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This is a build I plan to do over Christmas. Could you trouble shoot it and see if I have cheap out somewhere or have bottle-necked something or even choose something to powerful for my needs.
This rig will be used mainly for gaming and my budget is about £700. I may do a small amount of overclocking using the Asus 4-Way Optimization software.

Case: Corsair Carbide Series 300R (Windowed) [£69.96] http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B008B6ONXA/ref=noref?ie=UTF8&psc=1&s=computers
Power Supply: Corsair Gaming Series 2013 Edition GS 700W ATX/EPS 80 PLUS Bronze Power Supply Unit [£69.96] http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-Gaming-Series-Edition-Bronze/dp/B00AMLKGQU/ref=sr_1_cc_2?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1381343290&sr=1-2-catcorr&keywords=corsair+gs
MotherBoard: Asus M5A97 EVO R2.0 Motherboard [£77.15] http://www.amazon.co.uk/M5A97-EVO-R2-0-Motherboard-eS-ATA/dp/B008RPZ5H8/ref=sr_1_2?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1381343721&sr=1-2&keywords=Asus+M5A97+R2.0
CPU: AMD FX6300 Black Edition 6 Core [£85.92] http://www.amazon.co.uk/AMD-FX6300-Edition-4-1GHz-Socket/dp/B009O7YORK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1381333530&sr=8-1&keywords=6300+fx
Memory: Corsair 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600 Mhz CL9 Performance Desktop Memory Kit [£54.99] http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CMX8GX3M2B1600C9-Performance-Desktop-Memory/dp/B005G9C4K4/ref=sr_1_14?ie=UTF8&qid=1378833267&sr=8-14&keywords=ram+8gb+dual+channel
Video Card: Gigabyte Nvidia GTX760 OC 2GB WF3 PCI-E Graphics Card [£199.99] http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gigabyte-Nvidia-GTX760-PCI-E-Graphics/dp/B00DMUN9TE/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1383587768&sr=8-5&keywords=760
Storage: Western Digital 1TB internal Hard Drive - Caviar Blue (3.5 inch) [£48.29] http://www.amazon.co.uk/Western-Digital-internal-Hard-Drive/dp/B0088PUEPK/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1381512294&sr=1-1&keywords=wd+1tb+hard+drive
Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB SATAIII 6Gb/s 16MB Cache 3.5 inch Internal Hard Drive OEM [£39.90] http://www.amazon.co.uk/Western-Digital-Caviar-SATAIII-Internal/dp/B00461G3MS/ref=sr_1_2?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1381512185&sr=1-2&keywords=wd+250gb+hard+drive
Optical Drive LG GH24NS95.AUAA 24x SATA SuperMulti Internal DVDRW Bulk [£17.35] http://www.amazon.co.uk/LG-GH24NS95-AUAA-SuperMulti-Internal-DVDRW/dp/B00A3SGB2K/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1378832873&sr=8-2&keywords=optical+drive
Sound Card Asus Xonar DG 5.1 PCI Sound Card with built in Headphone Amp - OEM [£20.99] http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=SC-012-AS
Heat sink fan Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO (120mm) [£26.50] http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cooler-Master-Hyper-212-120mm/dp/B0068OI7T8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1381520137&sr=8-1&keywords=evo+212

Thanks

PS. Which operating system should I get, which version of windows and OEM edition or not.
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  1. Looks good, windows 8 (or8.1) OEM would be my choice since it is now transferable between systems.
  2. Here is something for your budget

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£83.99 @ Aria PC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£23.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£59.00 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£62.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£71.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£46.42 @ CCL Computers)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card (£190.99 @ Dabs)
    Sound Card: Asus Xonar DG 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card (£22.90 @ Amazon UK)
    Case: Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed ATX Mid Tower Case (£66.35 @ CCL Computers)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£56.60 @ Amazon UK)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer (£12.36 @ Amazon UK)
    Total: £697.57
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-15 22:26 GMT+0000)


    Or with two HDD, as you prefer it

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£83.99 @ Aria PC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£23.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£59.00 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£62.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£36.26 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£46.42 @ CCL Computers)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card (£190.99 @ Dabs)
    Sound Card: Asus Xonar DG 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card (£22.90 @ Amazon UK)
    Case: Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed ATX Mid Tower Case (£66.35 @ CCL Computers)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£56.60 @ Amazon UK)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer (£12.36 @ Amazon UK)
    Total: £661.84
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-15 22:29 GMT+0000)
  3. Best answer
    Stick with the EVO board it has better power phases (6+2 versus 4+2) for OC!
  4. Thanks for the website maurelie.
    rolli59, is it worth swapping them motherboards if I am going to loose the 4-Way Optimize softare by Asus? I am no overclocking pro.

    Also how is this monitor?
    Acer G246HLBBID 24 inch Widescreen LED Monitor http://www.amazon.co.uk/Acer-G246HLBBID-inch-Widescreen-Monitor/dp/B008I39WXC/ref=dp_ob_title_ce
  5. I do not know the monitor as such but there are many happy Acer users. I believe both boards come with the same software bundle but the EVO is definitely the better board.
  6. Could u link me to this EVO board please.
  7. rolli59 said:
    I do not know the monitor as such but there are many happy Acer users. I believe both boards come with the same software bundle but the EVO is definitely the better board.


    +1, the EVO is definitely worth it.
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