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£700/$1200 PC Build - Review needed.

iPhotek
  • 71 months ago

This build will be used for most normal tasks, with some 3D and graphics going on, but the overall tone of it will mostly be gaming. Nothing hardcore like Crysis 3 or horribly optimized like watchdogs, though.

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor

CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard

Memory: Kingston Beast 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory

Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 280X 3GB Black Edition Double Dissipation Video Card

Case: NZXT H440 (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£84.26 @ CCL Computers)

Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply

Case Fan: Corsair Air Series SP120 High Performance Edition 62.7 CFM 120mm Fan

Case Fan: Corsair Air Series SP120 High Performance Edition (2-Pack) 62.7 CFM 120mm Fans

Total: £716.70

Here is the link: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/WYKLFT

I'm tempted to buy some more monitors and run AMD Eyefinity, but I'm not 100% sure if the card can handle it. Then again, like I said, I'm probably not going to be hardcore gaming all the time.

Also, it's kind of got a white/red/black theme going on, so I'll probably buy some NZXT Sleeved LED's. I'll also buy an SSD and might upgrade to 16GBRAM, But for the time being, I can do with this.

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  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks ok, I'm not sure about ocing on that mobo tho - http://www.overclock.net/t/946407/amd-motherboards-vrm-info-database

As per the buy sites the case comes with 4 fans already so you prolly don't need the extras.

I'd go for an ssd over ram upgrade myself...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor £97.00 @ Scan.co.uk
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler £79.99 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard £47.96 @ Scan.co.uk
Memory Kingston Beast 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory £64.42 @ CCL Computers
Storage A-Data Premier Pro SP900 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £53.98 @ Amazon UK
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £38.70 @ Aria PC
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 280X 3GB Black Edition Double Dissipation Video Card £209.99 @ Novatech
Case NZXT H440 (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case £84.26 @ CCL Computers
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £65.58 @ Scan.co.uk
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available £741.88
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-23 18:54 BST+0100
  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

The website seems to indicate that I can OC on it, it just that I would need cooling. I suppose that's the job of the H100i, but I'll look much more into it.

The fans are actually part of my theme, because they have interchangeable rings, So I was going to change the rings to red for the build.

What do you think about the GPU. Do you think it could handle Eyefinity and gaming on its own?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I think the cooling they're talking about is specific mobo chipset cooling?

Fair enough on the fans, I kinda have a blind spot when it comes to colour coding builds...

Sorry I don't know anything about eyefinity.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

It's fine, don't worry about it.

Thanks for helping out though! It means a lot.

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