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June 12, 2013 7:23:00 AM

I'm planning on building my first PC soon pretty much just for gaming, some editing and general surfing, but also I want it future-proofed to a certain degree and I was wondering if these components would all 'compliment' each other?

~ASUS RoG Z8z Maximus VI Hero
~Intel i7 4770K Haswell w/ H100i Water Cooler with free Grid Game
~Corsair Vengance 8GB 1600Mhz C9 Memory
~EVGA GTX 770 2GB Superclocked Graphics Card
~Cavier Blue 1TB Single Platter HDD 7200RPM
~CORSAIR HX+ 650W 80 PLUS Gold Modular Certified
120GB Samsung 840 SSD
Corsair AF 120MM Dual pack of fans
~Corsair Carbide 500R
QPad MK-85 Mechanical Cherry Red gaming Keyboard
R.A.T. 5 Gaming mouse
Operating in Windows 7.
Total = £1500 inc shipping + 20% VAT

I will be paying for this month by month and currently it will be £36 a month, so I can probably go above £1500 upto around £1650 but no higher than that.

Thanks in advance!

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June 12, 2013 8:05:26 AM
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Obbyb1 said:
I'm planning on building my first PC soon pretty much just for gaming, some editing and general surfing, but also I want it future-proofed to a certain degree and I was wondering if these components would all 'compliment' each other?

~ASUS RoG Z8z Maximus VI Hero
~Intel i7 4770K Haswell w/ H100i Water Cooler with free Grid Game
~Corsair Vengance 8GB 1600Mhz C9 Memory
~EVGA GTX 770 2GB Superclocked Graphics Card
~Cavier Blue 1TB Single Platter HDD 7200RPM
~CORSAIR HX+ 650W 80 PLUS Gold Modular Certified
120GB Samsung 840 SSD
Corsair AF 120MM Dual pack of fans
~Corsair Carbide 500R
QPad MK-85 Mechanical Cherry Red gaming Keyboard
R.A.T. 5 Gaming mouse
Operating in Windows 7.
Total = £1500 inc shipping + 20% VAT

I will be paying for this month by month and currently it will be £36 a month, so I can probably go above £1500 upto around £1650 but no higher than that.

Thanks in advance!


Very good choices.Congrats
Although if you want future proofing to same extend and you certainly can stretch a little bit,than go for the GTX780.Its noticeably faster,and with 384bit memory bus more suitable for higher res. or more AA in games.....and certainly worth the extra 130$.
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June 12, 2013 8:22:47 AM

Yes, they should compliment each other quite nicely...

CPU to MB: "You're my hero! Can lay in your socket? Apparently this guy is like a super-expert overclocker or something - why else would he need a ultra high-end motherboard like you?"
MB to CPU: "Whoa! A Haswell i7! You sure have a nice IGP baby - shame it won't be used. Think we're going to do a lot of number crunching? Normally I just see i5s around here"
Cooler to CPU: "You're pretty hot baby... but you're gonna have to speed up a lot if you want appreciate my skillz!"
RAM: "You guys are awesome - I'm sure to remember this... for a while anyway. I don't know why he spent so much money on you guys but skimped on me. I hope I can keep up with all the super-overclocking you're doing."
SSD to HDD: "Wow... you have so much capacity - I'm envious"
HDD to SSD" "Thanks! But I wish I were a fast as you."
Case to Fans: "You guys are so cool! Join our party! With my built-in fans and the cooler's fans we can really make some noise!"
GPU to PSU: "Dude, you look pretty powerful... which is good because I'm gonna need a lot of help from you. This guy needs me to send 180FPS to his 60HZ 1080p monitor."
PSU to GPU: "Well that's the price he's gotta pay to have to macho machine like you in his rig - no problem though - he's borrowing money to burn!"
Windows 7: "I know I'm old, but I'm glad I can work with you guys. Lucky for me the new guy has that Modern start screen that distracts everyone from the fact that he's faster and has better features."



June 12, 2013 8:33:34 AM

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GPU to PSU: "Dude, you look pretty powerful... which is good because I'm gonna need a lot of help from you. This guy needs me to send 180FPS to his 60HZ 1080p monitor."


Doesn't belief that someone will thrown 2k$ to play Borderlands 2 :) 
Although I see some point here in your post.Some things are overkill while others are a little bit over see.But for 2k you have the choice to cheery pick the components you wants.

Cheers
June 12, 2013 8:42:04 AM

truprecht said:
Yes, they should compliment each other quite nicely...

CPU to MB: "You're my hero! Can lay in your socket? Apparently this guy is like a super-expert overclocker or something - why else would he need a ultra high-end motherboard like you?"
MB to CPU: "Whoa! A Haswell i7! You sure have a nice IGP baby - shame it won't be used. Think we're going to do a lot of number crunching? Normally I just see i5s around here"
Cooler to CPU: "You're pretty hot baby... but you're gonna have to speed up a lot if you want appreciate my skillz!"
RAM: "You guys are awesome - I'm sure to remember this... for a while anyway. I don't know why he spent so much money on you guys but skimped on me. I hope I can keep up with all the super-overclocking you're doing."
SSD to HDD: "Wow... you have so much capacity - I'm envious"
HDD to SSD" "Thanks! But I wish I were a fast as you."
Case to Fans: "You guys are so cool! Join our party! With my built-in fans and the cooler's fans we can really make some noise!"
GPU to PSU: "Dude, you look pretty powerful... which is good because I'm gonna need a lot of help from you. This guy needs me to send 180FPS to his 60HZ 1080p monitor."
PSU to GPU: "Well that's the price he's gotta pay to have to macho machine like you in his rig - no problem though - he's borrowing money to burn!"
Windows 7: "I know I'm old, but I'm glad I can work with you guys. Lucky for me the new guy has that Modern start screen that distracts everyone from the fact that he's faster and has better features."






Sorry mate, but what does my relative inexperience in building computers have to do with my inability to overclock? And seeing as the reviews on here and other sites outline the fact Haswell hits higher temperatures at even a moderate overclock I don't see how the H100i is overkill be any stretch of the imagination?

Furthermore with 8GB at 1600MHZ being the accepted standard nowadays and with my ability to upgrade with a further 2 DIMM slots or replace the memory entirely I don't see how this should be a huge problem?

And finally, I'm 18 years old and have been working part-time since 16. If I didn't believe in my ability to pay monthly toward the overall fee I wouldn't have undertaken such a large project.

In future please keep your egotistical comments to yourself, whilst you may have more experience in building computers than myself, there are others who have 100x more than you and would be willing to help someone like me out, so ff you act like less like a D**k and more so as a pleasant and helpful guy I'm sure I would be writing a completely different reply.
June 12, 2013 10:05:01 AM

Aw, settle your 18-year-old self down. I was just having a little fun making 2 simple points:

1) You want parts that complement each other, not compliment each other. ;-)

2) From a technical perspective you can't "go wrong" buying the top end of everything, but that last 10% of performance you get with top-end gear costs you an extra 30% or more. You're borrowing the money and paying it back over 4 years - basically you're going to be making an additional year of payments for that extra 10% of performance you get from a i7 instead of an i5, from a Maximus VI instead of a Z87-A, from a 770 instead of a 7950, an H100 instead of a Hyper212 EVO, etc. Imagine if you were 22 today, and there's this girl you really like but you can't afford to take her to dinner because you're still making payments on the Q6600 and 9600GT your 18-year-old self bought in 2009. Do you want to be that guy in 4 years?

That said, if you really do want to be that guy and you're getting this high-end rig so you can overclock it and squeeze every last bit of performance out of it, you might want to get some faster 1866 or 2033 RAM.

Last, I really don't know why you said I'm acting like a duck. QUUUUUAAAAAACK!



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