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First gaming build! Could be better?

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August 2, 2013 3:42:44 AM

Just wondering if anyone could improve upon this not increasing the price too much or reccomend different parts and the such like! Thank you!!!

PCPartPicker part list:
Price breakdown by merchant:

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£184.24 @ CCL Computers)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (£90.96 @ Dabs)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£116.06 @ Aria PC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2133 Memory (£136.99 @
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£48.12 @
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card (£371.56 @ CCL Computers)
Case: NZXT Switch 810 (Gun Metal) ATX Full Tower Case (£130.34 @ Ebuyer)
Power Supply: Corsair 760W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£125.97 @ Dabs)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHOS104-06 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Drive (£23.39 @ Aria PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) (£69.59 @ Aria PC)
Total: £1297.22
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

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August 2, 2013 3:48:30 AM

Ill see what i can do now, so for around £1300 then.
August 2, 2013 3:51:13 AM

Uther39 said:
Ill see what i can do now, so for around £1300 then.

Yeah about that range give or take a bit! :) 
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August 2, 2013 3:52:02 AM

What do you plan on using this for? Gaming? If so loose 8GB of RAM, you won't notice the difference
August 2, 2013 3:52:12 AM

Looks good, so far.

I am not from the UK, so I don´t know anything about the pricing over there.

But a few things I noticed:
Depending on what you are planning to use this rig for, 8GB RAM might be enough for now.
Depending on the price difference, a 3GB GPU might be enough.
760W PSU might be a bit much (although I got that one, too lol). If you want to spare some money, get one with something in the range of 600-650W. Always depending on how much headroom you want of course.
The case is a good choice for that price. BUT you should be aware that it has some cheap elements to it.
August 2, 2013 3:55:21 AM

it is a good build overall. what you can do is only to add an SSD or drop the quality as well as prices so you can upgrade to a gtx780.

all in all, good system.
have fun.

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August 2, 2013 4:11:33 AM

Intel Core i5 4670K, S 1150, Haswell, Quad Core, 3.4GHz, 3.8GHz Turbo, 1200MHz GPU, 34x Ratio, Retail

Gigabyte GA-Z87-D3HP, Intel Z87, S 1150, DDR3, SATA 6Gb/s, SATA RAID, PCIe 3.0, D-Sub, DVI/ HDMI, ATX

8GB (2x4GB) Corsair DDR3 Vengeance Pro Series Blue PC3-12800 (1600), Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 9-9-9-24, XMP, 1.5V

Corsair H100i Hydro Series CPU Cooler, LGA 115x, 1366, and 2011 & AM2, AM3, FM1 and FM2

Corsair Carbide Series Air 540 High Airflow ATX Cube Case - Direct Airflow Path Cooling For Revolutionary Performance

256GB SanDisk Pulse, 2.5" SSD 7mm Slim SATA III - 6Gb/s, Flash Storage, Read 490MB/s, Write 350MB/s, 7300 IOPS Max.

1TB WD Blue WD10EZEX SATA 6GB/s 7200rpm 64MB Cache 8ms HDD

2GB Gigabyte GTX 770 OC Windforce 3X, 28nm, PCIe 3.0 (x16), 7010MHz GDDR5, GPU 1137MHz, Boost 1189MHz, Cores 1536 +Game

760W Corsair AX760 Full Modular, 80 PLUS Platinum, 92% Eff', EPS 12V, SLI/CrossFire, 1 x 120mm Fan, ATX PSU

LiteOn IHOS104-06 4xBlu-ray, 8x DVD Reader OEM software included PowerDVD

Microsoft Windows 8 64bit DVD OEM - The Most Popular One!!

August 2, 2013 4:20:22 AM

Pictures yaaay :bounce: