Advice on potential gaming rig

I want to build myself a gaming PC on a budget of about 600-700 GBP. Ive put together a potential build on PCPARTPICKER and would like to know if it would be reasonably easy to assemble and all the parts work together!

Thanks

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/19FdY
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  1. You don't need an octa core processor for gaming, quad core at maximum.

    I recommend cpu water cooling instead of a fan, like corsairs pre made ones.

    Do you really need an optical drive? It could save you some money if you didn't get one as it is not necessary.
  2. Good build. All the parts will work together and is quite easy to assemble ( just google some tutorial videos and Corsair 200R's review on Anandtech if you need more helps ). Overall I'd swap for an OC-suited motherboard, and a more reasonable-priced RAM kit instead:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor (£143.99 @ Aria PC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£24.49 @ CCL Computers)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£77.96 @ Dabs)
    Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£48.96 @ Dabs)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£44.99 @ Aria PC)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card (£161.50 @ Amazon UK)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case (£47.98 @ Dabs)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£52.98 @ Aria PC)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£13.15 @ Amazon UK)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£65.99 @ Aria PC)
    Total: £681.99
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-24 09:15 BST+0100)
  3. jaehyun0102 said:
    You don't need an octa core processor for gaming, quad core at maximum.

    I recommend cpu water cooling instead of a fan, like corsairs pre made ones.

    Do you really need an optical drive? It could save you some money if you didn't get one as it is not necessary.



    http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/19FvL

    Dont you need an optical drive to be able to put disks in your machine? Or is my in-exprience showing?

    And my room is extremely cool and i think a fan should do the trick from what i have heard.

    Ive changed the cpu to a 4 core now also which has reduced the proe alot!
  4. Madn3ss795 said:
    Good build. All the parts will work together and is quite easy to assemble ( just google some tutorial videos and Corsair 200R's review on Anandtech if you need more helps ). Overall I'd swap for an OC-suited motherboard, and a more reasonable-priced RAM kit instead:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor (£143.99 @ Aria PC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£24.49 @ CCL Computers)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£77.96 @ Dabs)
    Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£48.96 @ Dabs)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£44.99 @ Aria PC)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card (£161.50 @ Amazon UK)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case (£47.98 @ Dabs)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£52.98 @ Aria PC)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£13.15 @ Amazon UK)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£65.99 @ Aria PC)
    Total: £681.99
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-24 09:15 BST+0100)


    What you think now?

    http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/19FBN

    Thanks!!
  5. More and more games will be able to take advantage of 8 cores CPU. Right now we already have Crysis3, F1 2010 and a few MMORPG titles. No need to reduce the CPU, it will only hurts gaming and multitasking performance. Also, no need for a water cooler unless you're going to spend at least 100 GPB on that, since most, if not all of the sub-100 GPB water cooler are worse than air coolers at a lower price range.
  6. Stanben said:
    jaehyun0102 said:
    You don't need an octa core processor for gaming, quad core at maximum.

    I recommend cpu water cooling instead of a fan, like corsairs pre made ones.

    Do you really need an optical drive? It could save you some money if you didn't get one as it is not necessary.



    http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/19FvL

    Dont you need an optical drive to be able to put disks in your machine? Or is my in-exprience showing?

    And my room is extremely cool and i think a fan should do the trick from what i have heard.

    Ive changed the cpu to a 4 core now also which has reduced the proe alot!



    Well I use steam and origin to download my games so I never use my optical drive.
  7. Stanben said:

    What you think now?

    http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/19FBN

    Thanks!!


    Stay away from FX41x0, 61x0 because their performance is quite crappy. If you want to reduce the price without sacrificing too much gaming performance then a FX6300 would do the job well. It's being priced low in the UK right now, which is even greater for any budget system. I changed the vga for a 7870XT also, which is a crippled HD7950 with much higher performance and OC potential than a normal 7870 ( just found it on pcpartpicker UK, a great deal I must say ):

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£83.94 @ Aria PC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£24.49 @ CCL Computers)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£77.96 @ Dabs)
    Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£48.96 @ Dabs)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£44.99 @ Aria PC)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card (£164.99 @ Aria PC)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case (£47.98 @ Dabs)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£52.98 @ Aria PC)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£13.15 @ Amazon UK)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£65.99 @ Aria PC)
    Total: £625.43
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-24 09:32 BST+0100)
  8. If you could stretch your budget to 700, then this is what you should buy.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor (£113.99 @ Aria PC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£24.49 @ CCL Computers)
    Motherboard: MSI 990XA-GD55 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard (£75.50 @ Ebuyer)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£41.77 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£48.96 @ Dabs)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£44.99 @ Aria PC)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (£208.39 @ Amazon UK)
    Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case (£59.95 @ CCL Computers)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£52.98 @ Aria PC)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£13.15 @ Amazon UK)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£65.99 @ Aria PC)
    Total: £750.16
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-24 10:03 BST+0100)
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