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November 15, 2013 2:14:53 PM

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...
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-B...
MotherBoard: Asus M5A97 EVO R2.0 Motherboard [£77.15] http://www.amazon.co.uk/M5A97-EVO-R2-0-Motherboard-eS-A...
CPU: AMD FX6300 Black Edition 6 Core [£85.92] http://www.amazon.co.uk/AMD-FX6300-Edition-4-1GHz-Socke...
Memory: Corsair 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600 Mhz CL9 Performance Desktop Memory Kit [£54.99] http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CMX8GX3M2B1600C9-Perfor...
Video Card: Gigabyte Nvidia GTX760 OC 2GB WF3 PCI-E Graphics Card [£199.99] http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gigabyte-Nvidia-GTX760-PCI-E-Gr...
Storage: Western Digital 1TB internal Hard Drive - Caviar Blue (3.5 inch) [£48.29] http://www.amazon.co.uk/Western-Digital-internal-Hard-D...
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-...
Optical Drive LG GH24NS95.AUAA 24x SATA SuperMulti Internal DVDRW Bulk [£17.35] http://www.amazon.co.uk/LG-GH24NS95-AUAA-SuperMulti-Int...
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...
Heat sink fan Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO (120mm) [£26.50] http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cooler-Master-Hyper-212-120mm/d...

Thanks

PS. Which operating system should I get, which version of windows and OEM edition or not.

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a c 291 4 Gaming
November 15, 2013 2:22:26 PM

Looks good, windows 8 (or8.1) OEM would be my choice since it is now transferable between systems.
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a b 4 Gaming
November 15, 2013 2:26:55 PM

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)
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a c 291 4 Gaming
November 15, 2013 2:30:55 PM

Stick with the EVO board it has better power phases (6+2 versus 4+2) for OC!
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November 15, 2013 2:45:39 PM

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...
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a c 291 4 Gaming
November 15, 2013 5:50:50 PM

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.
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November 16, 2013 12:35:46 AM

Could u link me to this EVO board please.
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a b 4 Gaming
November 16, 2013 12:35:21 PM

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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