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June 7, 2014 10:57:45 AM

Hello folks,

I am planning on assembling my first gaming PC, and could use some feedback. My planned list of components is:

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

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£155.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£25.24 @ CCL Computers)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£120.61 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£59.76 @ Scan.co.uk)
Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£61.98 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£35.94 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card (£228.92 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case (£78.42 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£49.93 @ CCL Computers)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer (£13.54 @ Amazon UK)
Case Fan: Fractal Design FD-FAN-SSR2-120 40.6 CFM 120mm Fan (£5.94 @ CCL Computers)

Total: £836.27

(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-07 18:51 BST+0100)

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Now, I have some questions regarding my setup:
-Any general comments/feedback?
-Are there any incompatibilities between the components?
-How well can I expect to run modern games (Dark Souls 2, Battlefield 4 etc.)?
-Is the 600W PSU an overkill?

Finally, I would greatly appreciate recommendations for a 24" monitor, preferably under 250€.

Thank you very much for all responses!

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June 7, 2014 4:36:17 PM

1. It's a pretty good start - these would be my suggestions:
- Get a different SSD - the only good thing about those Kingston drives is the price. But they're far out matched in terms of read / write speeds by the Samsung 840 Evo, OCZ Vector 460, and Crucial M550.
- You don't want a Corsair CX for that type of rig - there's far better PSUs you can get.
- The extra case fan is a waste of money until you have your rig fully constructed.

2. No.

3. 4670K and GTX 770 will be able to max out anything you can throw at it for several years.

4. Not necssarily but the Corsair CX are poor performers. On your budget you want at least a EVGA G2, or Seasonic G series, or XFX Pro series.
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