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First build (yes or no?)

JAME5
  • 54 months ago

Hi guys

Can you please have a quick run through this build and let me know your thoughts, I want to buy in the next couple of days so want to get this right. (it will be used for gaming as well as Hyper-V for testing, reason for the RAM). http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/MVtGpg

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor £169.50 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard ASRock H97M PRO4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard £68.29 @ More Computers
Memory Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory £59.98 @ Amazon UK
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £58.74 @ Aria PC
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £35.10 @ Amazon UK
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 960 4GB Video Card £159.99 @ Amazon UK
Case Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case £73.99 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply XFX XTR 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £65.92 @ More Computers
Monitor LG 24M47VQ 60Hz 24.0" Monitor £109.00 @ Amazon UK
Keyboard Corsair Raptor K30 Wired Gaming Keyboard £34.99 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £835.50
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-19 22:08 GMT+0000

Thanks in advance James

Comments

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Get an z97 board instead of h97. Change the graphics card to the 2 gig version instead.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I rush bought the lot last night to get in before Christmas as I need to travel. I wanted it ready for when I got back.

Its my first build and my first desktop, so honestly had no clue what I bought. I just based a lot of this from ratings, delivery times and budget constraints. Why did you say different board and gpu? Is what ive done a decent build?

Thanks James

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I just had a quick read on the board differences. I wont be overclocking it anyway if that's what you meant. I still wonder why not the 4GB GPU though?

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I had to make some changes to the case and psu in order to get this delivered next day.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor £169.00 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard ASRock H97M PRO4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard £68.29 @ More Computers
Memory Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory £59.98 @ Amazon UK
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £56.69 @ Amazon UK
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £29.99 @ Aria PC
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 960 4GB Video Card £159.96 @ More Computers
Case Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case £69.99 @ Ebuyer
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £66.96 @ Aria PC
Monitor LG 24M47VQ 60Hz 24.0" Monitor £105.72 @ Aria PC
Keyboard Corsair Raptor K30 Wired Gaming Keyboard £34.99 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £821.57
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-20 10:52 GMT+0000

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