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This will be a new rig for me at Christmas. I am still working with my e8400 dual core with a DFI  P-35 mother board. It has served me well for many years but I feel I need a change. A friend at work wants to sell me a i7-4790 Devil's Canyon with 32 gig of Corsair vengeance on a Gigabyte GA-Z97X motherboard..everything for $200. I feel this is a very good deal...almost a steal. I am a gamer and the newer games are taxing my system. He also said I should upgrade to a 144 hz monitor. I know this is a 1150 socket and the newer ones are 1151. All I would have to get is a new power supply and case to build it. I think for now my GPU EVGA GTX 760 will work fine. Just wanted your thoughts..thank you for any advise.

 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JKCHDEU/ref=cm_sw_r_em_api_c_KVIKzbJ9YAVK5

 

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117369

 

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=9SIAE7U6225272

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That deal is a steal for sure. If you are going to purchase a 144Hz monitor then you'll need a high performance video card. That 760 is not going to cut it, so you'll need to upgrade that down the road. That CPU,RAM, and MOBO you have listed in your post is great and you'll notice a great improvement over your DFI setup for sure. What you want to do is research in the games you want to play, see how they are benchmarked, which video cards are playing them at high frames per second in the benchmarks, and buy the card that fits the need for 144Hz monitor. Now i'm not sure which resolution you are planning to get with that monitor, but if you are going higher than 1080p then my best bet would be either a 1080 Ti or one of those Vega 64 cards. Cause in order to achieve that high of a frame you'll need muscle behind it. I know for a fact that the GTX 1070 isn't going to cut it for every game at 144Hz, and that's why my monitor is only 1080p 60Hz. If I were you I would go on ebay and look around for your video card when you do plan on buying it. I built my whole previous system from buying stuff I needed from ebay. I would bet anyone here they would tell you to get a 1080 Ti when it comes to 144Hz monitor. Also for a PSU, make sure you buy good quality, and at least an 850W. I hope that I have answered most of your questions, and good luck.  

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Thank you Dynamic for your input. I will stick to the 60Hz Samsung that I have and install the GTX 760 for now and see how it plays out. Not really concerned about the 144Hz for the time being. I will get the best power supply that I can afford because I know that is the heart of the system and I do not want it to fail and take everything out with it. What I am really looking forward to is fallout 4 on this new system. I can play it now but I am sure I am not seeing it in all its glory. I have had not one issue with the PC Power& Cooling that I had for over 5 years, so I might look into that brand again. And I really want to go modular this time for less clutter. I will take a step up for all the Antec 900 cases and found this just what I was looking for.

 

Case..

 

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147107

 

Power supply..

 

 https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA4H81E87666

 

or maybe the EVGA since it got better reviews.....

 

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817438018

Edited by ronbo191

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That case you listed is really nice, it supports up to 10 fans which I thought was crazy good. I don't even think I can fit that many fans in my case. Both of those PSU's are solid, but I personally would go with PC Power & Cooling, since it's been in the market for a very long long time. And in regards to the 144Hz monitor, you would more likely have to purchase an expensive video card to really get frames that high up in games. Anyhow good luck with your build and do let us know how it goes.

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