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Intel Core i7-4790K Devil's Canyon Quad-Core 4.0 GHz LGA 1150 88W BX80646I74790K Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4600
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: strong and reliable
overclocks easy
a better choice if you are planning to use any of your 1150 components in a rebuild.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: I was running a i5-3570K I got back in 2012 and worried if this was any real upgrade. I also looked at the new 6000 series from Intel and debated if I should go with the newer i5-6600K on the 1151 socket. But when this CPU came up on sale along with a discount on a ASUS Sabertooth Z97 motherboard I got it and I am very happy with my choice. I already had 16GB of DDR3 Ram and the expense of having to buy DDR4 RAM for the 1151 is what closed the deal for me. I have it overclocked at 4.7 using a closed loop water cooling H60 system, 16GB RAM, EVGA 970, 250 SSD, and a 1TB HD. Most games are more GPU dependent than CPU and do not really require an i7 but you do want a system that will not bottleneck between your CPU and GPU and more games in the future will be taking advantage of the i7 capabilities.
Games I play - Fallout 4, Skyrim, Tome Raider, Batman (AK), FarCry 4. All play without problem on my setup.

ASUS SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 1/USB 3.1 LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 ATX Intel Motherboard
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: -no issues on installing or running hard for over 30 days.
-overclocks easy
-lots of cooling/fans options
-decent sound
-decent manual
-came with motherboard fans(2)

Cons: no real cons other than it came with a lot of connector caps that I don't see as needed but some might. For most normal environments this setup is a little bit of over protection towards dust. But then better safe than sorry. Fans do add to noise level.

Other Thoughts: installed on 11/15/2015 using
H60 water cooler
250 SSD Crucial
1TB Hard drive WD
16 GB Corsair RAM
EVGA 970 video

No problems, been running ever since. Plays games like Fallout 4 without issues of any kind. I got it mainly for the features (PCIEX1 ports, 3.1 USB, # of case fan ports, audio ports) not for the dust protections but the thermal guard is a nice feature. I worried that it might cause increase MB heat but it runs cool.

IOGEAR GCS1104 4-Port USB DVI KVMP Switch with Audio and Cables
  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Works good 05/10/2015

This review is from: IOGEAR GCS1104 4-Port USB DVI KVMP Switch with Audio and Cables

Pros: Works has advertised. Have been using going on 3 years, works with wireless keyboard and mouse (see note below) speakers and headsets.

Cons: Due to its lite weight moves/shifts easy on desk with all cables connected.

Due to the order of booting some motherboards will not allow booting up into BIOS at startup. This is common with KVMs and even with some wireless keyboards. Cannot take off points for that but you will need to plug keyboard directly into computer to use BIOS features.

Other Thoughts: I use this with 4 computers running Windows 7, 8.1, and XP systems. I have a Logitech 510 wireless keyboard and mouse connected to front port and works without problems. Connect to 2.1 speakers and a 1920X1080, 24" LCD. Headset jack in front works great.


Bruce F.'s Profile

Display Name: Bruce F.

Date Joined: 02/21/06

  • Reviews: 45
  • Helpfulness: 24
  • First Review: 08/14/06
  • Last Review: 12/27/15
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