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First Build - Advice Required

Stokes1e
  • 71 months ago

Have recently picked these parts with limited knowledge on PC builds. Any advice on how to improve this for a similar budget would be appreciated. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor £156.00 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard £99.99 @ Ebuyer
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory £61.74 @ Ebuyer
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £36.00 @ Aria PC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card £169.91 @ Scan.co.uk
Case Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case £44.99 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply £49.93 @ CCL Computers
Monitor BenQ RL2455HM 60Hz 24.0" Monitor £127.49 @ Scan.co.uk
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available £746.05
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-27 15:57 BST+0100

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  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor £156.00 @ Amazon UK
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler £24.25 @ Scan.co.uk
Motherboard MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard £83.84 @ Scan.co.uk
Memory Kingston Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory £58.18 @ Amazon UK
Storage Toshiba 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £52.79 @ Aria PC
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 290 4GB Tri-X Video Card £283.14 @ Aria PC
Case Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case £44.99 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply £45.22 @ Amazon UK
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer £11.32 @ CCL Computers
Monitor BenQ GL2450HM 60Hz 24.0" Monitor £113.99 @ Aria PC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available £873.72
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-27 16:12 BST+0100

Mostly minor changes. The video card is much better however. The monitor is slightly cheaper with in-built speakers. Although this build is a bit more expensive, the gaming performance is much much better due to the video card. Also, you can get rid of the optical drive and CPU cooler on my build so save a bit.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Tbh unless you're playing new graphics-intensive games at ultra and thus only pulling 40-60 fps, I would spend a bit more to get a 120hz or 144hz monitor.

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