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£1200 gaming PC (first build)

Zeus733
  • 72 months ago

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 Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler £64.90 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97N-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard £94.90 @ Ebuyer
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory £58.53 @ Ebuyer
Storage Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £44.94 @ CCL Computers
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £38.70 @ Aria PC
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 3GB WINDFORCE Video Card £369.99 @ Amazon UK
Case BitFenix Prodigy (White) Mini ITX Tower Case £64.99 @ Aria PC
Power Supply Corsair CX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply £65.99 @ Aria PC
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer £11.32 @ CCL Computers
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) £79.61 @ Amazon UK
Monitor Hannspree HE247DPB 23.6" Monitor £102.94 @ Amazon UK
Case Fan BitFenix Spectre Pro 156.3 CFM 230mm Fan £19.99 @ Amazon UK
Keyboard Zalman ZM-K400G Wired Gaming Keyboard £16.27 @ Amazon UK
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available £1201.01

So I just need final "OK" from pro's like you guys, so please leave a comment!

Thank you!

Comments

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

CPU- Good Cooler- Really Good Mobo- Good Memory- I'm going to buy some for my second pc like that Storage- Great but only put your OS in the ssd and 1 or 2 main programs you use on it VideoC- great Case- NICE :) Power- OF the best The rest is all your preference really

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much. I will be buying and assembling in a few weeks

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

I'd change the SSD. Kingston SSDNow's aren't as fast as they used to be really. What about a Crucial M500? It's a little more expensive but it's definitely faster. Would £10 more hurt? =P

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/crucial-internal-hard-drive-ct120m500ssd1

Aside from that, everything else looks great really.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I will consider this as an option, but my main concern is - should I install windows 8.1 from the portable optical drive (for MacBook) on the SSD OR should I get an optical drive and install windows from the disc?

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

The macbook optical drive won't work so get a optical drive, they are cheep and it will also come in handy if you need to install something later as well. Installing from an ssd will damage your system since it re-formats the ssd on startup.

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

how you install it won't effect anything, if you have a portable optical drive there is no need to buy another. The only thing that matters is making the SSD your primary boot drive. Lots of people opt out of buying a optical drive all together.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you guys think I should wait a little for gtx 8xx to come out so the price on 7xx drops a little?

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