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First build for gaming.

Sketcher
  • 71 months ago

Is there anything which should/could be improved, without spending much more money?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor £155.94 @ Aria PC
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard £107.99
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory £65.51 @ CCL Computers
Storage Intel 320 Series 40GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £29.99 @ Ebuyer
Storage Toshiba 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £52.79 @ Aria PC
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB DirectCU II Video Card £179.69 @ CCL Computers
Case Cooler Master K350 ATX Mid Tower Case £0.00
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) £47.50 @ Amazon UK
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link TL-WN851ND 802.11b/g/n PCI Wi-Fi Adapter £10.99 @ Aria PC
Keyboard Zalman ZM-K400G Wired Gaming Keyboard £15.88 @ Amazon UK
Mouse Gigabyte GM-M6880 Wired Laser Mouse £9.48 @ Aria PC
Headphones Sennheiser HD 202 II Headphones Purchased For £0.00
Other Arctic Cooling MX4 4g Thermal Compound £3.99
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available £741.00
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-29 10:12 BST+0100

I have a budget of about £750 ($1275). Thanks for any help.

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  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor £122.00 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard £65.45 @ More Computers
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory £56.83 @ Amazon UK
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £57.41 @ Scan.co.uk
Storage Toshiba 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £52.79 @ Aria PC
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 280X 3GB Double Dissipation Video Card £188.74 @ Scan.co.uk
Case Cooler Master K350 ATX Mid Tower Case £0.00
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) £47.50 @ Amazon UK
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link TL-WN851ND 802.11b/g/n PCI Wi-Fi Adapter £10.99 @ Aria PC
Keyboard Zalman ZM-K400G Wired Gaming Keyboard £16.67 @ Scan.co.uk
Mouse Gigabyte GM-M6880 Wired Laser Mouse £9.48 @ Aria PC
Headphones Sennheiser HD 202 II Headphones Purchased For £0.00
Other Arctic Cooling MX4 4g Thermal Compound £3.99
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available £693.10
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-29 12:20 BST+0100

-added a bigger SSD

-if you aren't going to overclock, you can save your money and get the 4440 combined with a cheaper board

-the R9 290 would go over the budget, so I added the 280X

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, probably should have mentioned that the mobo and case are a deal together, but the 4440 seems like a good idea.

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