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Opinions on build and PSU advice. //£800+£ on Parts//

Htgr

62 months ago

  • Mainland United Kingdom.
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Well after some research it seems I came up with a rather familiar set of parts, any advice before I order the items would be very appreciated.

Notice that I have already purchased the SSD and will be using parts I already own such as the GPU, Cooler, HDD and any other peripherals.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor £244.94 @ Amazon UK
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler Purchased For £0.00
Motherboard Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard £106.98 @ Scan.co.uk
Memory Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory £124.99 @ Amazon UK
Storage Crucial MX100 512GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased For £119.00
Storage Toshiba 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For £0.00
Case Fractal Design Define R5 ATX Mid Tower Case £80.48 @ Dabs.com
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £63.31 @ Amazon UK
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available £739.70
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-29 09:06 GMT+0000

Any suggestions towards a modular PSU in the 60£ price range would be helpful as I used the EVGA SuperNOVA mostly as a placeholder until I had better suggestions, not only on model but also recommended power. The R4 was a great case so getting an R5 felt like the natural follow up but if you feel there are better options in that price range I would quite welcome it.

Finally the memory timings and speeds, price differences and performances gains seem to be minimal but as I intend to overclock in the future would higher or lower memory speeds limit the overclocking potential of the system? Would I have lets say more overclocking overhead on 1600MHz ram?

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