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Looking for help building a good pc for £1100

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January 27, 2014 11:27:51 AM

I am looking for some help in building my first PC. My budget for this build is £1100 maximum.
I have been looking around and have a fairly good idea of what i want.
What i have so far is:

CPU:Intel I5 4670k or Intel I7 4770k
GPU:GTX 770
Motherboard: Don't know exactly but i have been looking at the better z87 motherboards
Case:Been looking at one of the NZXT Phantom cases but i am open to suggestions(Looking for good cooling and silent fans)
Ram:Corsair Vengeance Pro 2x4Gb
PSU:Corsair 750W 80+ gold
SSD:Kingston 120gb HyperX 3K SSD bundle
HDD:Seagate 2TB Desktop 3.5inch 8GB SSD SSHD
OS:I am capable of getting hold of Windows 8.1 Pro for £50
Disc Drive: Suggestions Please
SoundCard: Asus Xonar DG 5.1 surround sound card

This PC will not be upgraded for about 3-4 years so i am looking for it to be able to last that long with decent performance. The PC will be used for normal computing, gaming and maybe some video editing. Please modify my choices if you believe that i can get better components as i am open to suggestions.Thanks

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February 17, 2014 3:13:16 AM

I'd get the i5 CPU and go for a gtx 780 then it would be a beast and run any game
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February 17, 2014 3:14:54 AM

Or you could get a 1 tb hard drive and get a slightly better cpu
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February 17, 2014 3:32:09 AM

If you're not going to go for sli is the 750watt psu to much imo.A good 550watt would be enough and 650 would be more than enough.
With a ssd for your o.s. imo you don't need a hybrid hdd.It is more expensive and doesn't really add something since the pc already will for instance boot fast because of that ssd.
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February 17, 2014 4:46:47 AM

I havent specified a case, but there is £90 left in the budget for one.

Upgraded the Gfx Card and SSD, put a different PSU in with lower power but higher quality, it is still too powerful, but currently the 650 is cheaper than the 550, so take the overkill route. Swapped the RAM to a cheaper but very well reviewed set of 2X4Gb.

Im not sure on the Sound card, I have an old X-FI but use usb 5.1 headphones so I dont use it that much. Cant comment on your choice.

I also dropped the SSHD in favour of a standard 2TB hdd, but this could be changed around for not much extra cost. Depends what case you choose.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£161.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£25.20 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Pro3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£69.44 @ Scan.co.uk)
Memory: GeIL EVO CORSA Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (£60.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£87.45 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£59.21 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (£379.95 @ Ebuyer)
Sound Card: Asus Xonar DG 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card (£23.98 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: SeaSonic M12II 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£79.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer (£14.91 @ Amazon UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) (£50.00)
Total: £1013.10
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-17 12:46 GMT+0000)
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