Need help building a new gaming PC. (~£600)

I have no experience with building a PC, I revised a lot of pcpartpicker lists but I'm just clueless on what is good. I'm looking to build a PC for around £600. I have about £560 saved right now and I'm willing to save a bit more if the PC is promising. Anywhere are £600 just not too far to the £700 mark.

Right now my problem is I've had my current PC for a year and the fan isn't enough, the PC is at too a high a temperature 90% of the time and shuts down. The PC itself can only run games on minimum settings which is why I'd rather fork out for a new PC entirely. I want to be able to run games such as League of Legends, Counter-strike: Global Offensive and Battlefield 4 on the highest settings (Maybe not battlefield if it will run the price up because of Frostbite). A good fan is important too because of my house, a link to a good liquid cooling kit and guide would also be helpful. I can lookup the actual putting it together guide myself, I just need help getting the parts which are good enough to run those 3 and any other games at good FPS.
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  1. A good case and a good cpu cooler will do the work, no need for water cooling which is also more expensive. Well I hit £700 because of the higher cooling options with the case, cpu cooler and GPU wtih triple coolers. If you dont plan to overclock or dont like the case I can reduce the price.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£155.99 @ Aria PC)
    CPU Cooler: Thermalright HR-O2 Rev.A(BW) 73.6 CFM CPU Cooler (£38.32 @ Amazon UK)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Pro3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£68.18 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£61.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£39.98 @ Aria PC)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card (£159.98 @ Novatech)
    Case: Thermaltake Overseer RX-I Snow Edition ATX Full Tower Case (£104.38 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£59.35 @ Amazon UK)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£11.78 @ CCL Computers)
    Total: £699.95
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-01 16:58 GMT+0000)
  2. PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/32ehw
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/32ehw/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/32ehw/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£139.19 @ Aria PC)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H55 57.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (£45.31 @ Amazon UK)
    Motherboard: ASRock H87 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£55.93 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: Kingston Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£59.23 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£43.52 @ Amazon UK)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card (£159.98 @ Novatech)
    Case: Cooler Master Storm Scout 2 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£77.05 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£53.28 @ Amazon UK)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£11.78 @ CCL Computers)
    Total: £645.27

    Because of you budget, I don't think you need a 4670k, this i5 will provide all the gaming power you need for any GPU you will use.

    Added a low end AOI liquid cooler, but in reality the coolermaster hyper 212evo for about 20 will do the job of cooling fine if you want to lower the price a bit.

    Changed the mobo, the z87 chipset is not needed for you.

    different memory.

    more reliable HDD.

    A full tower case is idiotic for this build, changed it to something appropriate.

    Lowered the cost of the PSU a bit.
  3. Dont insult. It is a great case with very good quality, great airfow with good fans and LEDS and many other things. The XFX PSU has a better quality. Liquid cooler is not needed and your RAM is running on high voltage. He has to choose if he want to overclock first and then to say if he need a K CPU and z87 mainboard.
  4. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/32eRL
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/32eRL/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/32eRL/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($74.79 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Kingston Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($199.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair RM 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($97.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $787.68 (570 Euro)
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-01 13:33 EST-0500)

    You can save money by going with AMD for the processor.
  5. woltej1 said:
    PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/32ehw
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/32ehw/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/32ehw/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£139.19 @ Aria PC)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H55 57.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (£45.31 @ Amazon UK)
    Motherboard: ASRock H87 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£55.93 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: Kingston Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£59.23 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£43.52 @ Amazon UK)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card (£159.98 @ Novatech)
    Case: Cooler Master Storm Scout 2 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£77.05 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£53.28 @ Amazon UK)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£11.78 @ CCL Computers)
    Total: £645.27

    Because of you budget, I don't think you need a 4670k, this i5 will provide all the gaming power you need for any GPU you will use.

    Added a low end AOI liquid cooler, but in reality the coolermaster hyper 212evo for about 20 will do the job of cooling fine if you want to lower the price a bit.

    Changed the mobo, the z87 chipset is not needed for you.

    different memory.

    more reliable HDD.

    A full tower case is idiotic for this build, changed it to something appropriate.

    Lowered the cost of the PSU a bit.

    Is there a chance you could get a cheap but effective SSD on that build? Or would it not be needed?
  6. A good SSD with lower price for fast loading times if you want for OS,programs and some games. CPU cooler is enough without overclocking.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£139.19 @ Aria PC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£25.44 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: ASRock H87 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£55.93 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£61.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£61.56 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£43.52 @ Amazon UK)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card (£159.98 @ Novatech)
    Case: Cooler Master Storm Scout 2 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£77.05 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£44.98 @ Amazon UK)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£11.78 @ CCL Computers)
    Total: £681.42
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-01 19:04 GMT+0000)
  7. StarBG said:
    A good SSD with lower price for fast loading times if you want for OS,programs and some games. CPU cooler is enough without overclocking.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£139.19 @ Aria PC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£25.44 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: ASRock H87 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£55.93 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£61.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£61.56 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£43.52 @ Amazon UK)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card (£159.98 @ Novatech)
    Case: Cooler Master Storm Scout 2 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£77.05 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£44.98 @ Amazon UK)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£11.78 @ CCL Computers)
    Total: £681.42
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-01 19:04 GMT+0000)


    Thanks a lot. Just one last question, how long would it be before any of these parts become outdated?
    Thanks everybody else too, I appreciate all your help!
  8. It is hard to say and it is also personal preference. When you look at games they develop fast and require more resources and at some time you need to turn the settings more and more down but you can solve the problem when you buy a new and faster GPU and sell the old one. The other components would last several years and you can change the CPU when you feel that it is not fast enough like the GPU. For the GPU you could replace it after 3-4 years or sooner if you want to play only at high/ultra settings.
  9. Again, thanks so much. I finally feel comfortable that this is the right choice because of all your help.
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