Dad's New Build 2015 - After 8 Years. My dads old build, with a Core 2 Quad Q6600 and GeForce 8600 GS finally died, unfortunately the motherboard stopped posting and the PSU was fried, so it was time for a new build. I really enjoyed building this PC with my dad because he is the one who has inspired me to build computers, and he also has experience in building computers. The first Z97 Gaming 5 motherboard had a few bent pins in the CPU socket, but Micro Center gave us a new one with no problems. Although we did not overclock the CPU, we got an after-market cooler because my dad dislikes stock coolers. Sorry for the bad pictures, I take them with my phone. Anyways, here is the part list, please leave comments/ questions if you have any. Thanks for reading!
CPU: Intel Core i7-4790k - This CPU is a beast and will hold up to his needs for a long time.
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master HYPER T4 - This CPU cooler was pretty cheap, and a good stock fan replacement, while it keeps cool temps.
Motherboard: MSI Z97-Gaming 5 – Awesome looking board, supports up to 32GB of RAM and looks simply amazing. First one was broken, but we returned it right away and the second one worked great.
Memory: EVGA Superclocked 32GB DDR3-1866 – Never even knew EVGA made memory until now, but these work great and were fairly priced. There a 4 sticks of 8GB memory modules.
Storage (SSD): Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB – Sickly fast SSD, it is used for boot.
Storage (HDD1): Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB - A lot of storage, for pictures, movies music and documents.
Storage (HDD2): Seagate Barracuda XT 2TB - Spared from his old build.
Video Card: MSI GTX 750 TI 2GB – Great little card, was actually in my PC but I got a GTX 970 and gave my dad the 750 Ti.
Case: Corsair SPEC-01 – Great looking case, very cheap for what it serves, and comes with case fans.
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W – Yep, I know I always use the CX series as you can tell from my other builds, and I don't use them for overclocking. Yes I know they're garbage I have been informed by many.
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer - The usual optical drive... nothing too interesting.
Case Fans: Cooler Master SickleFlow 120mm Fan - Great fan, pushes and pulls air good enough, looks really cool. Corsair Air Series AF120 Red 120mm Fan (x2) - Sick looking fan, came in a pack of two. They're a bit loud sounding (for me, at least) but they really do work.