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1080p Budget Gaming Build

Michael5carn
  • 71 months ago

This is my first build. The only things that matter to me is price and performance, I don't care about the noise output as I will be wearing a headset.

CPU: i5 4690k Overclock'd to 4.2-4.5GHz @ £165 ebuyer

Mobo and Case: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gming 3 and Cooler Mater K-series K350 @£104.90 ebuyer

GPU: MSI Geforce GTX 770 2GB PCI-E 3.0 HDMI Twin Frozr OC @ £219.99 dabs

RAM: Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600 Mhz CL9 XMP Performance Desktop Memory Kit Black @ £62 Amazon

HDD: WD 1 TB 7200 RPM 3.5-inch Desktop Hard Drive Including WD Express Warranty (Frustration Free Packaging) - Blue @40 Amazon

Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO (120mm) @£25 Amazon

PSU: Corsair CP-9020055-UK RM Series RM750 80 Plus Gold 750W ATX/EPS Fully Modular Power Supply Unit @ £87.99 Amazon

Fans: ???

What are some good performing cheap fans(noise isn't important)? I know the noctua fans are very good but they are also expensive

Is my PSU wattage overkill or do I need 750W to overclock my CPU to 4.2-4.5 GHz and slightly overclock my GPU?

Is my cooler good enough to cool my CPU?

If you leave a suggestion please consider price/performance.

Comments

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

You definitely don't need an expensive 750W PSU here, I'd go with a 600W PSU such as the CX600. I don't think RM is worth the extra money. For fans, the ones in the case should be adequate, but you can get some more if you want. Looks good!

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

is 600W PSU enough for me to overclock my CPU and GPU?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

600W should be enough. Do some research first on what other people have done though!

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $199.99 @ Micro Center
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $24.99 @ Newegg
Thermal Compound Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste $6.73 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI Z97-G55 SLI ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $98.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory Purchased For $76.50
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $52.91 @ OutletPC
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 290 4GB Tri-X Video Card $403.98 @ Newegg
Case Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case $99.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply Purchased For $34.99
Case Fan Cooler Master R4-S4S-10AK-GP 60.9 CFM 140mm Fan $8.57 @ Amazon
Case Fan Cooler Master R4-S4S-10AK-GP 60.9 CFM 140mm Fan $8.57 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1016.21
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-02 22:58 EDT-0400

thats my build. feel free to swap out the case and remove the cooling fans if you wish. you can easily swap the 500R for a 200R and save about $60. the ram has to be swapped for the 1600 version aswell.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Thats a great build

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