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January 21, 2014 1:17:03 AM

I need everything including OS but no peripherals (mouse, keyboard, speaker, monitor, etc).

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January 21, 2014 1:33:09 AM

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($27.97 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87-HD3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
Memory: Kingston Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply
HDD :Samsung 840 Series 120 GB SSD Internal Hard Drive
WD Blue WD10EZEX 1 TB Internal Hard Drive
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a b 4 Gaming
January 21, 2014 2:29:08 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£167.99 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£86.33 @ Ebuyer)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£59.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£54.98 @ Dabs)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£42.00 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB Video Card (£359.15 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case (£83.29 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£65.94 @ Aria PC)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£11.98 @ Ebuyer)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) (£81.50 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £1013.15
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-21 10:27 GMT+0000)

I added in an ssd, but you can exclude it if you want to save a bit of cash
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January 21, 2014 2:45:20 AM

Sorry i forgot to say I don't have the intentions of overclocking my system if this differs anything?
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January 21, 2014 2:59:30 AM

As you dont plan to OC, I have dropped the K model and taken a standard 4670, along with dropping the OC chipset of the Z87 based motherboard. This can squeeze under budget and give you the power of the GTX780.

The SSD is just for the OS to install, the 2TB seagate is for everything else.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£158.34 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Asus B85-PLUS ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£67.56 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£62.62 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 60GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£39.95 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£60.00 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (£398.35 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case (£47.98 @ Dabs)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£70.67 @ CCL Computers)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£11.98 @ Ebuyer)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) (£81.50 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £998.95
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-21 10:59 GMT+0000)
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a b 4 Gaming
January 21, 2014 3:03:07 AM

Ricster-a said:
Sorry i forgot to say I don't have the intentions of overclocking my system if this differs anything?


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£158.34 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H87-HD3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£71.01 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£59.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£54.98 @ Dabs)
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: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case (£83.29 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£65.94 @ Aria PC)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£11.98 @ Ebuyer)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) (£81.50 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £1009.02
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-21 11:01 GMT+0000)

Swapped the R9 290 with the gtx 780. Same performance but the 780 uses less power, runs cooler and quieter

Since you're not overclocking, went for a H87 chipset with a non k i5
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January 21, 2014 3:03:15 AM

Is the B85-PLUS better than the Asus H87-PRO?
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January 21, 2014 3:07:43 AM

The B85 has only 4 SATA 3 slots and 2 SATA 2. It also does not support RAID configurations.

Other than that their isn't much difference.

Personally I prefer ASUS, but for the extra £4, going for the H87 Gigabyte makes sense.
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January 21, 2014 3:11:39 AM

Ok so go for H87-PRO? what about Gigabyte's GA-H87-HD3 as Scremin34Egl suggested or stick with H87?
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January 21, 2014 3:18:48 AM

If you plan to RAID, or would like the option to, then go with Scremin34Egl's suggestion. It should be a slightly higher quality of build based on the H87 chipset.

However, if you want to save £4 go for the B85 :p 
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a b 4 Gaming
January 21, 2014 3:24:36 AM

Ricster-a said:
Ok so go for H87-PRO? what about Gigabyte's GA-H87-HD3 as Scremin34Egl suggested or stick with H87?


Both the Asus and the Gigabyte are top quality brands. The Asus and the Gigabyte are pretty similar and have the same chipset apart from the price difference. Both are solid boards
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January 21, 2014 3:26:37 AM

which one then without RAID? lol
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January 21, 2014 3:28:53 AM

Both the Asus and Gigabyte H87 boards support RAID.

Get the Gigabyte, it is cheaper, and as Scremin says, they are both well trusted brands.

For the extra £4 you will get a higher quality solution.
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a b 4 Gaming
January 21, 2014 3:33:54 AM

Ricster-a said:
which one then without RAID? lol


The one without RAID support is the B85 chipset which is only 4 pounds less than the gigabyte H87 which has RAID support, so go for the gigabyte

You also get a better chipset
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