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Would this be any good?

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  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

How much max money you will spend ? bro.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

I originally decided upon £700, then £800 and now this build is sitting at around £827 ($1388.08).

I don't really want to go any higher if I can help it.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

You can go with this PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor £163.00 @ Aria PC
Motherboard MSI Z97S SLI Plus ATX LGA1150 Motherboard £92.36 @ Scan.co.uk
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory £59.98 @ Amazon UK
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £56.34 @ Aria PC
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £37.97 @ CCL Computers
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 290 4GB Tri-X Video Card £277.99 @ Aria PC
Case Cooler Master K380 ATX Mid Tower Case £34.06 @ Aria PC
Power Supply Corsair CX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply £65.99 @ Aria PC
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer £12.64 @ CCL Computers
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available £800.33
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-11 20:54 BST+0100

This will allow you to future upgrade and its only about 33 cents expensive if you don't mind that cost :P

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for all your advice :)

I think I've decided upon my build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor £160.00 @ Aria PC
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97X-GAMING 7 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard £128.04 @ More Computers
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory £64.95 @ Amazon UK
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £83.99 @ Amazon UK
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £36.50 @ Aria PC
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 290 4GB Tri-X Video Card £296.34 @ Aria PC
Case NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case £65.99 @ Novatech
Power Supply Corsair CX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply £65.99 @ Aria PC
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer £12.64 @ CCL Computers
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available £914.44
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-12 22:28 BST+0100

I know it's even more expensive but the case would match my surround system!

Should all these components be compatable and is the power supply sufficient for upgrades?

Also, do I need an additional cooler if I'm not planning to OC (might be something I look into in the future)?

Cheers! :)

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

That's good that you increased your budget and your part pickup looks solid , you do need additional cooler if you plan to overclock in future. I did some minor tweeks from you're part pickup and this is what i came up

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor £166.54 @ Ebuyer
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler £24.98 @ CCL Computers
Motherboard ASRock Fatal1ty Z97X Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard £105.56 @ Scan.co.uk
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory £61.60 @ Ebuyer
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £83.99 @ Amazon UK
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £36.50 @ Aria PC
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 290 4GB Tri-X Video Card £296.34 @ Aria PC
Case NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case £65.99 @ Novatech
Power Supply Corsair CX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply £65.99 @ Aria PC
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer £12.64 @ CCL Computers
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available £920.13
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-12 22:51 BST+0100

I changed you're DDR3-1600 to DDR3-2133 ,

I also changed the the motherboard to ASRock Fatal1ty Z97X Killer for lowercost with same features as gigabyte gaming 7 ,

I also added a Cooler master hyper 212 evo cooler for overclocking in future if you want to , so in future you won't need another cooler for overclocking .

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Can I ask what the reasoning is behind changing the ram?

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

4690k cheaper motherboard.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

OK thanks for the advice. Any recommendation for the motherboard? I was under the impression that a 787 would be the way to go. Is it a case of brand or completely different motherboard?

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

idk you can basically do anything z97 good features. then basically its fine. i would take ag gigabyte gaming 3

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor £163.00 @ Aria PC
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97X-GAMING 7 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard £128.04 @ More Computers
Memory Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory £65.00 @ Amazon UK
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £83.99 @ Amazon UK
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £35.99 @ Aria PC
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 290 4GB Tri-X Video Card £277.99 @ Aria PC
Case Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case £66.80 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply £50.93 @ Amazon UK
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer £12.64 @ CCL Computers
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available £884.38
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-11 00:05 BST+0100
This will perform better
  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the help.

Can I ask why you went for the r9-290 over the gtx-770?

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

R9 290 outperforms gtx 770 by about 23% and it is correctly priced.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Upgrading it may be difficult with that amount of watts. Try a higher wattage on the PSU. And yeah definitely a cheaper mother board.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

OK Thanks.

Would the build that Respect_ posted work well if I bought a higher wattage PSU?

I would definitely want the option to upgrade in the future along with the option to OC if I feel the need to (obviously I would then need to look at a cooler).

Please could you give me an idea of the sort of PSU I would need? Cheers :)

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