Custom build for Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit

PP Mguire

Build Guru
Fort Worth, Texas
So as to the OP, I have decided to go with the i7-4790k. If anyone wants to comment on motherboards, I am looking at these options:

MSI Z97 Gaming 5

MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming

MSI Z97-GD65 Gaming

MSI Z97 GuardPro

MSI Z87-G55

MSI Z97A Gaming 6

Asus Maximus VII Hero

Asus Z97-Pro

If you have a 'pick of the litter', or think I should look at another model, do tell.
Can you actually still find these new?


Baseband Member
What were you going to grab for a gpu? Or are you just using integrated?
I regret to say I have not gotten that far yet. What I hoped to be a simple thing has turned into a major research project. As it has been years since I looked into hardware, I pretty much had to start from scratch. I do hope to get to graphics cards (and whatever else) soon. This build does seem to be making some headway since picking a CPU.