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New £1000 ish PC not sure on Memory or compatability

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July 26, 2013 10:41:11 AM

Hi All.

Looking to build a PC as I only have a low spec laptop at the moment, but not sure on a couple of things.

Approximate Purchase Date: Some bits over the weeked as on offer, then beginning of next month

Budget Range: £1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Adobe work, general use

Location: UK

Your Monitor Resolution: two monitors of 1920x1080

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Only have a laptop that can't play newer games, and struggles with adobe


I think I've got most of it, but not sure on RAM, have about £50-£100 to spend on it, was thinking just 8GB would be ok to start?

I have the following for the rest:

Case:
Fractal design R3
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/fractal-design-define-r3...

Motherboard:
GIGABYTE GA-Z87-D3HP Intel Z87 (Socket 1150) ATX Motherboard
https://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Other+products/GIG...

CPU:
Intel i7-4770k

GPU:
https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Graphics+Car...!+?productId=50724

PSU:
Corsair Builder Series CX 600 Watt

HDD:
3TB Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM


Will that be ok together and for fairly intensive tasks?


Also, is a SSD worth it? And does that setup have the possibility for 3 monitors at all?

Thanks



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July 26, 2013 10:50:41 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£179.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H80i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (£74.72 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£145.97 @ Dabs)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£107.97 @ Dabs)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£83.99 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card (£329.72 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Fractal Design Define R3 Black Pearl ATX Mid Tower Case (£59.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£76.38 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £1058.72
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-26 18:48 BST+0100)

u don't need an i7 for gaming, i5 is enough
16Gb of RAM is also not required for gaming but ur Adobe work may benefit from it
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July 26, 2013 10:57:55 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (£239.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£22.85 @ CCL Computers)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£101.61 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£56.59 @ Scan.co.uk)
Storage: Sandisk 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£66.98 @ Novatech)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£49.32 @ Scan.co.uk)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card (£343.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case (£60.06 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£59.27 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £1000.65
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-26 18:58 BST+0100)

an ssd is worth it in my opinion, my pc loads in seconds compared to before running all off the HDD. Everything you listed is great i posted this because ivy is cheaper with minimal improvement. The case can be changed since that is personal to someone but i threw it under 1000 with an ssd but a small HDD
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July 26, 2013 10:58:38 AM

get the R4, its a lot better, 140's vs 120's and removeable HDD caddy for better airflow. swap the water cooler for a cheaper and better air cooler (hyper 212 for instance).
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July 30, 2013 1:28:43 AM

Thanks all of you.

Is the GTX 770 quite a bit better than the 670?
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