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May 5, 2014 4:12:49 AM

Hello Internet.

I have put together a build for gaming at around £700. I would like some peoples opinions, whats good, whats bad and what can be improved..

Reason for going with 650w PSU is because I'm planning to 2-way SLI in the future. (not enough money at the momment)

the build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£163.94 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£88.99)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£66.50 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£54.99 @ Amazon UK)
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: EVGA SuperNOVA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£64.99 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£11.79 @ Amazon UK)
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: £702.60
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-05 12:09 BST+0100)

Thanks for all your help and advince in advance :) 

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May 5, 2014 4:24:35 AM

you used all quality parts. They are all compatible. You have enough power... I'd say you are good to go.
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May 5, 2014 4:32:24 AM

Hey buddy, thats a nice pc u put up there. But 650 Watts PSU is teeny tiny bit low for dual sli, yes, even when it is 80+gold certified. Buy a 750-800 watt 80+ Bronze.

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

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£163.94 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£88.99)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£66.50 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£54.99 @ Amazon UK)
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: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B BRONZE 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£63.30 @ Scan.co.uk)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£11.79 @ Amazon UK)
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: £700.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-05 12:30 BST+0100)

And another thing. Is 120 gb hard disk space enough for u?? Or do you already possess a hdd?? Because games fill up a lot of space lately.
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May 5, 2014 4:36:51 AM

charanjit1998 said:
Hey buddy, thats a nice pc u put up there. But 650 Watts PSU is teeny tiny bit low for dual sli, yes, even when it is 80+gold certified. Buy a 750-800 watt 80+ Bronze.

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

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£163.94 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£88.99)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£66.50 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£54.99 @ Amazon UK)
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: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B BRONZE 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£63.30 @ Scan.co.uk)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£11.79 @ Amazon UK)
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: £700.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-05 12:30 BST+0100)

And another thing. Is 120 gb hard disk space enough for u?? Or do you already possess a hdd?? Because games fill up a lot of space lately.


Thanks for the psu recommendation. I already have two 2TB HDDs so it should be okay. The SSD is just for the OS and my most used games.
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May 5, 2014 4:46:47 AM

charanjit1998 said:
Hey buddy, thats a nice pc u put up there. But 650 Watts PSU is teeny tiny bit low for dual sli, yes, even when it is 80+gold certified. Buy a 750-800 watt 80+ Bronze.


Oh your right! i didn't see that. :/ 

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May 5, 2014 5:21:50 AM

charanjit1998 said:
Hey buddy, thats a nice pc u put up there. But 650 Watts PSU is teeny tiny bit low for dual sli, yes, even when it is 80+gold certified. Buy a 750-800 watt 80+ Bronze.

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

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£163.94 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£88.99)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£66.50 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£54.99 @ Amazon UK)
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: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B BRONZE 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£63.30 @ Scan.co.uk)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£11.79 @ Amazon UK)
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: £700.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-05 12:30 BST+0100)

And another thing. Is 120 gb hard disk space enough for u?? Or do you already possess a hdd?? Because games fill up a lot of space lately.


Going to go with the modular one for just a bit more. Thanks for all your help.

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May 5, 2014 5:25:37 AM

Personally, I like this for the video caard : Sapphire Vapor-X Radeon R9 270X OC 2GB GDDR5 Graphics Card with Boost. It is slight less cheaper and perfoms better, but it is up to you.
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May 5, 2014 6:34:29 AM

ArchitSahu said:
Personally, I like this for the video caard : Sapphire Vapor-X Radeon R9 270X OC 2GB GDDR5 Graphics Card with Boost. It is slight less cheaper and perfoms better, but it is up to you.


Can you list its performance in compared to the one I have picked so I know which one to go with thank you.
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May 5, 2014 7:23:50 AM

R9 270x
Radeon R9 270X Sapphire Vapor-X 2GB OC Edition Performance Specification
Core Speed
Boost Clock
Architecture
Memory
Memory Speed
Memory Bus
Memory Type
Memory Bandwidth
Technology
TMUs
Texture Rate
ROPs
Pixel Rate
Shader
Processing Units
Direct X
Shader
Open GL
Resolution (WxH)
Max Power
PSU
GPU Details
1050 MHz
1100 MHz
Curacao XT
2048 MB
1450 MHz
256 Bit
GDDR5
185.6GB/sec
28nm
80
88 GTexel/s
32
35 GPixel/s
1280
DX 11.2
5.0
4.3
4096x2160
180 Watts
500 Watt
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May 5, 2014 7:28:06 AM

GTX 760
GeForce
GTX 760
Shader Units 1152
ROPs 32
Graphics Processor GK104
Transistors 3500M
Memory Size 2048 MB
Memory Bus Width 256 bit
Core Clock 980 MHz+
Memory Clock 1502 MHz
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May 5, 2014 7:28:25 AM

Hope it helps! :D 
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May 5, 2014 7:34:24 AM

ArchitSahu said:
Hope it helps! :D 


Cool thanks that is really helpful :) . What would you recomend for a stable overclock on both cards?

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May 5, 2014 7:40:32 AM

For GTX, sure. But i have a friend who doesnt recommend it for r9 270x.
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May 5, 2014 8:08:08 AM

ArchitSahu said:
For GTX, sure. But i have a friend who doesnt recommend it for r9 270x.


Okay thanks for all your help
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