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Opinion? First custom built gaming PC

JoshLH98

62 months ago

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/JoshLH98/saved/J6X323

Just wanted to know what people thought about this. I will be mainly using for gaming as well as using media programs such as Photoshop and Illustrator. Any improvements or opinions would be greatly appreciated. My budget is around £600. Thanks.

Comments

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points
  • You're using the last generation of I5, updated to the latest with suitable motherboard and memory
  • Don't need an aftermarker CPU cooler with a CPU that cannot be overclocked, use the included Intel one
  • Get better value with AMD video cards around this price, the Radeon 280 is a lot more powerful than a 750ti
  • The case does not have USB3 ports on the front, changed to a similar styled one that does
  • Slightly bigger PSU to give more headroom for future upgrades
  • Cheaper DVD, they're essentially all the same anyway

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor £130.94 @ Aria PC
Motherboard ASRock H97 Anniversary ATX LGA1150 Motherboard £59.82 @ Amazon UK
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory £57.99 @ Amazon UK
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £39.99 @ Amazon UK
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 280 3GB WINDFORCE Video Card £141.99 @ Ebuyer
Case Zalman Z11 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case £49.99 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply £46.09 @ Aria PC
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer £10.46 @ Aria PC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) £69.99 @ Ebuyer
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available £607.26
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-08 16:43 GMT+0000
  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a lot! Wasn't sure if all the parts were compatible so this helps

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point
  • Two Compatibility Notes displayed at the bottom of your parts list.
  • CAS latency 9 is the norm for DDR3-1600 and DDR3-1866. Selected ram is 10, which is slower.

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