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Intel Core i7-4790K Haswell Quad-Core 4.0GHz LGA 1150 Desktop Processor BX80646I74790K
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Intel,
i-7,
hyperthreading,
tock,

Cons: maybe price... but you will get over that really fast

Other Thoughts: Paired with MSIZ97-GD65 Gaming board:

So leaving on all Intel powersaving settings and only manualy adjusting the multi and cpu voltage, aida64 passed with 4hr 4.7 @ 1.232v but failed occt in 6 min, upping the voltage resulted in a final stable 24/7 OC of 4.7GHz @ 1.272v (full load CPUID Hardware Monitor) 2400MHz GSKILL Tritan 2x8GB DDR3, occt (8hr) and aida 64 (8 hr) stress test stable (4 hrs is more than enough i just left it going while i went to work) regardless... 4.7 is good for under 1.3v max 65 Deg max temp (EK waterblock), 4.8GHz just isnt worth going over 1.3v on my chip the performance gain between 4.7 and 4.8 is negligible.

Dont use Prime95, it is not optimized for haswell chips and will simply near instantly overheat haswell to the point of thermal throttling(92c) at STOCK SETTINGS. I cant post the link but if you research hard enough you will find it is the truth!

Intel burn test can be used at stock settings but will also thermal throttle with light to moderate OC'ing, if youve got a fantastic high OC chip which allows low stable volts, you could use this to test max temp but not really necessary.

Aida64 is too light to find all imperfections so use aida64 to get close then use OCCT to finalize your OC.
the more tests you can pass the more stable you should be.
This has been running for 90 days straight editing, gaming, light application, no issues.

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WD Red WD10JFCX 1TB IntelliPower SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: quiet,
low power usage,
work

Cons: still a little pricy compaired to 3.5" version

Other Thoughts: I have 4 of these in a raid 0+1 configuration in a corsair 760T case mounted in the four 2.5" "SSD" cages at the front back, giving a useable 1.8_TB redundant (striped and mirrored) array. looks great and opperates how they should

4 eggs cause theres nothing mindblowing about 1TB 2.5" HDD's

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DIYPC Alpha-GT3 Black Acrylic and Aluminum ATX Bench Case Bench Computer Case for ATX/Micro ATX motherboard – PC components not included
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: cheap,
like the 2.5" slide out bays,
lots of extra connectors to help with mounting fans and cooling solutions to the aluminum framing,

Cons: some GPU's get hung up on GPU mounting bracket,
visible sides of main top and bottom acrylic pieces are matt black/no way to visibly see shinny side,
cutouts for cable management and cpu backplate is inadequate,
corners of acrylic is actually sharp enough to damage wires,
should have come with another x2 3.5/2.5" HDD drive bay slideouts for better configuration,
USB 3.0 cable is Blue and really cheap(why blue?!?!?!)

Other Thoughts: The instructions were really easy to read (honest, no joke),
if you have a problem reading them the problem is with your level of compitence/you dont need the instructions if you've half a brain.

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Michael G.'s Profile

Display Name: Michael G.

Date Joined: 08/20/13

  • Reviews: 30
  • Helpfulness: 20
  • First Review: 09/06/13
  • Last Review: 01/10/15
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