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Thoughts on my first attempt at making a gaming pc

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  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I see many problems...... You need at least a 500 watts psu.

For a gaming pc you don't need an i7 (overkill), the i5 is perfect for gaming, 8 gig is PLENTY for gaming...

Last but not least with an unlocked (K) cpu you should get the Z97 motherboard and for a (NON-K) you would get an H97 motherboard.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks for the advice however quick note i should have added is that i am not overclocking

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I would go with Z97 + k cpu as the price difference is not that great but if you don't want to overclock then buy the NON-K and H97.You wouldn't need another cooler as the stock one would be enough for the nonK cpu.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor £162.00 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard ASRock H97M PRO4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard £64.99 @ Amazon UK
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory £61.25 @ CCL Computers
Storage Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £69.98 @ Aria PC
Video Card Zotac GeForce GTX 970 4GB Video Card £249.99 @ Ebuyer
Case Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case £43.48 @ Aria PC
Power Supply Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply £55.23 @ Amazon UK
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer £11.89 @ CCL Computers
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) £69.99 @ Ebuyer
Sound Card StarTech PCISOUND4CH 16-bit 48 KHz Sound Card £11.61 @ Amazon UK
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link TL-WN951N 802.11b/g/n PCI Wi-Fi Adapter £18.95 @ CCL Computers
Case Fan Noctua NF-F12 PWM 55.0 CFM 120mm Fan £16.49 @ Ebuyer
Case Fan Noctua NF-F12 PWM 55.0 CFM 120mm Fan £16.49 @ Ebuyer
Case Fan Noctua NF-F12 PWM 55.0 CFM 120mm Fan £16.49 @ Ebuyer
Fan Controller NZXT Sentry Mix 2 Fan Controller £24.98 @ Amazon UK
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available £893.81
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-25 00:44 GMT+0000
  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

for gaming something like this

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor £167.50 @ Amazon UK
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler £23.54 @ CCL Computers
Motherboard ASRock Z97M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard £74.26 @ Ebuyer
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory £61.25 @ CCL Computers
Storage Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £69.98 @ Aria PC
Video Card Zotac GeForce GTX 970 4GB Video Card £249.99 @ Ebuyer
Case Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case £43.48 @ Aria PC
Power Supply Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply £55.23 @ Amazon UK
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer £11.89 @ CCL Computers
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) £69.99 @ Ebuyer
Sound Card StarTech PCISOUND4CH 16-bit 48 KHz Sound Card £11.61 @ Amazon UK
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link TL-WN951N 802.11b/g/n PCI Wi-Fi Adapter £18.95 @ CCL Computers
Case Fan Noctua NF-F12 PWM 55.0 CFM 120mm Fan £16.49 @ Ebuyer
Case Fan Noctua NF-F12 PWM 55.0 CFM 120mm Fan £16.49 @ Ebuyer
Case Fan Noctua NF-F12 PWM 55.0 CFM 120mm Fan £16.49 @ Ebuyer
Fan Controller NZXT Sentry Mix 2 Fan Controller £24.98 @ Amazon UK
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available £932.12
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-24 23:27 GMT+0000

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