building gaming pc review and advice needed
Hi, I have built a system that is quite good in my budget of £2500. My finger is on the check out button but I would like to get a second opinion. Am I wasting money on any thing or could I improve the build within my budget? Thanks in advance
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at that price I'd want a 4770k over an amd product as it is still the best gaming CPU out there. The asus hero mobo is a good matchup for the 4770k if you go that route.
RAM is a little overkill as games do not benefit much from higher frequency RAM.
Personally, I'd choose an asus, msi or evga 780 ti over the gigabyte, but that's more personal preference for those cards.
How about this CF-ready build?
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks
CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (£233.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler (£64.90 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£147.69 @ Ebuyer)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory (£69.98 @ Novatech)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£126.06 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£43.96 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 290X 4GB Video Card (£459.98 @ Novatech)
Case: Corsair Air 540 ATX Desktop Case (£107.53 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 1000G2 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£127.35 @ Dabs)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer (£14.90 @ Amazon UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£73.99 @ Dabs)
Monitor: Asus VG278HE 144Hz 27.0" Monitor (£359.40 @ Scan.co.uk)
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-11 03:41 GMT+0000)
Great Onboard Audio: ROG SupremeFX Audio 8-Channel High Definition Audio.
sora said:nerbzzz said:Wow that's a nice build only thing I would change is the gfx card I really want the ti and 16gig ram. Thanks gave me a good alternative option
The 290X is a beast though and will also help if you plan to play BF4 since it has Mantle support.
... and Sapphire Tri-X BF4 Edition is amazing temperature wise and simply a beautiful card