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May 5, 2014 2:33:27 AM

Hi this is going to be my first time building a gamin rig at this moment I am looking at a :
intel i5 3570k
Corsair carbide 300r case
Ram undecided yet probably 8gb
250 gb samsung Ssd
Corsair CX750M 750W ATX 80+ Bronze PC Power Supply
Nvidia gtx 770- not sure which brand to purchase any help would be greatly appreciated
Corsair hydro h55 liquid CPU cooler.
MOBO???
Finding it hard to get a socket 1155 motherboard with SLI and as I plan to add another 770 sometime in the future any help would be awesome thanks.

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May 5, 2014 2:44:05 AM

Well first i would not get the cx750. 1 they are cheap and use bad capacitors. 2 I would not try and run 2 770 on it. As far as which GPU get the one that's on sale. they are all the same for the most part. open heatsinks with larger fans are obviously ideal. Don't waste your money on the hydro h55. Just get a 212 evo. It's half the price and much better. Use this to compile your PC, it will make it much easier. http://pcpartpicker.com/
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a b 4 Gaming
May 5, 2014 2:46:35 AM

Don't go back to an Ivy Bridge socket if you are starting from scratch. Go to Haswell.
GPU doesn't matter as much. but get a non-reference card that has a custom cooler on it.

What is your full budget? There are much better options then you have chosen.
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May 5, 2014 2:54:29 AM

Around £750 my budget.
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a b 4 Gaming
May 5, 2014 2:59:38 AM

Nick M 2014 said:
Around £750 my budget.


Have you got any hard drive at all?
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May 5, 2014 3:02:47 AM

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a b 4 Gaming
May 5, 2014 3:09:15 AM

To meet your demands you will need more than £750.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£161.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£25.45 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£102.01 @ Aria PC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (£55.08 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£99.90 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card (£239.72 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case (£45.90 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£62.98 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £793.03
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-05 11:04 BST+0100)

However, if you drop the SSD for a hard drive, it is within the budget. Or you can lower to a 120GB SSD.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£161.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£25.45 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£102.01 @ Aria PC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (£55.08 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£57.49 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card (£239.72 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case (£45.90 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£62.98 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £750.62
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-05 11:12 BST+0100)

Another option is a locked cpu:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£152.39 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock H87 Performance ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£80.96 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (£55.08 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£99.90 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card (£239.72 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case (£45.90 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£62.98 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £736.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-05 11:08 BST+0100)
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May 5, 2014 3:09:32 AM

I have a WD 1tb hard drive already so just a Ssd I would need
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May 5, 2014 3:12:04 AM

I have a family member that works at maplin so some of the items listed I can get at 25% off so think that would probably fall into my budget really appreciate the help
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May 5, 2014 4:30:12 AM

PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/3Eghy
Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/3Eghy/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/3Eghy/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£161.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£25.45 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£98.24 @ Scan.co.uk)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (£64.51 @ CCL Computers)
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed ATX Mid Tower Case (£64.13 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£78.90 @ Scan.co.uk)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£11.79 @ Amazon UK)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN881ND 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter (£11.47 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £516.48
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May 5, 2014 4:31:22 AM

I will add a Ssd 1tb WD hard drive and a palit gtx 770 just wondering what people thought about the components.
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a b 4 Gaming
May 5, 2014 7:25:19 AM

Nick M 2014 said:
I will add a Ssd 1tb WD hard drive and a palit gtx 770 just wondering what people thought about the components.


looks fine. I assuming you want 750w because you planning to SLI.
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