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mobo and processor for ZOTAC GTX 970 AMP! EXTREME

nikx.gupta

Right off the assembly line
Hi,

i have bought ZOTAC 970 AMP! EXTREME and CORSAIR 650W PSU. Please help me out for best CPU and MO for this configuration.

Also bought : i7-4790K

in motherboard i m confused.
i will upgrade the motherboard when windows 10 will be out. so planning for now planning to buy some basic motherboard that will not be bottleneck for hardcore gaming
 

SaiyanGoku

kamehameha!!
If you weren't planning on OCing the CPU or OCing it to get better performance in games, you only wasted your money. :|
Intel Xeon E3 1246 V3 is more VFM compared to i7 4790 (non k)

There is no point in changing motherboard just for Windows 10. If you have a budget of 10k for the Mobo, get ASUS H97-PRO GAMER.
 
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nikx.gupta

Right off the assembly line
If you weren't planning on OCing the CPU or OCing it to get better performance in games, you only wasted your money. :|
Intel Xeon E3 1246 V3 is more VFM compared to i7 4790 (non k)

There is no point in changing motherboard just for Windows 10. If you have a budget of 10k for the Mobo, get ASUS H97-PRO GAMER.

sory, i forgot to mention that.. yes i m planning to oevrclock CPU else i would have go for without K version.
isn't intel xeon is for servers ?

yes you are right.. no need to change mobo only for windows 10.
is there any difference between Z97 and H97 series for ASUS.
 

bssunilreddy

Chosen of the Omnissiah
Hi,

i have bought ZOTAC 970 AMP! EXTREME and CORSAIR 650W PSU. Please help me out for best CPU and MO for this configuration.

Also bought : i7-4790K

in motherboard i m confused.
i will upgrade the motherboard when windows 10 will be out. so planning for now planning to buy some basic motherboard that will not be bottleneck for hardcore gaming

Intel Xeon E3 1246 v3 -19500,
MSI H97 PC Mate -7000.
TOTAL -26,500.
 

ChironX

Broken In
Since you have already bought the processor, I would suggest a decent Z97 board to be paired with it.

ASUS Maximus VII Ranger or Hero depending on your budget would be a good deal. You can also check out Gigabyte's Z97 UD3H (if I remember the model name correctly).

Also, if you are not doing anything workstation specific, I don't think investing in a Xeon processor makes sense. The added features would be wasted on a gaming PC anyway.
 
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