Last week’s Hump Day Hardware post, Intel i7-4790K Processor Heartbeat of Computer and Users, told you about a very powerful CPU you should consider for your next computer. A CPU needs a place to call home and that means a good motherboard.
The Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD5H motherboard pictured at right is a perfect place for the Intel i7-4790K. Of course everyone wants to know the cost. As of this writing, Amazon is selling it for $179.99 and there is a $20 post-purchase rebate is currently available.
Not only does it have a place for a very powerful CPU, it also supports four banks of DDR3 memory (up to 32 GB total), 3 displays at the same time or one up to 4096×2160 pixels, 6 SATA 6Gb/s connectors, 8 USB 3 ports and much more. You can see the entire list on the product page at Amazon.
If you put together the suggested CPU and motherboard, you’ve got a great start on a powerhouse computer!