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  • 71 months ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor £157.99 @ Amazon UK
CPU Cooler Corsair H60 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler £54.99 @ Ebuyer
Motherboard ASRock B85 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard £60.20 @ More Computers
Memory Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory £119.54 @ CCL Computers
Storage Corsair Force LX Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £89.99 @ Ebuyer
Storage Toshiba 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £36.88 @ CCL Computers
Video Card Asus Radeon R9 270X 4GB DirectCU II Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) £168.50 @ Ebuyer
Video Card Asus Radeon R9 270X 4GB DirectCU II Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) £168.50 @ Ebuyer
Case Antec Twelve Hundred V3 ATX Full Tower Case £151.76 @ More Computers
Power Supply Corsair RM 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £82.00 @ Ebuyer
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) £34.99 @ Amazon UK
Case Fan Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan £11.99 @ Ebuyer
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available £1137.33
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-26 12:14 BST+0100

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  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

Crossfiring two weaker GPUs isn't always the best option. You can get a more powerful single GPU within the same price of 2 R9 270Xs.

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 H60 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler £54.99 @ Ebuyer
Motherboard ASRock Z97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard £79.84 @ More Computers
Memory Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory £119.54 @ CCL Computers
Storage Corsair Force LX Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £89.99 @ Ebuyer
Storage Toshiba 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £36.88 @ CCL Computers
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card £279.59 @ Aria PC
Case Antec Twelve Hundred V3 ATX Full Tower Case £151.76 @ More Computers
Power Supply EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £94.99 @ Amazon UK
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) £34.99 @ Amazon UK
Case Fan Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan £11.99 @ Ebuyer
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available £1112.90
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-26 15:02 BST+0100
  • Little price difference between the 4670K and 4690K, you'll be able to overclock better with the 4690K
  • B85 chipsets are business motherboards. You would want a motherboard suitable for gaming, so a Z97 chipset would be better. Plus, it's unlocked!
  • As mentioned earlier, you can get an R9 290 for the same price of 2 R9 270Xs, plus it's more powerful that way.
  • Just incase, it's best to go with an 850W PSU, so you have more room for overclocking and to add another R9 290 in the near future.
  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks good, although I'd be tempted to get one more powerful GPU rather than 2 weaker ones. Crossfire has a reputation for stuttering. One card would also be more efficient/quieter/cooler

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the advice guys. * I was wondering whether or not getting 1 super-GPU was better than trying to crossfire. Ty for confirming :) * The only thing left to do now, is to convince myself that spending money is okay XD

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