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£800 Gaming Computer

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January 13, 2014 5:45:06 AM

Hi, I was using PCPartPicker with a budget of £800 and I have come up with these parts and I was wonder if this is any good for gaming. Im hoping for 1920x1080 resolution with high maybe ultra settings.

If this is no good and you have to redesign in then please remember these preferences
- I have an operating system (windows 8.1 64bit)
- I need a wireless card
- I need a monitor
- I need a mouse and keyboard
- I would like the GTX 760
- I prefer Haswell processor (hopefully keep i5)
- I would like the keep the NZXT Phantom 410 (Red)
- If you come in under £800 then can you please add extra case fans

With the case heres what it accepts

FRONT, 2x120mm or 1 X 140mm (1x120mm included)
REAR, 1 X 120mm (included)
SIDE, 1 x 120mm or 1 x 140mm
TOP, 2 X 120/140mm (1 x 140mm included)

That's all I can think of really


(Also I wont be buying for a month or two yet)

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a b 4 Gaming
January 13, 2014 5:58:31 AM

Just a few changes:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor (£131.99 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£23.90 @ Ebuyer)
Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver Ceramique 2 Tri-Linear 2.7g Thermal Paste (£5.05 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H87-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£80.00 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: Kingston Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£60.60 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£43.99 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card (£192.00 @ Aria PC)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN725N 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter (£7.00 @ Amazon UK)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Red) ATX Mid Tower Case (£80.89 @
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£47.12 @ CCL Computers)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.50 @
Monitor: Hannspree HE225DPB 21.5" Monitor (£89.98 @ CCL Computers)
Keyboard: Logitech K120 Wired Standard Keyboard (£13.91 @ Amazon UK)
Mouse: Gigabyte GM-M6880 Wired Laser Mouse (£7.93 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £796.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-13 13:57 GMT+0000)
January 13, 2014 6:42:16 AM

Im just curious about why you picked the i5 clocked at 3.1ghz rather than one that was 3.2 or 3.4?
Was it due to price or was it because its not that necessary for gaming?
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a b 4 Gaming
January 13, 2014 4:56:53 PM

Because i wanna keep under £800. They are all very good for games. In a cpu bound game you would see a little performance increase from Core i5-4440 to i5-4760.
January 14, 2014 4:59:04 AM

Not wanting to state the obvious, but there's an incompatibility warning about the RAM you selected (Haswell CPU recommends 1.5v or lower). I've checked other offers with same specs and found the following alternative that meets the criteria:

Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory - £59.99 @ Amazon UK

a b 4 Gaming
January 14, 2014 10:10:07 PM

filippi said:
Because i wanna keep under £800. They are all very good for games. In a cpu bound game you would see a little performance increase from Core i5-4440 to i5-4760.

+1, unless you are obsessed with CPU speed or overclocking you will not feel any performance increase.