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Gaming PC Build £1300 is it ok ?

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April 16, 2014 1:59:25 AM

Hey guys im going to be building myself a gaming pc would this build be ok for these games.
i want a small build so im going for the Bitfenix prodigy case it looks nice.

The build > http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/3sELZ

this is all inside my budget of £1300 including the 2 monitors :) 

Games ill be playing DayZ Standalone Arma 3 Diablo 3 World of warcraft Minecraft and old star wars games :) 

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a b 4 Gaming
April 16, 2014 2:13:31 AM

The games you are playing prefers Intel cpu for their single thread performance. The FX isn't that bad but Intel is more optimised for now.
Also do you really need two 27" monitors now.
The motherboard you chosen isn't that great. If you are going for a FX 83** cpu, there are better quality motherboard on the ATX size only. If you wish to go smaller than ATX, intel is more favourable.
Also are you overclocking?
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April 16, 2014 2:20:36 AM

13108227,0,1612270 said:
The games you are playing prefers Intel cpu for their single thread performance. The FX isn't that bad but Intel is more optimised for now.
Also do you really need two 27" monitors now.
The motherboard you chosen isn't that great. If you are going for a FX 83** cpu, there are better quality motherboard on the ATX size only. If you wish to go smaller than ATX, intel is more favourable.
Also are you overclocking?[/quote
Hi thanks for the comment im not overcloking and you said the games i listed prefer intel is this build better and will it run the games i listed on High Utra settings ? also i like 27inch monitors :)  http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/3sF3g
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a b 4 Gaming
April 16, 2014 2:20:44 AM

Much things to change: No1. a single GTX 770 is good but not for dual 27 inch monitors you'll have quite the lag in latest games. and playing on 2 monitors is kind of awkward i suggest playing with only one monitor or 3.

No2. I would suggest going with a intel core i5 with that kind of cash also i really dont reccomend getting that motherboard with an FX 8350.

No3 I would suggest that you get a closed loop liquid cooler with a mini itx build. Also it wouldnt be a mini itx build with dual 27 inch monitors.

May I suggest a build: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/3sF7U

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a b 4 Gaming
April 16, 2014 2:25:25 AM

Yeah you have several things holding you back-


  • You can't do good, high end AMD builds on anything below ATX
  • The Bitfenix Prodigy M is a very different case internally to it's ITX version, and in my mind, quite inferior.
  • With the components you have selected, even swapping to an Intel build means you can't take advantage of any advantages of mATX because several of the slots will be blocked.


  • You are better off with one of these three options -

    • Stick with AMD, but try to find a compact ATX case which suits you.
    • Go with Intel at mATX and find a better case, there's a lot of good options over the Bitfenix.
    • Go with Intel and a standard ITX Prodigy. It'll fit everything you need, and give you the same look as your original build.
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    April 16, 2014 2:25:30 AM

    Yes please suggest a build also im gaming on 1 monitor just need the 2nd monitor for work
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    a b 4 Gaming
    April 16, 2014 2:34:24 AM

    If you are willing to change the case, you can still fit in the two monitors you wanted. I also suggest the XFX XTR power supply rather than the RM 650. The XFX XTR 650 is essentially similar to the RM 650 but has better quality components and has the option to keep the PSU fan always on or semi-passive like the RM 650.
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£149.99 @ Aria PC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£25.20 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H87-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£72.86 @ CCL Computers)
    Memory: Kingston Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£52.75 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£64.46 @ PC World Business)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card (£239.72 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case (£45.90 @ Amazon UK)
    Power Supply: XFX XTR 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£81.46 @ Dabs)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer (£15.95 @ Amazon UK)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£80.10 @ Amazon UK)
    Monitor: Asus VX279Q 60Hz 27.0" Monitor (£236.22 @ Amazon UK)
    Monitor: Asus VX279Q 60Hz 27.0" Monitor (£236.22 @ Amazon UK)
    Total: £1300.83
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-16 10:34 BST+0100)
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    a b 4 Gaming
    April 16, 2014 2:38:33 AM

    Option 1 - AMD build - http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/3sFcR
    Option 2 - mATX Intel - http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/3sFdL
    Option 3 - Prodigy build - http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/3sFej

    You can cut down the budget on any one of those by dropping to a non-overclocking solution, or by cutting down on PSU costs. All are roughly in budget and do what you need though. Dropping to a non OC solution can also enable you to free up enough funds to go for a GTX780 or similar.
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    April 16, 2014 2:47:05 AM

    Thank you all for helping me i now have more info on what parts i should use thanks again :) 
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