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Zetobyte

61 months ago

Hi, I want to know if this is a good gaming build for the price?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor £173.94 @ Aria PC
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler £25.34 @ Scan.co.uk
Thermal Compound Arctic Cooling MX4 4g Thermal Paste £3.99 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard MSI Z97 PC MATE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard £63.42 @ Amazon UK
Memory Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory £64.78 @ Ebuyer
Storage A-Data Premier Pro SP600 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £49.58 @ CCL Computers
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £53.94 @ Aria PC
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 280X 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card £169.98 @ Ebuyer
Case Aerocool Strike-X Advance ATX Mid Tower Case £55.80 @ Scan.co.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
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available £717.32
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-06 01:56 GMT+0000

Comments

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Good, but there are some areas of improvement.

  1. The CPU cooler has pre-applied thermal paste. If it doesn't, it comes with free paste. Buying expensive paste is wasteful as they all work fine, and you won't see improvement on temperatures much among brands.

2.That Vengeance RAM is expensive, you could go for something like G-Skill Sniper 2133Mhz CAS 9 RAM for cheaper and, on paper, better performance.

  1. That SSD should be a 120 GB OCZ ARC 100, which is a great SSD at an amazing price (yes I have one, it is perfect for games as it has really good read and write speeds)

  2. 2 TB of storage is unnecessary for gaming (yes I said that) because let's be honest unless you have all of Steam on your drive it won't fill up more than 600 GB and that's like 100 games)

  3. With the saved money on the storage and RAM, buy an R9 290 or 290X and find almost unrivaled performance at 1080p.

  4. You DO NOT need a CD/DVD burner unless you have an old copy of MS Office or something, and even then as long as you have another computer at hand, you don't need the CD drive. Just download your files (OS or whatever) as an ISO file to a USB drive and install them that way.

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