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May 4, 2014 4:41:25 AM

Hello internet.

Below is my new build plan and I was wonder if I could get any better bang for buck or just general improvements. This rig will be used for gaming at max settings (apart from crysis 3). The aftermarket cooler is the EVGA ACX ACTIVE COOLING XTREME.

[PCPartPicker part list](http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/3DDrz) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/3DDrz/by_merchant/) / [Benchmarks](http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/3DDrz/benchmarks/)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£161.99 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£88.99)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£65.76 @ Scan.co.uk)
Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£54.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (Purchased For £0.00)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card (£169.97 @ Aria PC)
Case: Corsair SPEC-03 Red ATX Mid Tower Case (£45.95 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£96.90 @ Scan.co.uk)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£11.79 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£11.79 @ Amazon UK)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF120 Performance Edition (2-Pack) 63.5 CFM 120mm Fans (£20.50 @ Ebuyer)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF120 Red 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan (£8.50 @ Ebuyer)
Other: EVGA ACX ACTIVE COOLING XTREME 12V 2800RPM CPU COOLER (£26.98)
Total: £764.11
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-04 12:41 BST+0100)

Thanks for your opinions and help in advance :) 

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May 4, 2014 4:48:33 AM

2 x dvd writers?
You only need a 500W for the gtx 760
Doesn't the case come with fans? Can't you spend 70 quid on a case with fans instead?

Here everyone reckons the Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO is the best copu cooler
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May 4, 2014 4:56:30 AM

Ok, tweaking your build: Better quality Mobo and SSD, cheaper but still great PSU and fans. saved enough on the PSU to go for a GTX 770 instead of 760:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£161.99 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£108.20 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£65.76 @ Scan.co.uk)
Storage: Sandisk 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£50.97 @ Dabs)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (Purchased For £0.00)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 770 2GB Enthusiast Edition Video Card (£229.00 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Corsair SPEC-03 Red ATX Mid Tower Case (£45.95 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£44.14 @ CCL Computers)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£11.79 @ Amazon UK)
Case Fan: Cooler Master SickleFlow 69.7 CFM 120mm Fan (£5.32 @ CCL Computers)
Case Fan: Arctic Cooling Arctic F12 74.0 CFM 120mm Fan (£3.20 @ Amazon UK)
Case Fan: Arctic Cooling Arctic F12 74.0 CFM 120mm Fan (£3.20 @ Amazon UK)
Other: EVGA ACX ACTIVE COOLING XTREME 12V 2800RPM CPU COOLER (£26.98)
Total: £756.50
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-04 12:57 BST+0100)
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Anonymous
May 4, 2014 5:01:18 AM

i7Baby said:
2 x dvd writers?
You only need a 500W for the gtx 760
Doesn't the case come with fans? Can't you spend 70 quid on a case with fans instead?

Here everyone reckons the Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO is the best copu cooler


I didnt notice there was 2 writers thanks for that. I got the cpu cooler beacause people have said it performs slightly better and it looks nicer in my opinion. I also planed to SLI in the futer and also OC but if you thing I dont need the much Wattage ill change it.

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May 4, 2014 5:02:44 AM

ScrewySqrl said:
Ok, tweaking your build: Better quality Mobo and SSD, cheaper but still great PSU and fans. saved enough on the PSU to go for a GTX 770 instead of 760:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£161.99 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£108.20 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£65.76 @ Scan.co.uk)
Storage: Sandisk 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£50.97 @ Dabs)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (Purchased For £0.00)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 770 2GB Enthusiast Edition Video Card (£229.00 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Corsair SPEC-03 Red ATX Mid Tower Case (£45.95 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£44.14 @ CCL Computers)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£11.79 @ Amazon UK)
Case Fan: Cooler Master SickleFlow 69.7 CFM 120mm Fan (£5.32 @ CCL Computers)
Case Fan: Arctic Cooling Arctic F12 74.0 CFM 120mm Fan (£3.20 @ Amazon UK)
Case Fan: Arctic Cooling Arctic F12 74.0 CFM 120mm Fan (£3.20 @ Amazon UK)
Other: EVGA ACX ACTIVE COOLING XTREME 12V 2800RPM CPU COOLER (£26.98)
Total: £756.50
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-04 12:57 BST+0100)


What makes it a better mobo? Also I would prefer and semi/fully modular PSU
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May 4, 2014 5:15:50 AM

Anonymous said:
ScrewySqrl said:
Ok, tweaking your build: Better quality Mobo and SSD, cheaper but still great PSU and fans. saved enough on the PSU to go for a GTX 770 instead of 760:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£161.99 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£108.20 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£65.76 @ Scan.co.uk)
Storage: Sandisk 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£50.97 @ Dabs)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (Purchased For £0.00)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 770 2GB Enthusiast Edition Video Card (£229.00 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Corsair SPEC-03 Red ATX Mid Tower Case (£45.95 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£44.14 @ CCL Computers)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£11.79 @ Amazon UK)
Case Fan: Cooler Master SickleFlow 69.7 CFM 120mm Fan (£5.32 @ CCL Computers)
Case Fan: Arctic Cooling Arctic F12 74.0 CFM 120mm Fan (£3.20 @ Amazon UK)
Case Fan: Arctic Cooling Arctic F12 74.0 CFM 120mm Fan (£3.20 @ Amazon UK)
Other: EVGA ACX ACTIVE COOLING XTREME 12V 2800RPM CPU COOLER (£26.98)
Total: £756.50
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-04 12:57 BST+0100)


What makes it a better mobo? Also I would prefer and semi/fully modular PSU



AS Rock uses better quality components in its Motherboards than MSI.


for about the same price as the XFX 550, you can get the Corsair CX500M (46 pounds) semi modular. The XFX is a higher quality PSU (Built by SeaSonic, the very best PSU people), not that the Corsair is terrible.

for a few pounds more, the Corsair 600M gives you a bit more headroom, or the Enermax ETL550AWT both just under 53 pounds.
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Anonymous
May 4, 2014 5:18:44 AM

ScrewySqrl said:
Anonymous said:
ScrewySqrl said:
Ok, tweaking your build: Better quality Mobo and SSD, cheaper but still great PSU and fans. saved enough on the PSU to go for a GTX 770 instead of 760:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£161.99 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£108.20 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£65.76 @ Scan.co.uk)
Storage: Sandisk 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£50.97 @ Dabs)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (Purchased For £0.00)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 770 2GB Enthusiast Edition Video Card (£229.00 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Corsair SPEC-03 Red ATX Mid Tower Case (£45.95 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£44.14 @ CCL Computers)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£11.79 @ Amazon UK)
Case Fan: Cooler Master SickleFlow 69.7 CFM 120mm Fan (£5.32 @ CCL Computers)
Case Fan: Arctic Cooling Arctic F12 74.0 CFM 120mm Fan (£3.20 @ Amazon UK)
Case Fan: Arctic Cooling Arctic F12 74.0 CFM 120mm Fan (£3.20 @ Amazon UK)
Other: EVGA ACX ACTIVE COOLING XTREME 12V 2800RPM CPU COOLER (£26.98)
Total: £756.50
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-04 12:57 BST+0100)


What makes it a better mobo? Also I would prefer and semi/fully modular PSU



AS Rock uses better quality components in its Motherboards than MSI.


for about the same price as the XFX 550, you can get the Corsair CX500M (46 pounds) semi modular. The XFX is a higher quality PSU (Built by SeaSonic, the very best PSU people), not that the Corsair is terrible.

for a few pounds more, the Corsair 600M gives you a bit more headroom, or the Enermax ETL550AWT both just under 53 pounds.


for gaming which is better in intel i-5 2500k or the intel 4670k?
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May 4, 2014 5:45:52 AM

Anonymous said:
ScrewySqrl said:
Anonymous said:
ScrewySqrl said:
Ok, tweaking your build: Better quality Mobo and SSD, cheaper but still great PSU and fans. saved enough on the PSU to go for a GTX 770 instead of 760:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£161.99 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£108.20 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£65.76 @ Scan.co.uk)
Storage: Sandisk 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£50.97 @ Dabs)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (Purchased For £0.00)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 770 2GB Enthusiast Edition Video Card (£229.00 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Corsair SPEC-03 Red ATX Mid Tower Case (£45.95 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£44.14 @ CCL Computers)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£11.79 @ Amazon UK)
Case Fan: Cooler Master SickleFlow 69.7 CFM 120mm Fan (£5.32 @ CCL Computers)
Case Fan: Arctic Cooling Arctic F12 74.0 CFM 120mm Fan (£3.20 @ Amazon UK)
Case Fan: Arctic Cooling Arctic F12 74.0 CFM 120mm Fan (£3.20 @ Amazon UK)
Other: EVGA ACX ACTIVE COOLING XTREME 12V 2800RPM CPU COOLER (£26.98)
Total: £756.50
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-04 12:57 BST+0100)


What makes it a better mobo? Also I would prefer and semi/fully modular PSU



AS Rock uses better quality components in its Motherboards than MSI.


for about the same price as the XFX 550, you can get the Corsair CX500M (46 pounds) semi modular. The XFX is a higher quality PSU (Built by SeaSonic, the very best PSU people), not that the Corsair is terrible.

for a few pounds more, the Corsair 600M gives you a bit more headroom, or the Enermax ETL550AWT both just under 53 pounds.


for gaming which is better in intel i-5 2500k or the intel 4670k?



4670K is better than the 2500K by virtue of being 2 generations newer
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Anonymous
May 4, 2014 8:03:00 AM

ScrewySqrl said:
Anonymous said:
ScrewySqrl said:
Anonymous said:
ScrewySqrl said:
Ok, tweaking your build: Better quality Mobo and SSD, cheaper but still great PSU and fans. saved enough on the PSU to go for a GTX 770 instead of 760:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£161.99 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£108.20 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£65.76 @ Scan.co.uk)
Storage: Sandisk 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£50.97 @ Dabs)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (Purchased For £0.00)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 770 2GB Enthusiast Edition Video Card (£229.00 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Corsair SPEC-03 Red ATX Mid Tower Case (£45.95 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£44.14 @ CCL Computers)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£11.79 @ Amazon UK)
Case Fan: Cooler Master SickleFlow 69.7 CFM 120mm Fan (£5.32 @ CCL Computers)
Case Fan: Arctic Cooling Arctic F12 74.0 CFM 120mm Fan (£3.20 @ Amazon UK)
Case Fan: Arctic Cooling Arctic F12 74.0 CFM 120mm Fan (£3.20 @ Amazon UK)
Other: EVGA ACX ACTIVE COOLING XTREME 12V 2800RPM CPU COOLER (£26.98)
Total: £756.50
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-04 12:57 BST+0100)


What makes it a better mobo? Also I would prefer and semi/fully modular PSU



AS Rock uses better quality components in its Motherboards than MSI.


for about the same price as the XFX 550, you can get the Corsair CX500M (46 pounds) semi modular. The XFX is a higher quality PSU (Built by SeaSonic, the very best PSU people), not that the Corsair is terrible.

for a few pounds more, the Corsair 600M gives you a bit more headroom, or the Enermax ETL550AWT both just under 53 pounds.


for gaming which is better in intel i-5 2500k or the intel 4670k?



4670K is better than the 2500K by virtue of being 2 generations newer


Thanks for all your help :) 
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May 4, 2014 9:41:31 PM

Just a note... the CX500M has poor capacitors or whatever it is called compared to the XFX.
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Anonymous
May 5, 2014 2:32:52 AM

sora said:
Just a note... the CX500M has poor capacitors or whatever it is called compared to the XFX.


I don't plan on getting a corsair PSU. I'm probably going to get a XFX PSU.
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May 20, 2014 11:23:33 PM

Anonymous said:
i7Baby said:
2 x dvd writers?
You only need a 500W for the gtx 760
Doesn't the case come with fans? Can't you spend 70 quid on a case with fans instead?

Here everyone reckons the Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO is the best copu cooler


I didnt notice there was 2 writers thanks for that. I got the cpu cooler beacause people have said it performs slightly better and it looks nicer in my opinion. I also planed to SLI in the futer and also OC but if you thing I dont need the much Wattage ill change it.



If you're going to SLI, keep the XFX 750
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