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March 23, 2014 12:42:01 PM

Hi all,

I have posted a few times on here over the past few months asking for help and now I finally have the money to buy it and just wanted a final confirmation. As it has been a few months since I picked most of these parts is this indeed a good choice for the money I am going to be spending?

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/37rWD

If there is anything better I could get for the money or if anyone thinks I could get virtually the same for less money with different parts please let me know.

Thanks in advance.

*edit* oops didn't mean to make this a solution thread.
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March 23, 2014 1:34:37 PM

If you had a 3570K, there would be little value in upgrading.
But, on a new build, I would buy a i5-4670K and any Z87 based motherboard. It should actually cost you less.
Ditch the zalman cooler. The fan is non stock and not replaceable. A CM hyper212 sill do the job for less.

I would buy a top quality psu like this 650w unit from XFX http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1650s...

Love the SSD and GTX780
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March 23, 2014 1:52:19 PM

geofelt said:
If you had a 3570K, there would be little value in upgrading.
But, on a new build, I would buy a i5-4670K and any Z87 based motherboard. It should actually cost you less.
Ditch the zalman cooler. The fan is non stock and not replaceable. A CM hyper212 sill do the job for less.

I would buy a top quality psu like this 650w unit from XFX http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1650s...

Love the SSD and GTX780


Thanks, the reason I went for the Zalman and not the CM hyper212evo was because of the space and I didn't want the cooler to interfere with my ram, I haven't checked any of the Z87 based motherboards but I will now, any suggestions on which mother board?
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a b 4 Gaming
March 23, 2014 1:56:03 PM

It looks good. I agree with Geofelt that the two weakest components are the PSU & cooler. I would use the XFX or better yet a Seasonic. And maybe think about a little wattage headroom with a 750 watt PSU. And I would spend a little more and get a Noctua NH-D14 cooler (only if you can afford it otherwise get the cooler master).
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a b 4 Gaming
March 23, 2014 2:33:29 PM

Do you already have a case and hdd?

In the next partlist i did include a hdd,

PCPartPicker part list

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£161.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Thermalright HR-O2 Rev.A(BW) 73.6 CFM CPU Cooler (£38.22 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£95.99 @ Aria PC)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£57.99 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£60.68 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£39.14 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (£360.98 @ Dabs)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£59.35 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £874.34
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-23 21:19 GMT+0000)

i changed some other things too.ssd/cpu cooler/psu/cpu/motherboard/ram.
The cooler doesn't obstruct any of the ram slots on my Z77 motherboard,don't ask me how it does with overlocking because i haven't tried yet.Read reviews for that.
The psu should be enough for on gpu,for sli youll need at least 750watts like the,
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1750x...
or maybe better,
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1850x...
The 840 evo is already a very nice ssd for less money than the pro version.
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March 23, 2014 2:44:13 PM

sorry Vic 40 didn't see your post before I posted, thanks ill look at some reviews, yes I have a case I have the HAF X.

*edit* I know very little about PSU's but the 620w would really do the job?
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a b 4 Gaming
March 23, 2014 9:51:56 PM

Kolobos said:
sorry Vic 40 didn't see your post before I posted, thanks ill look at some reviews, yes I have a case I have the HAF X.

*edit* I know very little about PSU's but the 620w would really do the job?


It should. The Seasonic 620W PSU is a great PSU in my opinion.
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March 24, 2014 12:24:04 AM

thank you very much this was just the help I was looking for and by the looks of things needed :)  ill be taking pics and I will let you know how the build goes :) 
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