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May 1, 2014 4:33:27 AM


AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor £104.39

Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard £64.79

Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory £66.20

Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk £99.90

Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £40.76

MSI Radeon R9 290 4GB Video Card

NZXT H440 (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case £91.73

Corsair CX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply £68.98

Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) £82.35

I will be adding some arctic fans to the case also to bring the temp down but just wanted to get some feedback on how this build looks- i have put in crazy amounts of research also the 290 gpu i can pick 1 up for around £200 mark with copy of original invoice that shows 1.7yr warranty remaining,
Any thoughts please let me know!
(I know ill probably need a water cooler just trying to save the £ at the mo) cheers all

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May 1, 2014 4:37:19 AM

Looks good. Btw, you don't need watercooling, unless you plan on pushing your gpu past 4.3 or 4.4, air cooling can get you there. If you have room in your case, try the Hyper 212 EVO, only $30.
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May 1, 2014 4:37:51 AM

Er cpu not gpu, my apologies.
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May 1, 2014 4:44:54 AM

Thanks fin im not looking at OCing as i dont feel ill need the extra boost yet so i should be okay with it so far? I looked at the 212 EVO they look really good i know some people have had problems with their size etc but i know the 290 can run at 95degrees just dont wanna burn any of my components out
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May 1, 2014 4:46:57 AM

Yeah the EVO in a push/pull configuration should clean out some of the hot air in your case, the only problem is knowing if it fits. But if you aren't overclocking, I wouldn't worry about getting an aftermarket cpu cooler
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May 1, 2014 4:50:25 AM

What is your monitor setup, any reason you chose 4GB 290?
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May 1, 2014 5:03:48 AM

Right now its just a 1080p (asus i think) a mate of mine is giving me his old one i plan on getting a 1440p or 144hz monitor in near future. I was planning on a r9 280x but can now get a 290 for £200 its more buying it as seems too good to pass up rather than needing it
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May 1, 2014 5:09:02 AM

Fullmetalalkami said:
Right now its just a 1080p (asus i think) a mate of mine is giving me his old one i plan on getting a 1440p or 144hz monitor in near future. I was planning on a r9 280x but can now get a 290 for £200 its more buying it as seems too good to pass up rather than needing it


Ok, yeah i was just wondering, that 1440p 144hz monitor will need a 4GB. I would suggest instead of 2100 mhz ram, bump down to 1600 mhz at 1.5v. Especially if this is for gaming, save yourself the money, you won't utilize the extra mhz. Other than that, it looks fine.
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May 1, 2014 5:15:10 AM

I just checked the RAM and the 1600mhz costs £62.90 and 2100mhz is £66.20, is it best to save the extra £3 or will the 2100mhz benefit me further down the line? I know its only £3 but dont want to soend it unless necessary
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May 1, 2014 5:15:43 AM

G.Skill Ripjaws X 8GB (2x4GB) 1600mhz is 84.99 USD on newegg. Should be about £61ish
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May 1, 2014 5:16:29 AM

I guess it's not much of a difference... Dosent really matter either way.
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May 1, 2014 5:17:19 AM

Sorry, I should have price checked before I told you that. But ya, that looks like a solid build that can tackle just about anything you throw at it.
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May 1, 2014 5:20:08 AM

Nice thanks finfin im gonna keep shopping around get some prices lower where i can, thanks alot for quick response its appreciated mate- ill stick best answer on first response all the best
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May 1, 2014 5:20:39 AM

Sweet, glad I could help. :D 
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May 1, 2014 5:21:54 AM

Btw its mostly for metro:last light, battlefield 3&4 arma dayz watchdogs etc nice to know i can max some out- moving from console gaming so im expecting a decent boost
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