Finally after 6 yrs.. Upgrade time!

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  1. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    #1 LatinMcG, May 4, 2016
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    Intel Core i7-4790K Devil's Canyon Quad-Core 4.0 GHz LGA 1150 BX80646I74790K Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4600
    Item #: N82E16819117369
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    $349.99
    $339.99
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    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 (PC3 19200) Desktop Memory Model F3-2400C11D-16GXM
    Item #: N82E16820231672
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    $68.99
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    CORSAIR Hydro Series H60 (CW-9060007-WW) High Performance Water / Liquid CPU Cooler. 120mm
    Item #: N82E16835181030
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    $89.99
    $59.99
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    SAMSUNG 850 EVO 2.5" 500GB SATA III 3-D Vertical Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-75E500B/AM
    Item #: N82E16820147373
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    $179.99
    $149.99
    Subtotal$618.96
    Tax$0.00
    Newegg 2 Business Days(Signature Required)$27.20
    Rush Processing$2.99
    Order Total$649.15

    added to
    mobo GA-Z97-HD3 $105
    Vid MSi R9 380 $160ish
    power supply Smart DPS G 650w got 1/2 price 64$ lucky special
    dual 24 in mons

    will be rocking friday night some new games but i still like oldies like Aces High 2 (14.95 a mo its a ripoff tho)
    :D
     
  2. R29k

    R29k MDL GLaDOS

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    :DHappy that you're doing a new build. However I have some doubts about:

    a) The board, Gigabyte has been a bit iffy these days and buying the budget end doesn't seem to help much.
    b) Unless you're rendering video then I think you wasted money on the processor and;
    c) The power supply, Thermaltake really, they had a whole lot of failure issues a while back. I don't trust them at all, better off with Antec or Corsair.
     
  3. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    #3 LatinMcG, May 4, 2016
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    gold rated psu for 64$ i cant complain 7 yr war on it.. yeah i had a thermal take die on me in 2007
    lasted me 2 yrs but it was a crappier one

    cpu is for 6 to 8 yrs.. didnt want a celeron :p

    my current G31m-ES2L hasnt failed me.. they might have gotten crappier in past 6 yrs i agree.. but i dont want Asus MSR locked and hackintosh is more trouble to install on asus than gigabyte.

    but thanks for the input.. i did have questions if i should have bought plain Z97-DH3 and not Z97x.. intel lan works ok on hackintosh but realtek is okish too
     
  4. R29k

    R29k MDL GLaDOS

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    To me the only reason to get a board over $150 is if you intend to run multiple video cards. Most of the features they have won't ever be used by people looking for a basic single video card build.

    Also your processor might last a lot longer than 6 years if the die shrink goes up poop creek, which I'm betting it will. :D
     
  5. Michaela Joy

    Michaela Joy MDL Crazy Lady

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    Best of luck with the upgrade. :thumbsup:
     
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  6. Tito

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    Its gonna be a killer hackintosh!

    :hug2::tasty:
     
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  7. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    i hardly use os x.. but when i do its dos HDD (no hybrid partitioning scheme)
    shall i try win 10 efi and dual boot win 7 hm not sure of 7 on efi via 10 loader..
     
  8. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    @LatinMcG

    Use Osmosis or Clover EFI - you don't need hybrid partitioning. Plain & simple GPT will work without any hitch.
     
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  9. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    yeah i wanted to use win 10 loader on efi but i need win 7 for work i believe.

    clover might be way around but i dont trust it for daily use needing to boot in 4 mins to clock in to work doesnt give me much time to play with it ..
     
  10. Tiger-1

    Tiger-1 MDL Guru

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    yay, congrats dude best of luck ever :clap:, here in next year I bought one mobo Supermicro with xeon and more things trust me :p
     
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  11. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    All went well!
    efi 7 and 10 installed.
    had to flip radiator intake hoses on H60 to bottom for better flow. :clap: