in my city but I'm really scared of leaks and stuff like that, because I've seen some videos about these types of coolers that put me on edge a bit... (also would this fit fine in my case? Zalman Z3). If this particular liquit cooler isnt good what air cooler should I get that would work best with my cpu ? (budget).

 

My full system specs (if it matters): 

Mobo: Gigabyte GA-H81M-D3H

CPU: i7 4790k (currently running with stock cooler at 4.0ghz)

GPU: Gigabyte GTX 970 Windforce 4GB 256bit

RAM: 12GB Corsair 1600mhz

PSU: 700W ZALMAN ZM700-GLX

Case: Zalman Z3 + 4 Case Cooler Fans.

HDD: 1TB Seagate

SSD: 2x Intel 180GB

 

- Thanks in advance for your infos!

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Hello, so I got the i7 4790k CPU. I mounted it on my current motherboard which is Gigabyte GA-H81M-D3H and it's running under the stock cooler.
 
My 1st question is: Will my motherboard be fine handling this CPU or do I have to consider an upgrade of the motherboard aswell and if yes, what motherboard brand/model should I get that would work best and it's a bit budget too?
 
and, my 2nd question is about cooling solution for this i7. I was considering to get ARCTIC LIQUID FREEZER 240, 4X120mm, 4-pin because it has a good price on a local store in my city but I'm really scared of leaks and stuff like that, because I've seen some videos about these types of coolers that put me on edge a bit... (also would this fit fine in my case? Zalman Z3). If this particular liquit cooler isnt good what air cooler should I get that would work best with my cpu ? (budget).
 
My full system specs (if it matters): 
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-H81M-D3H
CPU: i7 4790k (currently running with stock cooler at 4.0ghz)
GPU: Gigabyte GTX 970 Windforce 4GB 256bit
RAM: 12GB Corsair 1600mhz
PSU: 700W ZALMAN ZM700-GLX
Case: Zalman Z3 + 4 Case Cooler Fans.
HDD: 1TB Seagate
SSD: 2x Intel 180GB
 
- Thanks in advance for your infos!

 

Good price at local store, sounds like a buy to me. You definitely need better cooling than stock if you want to overclock.

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Get a better cooler. The 4790K thermal throttles under the stock Intel heat sink.

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get a aftermarket cooling for the 4790k, its too hot for a stock cooler, hyper 212 is a good choice

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Get a cheap aftermarket cooler like a Cryorig M9i or H7. The reason being, is that the 4790k will thermal throttle under heavy load with the stock cooler.

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My 1st question is: Will my motherboard be fine handling this CPU or do I have to consider an upgrade of the motherboard aswell and if yes, what motherboard brand/model should I get that would work best and it's a bit budget too?

Depends. By itself, there are no "problems" with h81 + 4790k, it will run perfectly fine. However, one of the features of the 4790k is the ability to overclock, which H81 mobos don't allow.

 

If you want to unlock your chip's potential, then yeah, you'll need a new mobo.

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Completely off topic: Why'd you get a K series CPU ion a H81 board?

Because I upgraded my cpu from i5 4460.

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Depends. By itself, there are no "problems" with h81 + 4790k, it will run perfectly fine. However, one of the features of the 4790k is the ability to overclock, which H81 mobos don't allow.

 

If you want to unlock your chip's potential, then yeah, you'll need a new mobo.

Thanks, I had a feeling I needed a new mobo, any suggestions that would work fine with this chip, i hear gigabyte had some issues with it?

Also I did one single "test" since I got it (because I didnt have time to carry any other real tests). I saw that while in cs:go, my cpu goes up to 40% and 50-60 degrees celsius, is this normal? in idle I get 35-40. 

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Thanks, I had a feeling I needed a new mobo, any suggestions that would work fine with this chip, i hear gigabyte had some issues with it?

Pick one you like: http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/motherboard/#c=99&sort=a8&page=1

 

 

Also I did one single "test" since I got it (because I didnt have time to carry any other real tests). I saw that while in cs:go, my cpu goes up to 40% and 50-60 degrees celsius, is this normal? in idle I get 35-40. 

Yeah. It's more than fine.

Want to help researchers improve the lives on millions of people with just your computer? Then join World Community Grid distributed computing, and start helping the world to solve it's most difficult problems!

 

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