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October 9, 2013 11:19:24 PM

HI, i'm looking to build a computer for under £1000, I don't have a preference over company.

I will us this build as a gaming PC on which I will play the latest AAA titles and other games such as minecraft.

what do you think is the best build, in Pounds please

thanks in advance :) 

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October 9, 2013 11:44:11 PM

zaubertorf said:
HI, i'm looking to build a computer for under £1000, I don't have a preference over company.

I will us this build as a gaming PC on which I will play the latest AAA titles and other games such as minecraft.

what do you think is the best build, in Pounds please

thanks in advance :) 


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor (£137.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£23.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£129.00 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£135.79 @ Scan.co.uk)
Storage: Corsair Force Series GS 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£90.14 @ Scan.co.uk)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda XT 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£53.99 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (£220.55 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case (£71.90 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: XFX 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£77.59 @ Aria PC)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£13.15 @ Amazon UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) (£69.00 @ Aria PC)
Total: £1023.08
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-10 07:43 BST+0100)
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October 10, 2013 8:42:27 AM

steamuser508 said:
zaubertorf said:
HI, i'm looking to build a computer for under £1000, I don't have a preference over company.

I will us this build as a gaming PC on which I will play the latest AAA titles and other games such as minecraft.

what do you think is the best build, in Pounds please

thanks in advance :) 


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor (£137.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£23.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£129.00 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£135.79 @ Scan.co.uk)
Storage: Corsair Force Series GS 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£90.14 @ Scan.co.uk)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda XT 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£53.99 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (£220.55 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case (£71.90 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: XFX 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£77.59 @ Aria PC)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£13.15 @ Amazon UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) (£69.00 @ Aria PC)
Total: £1023.08
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-10 07:43 BST+0100)


Which is better? Dropping the ssd and getting a gtx 770 or just keeping it like that?
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October 10, 2013 9:54:05 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor (£137.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Be Quiet DARK ROCK PRO 2 67.8 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler (£53.24 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£129.00 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£63.98 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£72.50 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£62.99 @ Ebuyer)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (£220.55 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Lian-Li PC-9NB ATX Mid Tower Case (£101.09 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Power Supply: Corsair RM 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£98.95 @ Aria PC)
Total: £940.29
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-10 18:00 BST+0100)

lian li case, very good , high quality
hd 7970 has about the same performance as a gtx 770, and its much cheaper.


other cases:
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/nzxt-case-caph530w1
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October 10, 2013 10:01:21 AM

zaubertorf said:
steamuser508 said:
zaubertorf said:
HI, i'm looking to build a computer for under £1000, I don't have a preference over company.

I will us this build as a gaming PC on which I will play the latest AAA titles and other games such as minecraft.

what do you think is the best build, in Pounds please

thanks in advance :) 


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor (£137.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£23.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£129.00 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£135.79 @ Scan.co.uk)
Storage: Corsair Force Series GS 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£90.14 @ Scan.co.uk)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda XT 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£53.99 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (£220.55 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case (£71.90 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: XFX 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£77.59 @ Aria PC)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£13.15 @ Amazon UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) (£69.00 @ Aria PC)
Total: £1023.08
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-10 07:43 BST+0100)


Which is better? Dropping the ssd and getting a gtx 770 or just keeping it like that?

I would keep the SSD to boot from and keep a few commonly used programs on. It will make those programs/boot a lot faster.

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October 10, 2013 10:04:33 AM

steamuser508 said:
zaubertorf said:
steamuser508 said:
zaubertorf said:
HI, i'm looking to build a computer for under £1000, I don't have a preference over company.

I will us this build as a gaming PC on which I will play the latest AAA titles and other games such as minecraft.

what do you think is the best build, in Pounds please

thanks in advance :) 


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor (£137.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£23.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£129.00 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£135.79 @ Scan.co.uk)
Storage: Corsair Force Series GS 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£90.14 @ Scan.co.uk)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda XT 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£53.99 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (£220.55 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case (£71.90 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: XFX 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£77.59 @ Aria PC)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£13.15 @ Amazon UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) (£69.00 @ Aria PC)
Total: £1023.08
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-10 07:43 BST+0100)


Which is better? Dropping the ssd and getting a gtx 770 or just keeping it like that?

I would keep the SSD to boot from and keep a few commonly used programs on. It will make those programs/boot a lot faster.



Would an I5 4670k not be a better processor to have?
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October 10, 2013 10:11:30 AM

2x4 gb memory is all you need.
be quiet dark rock pro 2 is a very good cpu-cooler
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October 10, 2013 12:06:20 PM

£137 for 16GB of 4x4 GB sticks seems extreme.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9-Vengea...

That's 2x4Gb sticks, and the exact same ram. You can buy that for now, and upgrade it in the future. Very few games are asking for 6GB of RAM on high settings, and those aren't out yet. You can always buy just one 4GB stick or two in the future.

Now the heatsinks on that RAM are big, and got in the way of my phantex cooler. So I took them off (they put them on there REAL good) and it works the exact same.

AMD are coming out with a rebranded 7970 soon, and it's gonna be much faster for a little bit more. Wait on more news for that, I think it was called the R9 290X?

My list:
FX 9590 (£240 now, used to be £700)
Here's a great review for it: http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-r...
Remember all of that was achieved with a GTX 670.
<>I just remembered this system is for gaming, so scratch that<>
Get the i7-4770k which is around the same price, plus performs better. Especially with faster GPU's, as it wont bottleneck as much.

GPU: Wait for the new AMD cards, otherwise consider a GTX 770, or 680. The 770 is a 680, and if you get a 680 you can replace it for an 880. The 880 is going to be brand new architecture, unlike what the 770 was or the new AMD gpu's are going to be. (Both are rebrands).

Storage: I'd recommend a 128GB SSD minimum, with sleep mode etc on W7 it takes well over 20GB. Plus you'll want to put a game or two you commonly play on there.

I'd also recommend a 1-2TB HDD, however don't expect to be able to install most games or programs on it flawlessly, for example I couldn't get mods like DayZ to update on my HDD, and had to move it to my SSD.

RAM: 8GB kits have become the norm, you find them cheaper than some 6GB kits because of availability. Go for 1300-1600 mhz.

PSU: Depends if you're gonna sli in the future, or replace your GPU entirely. If you're gonna SLI then it depends on your GPU, use this psu calculator:http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.js...

Then make sure you buy from a reputable brand, and that its 80+ certificate is legit. You can check this on the 80+ website.

For case you don't need something big, a Haf 912 will fit you fine. There are others, but so many to list I'll let you do your own research.

Motherboard: For this I recommend something with two GPU slots, so if you don't have enough for a new GPU that runs twice as fast as yours, you can simply buy another one of yours (the price of which will decrease over the years).

That's the majority covered really, I'm giving vague answers because I can't list every product of the top of my head sorry.
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October 11, 2013 4:31:06 AM

fx 9370/9590 is full retard, never go full retard.

i5-4670k is the best choice
hd 7970



PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£167.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Be Quiet DARK ROCK PRO 2 67.8 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler (£53.24 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£109.99 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£63.98 @ Novatech)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£71.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£62.99 @ Ebuyer)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (£220.55 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Lian-Li PC-9NB ATX Mid Tower Case (£101.09 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Power Supply: Corsair RM 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£98.95 @ Aria PC)
Total: £950.77
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-11 12:34 BST+0100)
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