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August 24, 2013 10:11:47 AM

Hi there,
I would really appreciate it anyone could advise me as to what they think of this pc.
I have already got an intel i5-4670k and a gtx 670.
here is what i am considering for the rest of the components (I can get them cheaper elsewhere but it is neater having it as a list in ebuyer )

http://www.ebuyer.com/lists/list/225499

Thanks a lot, advice on the motherboard and case in particular would be appreciated as i know very little about each, with regards to compatibility etc. Also does the psu seem reliable?
Thanks

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August 24, 2013 10:30:24 AM

RazerZ said:
Everything looks good and reliable except for the motherboard ; get this one instead.

http://www.ebuyer.com/507053-gigabyte-ga-z87m-d3h-socke...

Also when your going to buy it use this site, as it finds the cheapest prices.

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/


thanks for your quick reply
can i ask what makes that motherboard better?
also will everything fit in the case?
and finally if i find cheaper ram elsewhere, how will i know if it's compatible? I cannot find the QVL mentioned in the specs.
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August 24, 2013 11:26:36 AM

willp93 said:
RazerZ said:
Everything looks good and reliable except for the motherboard ; get this one instead.

http://www.ebuyer.com/507053-gigabyte-ga-z87m-d3h-socke...

Also when your going to buy it use this site, as it finds the cheapest prices.

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/


thanks for your quick reply
can i ask what makes that motherboard better?
also will everything fit in the case?
and finally if i find cheaper ram elsewhere, how will i know if it's compatible? I cannot find the QVL mentioned in the specs.


Voted one of the top mobo for haswell by this forum because of quality parts and reliability. Also if you use the pcpartpicker website it automatically checks for compatibility :) .

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August 24, 2013 12:02:19 PM

I would get a better case and power supply. CiT cases are known for shoddy build quality, and the Corsair CX series doesn't meet Corsair's high standards. Also I would add a 1TB secondary HD - that Vector is a great SSD but 120GB won't get you very far these days.

I would do something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£22.85 @ CCL Computers)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£145.97 @ Dabs)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£62.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£48.36 @ CCL Computers)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case (£47.98 @ Dabs)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£76.88 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£13.15 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £418.18
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-24 20:01 BST+0100)

That will be a much wiser use of your money - a solid case that won't fall apart after a year and a Seasonic quality PSU. Also threw in a secondary HD and CPU cooler for overclocking that 4670K.
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August 24, 2013 12:12:02 PM

g-unit1111 said:
I would get a better case and power supply. CiT cases are known for shoddy build quality, and the Corsair CX series doesn't meet Corsair's high standards. Also I would add a 1TB secondary HD - that Vector is a great SSD but 120GB won't get you very far these days.

I would do something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£22.85 @ CCL Computers)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£145.97 @ Dabs)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£62.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£48.36 @ CCL Computers)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case (£47.98 @ Dabs)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£76.88 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£13.15 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £418.18
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-24 20:01 BST+0100)

That will be a much wiser use of your money - a solid case that won't fall apart after a year and a Seasonic quality PSU. Also threw in a secondary HD and CPU cooler for overclocking that 4670K.


+1 on case PSU and HDD

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August 24, 2013 1:18:55 PM

g-unit1111 said:
I would get a better case and power supply. CiT cases are known for shoddy build quality, and the Corsair CX series doesn't meet Corsair's high standards. Also I would add a 1TB secondary HD - that Vector is a great SSD but 120GB won't get you very far these days.

I would do something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£22.85 @ CCL Computers)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£145.97 @ Dabs)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£62.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£48.36 @ CCL Computers)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case (£47.98 @ Dabs)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£76.88 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£13.15 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £418.18
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-24 20:01 BST+0100)

That will be a much wiser use of your money - a solid case that won't fall apart after a year and a Seasonic quality PSU. Also threw in a secondary HD and CPU cooler for overclocking that 4670K.


what do you both think of this psu?
http://www.ebuyer.com/245671-antec-520w-high-current-ga...
is this a reliable psu, and would 520W be enough, even for a bit of overclocking?
thanks again
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August 24, 2013 1:31:52 PM

RazerZ said:
g-unit1111 said:
I would get a better case and power supply. CiT cases are known for shoddy build quality, and the Corsair CX series doesn't meet Corsair's high standards. Also I would add a 1TB secondary HD - that Vector is a great SSD but 120GB won't get you very far these days.

I would do something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£22.85 @ CCL Computers)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£145.97 @ Dabs)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£62.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£48.36 @ CCL Computers)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case (£47.98 @ Dabs)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£76.88 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£13.15 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £418.18
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-24 20:01 BST+0100)

That will be a much wiser use of your money - a solid case that won't fall apart after a year and a Seasonic quality PSU. Also threw in a secondary HD and CPU cooler for overclocking that 4670K.


+1 on case PSU and HDD



willp93 said:
g-unit1111 said:
I would get a better case and power supply. CiT cases are known for shoddy build quality, and the Corsair CX series doesn't meet Corsair's high standards. Also I would add a 1TB secondary HD - that Vector is a great SSD but 120GB won't get you very far these days.

I would do something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£22.85 @ CCL Computers)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£145.97 @ Dabs)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£62.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£48.36 @ CCL Computers)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case (£47.98 @ Dabs)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£76.88 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£13.15 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £418.18
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-24 20:01 BST+0100)

That will be a much wiser use of your money - a solid case that won't fall apart after a year and a Seasonic quality PSU. Also threw in a secondary HD and CPU cooler for overclocking that 4670K.


what do you both think of this psu?
http://www.ebuyer.com/245671-antec-520w-high-current-ga...
is this a reliable psu, and would 520W be enough, even for a bit of overclocking?
thanks again


sorry, don't know how to multiquote! could you look at the psu above?
thanks a lot
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August 28, 2013 8:27:33 AM

g-unit1111 said:
willp93 said:


sorry, don't know how to multiquote! could you look at the psu above?
thanks a lot


I would get at least a 620W or 750W if you plan to overclock. That PSU is a rebranded Seasonic so it should be good: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/power-supply-oem-ma...


RazerZ said:
willp93 said:
g-unit1111 said:
willp93 said:


sorry, don't know how to multiquote! could you look at the psu above?
thanks a lot


I would get at least a 620W or 750W if you plan to overclock. That PSU is a rebranded Seasonic so it should be good: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/power-supply-oem-ma...


so this would be good? is this rebranded seasonic too?
http://www.ebuyer.com/246651-antec-620w-high-current-ga...


Don't think so, but it's still a good PSU.



Hi again,
I've found this PSU, would this be suitable for powering a gtx 670? Does it have the right connections?
http://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Other+products/620W...
Thanks a lot
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August 28, 2013 1:14:54 PM

willp93 said:
g-unit1111 said:
willp93 said:


sorry, don't know how to multiquote! could you look at the psu above?
thanks a lot


I would get at least a 620W or 750W if you plan to overclock. That PSU is a rebranded Seasonic so it should be good: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/power-supply-oem-ma...


RazerZ said:
willp93 said:
g-unit1111 said:
willp93 said:


sorry, don't know how to multiquote! could you look at the psu above?
thanks a lot


I would get at least a 620W or 750W if you plan to overclock. That PSU is a rebranded Seasonic so it should be good: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/power-supply-oem-ma...


so this would be good? is this rebranded seasonic too?
http://www.ebuyer.com/246651-antec-620w-high-current-ga...


Don't think so, but it's still a good PSU.




Hi again,
I've found this PSU, would this be suitable for powering a gtx 670? Does it have the right connections?
http://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Other+products/620W...
Thanks a lot



Get a CPU with an unlocked multiplier, the 4670k
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August 28, 2013 1:32:16 PM

RazerZ said:
willp93 said:
g-unit1111 said:
willp93 said:


sorry, don't know how to multiquote! could you look at the psu above?
thanks a lot


I would get at least a 620W or 750W if you plan to overclock. That PSU is a rebranded Seasonic so it should be good: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/power-supply-oem-ma...


RazerZ said:
willp93 said:
g-unit1111 said:
willp93 said:


sorry, don't know how to multiquote! could you look at the psu above?
thanks a lot


I would get at least a 620W or 750W if you plan to overclock. That PSU is a rebranded Seasonic so it should be good: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/power-supply-oem-ma...


so this would be good? is this rebranded seasonic too?
http://www.ebuyer.com/246651-antec-620w-high-current-ga...


Don't think so, but it's still a good PSU.




Hi again,
I've found this PSU, would this be suitable for powering a gtx 670? Does it have the right connections?
http://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Other+products/620W...
Thanks a lot



Get a CPU with an unlocked multiplier, the 4670k


I'm not sure what you mean? I've already got the i5-4670k, all I have left is the psu and case to get. Would the case and psu I posted earlier be suitable?
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August 28, 2013 6:22:41 PM

willp93 said:
RazerZ said:
willp93 said:
g-unit1111 said:
willp93 said:


sorry, don't know how to multiquote! could you look at the psu above?
thanks a lot


I would get at least a 620W or 750W if you plan to overclock. That PSU is a rebranded Seasonic so it should be good: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/power-supply-oem-ma...


RazerZ said:
willp93 said:
g-unit1111 said:
willp93 said:


sorry, don't know how to multiquote! could you look at the psu above?
thanks a lot


I would get at least a 620W or 750W if you plan to overclock. That PSU is a rebranded Seasonic so it should be good: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/power-supply-oem-ma...


so this would be good? is this rebranded seasonic too?
http://www.ebuyer.com/246651-antec-620w-high-current-ga...


Don't think so, but it's still a good PSU.




Hi again,
I've found this PSU, would this be suitable for powering a gtx 670? Does it have the right connections?
http://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Other+products/620W...
Thanks a lot



Get a CPU with an unlocked multiplier, the 4670k


I'm not sure what you mean? I've already got the i5-4670k, all I have left is the psu and case to get. Would the case and psu I posted earlier be suitable?

Hehe sorry about that I had multiple tabs open, and responded to the wrong post:p . Also the case and PSU should fit just fine together.

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