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July 9, 2013 10:31:08 AM

PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1eQXH
Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1eQXH/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1eQXH/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor (£449.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (£89.99 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Asus Rampage IV Extreme EATX LGA2011 Motherboard (£305.98 @ Dabs)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (£99.98 @ Novatech)
Storage: Sandisk Extreme 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£82.94 @ Scan.co.uk)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£43.19 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (£543.99 @ Dabs)
Case: NZXT Phantom (Black) ATX Full Tower Case (£104.38 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£62.95 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£15.75 @ Amazon UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£64.98 @ Ebuyer)
Total: £1864.12
July 9, 2013 10:39:50 AM

I think it's good for 3 monitors 1080p gaming.
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July 9, 2013 10:44:31 AM

Yeah, that's a pretty good build for 1080p. You should be fine with those parts. Because a GTX760 can run Crysis 3 on Very High at around 30 fps with a i5 3570k. So that video card and that processor should be great for most games.
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July 9, 2013 10:45:44 AM

For just gaming you seriously do not need that processor. You don't even need a 3770k/4770k, nevermind this one! Dropping that down to a 4670k and a Z87 1150 motherboard will reduce the price by around £450 without sacrificing any performance in-game. You could spend this money instead on SLIing two GTX 770s for incredible performance. One 770 is plenty for 1080p, but two would beast! That PSU is really not the best - got from either the TX, HX or AX series from Corsair or anything from XFX/Seasonic/Antec. If you do SLI go for an 850w. You'll only need 8gb of RAM too, which saves you some more money. :) 

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July 9, 2013 10:58:29 AM

sophiebeth100 said:
For just gaming you seriously do not need that processor. You don't even need a 3770k/4770k, nevermind this one! Dropping that down to a 4670k and a Z87 1150 motherboard will reduce the price by around £450 without sacrificing any performance in-game. You could spend this money instead on SLIing two GTX 770s for incredible performance. One 770 is plenty for 1080p, but two would beast! That PSU is really not the best - got from either the TX, HX or AX series from Corsair or anything from XFX/Seasonic/Antec. If you do SLI go for an 850w. You'll only need 8gb of RAM too, which saves you some more money. :) 



Yes, I completely agree here, X79 is a waste of money for gaming. If you're doing some multimedia authoring on the side I can see it being put to good use but otherwise it's not necessary. Better to spend more on the GPU and getting a 1440P display.

Try something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£185.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X60 98.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (£117.12 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme6 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£152.18 @ Dabs)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£50.42 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: OCZ Vector Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£110.00 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£110.00 @ Ebuyer)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) (£354.92 @ Scan.co.uk)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) (£354.92 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: NZXT Phantom 630 (Gunmetal) ATX Full Tower Case (£142.36 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: NZXT HALE 90 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£128.10 @ Scan.co.uk)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£13.15 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £1719.16
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-09 18:58 BST+0100)

Then use whatever difference and go 1440P.
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