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£650 gaming PC. Am i good to go?

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March 16, 2014 1:29:10 PM

Hi all.

After years of laptops and consoles, I need a desktop PC, for gaming, streaming and browsing. Self builds seem better value for money and you know exactly whats inside. Looking forward to my fist build, but very much a novice so being very cautious.

After research, I've come up with the following list, hoping to start buying parts tomorrow but would appreciate suggestions/approvals for my peace of mind first.

CPU: i5 4670k 3.4 GHz £172
http://www.ebuyer.com/467647-cpu-core-i5-4670k-3-40ghz-...

GPU:MSI GTX 760 TwinFrozr OC 2GB £190
http://www.ebuyer.com/519311-msi-gtx-760-twinfrozr-oc-2...

Mobo: Gigabyte GA-Z87-HD3 £79
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gigabyte-Motherboard-4thGenerat...

Hard drive: Seagate Baracuda 1TB £45
http://www.ebuyer.com/319639-seagate-1tb-barracuda-inte...

RAM:RAM: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2X4GB) 1600Mhz C9 £60
http://www.ebuyer.com/523186-patriot-viper-3-series-ddr...

PSU: Corsair CXM 600W £60
http://www.ebuyer.com/429985-corsair-cx-series-cx600m-a...

Case: ZALMAN CASE MIDI Z9 PLUS £45
http://www.ebuyer.com/411355-zalman-case-midi-z9-plus-b...

Optical drive: Samsung 24x £13
http://www.ebuyer.com/516900-samsung-16x-sata-internal-...

Keyboard/mouse: Gigabyte KM5300 £10
http://www.dabs.com/products/gigabyte-km5300-keyboard-a...

Total £674

If all goes well, I do intend to overclock in the future (6 months timeish) and will purchase an afetermarket cooler when the time comes. I will probably also put in a 120GB SSD for booting at that stage.

I also need a monitor and am undecided between

Iiyama E2282HS-GB1 22" LED VGA DVI HDMI Monitor for £107
http://www.ebuyer.com/484437-iiyama-e2282hs-gb1-22-led-...

and Asus VE228HR 21.5" LED LCD HDMI Monitor for £112
http://www.ebuyer.com/393202-asus-ve228hr-21-5-led-lcd-...


Thanks in advance for any advice.

PS I live in the UK and I do need an OS.

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March 16, 2014 9:46:12 PM

I'd get the ASUS VE228HR as a monitor because I am not sure about the Iiyama monitor as I have never heard of Iiyama.
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