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February 3, 2014 5:19:17 AM

Would really like to know if this is a good pc gaming build.
PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2MqzQ
Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2MqzQ/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2MqzQ/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (£238.00 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£25.95 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£91.69 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2133 Memory (£153.48 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£66.89 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card (£326.22 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case (£79.99 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Corsair RM 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer (£49.95 @ Amazon UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)
Total: £1032.17
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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February 3, 2014 5:22:32 AM

Are you planing on SLI and heavy OCing in the future (your set-up suggest so), if that is the case I would suggest increasing your PSU wattage, otherwise, great build
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February 3, 2014 5:25:11 AM

Thats a pretty decent build. It will play pretty much any game at max settings. could just throw in a ssd for beastly boot times haha but it will do what you want it to do.
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February 3, 2014 5:28:33 AM

minerva330 said:
Are you planing on SLI and heavy OCing in the future (your set-up suggest so), if that is the case I would suggest increasing your PSU wattage, otherwise, great build


Hadn't thought about it. This is the first time I would be building a pc. Just wanted to know if it was worth the money. Thanks for the quick reply.
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February 3, 2014 5:29:56 AM

Devin Mann said:
Thats a pretty decent build. It will play pretty much any game at max settings. could just throw in a ssd for beastly boot times haha but it will do what you want it to do.


Thanks for the reply. Would probably look into an ssd in the future.
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February 3, 2014 5:31:19 AM

Great build. I have the GTX760 and an AMD FX-6300 CPU and even that can play BF4 at ultra so yours will rip through anything.

Like minerva said, deffo get an SSD, maybe a 120gb Samsung for OS and your main games... map loading times make me cry at the moment.
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February 3, 2014 5:35:34 AM

Mr Dobing said:
Great build. I have the GTX760 and an AMD FX-6300 CPU and even that can play BF4 at ultra so yours will rip through anything.

Like minerva said, deffo get an SSD, maybe a 120gb Samsung for OS and your main games... map loading times make me cry at the moment.


Thanks. Was looking at getting the amd fx 8350 instead of the intel. But from all the reviews I seen it said that Intel was better for gaming.
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February 3, 2014 5:35:46 AM

recode27 said:
minerva330 said:
Are you planing on SLI and heavy OCing in the future (your set-up suggest so), if that is the case I would suggest increasing your PSU wattage, otherwise, great build


Hadn't thought about it. This is the first time I would be building a pc. Just wanted to know if it was worth the money. Thanks for the quick reply.


I ask because you have a SLI capable board and an unlocked CPU, and while your PSU is fine for the hardware you have now it might struggle in the future if you decided to get another card. Just wanted to make sure you are aware. If you not going to OC then there is no reason to get an unlocked CPU (K version), if that is the case you could save some cash and get a i5-3350P, anf then put the money back into you GPU, maybe get a 780 or a SSD (Samsung EVO 840 is a great deal)
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February 3, 2014 5:41:55 AM

minerva330 said:
recode27 said:
minerva330 said:
Are you planing on SLI and heavy OCing in the future (your set-up suggest so), if that is the case I would suggest increasing your PSU wattage, otherwise, great build


Hadn't thought about it. This is the first time I would be building a pc. Just wanted to know if it was worth the money. Thanks for the quick reply.


I ask because you have a SLI capable board and an unlocked CPU, and while your PSU is fine for the hardware you have now it might struggle in the future if you decided to get another card. Just wanted to make sure you are aware. If you not going to OC then there is no reason to get an unlocked CPU (K version), if that is the case you could save some cash and get a i5-3350P, anf then put the money back into you GPU, maybe get a 780


Thanks. So an i5 instead of an i7-3770?
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February 3, 2014 5:50:15 AM

recode27 said:
minerva330 said:
recode27 said:
minerva330 said:
Are you planing on SLI and heavy OCing in the future (your set-up suggest so), if that is the case I would suggest increasing your PSU wattage, otherwise, great build


Hadn't thought about it. This is the first time I would be building a pc. Just wanted to know if it was worth the money. Thanks for the quick reply.


I ask because you have a SLI capable board and an unlocked CPU, and while your PSU is fine for the hardware you have now it might struggle in the future if you decided to get another card. Just wanted to make sure you are aware. If you not going to OC then there is no reason to get an unlocked CPU (K version), if that is the case you could save some cash and get a i5-3350P, anf then put the money back into you GPU, maybe get a 780


Thanks. So an i5 instead of an i7-3770?


If you have no plans to OC than an i7-3770 does not make a lot of sense. If you still really like your board then you need to get a 1155 socketed CPU the i5-3550P is a great choice.

If you decided to get a Haswell board and CPU which uses a different socket you might have some more options.

Here is a tweak: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2Mr8U

Edit: and if you not planning on doing SLI this may be a better board for you as well...http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00CXOMGGW/?tag=pcp0f-21
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February 3, 2014 5:55:43 AM

minerva330 said:
recode27 said:
minerva330 said:
recode27 said:
minerva330 said:
Are you planing on SLI and heavy OCing in the future (your set-up suggest so), if that is the case I would suggest increasing your PSU wattage, otherwise, great build


Hadn't thought about it. This is the first time I would be building a pc. Just wanted to know if it was worth the money. Thanks for the quick reply.


I ask because you have a SLI capable board and an unlocked CPU, and while your PSU is fine for the hardware you have now it might struggle in the future if you decided to get another card. Just wanted to make sure you are aware. If you not going to OC then there is no reason to get an unlocked CPU (K version), if that is the case you could save some cash and get a i5-3350P, anf then put the money back into you GPU, maybe get a 780


Thanks. So an i5 instead of an i7-3770?


If you have no plans to OC than an i7-3770 does not make a lot of sense. If you still really like your board then you need to get a 1155 socketed CPU the i5-3550P is a great choice.

If you decided to get a Haswell board and CPU which uses a different socket you might have some more options.

Here is a tweak: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2Mr8U


Thank you. So how is this for a finished build?
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2Mre9
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February 3, 2014 5:56:23 AM

Also if your not OCing then you do no need the Cooler.
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February 3, 2014 6:05:10 AM

recode27 said:
minerva330 said:
recode27 said:
minerva330 said:
recode27 said:
minerva330 said:
Are you planing on SLI and heavy OCing in the future (your set-up suggest so), if that is the case I would suggest increasing your PSU wattage, otherwise, great build


Hadn't thought about it. This is the first time I would be building a pc. Just wanted to know if it was worth the money. Thanks for the quick reply.


I ask because you have a SLI capable board and an unlocked CPU, and while your PSU is fine for the hardware you have now it might struggle in the future if you decided to get another card. Just wanted to make sure you are aware. If you not going to OC then there is no reason to get an unlocked CPU (K version), if that is the case you could save some cash and get a i5-3350P, anf then put the money back into you GPU, maybe get a 780


Thanks. So an i5 instead of an i7-3770?


If you have no plans to OC than an i7-3770 does not make a lot of sense. If you still really like your board then you need to get a 1155 socketed CPU the i5-3550P is a great choice.

If you decided to get a Haswell board and CPU which uses a different socket you might have some more options.

Here is a tweak: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2Mr8U


Thank you. So how is this for a finished build?
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2Mre9


Like I said if you not OCing you dont need the cooler, the CPU comes with a stock cooler...http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2Mrlz is a good build if your planning to utilize SLI in the future but you need to upgrade your PSU this if not http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2Mrp5
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February 3, 2014 6:11:19 AM

minerva330 said:
recode27 said:
minerva330 said:
recode27 said:
minerva330 said:
recode27 said:
minerva330 said:
Are you planing on SLI and heavy OCing in the future (your set-up suggest so), if that is the case I would suggest increasing your PSU wattage, otherwise, great build


Hadn't thought about it. This is the first time I would be building a pc. Just wanted to know if it was worth the money. Thanks for the quick reply.


I ask because you have a SLI capable board and an unlocked CPU, and while your PSU is fine for the hardware you have now it might struggle in the future if you decided to get another card. Just wanted to make sure you are aware. If you not going to OC then there is no reason to get an unlocked CPU (K version), if that is the case you could save some cash and get a i5-3350P, anf then put the money back into you GPU, maybe get a 780


Thanks. So an i5 instead of an i7-3770?


If you have no plans to OC than an i7-3770 does not make a lot of sense. If you still really like your board then you need to get a 1155 socketed CPU the i5-3550P is a great choice.

If you decided to get a Haswell board and CPU which uses a different socket you might have some more options.

Here is a tweak: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2Mr8U


Thank you. So how is this for a finished build?
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2Mre9


Like I said if you not OCing you dont need the cooler, the CPU comes with a stock cooler...http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2Mrlz is a good build if your planning to utilize SLI in the future but you need to upgrade your PSU this if not http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2Mrp5


Thanks for the help. I think this is probably the build I would end up going with.
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2Mrlz
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February 3, 2014 6:14:10 AM

Very Good, glad to be of assistance. Good luck with your new build
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