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June 23, 2014 9:41:22 AM

Basically, I'd just like some other people's opinions before I go ahead with the build. Also, I want to double-check if all the components are compatible, best for the money, etc.

Here is the link:

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/wDFrYJ

Thanks everyone :) 

P.S. My max budget is £1300.00
June 23, 2014 9:51:59 AM

Is this build for playing games or something else? Most games show very little benefit from 8 GB ram or the i5.

Also, any reason for a 850w power supply? The system as of now would only draw around 600w max.
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June 23, 2014 9:53:29 AM

Made few changes if you would consider:

PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/tb43mG
Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/tb43mG/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (£227.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler (£57.89 @ Ebuyer)
Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£163.14 @ Aria PC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (£111.08 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£53.49 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£99.99 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Superclocked ACX Video Card (£264.98 @ Novatech)
Case: NZXT Phantom (White/Red) ATX Full Tower Case (£104.38 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£60.06 @ CCL Computers)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer (£14.89 @ Amazon UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£54.00 @ Amazon UK)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter (£27.20 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £1239.09
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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June 23, 2014 10:51:37 AM

numanator said:
Is this build for playing games or something else? Most games show very little benefit from 8 GB ram or the i5.

Also, any reason for a 850w power supply? The system as of now would only draw around 600w max.


I thought an 850w would be more futureproof regarding future upgrades?

And I would be doing high-end gaming and video editing/rendering mostly (sometimes at the same time)

Thanks,
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June 23, 2014 10:53:02 AM

EasyLover said:
Made few changes if you would consider:

PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/tb43mG
Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/tb43mG/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (£227.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler (£57.89 @ Ebuyer)
Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£163.14 @ Aria PC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (£111.08 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£53.49 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£99.99 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Superclocked ACX Video Card (£264.98 @ Novatech)
Case: NZXT Phantom (White/Red) ATX Full Tower Case (£104.38 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£60.06 @ CCL Computers)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer (£14.89 @ Amazon UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£54.00 @ Amazon UK)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter (£27.20 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £1239.09
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available


Thanks for the help, but I think I'll stick with the 3TB
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June 23, 2014 10:58:44 AM

RhodesW said:
EasyLover said:
Made few changes if you would consider:

PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/tb43mG
Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/tb43mG/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (£227.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler (£57.89 @ Ebuyer)
Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£163.14 @ Aria PC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (£111.08 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£53.49 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£99.99 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Superclocked ACX Video Card (£264.98 @ Novatech)
Case: NZXT Phantom (White/Red) ATX Full Tower Case (£104.38 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£60.06 @ CCL Computers)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer (£14.89 @ Amazon UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£54.00 @ Amazon UK)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter (£27.20 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £1239.09
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available


Thanks for the help, but I think I'll stick with the 3TB


As you wish. this build is with 3TB. Remember, Seagate has more complaints then WD. WD Black/Blue drives are really good at their job.

PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/zj8qBm
Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/zj8qBm/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (£227.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler (£57.89 @ Ebuyer)
Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£163.14 @ Aria PC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (£111.08 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£57.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£77.58 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Superclocked ACX Video Card (£264.98 @ Novatech)
Case: NZXT Phantom (White/Red) ATX Full Tower Case (£104.38 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£60.06 @ CCL Computers)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer (£14.89 @ Amazon UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£54.00 @ Amazon UK)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter (£27.20 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £1221.18
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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June 23, 2014 3:12:29 PM

^^^ I personally have that 3tb barracuda and have no problems. Also try to get a 240gb ssd. Its one of the biggest upgrades I wish I put in my build. You can hold more programs and put more frequently used files there. Rest is on the 3tb. Also you had some really expensive thermal paste, the one the noctua comes with is just fine.
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