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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 Mas​ter 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.

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Comments

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

A 4790k + 750ti is like a Alienware pc...

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

Lol, the 750 Ti was basically laying around... and it's better then Intel HD Graphics so it was the way to go.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

literally, same.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you take picture 4? Hold your phone in your mouth? :o

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

He said he built it with his dad so it could be his dads hands

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

He's magic just accept the fact

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

Haha, yes those were my dads hands and it was taken at an odd angle.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Lies! you are a magician!

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

You're right. You caught me.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

:o I caught a wizard!

Wow I never knew I could do that....

Maybe I am a wizard?

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

The build itself is great, but the psu is junk.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! And I know :/

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

....... i7 and 32GB of ram...... GTX 750ti so not video editing. ???? What? Why? Very confused overall by this build. Just because you aren't over clocking doesn't mean you shouldn't get a good psu...

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

Video compressing, 4k video watching. My dad used 8 gigs of the 32 gigs of RAM to make a RAMdisk.

  • 52 months ago
  • 0 points

Why make a RAMdisk with only 8gb? Still don't see a reason for more than 16gb of ram for anything other than video editing.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Why this? Why that? why are you so confused? why are you asking stupid and irrelevant questions?

This is the new trend of PC builders now a day. Justifying yourself why you picked certain PC components is not enough, you need to justify it to others as well...

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Sick build.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man!

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't understand how the Corsair CX Power Supply is garbage. Can anyone give me some info on this?

  • 52 months ago
  • 0 points

if you know your psu is garbage, why would you go with it again? especially now because you have a high end i7 in there? just curious. Overall though, i really like the way the build looks and how it all colour matched together, i think it looks real slick. The i7 and 32gb or ram will definitly be overkill as a basic user usually only uses 8gb so whatever he is doing, im sure he will storm right though it.

P.S. if you are looking for a new psu, i recommend a g2 psu from evga which is fairly priced for a tier one psu like this one.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I forgot to mention that we did upgrade about 2 months ago, and the only semi modular 600w PSU we could find was the CX600M. And thanks, it is very overkill, but my dad used 8 gigs of the 32 gigs of RAM to make a RAMdisk. And thanks for the PSU recommendation!

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  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point
  1. ye
  2. Ye I like builds that others make for others!