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Hi, I'm a first-time Computer Builder and I'm wondering if you can give me advice/your thoughts on the PC I'm building before I finalize the build. I live in the UK and I am working on a £750 budget and I buy everything from amazon.co.uk. Here is a list of the parts I am thinking of using:

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/HeavenlyBlade/saved/27Jg

I need wireless, and I will be using this pc for Gaming and Graphic Design. :) Thank you
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  1. Drop the cooler. You cannot overclock a non K CPU.

    If you do not want to overclock, get a h87 board to save some money and use it to bump the GPU up to a 7870.
  2. HeavenlyBlade said:
    Hi, I'm a first-time Computer Builder and I'm wondering if you can give me advice/your thoughts on the PC I'm building before I finalize the build. I live in the UK and I am working on a £750 budget and I buy everything from amazon.co.uk. Here is a list of the parts I am thinking of using:

    http://pcpartpicker.com/user/HeavenlyBlade/saved/27Jg

    I need wireless, and I will be using this pc for Gaming and Graphic Design. :) Thank you


    Everything looks solid to me , nice pick on an i7 for hyperthreading techonology . I wouldnt buy an after-market CPU cooler as you arent going to overclock so the stock cooler is fine. I would recommend you adding an SSD in your build it will help your computer a lot , u dont need a big SSD 120 GB will be fine
  3. tiny voices said:
    Drop the cooler. You cannot overclock a non K CPU.

    If you do not want to overclock, get a h87 board to save some money and use it to bump the GPU up to a 7870.

    My reason for the cooler is due to the really hot weather we are getting in the uk :/
  4. John Koligliaths said:
    HeavenlyBlade said:
    Hi, I'm a first-time Computer Builder and I'm wondering if you can give me advice/your thoughts on the PC I'm building before I finalize the build. I live in the UK and I am working on a £750 budget and I buy everything from amazon.co.uk. Here is a list of the parts I am thinking of using:

    http://pcpartpicker.com/user/HeavenlyBlade/saved/27Jg

    I need wireless, and I will be using this pc for Gaming and Graphic Design. :) Thank you


    Everything looks solid to me , nice pick on an i7 for hyperthreading techonology . I wouldnt buy an after-market CPU cooler as you arent going to overclock so the stock cooler is fine. I would recommend you adding an SSD in your build it will help your computer a lot , u dont need a big SSD 120 GB will be fine


    I didn't get an i7... and I definitely don't have enough money for an ssd :( that might be a future upgrade though.
  5. HeavenlyBlade said:
    John Koligliaths said:
    HeavenlyBlade said:
    Hi, I'm a first-time Computer Builder and I'm wondering if you can give me advice/your thoughts on the PC I'm building before I finalize the build. I live in the UK and I am working on a £750 budget and I buy everything from amazon.co.uk. Here is a list of the parts I am thinking of using:

    http://pcpartpicker.com/user/HeavenlyBlade/saved/27Jg

    I need wireless, and I will be using this pc for Gaming and Graphic Design. :) Thank you


    Everything looks solid to me , nice pick on an i7 for hyperthreading techonology . I wouldnt buy an after-market CPU cooler as you arent going to overclock so the stock cooler is fine. I would recommend you adding an SSD in your build it will help your computer a lot , u dont need a big SSD 120 GB will be fine


    I didn't get an i7... and I definitely don't have enough money for an ssd :( that might be a future upgrade though.


    oh
  6. HeavenlyBlade said:
    John Koligliaths said:
    HeavenlyBlade said:
    Hi, I'm a first-time Computer Builder and I'm wondering if you can give me advice/your thoughts on the PC I'm building before I finalize the build. I live in the UK and I am working on a £750 budget and I buy everything from amazon.co.uk. Here is a list of the parts I am thinking of using:

    http://pcpartpicker.com/user/HeavenlyBlade/saved/27Jg

    I need wireless, and I will be using this pc for Gaming and Graphic Design. :) Thank you


    Everything looks solid to me , nice pick on an i7 for hyperthreading techonology . I wouldnt buy an after-market CPU cooler as you arent going to overclock so the stock cooler is fine. I would recommend you adding an SSD in your build it will help your computer a lot , u dont need a big SSD 120 GB will be fine


    I didn't get an i7... and I definitely don't have enough money for an ssd :( that might be a future upgrade though.


    I would do what he said with the H87 board. Also, I would make sure that case has high airflow for your components if you are worried about weather temps. I prefer open front back top and side cases. Also grab an internal adapter for your wireless, they get less hot and typically have better range.
  7. haynesr07 said:

    I would do what he said with the H87 board. Also, I would make sure that case has high airflow for your components if you are worried about weather temps. I prefer open front back top and side cases. Also grab an internal adapter for your wireless, they get less hot and typically have better range.

    Thanks will do.
  8. This would be better

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£154.79 @ Aria PC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£22.85 @ CCL Computers)
    Motherboard: ASRock H87 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£68.97 @ Dabs)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£57.96 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£65.00 @ Ebuyer)
    Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card (£194.99 @ Ebuyer)
    Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN725N 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter (£7.00 @ Ebuyer)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case (£47.98 @ Amazon UK)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£49.36 @ Aria PC)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£13.49 @ Ebuyer)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) (£69.59 @ Aria PC)
    Total: £751.98
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-07 18:34 BST+0100)
  9. Sn1992-1361850 said:
    This would be better

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£154.79 @ Aria PC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£22.85 @ CCL Computers)
    Motherboard: ASRock H87 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£68.97 @ Dabs)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£57.96 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£65.00 @ Ebuyer)
    Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card (£194.99 @ Ebuyer)
    Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN725N 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter (£7.00 @ Ebuyer)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case (£47.98 @ Amazon UK)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£49.36 @ Aria PC)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£13.49 @ Ebuyer)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) (£69.59 @ Aria PC)
    Total: £751.98
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-07 18:34 BST+0100)


    That is a completely different build O.O Right now just want to know if the current build will do me well :/ then I can assess what my priorities are when I change it.
  10. Yes it is good built but no point of getting a locked cpu in a z87 board unless u r looking future upgrade to 4670k/4770k
  11. Sn1992-1361850 said:
    Yes it is good built but no point of getting a locked cpu in a z87 board unless u r looking future upgrade to 4670k/4770k

    yes that is one of my future upgrading options, the entire idea for this build is that as I get more money I could upgrade everything that needs upgradi g as time goes by, mainly the gpu, cpu, storage ect. But would you suggest getting the radeon hd 7870 right of the bat if I can afford it? would it make that much difference?
  12. Yeah it indeed would make a difference for sure
    Get a 7870 for sure
  13. Sn1992-1361850 said:
    Yeah it indeed would make a difference for sure
    Get a 7870 for sure


    Thanks Im probably going to get it now :)
  14. Best answer
    U ll love its performance

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