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Advice on building rig, please

LEDbelly

63 months ago

Hey there, I'm still relatively new to the idea of building a PC but not a complete technophobe by any means. I can get some help building it anyway(and buying a prebuilt seems pricey). Can someone advise on this parts list please? http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/LEDbelly/saved/pm2zK8

I'd like to use it for gaming(kind of want it to last here, but realise that nothing will forever) and general household applications(nothing fancy). If I can swap out anything and save money, without sacrificing performance too much, that would be great too.

Please be gentle ;~;

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  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Might as well get the next Haswell, since your z97 mobo will support it OOTB and it's like, $10 different: https://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54690k

The 750W PSU is overkill unless you plan to overclock (Even then, 650W is enough) or add a second graphics card (in which case, stick with 750).

If you're planning on any tweaking past stock, getting the next tier higher frequency RAM might squeeze out a little more performance. As long as your mobo professes to support OC'd ram at 1866 or 2000, you'll be able to get just a little more umph.

Might be overkill if not OC-ing, but a Corsair H60 or similar CPU watercooler is a great value. https://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-cpu-cooler-h60cw9060007ww

Good choices overall, good brands and system balance. Great name, btw. :)

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Exactly the kind of helpful responses i'd expected(and quick to boot!). Thanks guys. OC-ing is something i'd consider a bit down the line which is why i picked those components; to give good performance from the go, but allow me to juice a bit more out of them later when i'm ready to(but at a few pounds diff, point taken on the processor, why not). Thanks for advice on the PSU, definitely be a while before I considered 2 gpu, so that's good to know.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

great build!! but go for the 4690K, better and about the same price

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54690k

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