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I think my build is complete, any final tips?

LumpySpacePrincess
  • 70 months ago

So I've been tinkering around with a few peoples ideas from here, this is my first ever build, completely new to PC and PC Gaming. I've went like £200 over budget so literally am maxed out in the spending area and that's not even including shipping prices, any tips or suggestions on this before I start ordering? I still have about 5 weeks until I have enough money so still a little time to think.

Thanks for any help :)

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 Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler £24.25 @ Scan.co.uk
Motherboard MSI Z97 PC MATE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard £63.56 @ Scan.co.uk
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory £56.83 @ Amazon UK
Storage Crucial MX100 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £54.02 @ Ebuyer
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £36.00 @ Aria PC
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X 3GB WINDFORCE Video Card £201.00 @ Amazon UK
Case Corsair Graphite Series 230T Black ATX Mid Tower Case £53.76 @ CCL Computers
Power Supply XFX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply £58.99 @ Amazon UK
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer £11.32 @ CCL Computers
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) £82.45 @ Amazon UK
Monitor BenQ GL2460HM 60Hz 24.0" Monitor £119.26 @ Amazon UK
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link TL-WN722N 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter £7.01 @ Aria PC
Keyboard A4Tech G800V Wired Gaming Keyboard £18.00 @ CCL Computers
Mouse A4Tech Bloody V7 Wired Optical Mouse £24.43 @ Amazon UK
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available £969.22
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-28 13:53 BST+0100

Comments

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey man,

if you're really over budget I can offer a solution. I've got you close to the same performance for a much lower price tag. The 8350 isn't AS good at the 4690 but it is still close to as good. Got you a caviar blue HD since it's only 1$ more and a better drive. Sandisk is probably better than that crucial drive for a better price point. Couple of other price savers here and there and you save around 100$! I would really recommend getting windows 7 just because it's so much cheaper and IMO better than windows 8.1... Enjoy!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor £117.45 @ Amazon UK
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler £26.99 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard £52.42 @ Amazon UK
Memory Kingston Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory £58.18 @ Amazon UK
Storage Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £49.98 @ Amazon UK
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £39.99 @ Amazon UK
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 280X 3GB Double Dissipation Video Card £193.73 @ Amazon UK
Case BitFenix Shinobi ATX Mid Tower Case £55.50 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B BRONZE 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply £66.82 @ Amazon UK
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer £11.98 @ Amazon UK
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) £34.50 @ Amazon UK
Monitor Hannspree HE225DPB 21.5" Monitor £93.62 @ Amazon UK
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link TL-WN722N 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter £8.00 @ Amazon UK
Keyboard Logitech K120 Wired Standard Keyboard £13.15 @ Amazon UK
Mouse Gigabyte GM-M6880 Wired Laser Mouse £10.05 @ Amazon UK
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available £832.36
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-28 14:08 BST+0100
  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

just realized I had amazon merchant selected lol... Back to the drawing board for even more savings..

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

Alrighty you can either stick with that one or go with this one. This one is a bit cheaper but if you have amazon prime that one might be. Enjoy!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor £117.45 @ Amazon UK
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler £24.25 @ Scan.co.uk
Motherboard ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard £53.10 @ Ebuyer
Memory Kingston Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory £58.18 @ Amazon UK
Storage Sandisk Solid State Drive 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £46.00 @ Aria PC
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £38.70 @ Aria PC
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 280X 3GB Double Dissipation Video Card £188.74 @ Scan.co.uk
Case Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case £44.99 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £65.58 @ Scan.co.uk
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer £11.32 @ CCL Computers
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) £34.50 @ Amazon UK
Monitor Hannspree HE225DPB 21.5" Monitor £83.38 @ Ebuyer
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link TL-WN722N 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter £7.01 @ Aria PC
Keyboard Logitech K120 - UK Layout Wired Standard Keyboard £10.00 @ Amazon UK
Mouse Gigabyte GM-M6800 Wired Optical Mouse £7.08 @ Aria PC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available £790.28
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-28 14:17 BST+0100
  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks so much for your suggestion, I will definitely take it into consideration! :)

With the processor you have added to this one, will I be able to overclock that in the future if I ever decided to do so? Thanks again.

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

yesssir

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

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 Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler £24.25 @ Scan.co.uk
Motherboard MSI Z97 PC MATE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard £63.56 @ Scan.co.uk
Memory Kingston Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory £58.18 @ Amazon UK
Storage Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £43.49 @ Amazon UK
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £38.70 @ 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 EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply £56.50 @ Ebuyer
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer £11.32 @ CCL Computers
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) £82.45 @ Amazon UK
Monitor BenQ GL2450HM 60Hz 24.0" Monitor £113.99 @ Aria PC
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link TL-WN722N 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter £7.01 @ Aria PC
Keyboard A4Tech G800V Wired Gaming Keyboard £18.00 @ CCL Computers
Mouse A4Tech Bloody V7 Wired Optical Mouse £24.43 @ Amazon UK
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available £1028.35
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-28 14:25 BST+0100

I changed the memory as more sticks are better. Better case IMHO. Slightly cheaper SSD. Cheaper power supply with more reliable brand. Slightly cheaper monitor (I think exactly the same stats). The big change is the video card which will run rings around the 280X. I'm assuming with the motherboard and 750W power supply you'll be adding another video card later.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! That does look amazing, I just wish I could afford it, stretched my budget so far as it is :p

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

Tbh, if this rig is for gaming then I'd skip the SSD to get the 290. It gives a surprisingly large boost over the 280X.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

I like the sound of that idea actually, if I do decide in the future I would like a SSD maybe when I can afford one, is it pretty straight forward to put the OS on it from the HDD?

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah it's easy.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Here is my 2nd attempt, what do you think? I was thinking I may just upgrade my version of windows as get a SSD at a later date in sacrifice of this graphics card

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 Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 45.0 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler £15.00 @ Ebuyer
Motherboard MSI Z97 PC MATE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard £63.56 @ Scan.co.uk
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory £59.18 @ Ebuyer
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £36.00 @ Aria PC
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 290 4GB Tri-X Video Card £283.14 @ Aria PC
Case Corsair Graphite Series 230T Black ATX Mid Tower Case £53.76 @ CCL Computers
Power Supply Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply £49.93 @ CCL Computers
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer £11.32 @ CCL Computers
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) £39.99 @ Amazon UK
Monitor BenQ GL2450HM 60Hz 24.0" Monitor £113.99 @ Aria PC
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link TL-WN722N 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter £7.01 @ Aria PC
Keyboard A4Tech G800V Wired Gaming Keyboard £18.00 @ CCL Computers
Mouse Zalman ZM-M400 Wired Optical Mouse £9.05 @ Ebuyer
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available £918.27
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-28 20:25 BST+0100
  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm concerned about the memory as it's CAS 11. I'd stick with the 750W power supply so you can add another 290 later. Also, Windows 7 doesn't get some of the newest software updates (I remember reading about an update it doesn't get that's good for gaming).

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

I think I will stick with your first suggestion actually, but take out the SSD until a later date. You think I should stick with the Windows 7 or spend the money on 8.1?

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Go for Windows 8.1, software is designed for 8.1 and some isn't released for 7.

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