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Opinion on my build?


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#1 Fearsomevisions

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Posted 25 June 2015 - 01:46 PM

so I ordered a new PC and just want to know opinions on it as there is still time to amend the order. It will be used for video editing, rendering, streaming 3d modelling and gaming programs like blender and unity, a little gaming with mmos but nothing that can't be bought on console instead.


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NZXT PHANTOM 240 WHITE GAMING CASE
Motherboard
ASUS® Z97-P: ATX, LG1150, USB 3.0, SATA 6GBs
Memory (RAM)
16GB KINGSTON HYPER-X BEAST DUAL-DDR3 2133MHz X.M.P (2 x 8GB)
Graphics Card
4GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 970 - 1 DVI, 1 mHDMI, 3 mDP - 3D Vision Ready
1st Hard Disk
250GB Samsung 850 EVO SSD, SATA 6Gb/s (upto 540MB/sR | 520MB/sW)
2nd Hard Disk
1TB WD CAVIAR BLACK WD1003FZEX, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64MB CACHE (7200rpm)
1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM
Power Supply
CORSAIR 550W VS SERIES VS-550 POWER SUPPLY
Processor Cooling
Super Quiet Titan DragonFly Heatpipe Intel CPU Cooler
Thermal Paste
ARCTIC MX-4 EXTREME THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY COMPOUND
Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Wireless/Wired Networking
10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT (Wi-Fi NOT INCLUDED)
USB Options
MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 4 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Operating System
Genuine Windows 8.1 64 Bit - inc DVD & Licence
Windows 10 Upgrade
FREE Upgrade to Windows 10 with all Windows 7 & Windows 8.1 Purchases*
DVD Recovery Media
Windows 8.1 (64-bit) DVD with paper sleeve

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Posted 25 June 2015 - 01:51 PM

Looks pretty nice to me.



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Posted 25 June 2015 - 01:54 PM

I was mainly concerned about the motherboard, I don't know anything about PC components or all this overclocking, just wasn't sure if maybe the motherboard would let down other components?

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Posted 25 June 2015 - 02:10 PM

Well I don't see a CPU listed so I hope you have an Intel chip in mind and not an AMD



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Posted 25 June 2015 - 02:15 PM

Looks like I didn't copy it all lol yeah it's

Processor (CPU)
Intel® Corei7 Quad Core Processor i7-4790k (4.0GHz) 8MB Cache

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Posted 25 June 2015 - 02:23 PM

Sorry, don't know your name,

 

Welcome to the Forum :)

 

You will be fine w/ the ASUS Z97-A

 

The whole system should be very enjoyable, indeed.  I might have suggested going a touch higher on the P/S but, the 550 should do nicely.  Certainly a very solid, strong, robust machine.  It is going to love Windows 10 or Win10 is going to love that bunch of hardware; a win-win.

Some good choices including, the CPU.
 

 

Cheers,
Drew
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Edited by Drew1903, 25 June 2015 - 02:26 PM.


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Posted 25 June 2015 - 02:26 PM

Sick, thanks guys

Quick edit, it's the z97-p not a? Lol

Edited by Fearsomevisions, 25 June 2015 - 02:28 PM.


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Posted 25 June 2015 - 03:31 PM

Sick, thanks guys

Quick edit, it's the z97-p not a? Lol

Ah.  I have researched both, now.  You do lose a bit w/ the P vs the A. As well the smaller size of the P can, may present some special challenges.  If the slightly higher cost of the A can be managed, might not be a bad idea considering the rest of the components & what you usage of the machine is going to be. If were my customer I would, indeed, recommend going w/ the A, instead.  The A is impressive (for its cost) and I feel would better suit both you & the overall machine.  There is about $30 or $40 difference from what I found.
 

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Posted 25 June 2015 - 03:42 PM

Damn ok well I'm ordering from pcspecialist, I selected to amend order and my only options here are the z97-e/pro gamer/sabertooth mk1 or the maximus ranger/hero so what's my better option? :/ I don't want to find myself having problems or being caught short in the future so I'd much rather smack another hundred quid on the cost that regret it later

Edited by Fearsomevisions, 25 June 2015 - 03:45 PM.


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Posted 25 June 2015 - 05:55 PM

Damn ok well I'm ordering from pcspecialist, I selected to amend order and my only options here are the z97-e/pro gamer/sabertooth mk1 or the maximus ranger/hero so what's my better option? :/ I don't want to find myself having problems or being caught short in the future so I'd much rather smack another hundred quid on the cost that regret it later

Standby & I will look @ them, although as a brand, I have a lot of respect for ASUS.  I realise you are saying that source does not offer the Z97-A.  BRB...

Which Maximus Ranger/Hero model??  The Z97 you gave me is specific but, not the other.

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Edited by Drew1903, 25 June 2015 - 06:02 PM.


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Posted 25 June 2015 - 08:32 PM

VII hero and VII ranger. If I was to ever over lock the system would any of this be a problem also? I'll likely be using two monitors aswel

Edited by Fearsomevisions, 25 June 2015 - 08:39 PM.


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Posted 25 June 2015 - 09:53 PM

VII hero and VII ranger. If I was to ever over lock the system would any of this be a problem also? I'll likely be using two monitors aswel

I really don't think that need be a worry w/ these ASUS M/Bs, including the 97.  Ok, gimme a bit... standby.  Thanks for these model designations

 

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Ok, I'm back having spent a bunch of time gazing back n forth @ these 2 M/Bs... I say 2 because I don't find the VII Ranger.  Anyway, this is not easy and you may not like my answer

Choosing is challenging.  They each have very some strong aspects to them.  Both fine pieces.  Anyway that said...

Dollars are not much of a factor as they almost the same in that regard.  I am including the info on each for you.  The Sabertooth has a longer warranty & more USBs and is seemingly built like tank or could w/stand being driven over by one.  It's impressive and seems like it can be hard driven non-stop quite happily.  For general, overall use & applications, fills the bill.

The Maximus VII Hero is, certainly, Feature packed, too.  BUT, here's the rub... it is a purpose-built Gaming M/B. If gaming is primary focus then this is the one for you. 

Nice gear from which to select.  But, I'll leave it up to your preference & activities to decide.  In many ways they are either damn close or identical.  One could go to the moon & back, the other a Gamers delight. 

 

Be sure to Clk Specifications for each
 

SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 1                                                         MAXIMUS VII HERO

 

So, I am going to say, if (& unless) the emphasis is on gaming per se take the Maximus; if not take the Sabertooth.

See.. told you you might not like my answer. ASUS sure does make nice stuff.

Cheers,
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Edited by Drew1903, 26 June 2015 - 01:08 AM.


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Posted 26 June 2015 - 12:42 AM

Ok I went for the sabertooth, thanks for the help pal, I can't wait for this to turn up! Thanks again

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Posted 26 June 2015 - 01:05 AM

Ok I went for the sabertooth, thanks for the help pal, I can't wait for this to turn up! Thanks again

You are very welcome. Damn good all round choice, sure a nice M/B.  Can well image you are anxious, like a kid @ Xmas.  It's going to be one hell of a system.

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