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First Time PC Build for iRacing/Project CARS

Guiebo
  • 72 months ago

Hi all, looking for opinions and thoughts on my build. This is my first attempt at a PC build all advice and tips are welcome.

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My budget will be around the £1300 mark and want to be able to run iRacing and Project CARS on max settings. Also looking to be compatible with Oculus Rift for it's release next year so any thoughts and tips on what I might need for that would be appreciated. You'll notice I have 2 extra sound cards these are there to utilise the SimVibe software from SimXperience.

Thank you in advance

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  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Great Build. Go for it.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Slightly cheaper, MUCH better performance, and quieter/cooler GPUs:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor £169.98 @ Ebuyer
CPU Cooler Corsair H80i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler £63.00 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard MSI Z97-Gaming 3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard £93.99 @ Ebuyer
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory £58.55 @ Ebuyer
Storage Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £74.40 @ Aria PC
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £38.70 @ Aria PC
Video Card PowerColor Radeon R9 290 4GB PCS+ Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) £279.59 @ Overclockers.co.uk
Video Card PowerColor Radeon R9 290 4GB PCS+ Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) £279.59 @ Overclockers.co.uk
Case Aerocool StrikeX-GT Black ATX Mid Tower Case £49.88 @ CCL Computers
Power Supply Silverstone Strider Gold Evolution 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply £142.92 @ Scan.co.uk
Optical Drive Pioneer BDC-207DBK Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer £39.42 @ Aria PC
Sound Card Asus Xonar DGX 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card £24.61 @ Scan.co.uk
Sound Card Asus Xonar DGX 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card £24.61 @ Scan.co.uk
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available £1339.24
  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

You always have great builds for every budget.

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