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May 7, 2014 1:48:29 PM

As the subject states, i am looking to buy/build a computer with a budget of around £1500, including monitor (any advise on what is best for gaming also helpful, around the 23-26" mark).
I am a complete novice when it comes to the individual components of a computer, or building one, preferably looking for a system that can last for a good few years before needing upgrades, whilst being able to run games like BF4 on max settings, and with 2 hard drives, 1ssd and 1 big hard drive (1tb or so)

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a c 252 4 Gaming
May 7, 2014 2:04:43 PM

Gets you a 1440p monitor with a 780. Later on, if you notice the performance getting under what you consider good, the motherboard and power supply are fully capable of powering dual 780s in SLI as well

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£160.79 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12S 55.0 CFM CPU Cooler (£49.31 @ CCL Computers)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£98.24 @ Scan.co.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 (£93.95 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£41.82 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 780 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card (£369.99 @ Ebuyer)
Case: Corsair 450D ATX Mid Tower Case (£91.99 @ Novatech)
Power Supply: XFX 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£86.22 @ Scan.co.uk)
Monitor: Asus PB278Q 27.0" Monitor (£447.92 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £1495.31
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-07 22:02 BST+0100)
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May 7, 2014 2:13:33 PM

nice build from hitecjobsessed, but for only 40 more pounds you get 1 big 500gb ssd and that is enough. never any more hdd noise or slowdowns. or dual storage that need a decisions about where to put things
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a b 4 Gaming
May 7, 2014 2:25:09 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (£221.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U14S 55.0 CFM CPU Cooler (£59.59 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£106.99 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Kingston Fury Black Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (£105.82 @ Dabs)
Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£89.98 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£52.79 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB WINDFORCE Video Card (£489.59 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case (£79.99 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£84.90 @ Scan.co.uk)
Monitor: AOC G2460PQU 144Hz 24.0" Monitor (£199.49 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £1491.13
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-07 22:25 BST+0100)
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a b 4 Gaming
May 7, 2014 9:08:00 PM

Plusthinking Iq said:
nice build from hitecjobsessed, but for only 40 more pounds you get 1 big 500gb ssd and that is enough. never any more hdd noise or slowdowns. or dual storage that need a decisions about where to put things


Personally, to me, a 500GB SSD is overkill.
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a c 252 4 Gaming
May 8, 2014 8:46:39 AM

I agree. SSDs just aren't cheap enough for mass storage yet. Especially when the big-title games are 10-15+GB a piece.
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May 8, 2014 10:24:54 AM

thanks for all the advice and answers, i think i am going to go a mix of them, once i have saved the last bit of money i need
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