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First PC build <£800 (UK) Feedback needed.

BrandonBeese
  • 71 months ago

One thing I know I haven't done is include and SSD, I didn't want that as my budget would not stretch over £800, but any other ideas or comments would be appreciated. Thanks.

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  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor £158.34 @ Aria PC
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler £79.99 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard ASRock Z97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard £79.82 @ More Computers
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory £61.74 @ Amazon UK
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £38.70 @ Aria PC
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 270X 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card £137.12 @ Scan.co.uk
Case Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case £84.98 @ Novatech
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £75.30 @ Scan.co.uk
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer £12.76 @ CCL Computers
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) £69.65 @ CCL Computers
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available £798.40
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-22 19:57 BST+0100
  • You are using a CPU & motherboard that is 2 generations old. Why not go with the latest generation, where you can overclock with better stability?
  • Some more headroom if you wish to upgrade in the near future, even if it's crossfiring (i.e. adding another R9 270X)
  • This is the closet you could get before going over your budget.
  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

How can you tell if its 2 generations old? Is it because the Motherboard is PRO4 and not PRO6 and how can you tell if a CPU is 2 generations old?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I typically can tell what gen a MoBo is in by the Z97, H97 etc. The most recent generation uses 97 boards while the previous uses 87, and the gen before that uses 77. Thats not true for every board though, but it's not hard to do a little research on what gen the board is.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

...and how can you tell if a CPU is 2 generations old?

  • ? A number of people here keep up to date with the computer hardware due to interest and/or profession. In order: "Ivy Bridge" succeeded by "Haswell", then "Haswell Refresh" and the current "Devil's Canyon".
  • Keep in mind that the more current chipsets supporting current processors can also have more features by default.

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