Description

I started this build a few months ago upgrading my old AMD machine. I upgraded to a FX-8350 over my old FX-6300, and added a single GTX-970 over an R9-270X. Soon after I added the 2nd gtx-970 in SLI. The FX-8350 was decent enough and I managed to get a fairly nice 4.5 overclock out of it. After diving into this world and reading tons of articles, benchmarks, youtube vids, I realized I wish I would've went intel over the 8350. I knew my GTX-970 sli setup had so much more potential after seeing other builds. So thanks to some awesome microcenter deals, I rebuilt with an I7-4790K, Asus Maximus VII Hero board, and a new Samsung 850 evo for a fresh boot drive. Since this setup, I haven't looked back. The 4790K just smokes the 8350. While playing BF4 on the 8350 would get in the 100-120fps range and that was with a combination of settings low-ultra to get it up there, never consistent and would always dip in the 60-70 range. The 4790k... full ultra, (aa off) stays 130-150fps always. Never seen it dip below 120 once. On Heaven 4.0 (8xAA, ultra, extreme tess) my 8350 setup scored 2248, 4790K=2922. I wasn't a fan boy on either side, but the 4790K results has made me an Intel believer. Pricey, but the results were worth it.

Comments

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

thank you to not call it ''the beast'' :D

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

why not? whats wrong with that?

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Only because too much people call their built on that name

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

nice choices with the computer parts and the monitor(also with the peripherals too)

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I planned the exact same build! Only things different:

PSU: corsair RM 750W

Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 970 FTW (only 1, the other one will come in time :p )

I'm glad to hear it works well :)

Why the thermal compound though? Does it not come with the cooler? (I'm new to pc building, lot to learn!)

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

the h100i cooler does come with it preapplied, which I never trust that much anyways, but I already had the h100i installed on a previous processor. As soon as you break that seal/bond you have to reapply new.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a lot! I have another question. Is it possible to make the front panel of the 750d look clean again after installing the optical drives? I think i won't be using them a lot so it would be nice if i could hide these as if they weren't there.

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

nope. the drive bay faceplates snap into the bay, once there's a drive in there they can't be re-installed. if you're looking for that clean front look I'd suggest you look at some of the NZXT or Fractal cases that have a door that swings over to hide the optical drives.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Gr8 build m8! The cable management is good, and you managed to hide that wireless adapter lol.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice choices. I hope that does good for you, it looks like a beast!

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for good choice of parts and cable managment

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Good build but it should be noted that a $150 3 year old technology CPU will not perform as well a 3 month old $280 CPU. Also, did you notice any difference with game load times with Intel SSD vs the Samsung?

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I can't say much towards game load times. I haven't noticed it so if there is a difference its minimal. I have noticed the boot time with the Samsung is faster over when I used the intel in my amd setup.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I would thank the Ancient AMD chipset for slower Sata III speeds mostly. But good to know

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build. Pretty similar to mine. :)

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