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$1300 4790K Build...need Help With Some Parts Before Sale Ends Today

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I've decided to finally pull the trigger and build a rig only for fsx. I plan on running one 40" led 1080p Samsung tv on it, and one Dell 20" monitor for gauges when I get the home cockpit set up. Other than that I may only buy some scenery here and there, some plane add ons like the pmdg 737 and will be on VATSIM.

 

I set up a parts list but I'm having trouble choosing  a motherboard.  The motherboard I chose and 4790k are on a bundle deal.

 

Also do I need any additional fans to start setting up than what's included with the case?

 

I do not plan to overclock unless I am unhappy with the performance as I have never done that and not comfortable with that yet, but I suppose a motherboard and ram that can support and make that easier would be the better choice if you have opinions on that.

 

Thanks.

 

 

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/B7mTpg

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IMO. Your going to need either a larger SSD or another one to dedicate to the sim. Also a 750W PSU would give a little more room specially if you decide to OC. Also, computer work better with Memory sticks, unless I missed something.

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IMO. Your going to need either a larger SSD or another one to dedicate to the sim. Also a 750W PSU would give a little more room specially if you decide to OC. Also, computer work better with Memory sticks, unless I missed something.

 

If I got a 1TB HDD would that size SSD be sufficient with it, or should I go for a 250GB SSD? Do I want to put both FSX and my Windows 7 OS on the SSD, then everything else on the HDD?

 

I left the ram out because I didn't know what to go for so I was looking for opinions. IT will be for FSX only.

 

Thanks for the reply

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Ram 8gb 2133 or your preference. Speed isnt that big of factor with FSX. As far as OS. I run Win on a 150gb Raptor HDD, boot speeds are fine. I have FSX on a 256 Samsung SSD, Xplane and P3D on separate 180gb SSD's (I dont use them as often) . Also have an external 500gb USB drive for storage and backup. . Again, just an opinion. Youll get a 100 variations. ;)

 

I also run a very dedicated flight sim computer. ALL it runs are the sims. No other programs. Not even aniti maybe virus or browsers.

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Thanks for the opinion. I upgraded the power supply to 750W gold,  SSD to 256 and added memory and an OS. 

 

I think I will put the OS and FSX on the 256GB SSD and everything else on a 500GB SATA HDD I have laying around too.

 

How does it look now, any thoughts on the motherboard and GPU?  I'm trying to keep it below $1500

 

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/B7mTpg

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This looks like a very nice config... either now or later, I would add a 1TB harddrive for data storage.

 

You do not want to start putting stuff like pictures or videos on that SSD or it will quickly overflow..

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Thanks for the reply Bert. I don't plan on putting anything on the computer besides FSX related items and possibly some side work I do transcribing audio recordings, but I send those files to the external as soon as the project is complete. I have a laptop and external drives for everything else.

 

Does this setup seem like it would be user friendly for overclocking in the future for someone that hasn't done that before?

 

Also, is there a reason to stick with the 4790k over the 4770k?

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Does this setup seem like it would be user friendly for overclocking in the future for someone that hasn't done that before?

 

You would need to add an aftermarket cooler for OCing. The 4790K default turbos very nicely but will run warm to hot. Im not even overclocking, just running turbo 4.7ghz and manual 1.3VCC but it requires increased cooling capacity. I have an H80i. BTYW, fantastic performance. No FSX stuttering whatsover, except with P3D micro stutters of course.

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The 4790k turbo boost only will get you to 4.4ghz not 4.7...I recommend a 212 evo, or water cooling

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Okay so as a stock setup out of the box I am okay with the fan it comes with, but if I decide to OC then get an upgraded cooler.

 

Does this board look user friendly for over clocking? I don't need extensive features but I would like to be able to monitor temperature if I overclock too.

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I just bit the bullet too yesterday and upgraded. Installing FSX as I type. Here is what I went with.

4790k

Asus P97 Deluxe (NFC and WLC)

GSkill TridentX 16 GB PC3-19200

Corsair 900D case

Samsung 500gb sad

Other components I already had like a silvers tone 1500w pus and EVGA 780 GTX Ti

Will let you know my results

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I just built my setup last week and I have the 4790k as well. I am currently sorting out a problem with overheating and while I have not confirmed that I have solved the issue yet (I'm giving it a couple more days to see how it runs) I believe the stock CPU fan that the chip comes with is inadequate for the 4790k. I had an issue with overheating and after testing different things I ended up going down to the local computer parts store and buying an upgraded heatsink fan which I installed two days ago now and so far it has solved the issue, I'm still waiting a couple more days before I can confidently say that the issue has been solved though.

 

Here is a link to the thread I started on the issue if you are interested in reading.

http://forum.avsim.net/topic/447678-computer-freezing-and-making-loud-buzzing-noise/#entry3043401

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I can recommend a Noctua cooler for the 4790K.....I got the 12MM dual fans and it has lowered temps by about 15C...amazing performance.

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Noctua NH-D14 is legendary. I know, I've had mine for two builds.

 

Better still, the new NH-D15 is out!

 

If you don't mind the risk of leaks, the Corsair H110 is very quiet and cools a tad better than the D14. For AIO. the H110 is the best for cooling and silence.

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A 4790k will buy you a faster cpu speed without overclocking, compared to a 4770k

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Thanks for the heads up guys on the cooler. I will look into getting one ASAP even without overclocking. Thanks to those who recently built too for sharing and let me know how it's performing. It will be a couple weeks before I am up and running.

 

I purchased my Rosewill Blackhawk case, 750w 80+ gold power supply, and ASUS DVD drive so far. Just looking for deals on the rest and debating changing my motherboard out for something else.

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I'm late to the thread, but I got the Rosewill Challenger $49.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147153

 

And ASrock Z97 Extreme4.  I had some wicked toughness getting the mobo to boot the first time.  I was trying to use a USB wireless keyboard and my monitor was set for HDMI, when I was connected to the VGA port.  It's been a while since I had to build a computer.  I thought I fried something, even though I was using a static strap and rubber matt...

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Hey, I just built a new system 2 weeks ago with the I7 4790k... the performance coming from amd is out of this world. I built mine minus the graphics card for a little under a $1000.00 from newegg. I have overclocked mine to 4.7 and the temps are great.

 

Here are the specs that i got as a FYI.

 

Corsair 500r case (white) $119.99

Corsair H100I - $99.00

MSI Gaming 7 Z97 LGA1150 $174.99

I7 4790k 4.4 $339.00 got as a bundle and saved 40.00

Cosair HX750W power supply $129.00

Kingston Hyper X 3 250gs ssd $149.00

 

With all the rebates I saved about $130.00 so it helped alot.

 

I did reuse the Graphics card and some other parts.

 

If you have any questions please feel free to ask.

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Just finished my build. With the components I posted on page 1 I am very pleased with the results,. Just took off rwy 22 with dream team JFK, Activesky next with a bit of crummy weather, REX textures, and with majestic q400 the fps was 48 and very smooth. With PMDG 777 it was 35 and smooth.

I just the asus ai suite 3 (seemed pretty slick) to overclocking. It made it up to 5 ghz then blue screened. It then automatically set 4.8 ghz.

I am looking forward to installing p3d on my other SSD

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Yea that is what i am trying to figure out with the msi overclocking software.. It did a small overclock to 4.4, but that is the turbo speed. All i did was set the multiplier to 46 then 47 and left it and ran intel burn and prime and all seems good. I have not messed with any voltages seeing i am new to overclocking. I have been doing some live streaming and i noticed that there is no frame rate hit with obs. (great news) ;-)

 

I am glad to hear your success with the 4790k, I am seeing about the same results as you. I think the only thing that is holding me back is the graphics card at this point, I am only running a msi gtx 660ti overclocked. As soon as i can convince the wife for the gtx 780 i will be done for now :ph34r: . That's is going to take a little while to do.

 

By the way what affinity mask are you using if you don't mind me asking.

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I dont know it you turned Hyper threading off, but i just changed mine to 84 and it made a huge difference. I do have hyperthreading enabled (video encoding). Just a FYI

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Will try a comparison. I just thought fsx doesn't like hyperthreading so I turned it off

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If you have HT enabled on an i7, then indeed, 84 is a lot better than 14 ^_^

 

84=01 01 01 00

 

14=00 00 11 10

 

It should be exactly equivalent to HT off and AM=14, though..

 

14=1 1 1 0

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Hey, I just built a new system 2 weeks ago with the I7 4790k... the performance coming from amd is out of this world. I built mine minus the graphics card for a little under a $1000.00 from newegg. I have overclocked mine to 4.7 and the temps are great.

 

Here are the specs that i got as a FYI.

 

Corsair 500r case (white) $119.99

Corsair H100I - $99.00

MSI Gaming 7 Z97 LGA1150 $174.99

I7 4790k 4.4 $339.00 got as a bundle and saved 40.00

Cosair HX750W power supply $129.00

Kingston Hyper X 3 250gs ssd $149.00

 

With all the rebates I saved about $130.00 so it helped alot.

 

I did reuse the Graphics card and some other parts.

 

If you have any questions please feel free to ask.

 

 

How do you like the MSI gaming board. Where did you get this combo I may switch to that.....

 

The only place I'm still kind of indecisive other than that is RAM. any suggestions on that, does it depend on what board I choose?

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