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building a gaming pc for around £700-£900 ($1100-$1300?)

madgema
  • 57 months ago

i don't really have much experience in this sort of field, but i want to build a pc for around £700-£850

a gtx 970 or 980 would be preferable (i reeealllly want a gtx 980 ti, but that's pushing it)

i also have vouchers for argos and pc world, so if any parts can be brought from there it would be helpful

thanks :]

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  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Black and white build with a great looking case.

Awesome black and white cooler.

Good motherboard from Msi

16gb of ram for gaming you won't need more.

Put a small 120gb ssd for your OS and a couple of your favourite games.

390 has better performance than a 970 and has a lot more vram which is great for higher resolutions.

I put quite a bit into the power supply so that if you ever want to upgrade you can easily put in another 390 in crossfire to get better than 980ti for the same price as the cheapest 980ti.

I hope you like this build I think it would be a very nice PC for only £9 over your budget.

(Unless you have really big vouvhers from pcworld you're better off getting it from the least expensive retailers)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor £167.94 @ Aria PC
CPU Cooler Phanteks PH-TC14PE_BK 78.1 CFM CPU Cooler £64.97 @ Scan.co.uk
Motherboard MSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition ATX LGA1150 Motherboard £86.94 @ Amazon UK
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory £66.49 @ More Computers
Storage Silicon Power S60 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £39.99 @ Amazon UK
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £35.99 @ Ebuyer
Video Card PowerColor Radeon R9 390 8GB PCS+ Video Card £238.84 @ More Computers
Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro M ATX Mid Tower Case £57.98 @ CCL Computers
Power Supply EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £99.99 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £859.13
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-22 17:50 BST+0100
  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks, might look into buying this build. i would prefer a white case though, is there any decently priced ones you recommend?

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Since it seems you upped your budget to £900 these are the best white cases that are compatible with your build.

The phanteks case is pretty pricey but has really nice lighting around one of the side panels.

Type Item Price
Case Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (White) ATX Mid Tower Case £82.72 @ CCL Computers
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £82.72
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-22 20:47 BST+0100
Type Item Price
Case Phanteks Enthoo Luxe ATX Full Tower Case £117.13 @ Scan.co.uk
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £117.13
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-22 20:48 BST+0100
Type Item Price
Case NZXT H440 (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case £82.99 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £82.99
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-22 20:49 BST+0100
  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

What are the vouchers worth for PC World?

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

For kicks...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor £140.64 @ CCL Computers
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97P-D3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard £59.92 @ Amazon UK
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Blue 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory £27.97 @ Amazon UK
Storage Hitachi Ultrastar 750GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £25.99 @ Aria PC
Video Card Palit GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Super JetStream Video Card £499.99 @ Novatech
Case NZXT S340 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case £54.72 @ CCL Computers
Power Supply XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply £48.06 @ CCL Computers
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £857.29
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-22 21:44 BST+0100
  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Looking at the title the budget went up so you could fit in a 4690k in there get a cheaper case and fit in a cooler lol

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor £178.38 @ Amazon UK
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler £24.95 @ Aria PC
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97P-D3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard £59.92 @ Amazon UK
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Blue 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory £27.97 @ Amazon UK
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £34.74 @ Aria PC
Video Card Palit GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Super JetStream Video Card £499.99 @ Novatech
Case NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case £30.25 @ Scan.co.uk
Power Supply XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply £48.06 @ CCL Computers
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £904.26
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-22 22:16 BST+0100

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