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January 12, 2014 5:21:20 PM

Before I start I am not building one, I know it's cheaper but I am just not so please don't put up pcpartpicker. I was wondering if there are drawbacks on some of the items I have picked or any warning and which is the best. I have picked out three here they are:

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System Base Price: £ 665.83
Coolermaster Elite 130 Mini ITX USB 3.0 Case - Black
X-Viper Modular 750W 80+ Ultra Silent PSU [upg £ 25.00]
MSI Z87I WIFI - Mini-ITX Motherboard Socket 1150
New 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-4670K Quad Core Processor (3.4GHz, 6MB Cache)
16GB DDR3 1866MHz Memory (2x8GB) Kit [upg £ 60.00]
2GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 770 GPU - 1536 Cores,2 DVI,HDMI,DP [upg £ 82.50]
120GB SSD - Solid State Drive [upg £ 75.00]
2TB SATA III 6Gb/s, 7200rpm, 64MB Cache, 8ms Hard Drive [upg £ 17.50]
24x DVD Writer (read/write CD & DVD) [upg £ 12.50]
Integrated 7.1 High Definition 8-channel Audio
Wi-Fi 802.11n, Bluetooth 4.0, Intel® Wireless Display, Dual band up to 300 Mbps Wireless LAN (onboard)
Microsoft Windows® 8.1 - 64 bit inc. DVD & Licence
FREE 60 Day Trial of Microsoft Office 2013
BullGuard Internet Security ver. 13 - 90 Day Trial (pre-installed OS required)
24" Iiyama E2483HS-B1 Full HD LED Monitor, D-Sub/DVI-D/HDMI [upg £ 115.00]
Razer Blackwidow 2013 Expert Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Programmable USB [upg £ 74.99]
Razer Deathadder 2013 Essential Ergonomic Gaming Mouse, 6400dpi [upg £ 54.16]
Free 3 Years Gold Warranty - (2 Years Parts, 3 Years Labour, 3 Months Free Collect & Return)
Price £1418

Falcongaming (without monitor) -
Processor : 1 x Intel Intel I5-4670k, Quad Core 3.4Ghz 1150 Haswell, Intel HD GFX, Retail Boxed
CPU Cooler : 1 x Raijintek Themis Direct Contact CPU Cooler, AMD FM1/2, AM3+, AM3, AM2+, AM2 + Intel 1366, 2011, 775, 1150, 1155
Motherboard : 1 x ASUS Intel Z87 Motherboard (Socket 1150/Z87 Express/DDR3/S-ATA 600/ATX)
Case : 1 x Coolermaster Cm 692 II Advance Nvidia Special Edition ATX Mid-Tower Case - Black/Green USB3
Memory : 1 x Corsair 8Gb Vengeance DDR3 1600Mhz 9-9-9-24 (2X 4GB Kit)
Video Card : 1 x 2GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 (2GB) Graphics Card PCi-E (2x DVI) HDMI DisplayPort (VGA Adaptor) - Includes Assassins Creed Free Game
Harddrive : 1 x Seagate 2Tb Seagate SATA 3 6Gb/Ps Hard drive 7200RPM - 64Mb Cache
Harddrive_2 : 1 x Toshiba 128GB SATA 6/GBs 9.5mm 2.5` SSD - Read/Write speed up to 552/501Mbs
Psu : 1 x Corsair 750W CX Builder 80 Plus Bronze PSU - 3 Year Warranty
Optical Drive : 1 x Samsung 24X SATA DVDRW Dual Layer (Oem)
Os : 1 x Microsoft Windows 8.1 64 Bit DVD (OEM)
Sound : 1 x On Board Sound card - Standard
Network : 1 x Dynamode Wireless N 300mbps PCI Express Twin Antena Wi-Fi Adaptor
Warranty : 1 x Falcon Standard Warranty - 1 Year Parts And 3 Years Labour
Keyboard : 1 x Razer BlackWidow 2013 Expert Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
Mouse : 1 x Razer Orochi 2013 Gaming Mouse (Bluetooth/Wired/Black/6400dpi)
Price £1230

Cyberpower -

*BASE_PRICE: [+529]
BLUETOOTH: None
CAPTURECARD: None
CAS: CoolerMaster Elite 430 Mid-Tower Gaming Case with Side Panel Window
CASUPGRADE: NONE
CD: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE. (BLACK Colour)
CD2: NONE
COOL: NONE
CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-4670K Quad Core 3.40 GHz 6MB Cache LGA1150 + HD Graphics ***Overclockable XXX***
CS_FAN: Default Case Fan
DONGLES: NONE
EXPAN: NONE
FA_HDD: None
FAN: Asetek 510LC Liquid Cooling system w/ 120mm Radiator (Asetek CPU Water Cooling ***Overclockable XXX***)
FLASHMEDIA: None
FREEBIE_CS: NONE
FREEBIE_VC1: FREE Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag Coupon [+0]
FREEBIE_VC2: Free Call of Duty: Ghost Coupon [+0]
FREEBIE_VC3: FREE Batman Arkham Origins Coupon [+0]
FREEBIE_VC4: FREE Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag & Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Coupon [+0]
GLASS3D: NONE
HDD: 120 GB Crucial M500 Series SATA III Gaming MLC Solid State Disk [+26] (Single Hard Drive)
HDD2: NONE
HOMEINSTALL: NONE
IEEE_CARD: NONE
INSURANCE: NONE
KEYBOARD: Razer Blackwidow 2013 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard [+80]
MB_SRT_Z87: None
MEMORY: 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3/1600mhz Dual Channel Memory (Kingston HyperX Blu w/Heat Spreader)
MONITOR: AOC 24" G2460PQU 144Hz LED Monitor, VGA, HDMI & Display port with USB Ports [+191]
MONITOR2: NONE
MONITOR3: NONE
MOTHERBOARD: MSI Z87-G43 Intel Z87 Chipset, ATX Mainboard w/ 4 RAM slots, 7.1 HD Audio, HDMI, GbLAN, USB 3.0, SATA-III, 2x Gen2 PCIe x16, 2x PCIe x 1 & 3x PCI
MOUSE: Razer DeathAdder™ 2013 5 Button Mouse USB Optical 6400 dpi [+58]
NETWORK: ONBOARD 10/1000 NETWORK CARD
OS: Microsoft® Windows 8.1 (64-bit Edition) [+74]
OVERCLOCK: No Overclocking
POWERSUPPLY: 750 Watts Power Supplies [+21] (Corsair 750 Watts CX750M Modular Gaming Power Supply, 80+ [+5])
RUSH: NONE
SERVERUNIT: NONE
SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
SPEAKERS: NONE
TABLET: None
TEMP: NONE
TVRC: NONE
UPS: None
USB1: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports [+0]
VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 2GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card [+153] (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)
VIDEO2: None, or On-Board Integrated Graphics
WARRANTY: DESKTOP STANDARD WARRANTY: 3 Year Labour, 2 Year Parts, 1 Month Collect and Return plus Life-Time Technical Support
WNC: PCI-E Wireless 802.11n 300Mbps Network Interface Card [+14]
XWNA: NONE
Price - £1381

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a c 302 4 Gaming
January 12, 2014 5:25:39 PM

None of them

the second two have the CX750 PSU from Corsair which should be changed to a 650w PSU of better quality. The CX line is not great. The first system has an even more junk PSU.

16gb RAM is pointless for gaming.

The CPU cooler on the second one is not very good for overclocking at all. The liquid cooler on the third one is not good either. A coolermaster hyper 212 EVO is what you want.
January 12, 2014 5:31:51 PM

tiny voices said:
None of them

the second two have the CX750 PSU from Corsair which should be changed to a 650w PSU of better quality. The CX line is not great. The first system has an even more junk PSU.

16gb RAM is pointless for gaming.

The CPU cooler on the second one is not very good for overclocking at all. The liquid cooler on the third one is not good either. A coolermaster hyper 212 EVO is what you want.


Damn, I can't pick anything right, If I change the the cooler would it be good? Also I changed to 16gb because someone said that 1x8gb of ram is bad since it's half the power
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a c 302 4 Gaming
January 12, 2014 5:33:58 PM

1x8 is not half the power. It just runs at single channel vs. dual channel. There is about a 1-4% performance difference. Whoever said that is a moron. Yes you should try from 2x4gb but it is by no means necessary, and 16gb is pointless for gaming. It will add ZERO performance over 8gb.
January 12, 2014 5:41:57 PM

Okay I changed it so its about £1358 but if you can change the three of them which one would it be and what to change? (I know you said before but just to get a clear picture)
a c 302 4 Gaming
January 12, 2014 5:48:55 PM

I would get build two with a Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO and a better quality PSU.

I also like FalconGaming MUCH more than the other two.
January 12, 2014 5:52:18 PM

tiny voices said:
I would get build two with a Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO and a better quality PSU.

I also like FalconGaming MUCH more than the other two.


There is no hyper 212 to pick lol

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a c 302 4 Gaming
January 12, 2014 5:55:17 PM

I would get the Xigmatek Prime out of those options.
January 12, 2014 6:04:16 PM

tiny voices said:
I would get the Xigmatek Prime out of those options.


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Processor : 1 x Intel Intel I5-4670k, Quad Core 3.4Ghz 1150 Haswell, Intel HD GFX, Retail Boxed
CPU Cooler : 1 x Xigmatek Prime Cpu Cooler With Dual Fans (comes with one Free)
Motherboard : 1 x ASUS Intel Z87 Motherboard (Socket 1150/Z87 Express/DDR3/S-ATA 600/ATX)
Case : 1 x Coolermaster Cm 692 II Advance Nvidia Special Edition ATX Mid-Tower Case - Black/Green USB3
Memory : 1 x Corsair 8Gb Vengeance DDR3 1600Mhz 9-9-9-24 (2X 4GB Kit)
Video Card : 1 x 2GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 (2GB) Graphics Card PCi-E (2x DVI) HDMI DisplayPort (VGA Adaptor) - Includes Assassins Creed Free Game
Harddrive : 1 x Western Digital WD20EAZX 2TB Caviar Green SATA-3 64MB 3.5 Inch OEM
Harddrive_2 : 1 x Toshiba 128GB SATA 6/GBs 9.5mm 2.5` SSD - Read/Write speed up to 552/501Mbs
Psu : 1 x Corsair 750W CX Builder 80 Plus Bronze PSU - 3 Year Warranty
Optical Drive : 1 x Samsung 24X SATA DVDRW Dual Layer (Oem)
Os : 1 x Microsoft Windows 8.1 64 Bit DVD (OEM)
Sound : 1 x On Board Sound card - Standard
Network : 1 x Dynamode Wireless N 300mbps PCI Express Twin Antena Wi-Fi Adaptor
Warranty : 1 x Falcon Standard Warranty - 1 Year Parts And 3 Years Labour
Monitor : 1 x Falcon TFT Not required with this PC
Keyboard : 1 x Razer BlackWidow 2013 Expert Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
Mouse : 1 x Razer Orochi 2013 Gaming Mouse (Bluetooth/Wired/Black/6400dpi)
Price - £1247

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a c 302 4 Gaming
January 12, 2014 6:05:28 PM
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Looks fine. OF course it is overpriced and you could build one with the same or better specs for less money but that is the nature with prebuilts.
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