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Advice/suggestions for gaming+streaming PC ~£1000!

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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!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
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
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available £865.04
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-01 01:10 GMT+0000

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  • 62 months ago
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