62 months ago
Hi guys, Been looking on the forums for a while now and think this is a great community!
Can I pick your brains as to my first 'draft' for this build?
I'm in the UK, budget of around £1K, purpose is playing and streaming games (mainly CS:GO) with perhaps a little editing (although I'm not too concerned about performance here), and I plan to re-use my existing Corsair 600/650W? PSU, along with all my peripherals.
I'm looking at getting a higher refresh rate monitor at a later date so any advice on my current proposed build vs that ambition would be greatly appreciated. I also run a secondary monitor (1280x800 res VGA) in case this impacts too.
Also, I'm a complete novice as to airflow and/or liquid cooling systems and I know Haswells run hot, so was after some input on that in particular. Do I only need water cooling if I'm overclocking? Halp!
Any general comments or component swap-outs suggestions are welcome too, of course!
|CPU||Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor||£244.94 @ Aria PC|
|Motherboard||Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI ATX LGA1150 Motherboard||£91.16 @ Scan.co.uk|
|Memory||Kingston Fury Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory||£59.99 @ Amazon UK|
|Storage||Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive||£74.98 @ Amazon UK|
|Video Card||Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card||£287.96 @ Scan.co.uk|
|Case||Xigmatek Recon ATX Mid Tower Case||£27.98 @ Amazon UK|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)||£69.99 @ Ebuyer|
|Case Fan||Thermaltake CL-F011-PL12BL-A 41.0 CFM 120mm Fan||£8.04 @ Amazon UK|
|Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available||£865.04|
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