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January 14, 2014 3:01:09 AM

Hi there everyone,
So I'm looking to get a good gaming pc that could handle all latest games with good frames and quite high settings. Haven't actually assembled pc for myself, but I'm thinking about doing it, as it is cheaper than buying already build system. I do have monitor for my pc, that I bought few days ago, but now I'm struggling with coming up with great system and that's why I'm asking for help.
My budget would be around 1600 pounds, max 1650 that I could stretch and I don't really need windows. Oh and I haven't bought a LAN cable so is there any mobo that has built in wifi? that would be great.
Thanks for your help in advance.

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January 14, 2014 3:21:21 AM

i think that this would be nice and I haven't include any software or a case so that will be up to you but this looks good and do a bit of research. this computer is overkill and very power full.
https://secure.scan.co.uk/web/basket
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January 14, 2014 3:25:59 AM

£1600 is a huge amount of money to spend on a gaming PC. I'm fairly confident that you don't need to spend this much to get the results you need, though I'm speculating a little there.

The sticky-
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/353572-31-build-upg...
Is probably a good thing to fill out, or else people will be asking a lot of questions and it'll get quite complicated.
Info about your intended usage and monitor details are pretty significant especially.
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January 14, 2014 3:30:37 AM

This.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (£239.99 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (£87.99 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VI FORMULA ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£233.41 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (£108.39 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£80.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£43.99 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card (£539.98 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed ATX Mid Tower Case (£65.53 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Corsair 860W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£178.00 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £1578.27
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-14 11:28 GMT+0000)

This build is future proof. The PSU is 860W so that you can SLI in the future or maybe add some things. Good luck :D 
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January 14, 2014 3:34:07 AM

GTX 780 is more than enough

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£223.00 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£23.90 @ Ebuyer)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£109.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£64.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£70.19 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£42.00 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (£379.99 @ Novatech)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case (£47.98 @ Dabs)
Power Supply: EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£48.78 @ Scan.co.uk)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£11.98 @ Ebuyer)
Total: £1022.79
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-14 11:32 GMT+0000)
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January 14, 2014 4:03:10 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£167.99 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (£88.23 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VI FORMULA ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£226.33 @ Dabs)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£116.95 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£124.79 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£42.00 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card (£565.49 @ Ebuyer)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WDN3200 802.11a/b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter (£17.00 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Corsair 750D ATX Full Tower Case (£133.09 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply: Corsair RM 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£116.98 @ Dabs)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£11.98 @ Ebuyer)
Total: £1610.83
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-14 12:03 GMT+0000)
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January 14, 2014 4:03:32 AM

I think you should go with Tenvis's build with some changes. I think you should increase the RAM to 16 Gigs to increase your SSD's endurance.This G.Skill Kit is good. Also, you may want to upgrade to the 250GB version of the 840 Evo. To make room for these upgrades. I'd ditch the H100i for The Hyper 212 Evo. You can also increase the HDD to 3 TB by grabbing this WD Green HDD This will bring the grand total to £1643.8. I left out the optical drive because all DVD burners are virtually the same. At least that's what I'd do if this was my own system.

One last question, will you overclock?
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January 14, 2014 4:10:29 AM

whitecat said:
GTX 780 is more than enough

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£223.00 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£23.90 @ Ebuyer)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£109.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£64.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£70.19 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£42.00 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (£379.99 @ Novatech)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case (£47.98 @ Dabs)
Power Supply: EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£48.78 @ Scan.co.uk)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£11.98 @ Ebuyer)
Total: £1022.79
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-14 11:32 GMT+0000)


780 and 780 Ti has a big gap between them. Getting the 780 is like getting a chick rather than a rooster to use in cock fighting.

youssef 2010 said:
I think you should go with Tenvis's build with some changes. I think you should increase the RAM to 16 Gigs to increase your SSD's endurance.This G.Skill Kit is good. Also, you may want to upgrade to the 250GB version of the 840 Evo. To make room for these upgrades. I'd ditch the H100i for The Hyper 212 Evo. This will bring the grand total to 1601.81. I left the optical drive because all DVD burners are virtually the same


Yea, Hyper 212 Evo is good too :D  Also forgot about the optical drive :p  Asus gives the best and cheapest optical drive. G. Skills are better too for 16gb :) 

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January 14, 2014 4:22:39 AM

Tenvis said:
whitecat said:
GTX 780 is more than enough

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£223.00 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£23.90 @ Ebuyer)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£109.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£64.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£70.19 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£42.00 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (£379.99 @ Novatech)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case (£47.98 @ Dabs)
Power Supply: EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£48.78 @ Scan.co.uk)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£11.98 @ Ebuyer)
Total: £1022.79
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-14 11:32 GMT+0000)


780 and 780 Ti has a big gap between them. Getting the 780 is like getting a chick rather than a rooster to use in cock fighting.

youssef 2010 said:
I think you should go with Tenvis's build with some changes. I think you should increase the RAM to 16 Gigs to increase your SSD's endurance.This G.Skill Kit is good. Also, you may want to upgrade to the 250GB version of the 840 Evo. To make room for these upgrades. I'd ditch the H100i for The Hyper 212 Evo. This will bring the grand total to 1601.81. I left the optical drive because all DVD burners are virtually the same


Yea, Hyper 212 Evo is good too :D  Also forgot about the optical drive :p  Asus gives the best and cheapest optical drive. G. Skills are better too for 16gb :) 



GTX 780 ti is 19% faster than GTX 780
But recall PS4/XBox1 have only HD 7790 and 8GB .
Here we have a lot more
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January 14, 2014 4:26:17 AM

whitecat said:
Tenvis said:
whitecat said:
GTX 780 is more than enough

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£223.00 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£23.90 @ Ebuyer)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£109.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£64.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£70.19 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£42.00 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (£379.99 @ Novatech)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case (£47.98 @ Dabs)
Power Supply: EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£48.78 @ Scan.co.uk)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£11.98 @ Ebuyer)
Total: £1022.79
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-14 11:32 GMT+0000)


780 and 780 Ti has a big gap between them. Getting the 780 is like getting a chick rather than a rooster to use in cock fighting.

youssef 2010 said:
I think you should go with Tenvis's build with some changes. I think you should increase the RAM to 16 Gigs to increase your SSD's endurance.This G.Skill Kit is good. Also, you may want to upgrade to the 250GB version of the 840 Evo. To make room for these upgrades. I'd ditch the H100i for The Hyper 212 Evo. This will bring the grand total to 1601.81. I left the optical drive because all DVD burners are virtually the same


Yea, Hyper 212 Evo is good too :D  Also forgot about the optical drive :p  Asus gives the best and cheapest optical drive. G. Skills are better too for 16gb :) 



GTX 780 ti is 19% faster than GTX 780
But recall PS4/XBox1 have only HD 7790 and 8GB .
Here we have a lot more


Considering the fully unlocked GK110, 3gb memory and availability, it is future proof :)  but yea, It's up to the OP to choose between 780 and 780 Ti so I'll leave that to the OP
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January 14, 2014 5:10:54 AM

The 780Ti is definitely superior and as long as you have the money, why shouldn't you buy the latest and greatest? It would be more future-proof
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January 14, 2014 10:10:26 PM

Jakes1414 said:
i think that this would be nice and I haven't include any software or a case so that will be up to you but this looks good and do a bit of research. this computer is overkill and very power full.
https://secure.scan.co.uk/web/basket


Link's broken dude, you need to take a picture or something.
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