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Rate my first build? (budget of £1,300.00 or $2,000.00)

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July 25, 2013 2:20:53 PM

Please click the link and let me know what you think of my build?
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1kCyt
How will it perform?
Will it be okay for gaming?

I will be using the Corsair HX650 not the 850...
and ill be using 6 BGears B-Blaster 120mm (103CFM) fans

Must appreciated!

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a b 4 Gaming
July 25, 2013 2:31:37 PM
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor (£436.79 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X60 98.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (£113.52 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: Asus Rampage IV Formula ATX LGA2011 Motherboard (£269.84 @ Dabs)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£58.50 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£57.96 @ Dabs)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£106.94 @ Scan.co.uk)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£58.79 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card (£206.15 @ Ebuyer)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case (£60.06 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£99.96 @ Dabs)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£68.39 @ Aria PC)
Monitor: LG IPS224V-PN 21.5" Monitor (£104.00 @ Ebuyer)
Speakers: Creative Labs GigaWorks T20 Series II 28W 2ch Speakers (£54.99 @ Dabs)
Total: £1695.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-25 22:30 BST+0100)




Get this it wud b great
a b 4 Gaming
July 25, 2013 2:39:58 PM

Looks OK to me but a few points:
These are personal preferences, others WILL disagree ;) .
Not keen on small liquid coolers, I'd go for a inexpensive air cooler.
A philistine on cases I'd look for something less expensive.
I'd probably forsake the SSD, again this is a personal choice; I just do n't do enough load/save/reload to make it worthwhile.
Again, never found the need for masses of fans, (check my specs) all is nice and cool with just 3, two front intake and one rear exhaust with the bottom mounted PSU inverted. The top 140 m.m. and side fans are covered over.
Which gives you enough spare to upgrade to a GTX770 :)  which would be my only real suggestion, the GTX760 is a fine card, I'm running with a less potent stock HD7950 with few issues but then again my build is a couple of years old, for a new build, especially for gaming, You should aim for as much graphical horsepower as your wallet can handle.
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July 25, 2013 2:42:42 PM

Sn1992 said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor (£436.79 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X60 98.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (£113.52 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: Asus Rampage IV Formula ATX LGA2011 Motherboard (£269.84 @ Dabs)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£58.50 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£57.96 @ Dabs)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£106.94 @ Scan.co.uk)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£58.79 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card (£206.15 @ Ebuyer)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case (£60.06 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£99.96 @ Dabs)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£68.39 @ Aria PC)
Monitor: LG IPS224V-PN 21.5" Monitor (£104.00 @ Ebuyer)
Speakers: Creative Labs GigaWorks T20 Series II 28W 2ch Speakers (£54.99 @ Dabs)
Total: £1695.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-25 22:30 BST+0100)




Get this it wud b great


Correct, it would be great but Im not spending £440 on a CPU with my first build...
I only have space for a 120mm fan otherwise I would have used the H100i
The motherboard is a stupid amount of money when the mobo ive chosen has everything i need...
I already have brought the 350D btw.. with window

Can you kindly review the build I have selected
July 25, 2013 2:48:28 PM

coozie7 said:
Looks OK to me but a few points:
These are personal preferences, others WILL disagree ;) .
Not keen on small liquid coolers, I'd go for a inexpensive air cooler.
A philistine on cases I'd look for something less expensive.
I'd probably forsake the SSD, again this is a personal choice; I just do n't do enough load/save/reload to make it worthwhile.
Again, never found the need for masses of fans, (check my specs) all is nice and cool with just 3, two front intake and one rear exhaust with the bottom mounted PSU inverted. The top 140 m.m. and side fans are covered over.
Which gives you enough spare to upgrade to a GTX770 :) .


The reason im using liquid cooling is because ill be overclocking my CPU, an air cooler just isnt sufficient...
Ive already brought the case so thats not an issue
Ill be using the SSD as my boot up drive, so i have lightening quick boot, as well as quick software usage so there is no lag when using programs and using windows etc
Ill also be using a 2TB HDD for storage
I will be using a great deal of fans with a fan controller for when im gaming or when my CPU is running at full load, dont want to fry anything...
July 25, 2013 2:56:06 PM

It looks fine. The Corsair H60 isn't actually going to be that much cooler than a good air cooler. If you want to go liquid cooling, a homebrew setup is the way to go, but it's going to set you back a lot more.

You're going to be missing a CD drive. Not sure if you want that.

I personally would get a nice pair of powered speakers like the Audioengine A2, but it all depends on how much you care about audio quality. If you don't care those creative speakers will suffice.
July 25, 2013 3:29:22 PM

Resident Male said:
It looks fine. The Corsair H60 isn't actually going to be that much cooler than a good air cooler. If you want to go liquid cooling, a homebrew setup is the way to go, but it's going to set you back a lot more.

You're going to be missing a CD drive. Not sure if you want that.

I personally would get a nice pair of powered speakers like the Audioengine A2, but it all depends on how much you care about audio quality. If you don't care those creative speakers will suffice.


Ive heard several good reviews on the H60, I hear people have reached stable overclocks of 4.5GHz with the H60... so thats why im going with it, plus the cost isnt bad..
I missed the CD Drive purposely, I wont use it much so ill get an external CD/DVD drive
Ive also heard good reviews about thee speakers, will only be using them for Music though
July 25, 2013 3:30:39 PM

Dayle McNeela said:
Resident Male said:
It looks fine. The Corsair H60 isn't actually going to be that much cooler than a good air cooler. If you want to go liquid cooling, a homebrew setup is the way to go, but it's going to set you back a lot more.

You're going to be missing a CD drive. Not sure if you want that.

I personally would get a nice pair of powered speakers like the Audioengine A2, but it all depends on how much you care about audio quality. If you don't care those creative speakers will suffice.


Ive heard several good reviews on the H60, I hear people have reached stable overclocks of 4.5GHz with the H60... so thats why im going with it, plus the cost isnt bad..
I missed the CD Drive purposely, I wont use it much so ill get an external CD/DVD drive
Ive also heard good reviews about thee speakers, will only be using them for Music though


As an audiophile I'm going to say no to the speakers. As a general consumer, I don't know if you're going to be able to tell the difference.
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