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Building my first gaming pc and any help/advice is appreciated.

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February 5, 2014 11:53:38 PM

First of all let me apologize for the long winded post - Sorry :) 

Hi, I'm hoping to build myself a gaming pc to play games like BattleField4, Rust, Skyrim, Day Z etc. I'm a complete noob when it comes to building a pc so forgive my ignorance.
After doing a bit of research and a very helpful answer off here, I hope that I have come up with my first build list. This is the parts I'm planning on getting but I'm open to other suggestions if you think its not right, Or anything you think I might need to make my gaming experience better.
Hoping to spend £650 ish ;)  on it




Motherboard -

Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 Motherboard (AMD 990FX, 4x DDR3 RAM, SATA 6GB/s, ATX, USB 3.0, MemOK!, Network iControl, Multi-GPU Support, Socket AM3+) by ASUS

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B008RPYAS8

Processor -

AMD FX8350 Black Edition 8 Core Processor (4.0/4.2GHz, 8MB Level 3 Cache, 8MB Level 2 Cache, Socket AM3+, 125W, Retail Boxed) by AMD

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B009O7YUF6

RAM -

Kingston Technology XMP Beast Series 8GB 2400MHz DDR3 CL11 DIMM Desktop Memory Module (Kit of 2) by Kingston

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00A771ZWI

PSU -

Corsair CP-9020055-UK RM Series RM750 80 Plus Gold 750W ATX/EPS Fully Modular Power Supply Unit by Corsair - Have I got enough power ?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00FG9FTDI

Graphics Card -

MSI Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 Gaming 4GB DDR5 Twin Frozer IV FAN PCI-E Graphics Card by MSI

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00E5V2SOQ

OR

Sapphire Vapor-X Radeon R9 270X OC 2GB GDDR5 Graphics Card with Boost by SAPPHIRE - Is 2 GB enough or can/should I get more ?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00FOR007C

Hard Drive -

WD 1TB 3.5 inch Internal Hard Drive - Caviar Blue by Western Digital

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0088PUEPK

Optical Drive -

LG ELECTRONICS GH24NS95 LG (24X) DVD Rewriter SuperMulti with M-DISC Support (Internal) by LG Electronics

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00A3SGB2K

CPU Cooler -

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO (120mm) by Cooler Master - Will this keep it cool enough ?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0068OI7T8

OS -

Microsoft Windows 8.1 (Full Version) by Microsoft Software - Any better suggestions ? heard it's not linux friendly ?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00FRAE7MU

Case -

CiT Mars Midi Tower Part-Mesh Gaming Case with 2x Red LED Fans and LED Display by CiT - I Know its Cheap but I have to save money somewhere :) 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B006FUQ34Q



I Have keyboard and screen etc, but is there anything else I will need ? Cables ?

Thanks for being patient and reading through all this. As i said before this is my first build so please forgive my ignorance :(  and any help is much appreciated :) 

Dave

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February 6, 2014 12:15:22 AM
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Build is good. I would go with the gtx 760 because its better and the more memory will be nice for next gen games also I would get a cheaper psu Something from corsair (which is my favorite for PSUs) with 550-600 watts should be plenty
February 6, 2014 12:19:30 AM

jmccarty13 said:
Build is good. I would go with the gtx 760 because its better and the more memory will be nice for next gen games also I would get a cheaper psu Something from corsair (which is my favorite for PSUs) with 550-600 watts should be plenty


Would it not be a good idea to have the extra watts for the future just incase I want to upgrade ?
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February 6, 2014 12:20:04 AM

Also if you want a different os you might want windows 7 if you want perfect compatibility in older games but if that isn't important than stick with 8.1 but I would stick with windows for gaming since it has the most games
February 6, 2014 12:23:10 AM

xX_WTF1_Xx said:
jmccarty13 said:
Build is good. I would go with the gtx 760 because its better and the more memory will be nice for next gen games also I would get a cheaper psu Something from corsair (which is my favorite for PSUs) with 550-600 watts should be plenty


Would it not be a good idea to have the extra watts for the future just incase I want to upgrade ?


In my opinion I don't really think so. Gpus in this price range will likely be using the about the same or less power in the future
February 6, 2014 12:27:11 AM

jmccarty13 said:
xX_WTF1_Xx said:
jmccarty13 said:
Build is good. I would go with the gtx 760 because its better and the more memory will be nice for next gen games also I would get a cheaper psu Something from corsair (which is my favorite for PSUs) with 550-600 watts should be plenty


Would it not be a good idea to have the extra watts for the future just incase I want to upgrade ?


In my opinion I don't really think so. Video cards are starting to consume less and less power.


Do you think the case is big enough to take it all ?
February 6, 2014 12:30:30 AM

xX_WTF1_Xx said:
jmccarty13 said:
xX_WTF1_Xx said:
jmccarty13 said:
Build is good. I would go with the gtx 760 because its better and the more memory will be nice for next gen games also I would get a cheaper psu Something from corsair (which is my favorite for PSUs) with 550-600 watts should be plenty


Would it not be a good idea to have the extra watts for the future just incase I want to upgrade ?


In my opinion I don't really think so. Video cards are starting to consume less and less power.


Do you think the case is big enough to take it all ?


The case should be plenty big. Also did you catch my edit didn't word the post right
February 6, 2014 12:34:41 AM

jmccarty13 said:
xX_WTF1_Xx said:
jmccarty13 said:
xX_WTF1_Xx said:
jmccarty13 said:
Build is good. I would go with the gtx 760 because its better and the more memory will be nice for next gen games also I would get a cheaper psu Something from corsair (which is my favorite for PSUs) with 550-600 watts should be plenty


Would it not be a good idea to have the extra watts for the future just incase I want to upgrade ?


In my opinion I don't really think so. Video cards are starting to consume less and less power.


Do you think the case is big enough to take it all ?


The case should be plenty big but its hard to say when I cant actually have a real life look at it. Also did you catch my edit didn't word the post right


Yeah I got it. thanks for the quick reply. I think I'm now going to order it :) 
February 6, 2014 12:46:10 AM

I just watched a unboxing vid of that case and it should definitely be big enough. Oh and a little more on the video card as I was biased on my answer but as far as value the difference between the two cards really isn't worth the price difference unless you think about how next gen games will likely be using over 2gb of memory for their maxed settings. Even skyrim with lots of mods and custom texture packs can easily go over 2 gigs. But as far as actual performance they are two close for that huge price jump maybe look for an r9 270x with more memory.
February 6, 2014 2:02:58 AM

jmccarty13 said:
I just watched a unboxing vid of that case and it should definitely be big enough. Oh and a little more on the video card as I was biased on my answer but as far as value the difference between the two cards really isn't worth the price difference unless you think about how next gen games will likely be using over 2gb of memory for their maxed settings. Even skyrim with lots of mods and custom texture packs can easily go over 2 gigs. But as far as actual performance they are two close for that huge price jump maybe look for an r9 270x with more memory.


had another look at case and realised it didn't have front usb 3.0 slots so got this instead http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00606NA0A

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