Motherboards for i7 4770k?

By boagz57
Jul 22, 2013
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  1. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,160   +506

    FYI, TigerDirect has a sale on the 4770k today for 300 (60 off according to the site).
  2. boagz57

    boagz57 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 77

    Thanks everyone! and Ghose Ryder that sounds awesome though I have also found it on amazon for 307 I think. Well I compiled another build here for my budget and wondering what you guys think of this one:

    CPU: i7 4770k
    Amazon.com: Intel Core i7-4770K Quad-Core Desktop Processor 3.5 GHZ 8 MB Cache BX80646I74770K: Computers & Accessories

    Mobo: ASUS Z87-A LGA 1150
    Newegg.com - ASUS Z87-A LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    Case: HAF series RC-912-KKN4
    COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN3-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0 and Black Interior - Newegg.com

    GPU: GTX 760 ACX cooling
    Newegg.com - EVGA SuperClocked 02G-P4-2765-KR GeForce GTX 760 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support w/ EVGA ACX Cooler Video Card


    RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance LP 16GB
    CORSAIR Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML16GX3M2A1600C10 - Newegg.com

    BluRay: LG Black 12X BD-ROM
    Newegg.com - LG Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-ray Drive Model UH12NS30 - Blu-Ray Drives

    Cooler: Hyper EVO 212
    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/FM2/AM3+ - Newegg.com

    SSD: Crucial M500 120GB
    Newegg.com - Crucial M500 120GB SATA 2.5" 7mm (with 9.5mm adapter) Internal Solid State Drive CT120M500SSD1

    HDD: Seagate barracuda 1TB x3
    Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - Newegg.com

    Power: Seasonic SS-760XP2 760W
    Seasonic SS-760XP ATX 12V/EPS 12V, 760W, 80 plus PLATINUM certified PFC Power Supply –Retail - Newegg.com

    Tried to fit everything into my budget with some cheaper yet I think still quality items.
  3. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,160   +506

    CPU: Good
    Motherboard: Good
    Case: Good
    GPU: Good
    Ram: Good
    Blu-Ray: Good
    Cooler: Good (Though I prefer Liquid)
    SSD: Good
    HDD: Oh Snap 3 1tb drives
    PSU: Not Great, alternative
    RoseWill Lightning 1000Watt
    Its a gold over a platinum, but I have not heard enough good things from seasonic to recommend them sadly. This will give you more power and flexibility, I have the 1300watt version, I think this is a good PSU.

    If you really want a platinum, this might be a good choice, but I would recommend the 1000 Watt more for expandability later.

    Corsair 760watt
  4. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,797   +882

    Microcenter always has it for $280 :p (in store).
    GhostRyder likes this.
  5. boagz57

    boagz57 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 77

    GhostRyder: Funny you say that about that PSU since I had that cause someone else said seasonic was good. Also, they (other Tech moderators on forums) said that 750W was gonna be a little too much as well (even with some future upgrades) and that I should go with a 650W PSU. You think that is too low power?
  6. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,925   +170

    Seasonic are the best PSU brand, I think GhostRyder was referring to the fact that you can get a higher wattage one for the same price. You can also consider the 750W or 850W XFX which are Seasonic based, 80+ Gold and a bit cheaper. 750W-850W should be more than enough for two GTX 760's in SLI if you want to go down that route in the future.

    Not sure why you want 3x 1TB hard drives with 3x the power consumption and noise when you can get a single 3TB drive or even 2x 2TB drives for less.

    Finally I think you should get a 240GB SSD, better price/GB and you'll probably find a 120GB one fills up very fast.
    JC713 likes this.
  7. boagz57

    boagz57 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 77

    Well I was think for going with a RAID setup since I will be video editing as well. Also Asus has a compatibility guide for various parts and on their PSU list I didn't see XFX. Does that matter at all? No one ever said anything about PSU's being compatible with motherboards
  8. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,797   +882

    Seasonic, Corsair, and XFX are the best for PSUs. Rosewill is also good for budget builds.


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