Intel's new 14th Gen processors have arrived and with them comes some big changes to their i7-14700K. While all chips do see some improvement (check out our benchmarks here!), the i7-14700K gets a pretty big boost thanks to increased thread and core counts. Compared to last gen's i7-13700K, the 14700K has four more E-Cores and an additional four threads, bringing it up to an astounding 20 cores and 28 threads. So how do you make the most of that? With a high-powered build!
The i7-14700K saw some big changes from 13th Gen, with Intel adding an extra four E-Cores and four threads to an already powerful CPU. The result is significant performance increases for multi-threaded workloads - perfect for gamers and creators! It also includes Wi-Fi 7 compatibility, which is perfect for our....
You could theoretically use a DDR4 motherboard with Intel 14th Gen, but you'd be sacrificing a lot of potential to do so. DDR5 provides the most power and speed, ensuring you're not bottlenecking your build. It's also equipped with Wi-Fi 7, the latest and greatest in Wi-Fi technology for stable connections and high-speed browsing and gaming.
If you're looking to build a mid-range system at the upper end of the power potential, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Ti is a great choice. The 4070 Ti delivers stellar 1440p performance (and we've got the benchmarks to prove it!) and doubles as a great creator GPU for video editing and streaming. OF course, if you want more power, you could opt for a GeForce RTX 4080 or RTX 4090 for the ultimate in gaming!
If you're building a modern system, you owe it to yourself to use DDR5 RAM especially if you're working with Intel 14th Gen processors. You could, theoretically, get by with DDR4, but your PC would be noticeably slower than a similar build utilizing DDR5 RAM.
We've talked at length about why an M.2 is important for the speed of your system (they boot your OS and games a lot faster than traditional HDDs), but a stealth benefit is the absolute lack of cables. Stop worrying about hooking up SATA and power cables, let along where to put your hard drives for optimal cable management!
While you could get by with a bit lower wattage - 800 watts or so - springing for a bit of extra headroom can give you some wiggle room if you choose to upgrade later in the future. Plus, as a fully modular PSU, you can pick and choose the cables you want to use. No need for HDD power cables if you don't have an HDD!
Lian Li makes incredible cases, and their 011 Dynamic is no exception. Not only does the Dynamic feature the stellar air flow and build quality that you'd expect from Lian Li, but it is completely reversible, so you can choose which side you want to feature! The Harbor Gray model is a Micro Center exclusive, adding a spark to your build that you won't find anywhere else!
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Looks like a solid build for those looking to get the new Intel processors!
these intel processors seem like a huge powerhouses in the game. cant wait to see how amd responds
This is a great build, especially for the money!
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