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Building A Gaming PC (First Build)

dj_optic

61 months ago

Hi so I am going to build my first gaming, recording and streaming pc (Im 13 nearly 14) and have chosen the parts myself through hours and hours of research. (I will be overclocking) Im not buying the parts yet but in about 1month time. I would like to know any changes I could make before I buy the parts and any good things that I shouldn't change. Im very hyped about building this pc as I wont be building another for 2years. The link is: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/bZq2f7 thank you all for your responses.

Joel-

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  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Looking pretty good, I'd tweak the following though;

  • That memory has a slow response time, you want CAS 9 or lower
  • The EVGA card with the better ACX2 cooler is cheaper, I have heard that the EVGA cards are quite loud if that bothers you
  • The Supernova PSU is ok, but the Supernova G2 is excellent quality

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor £244.94 @ Aria PC
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler £84.12 @ Scan.co.uk
Motherboard ASRock Z97 EXTREME4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard £110.84 @ Amazon UK
Memory Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory £127.19 @ Aria PC
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £54.95 @ Aria PC
Storage Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £69.98 @ Aria PC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB Superclocked ACX 2.0 Video Card £269.99 @ Amazon UK
Case Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case £84.98 @ Novatech
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £87.99 @ Amazon UK
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer £10.46 @ Aria PC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) £71.60 @ Amazon UK
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available £1217.04
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-07 15:56 GMT+0000
  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi I just did a update to the build what do you think? (Took onboard ram, GPU & PSU) :)https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/dj_optic/saved/YrM6Mp Thank you and reply with anything else I can change.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd keep the Gigabyte GPU but swap out the RAM, PSU, and mobo to the ones you've chosen.

@OP

Im very hyped about building this pc as I wont be building another for 2years

DDR4 will be the thing by then (slated for the end of this year, I believe, with either Broadwell or Skylake) and Nvidia/AMD will have their new powerhorses out by that point

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok thanks for the advice :)

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

BTW I will be building this PC in June time.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Just updated build with your advice! Only 2months till the build :)

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