First time, my friend and I are trying to build a budget gaming pc

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CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£167.99 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-K ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£94.99 @ Ebuyer)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£65.99 @ Dabs)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£44.83 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card (£198.91 @
Case: Fractal Design Define R3 Black Pearl ATX Mid Tower Case (£60.46 @
Total: £633.17
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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Hi, Could someone take a look at this and tell me if its compatible/a good deal? I've put it into pcpartpicker and it comes up compatible apart from the PSU which is not listed anywhere on the site.

Power: 500W Cooler Master Thunder B500 B Series, 85% Eff 120mm Silent PWM Fan GREEN ErP PSU

Total: £637.51 (Includes PSU - all prices through scan for this price)

- I have done my research on the prices and its not much more expensive to get it from Scan which is why all the links head there.

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  1. the recommended psu for a gtx 760 is 600w so you might want to get a bigger wattage psu to make sure the correct amount of power gets to all the components
  2. Ok, thanks Firefrazzy, any comment on the value/combination other than the PSU?
  3. sabriel45 said:
    Ok, thanks Firefrazzy, any comment on the value/combination other than the PSU?

    everything else seems to be a great build
  4. Thank you Firefrazzy!
  5. Thank you Firefrazzy!
  6. there should be abolutely no need for a higher wattage PSU as long as you don't stick a second gtx760 in it.

    i find your choice of hardware actually very nice; if i was to build a system myself it would probably look very similar to yours.

    the only thing i personally would add is an ssd (e.g. samsung evo) for os and a couple of games, though that doesn't help with framerates of course.
  7. A GTX760 should run on a good 500w psu.
    Coolermaster quality can be iffy. See if you can't do better. Here is one list of quality psu's:

    Parts look ok. Perhaps you could save a bit with a M-ATX sized motherboard like this:

    Consider using a ssd. a 120gb ssd will hold the os and a handful of games. 240gb and you may never need a hard drive at all. You could defer on the hard drive which is easy to add later.
  8. Cheers for the help guys. I've gone with that motherboard because of a deal scan have right now, i5 haswell 4670k + 8gb (4x2) ram + the motherboard which makes it a little cheaper to go with that. Im looking into a psu but I can't find one on scan that meets the quality list you provided.
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    XFX is made by Seasonic. I think this 550w one would be a very good. It is a bit more, but a psu is nto the component to go cheap on.
  10. I actually already placed my order as I was looking for a different psu but I contacted Scan and asked them to swap the psu for me.
  11. I should have all the parts this weekend so Ill let you guys know how it goes, I'm so excited. It's like christmas came early :D
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