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June 25, 2014 3:21:04 PM

Hi guys. This forum is always really helpful and nice and I would appreciate it if I could get some feedback on my proposed pc gaming build. I live in the UK and I have good basic computer knowledge. I will be using the PC just for gaming as well as the other stuff like movies as it is going to be hooked up to the JVC 4K DLA-X700RBE Projector. I will not be playing any intensive games or anything to taxing at 4K, just around 1440p but I will be using the basic stuff at 4K hopefully. I would really like any comments and just so you know I would not like to spend too much extra money than already planned.
Here is the build so far:
Intel core i5 4670K haswell cpu:
http://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Other+products/Inte...

Cooler master Hyper 212 EVO CPU cooler:
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/cooler-master-hyper-212-...

Sapphire tri-X r9 290 4GB graphics card:
http://www.onestoppcshop.co.uk/sapphire-tri-x-r9-290-4g...

MSI Z87-G41 motherboard:
Already purchased for around £60

Team 8GB DDR3 1600MHz (2x4GB) RAM:
http://www.newegg.com/global/uk/Product/Product.aspx?It...

Corsair carbide series SPEC 03 mid tower red edition case:
http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/cases/cc-...

Corsair CX600M semi-modular PSU:
http://www.cclonline.com/product/109424/CP-9020060-UK/P...

ASUS DVDRW drive:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-DVD-RW-Drive-DRW-24F1ST-S-...

Seagate barracuda 1TB 7200rpm HD:
http://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Other+products/1TB+...

Crucial MX100 128GB SSD:
http://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Other+products/Cruc...

TP-Link- TL WDN3200 N600 Dual band USB wireless adapter 300 Mb/s:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/TP-Link-TL-WDN3200-N600-Wireles...

And finally my OS will be windows 8.1 but i already bought the software key
All accessories are out of the question for the time being e.g gamepad, mouse etc...
Cheers guys


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June 25, 2014 11:54:23 PM

StupidCompterDumbass said:
Get a USB Wi Fi adapter. That leaves more room on the mother board for expansions like 2 graphics cards. I think the run cheaper, too.
Heres a good one-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA2BM...
BTW Try out PC Part Picker to build your build, you can find all your parts there too.
http://pcpartpicker.com/


Thanks man, I will look at usb adapters but I just get scared that they will be quite bad and I have heard that they aren't good quality an get interrupted so they receive a much weaker signal than a normal antenna. If this isn't true then I will definitely get the USB one. Also I do have a PCpartpicker build but it's not very accurate because it doesn't have all the parts I want to get.
Heres the link (case isn't correct nor is the ram)
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/Bj2CFT
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June 26, 2014 5:52:33 AM

fabnilsson said:
StupidCompterDumbass said:
Get a USB Wi Fi adapter. That leaves more room on the mother board for expansions like 2 graphics cards. I think the run cheaper, too.
Heres a good one-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA2BM...
BTW Try out PC Part Picker to build your build, you can find all your parts there too.
http://pcpartpicker.com/


Thanks man, I will look at usb adapters but I just get scared that they will be quite bad and I have heard that they aren't good quality an get interrupted so they receive a much weaker signal than a normal antenna. If this isn't true then I will definitely get the USB one. Also I do have a PCpartpicker build but it's not very accurate because it doesn't have all the parts I want to get.
Heres the link (case isn't correct nor is the ram)
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/Bj2CFT

Mabye PCPartPicker is different here in the US??? i dunno. But after doing a little research, as long as its not very shielded (behind your computer or something) it should be fine

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June 26, 2014 7:07:17 AM

Do you think that my new wireless USB adapter will do well for online gaming and HD video streaming, considering we will hopefully have fibre optic installed into our house?
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June 26, 2014 7:30:13 AM

fabnilsson said:
Do you think that my new wireless USB adapter will do well for online gaming and HD video streaming, considering we will hopefully have fibre optic installed into our house?


Well, Wi fi is always going to be more prone to interference, its just in its nature, USB or PCI. But if you have a good connection, and are in somewhat close proximity to your router, you should be fine, but like i said, any wi fi will be more prone to hiccups compared to a wired connection. Wired will always be better. But it should be fine.
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June 26, 2014 6:34:16 PM

fabnilsson said:
Thanks man, you've been great help :)  I was wondering if I should also change my SSD to a Sandisk SSD 128GB instead of the one I have now so I can lower the price?
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B007ZW2LY4/ref=pe_10...


No Problem!I mean, if you want, I know nothing about SSDs though. (I'd keep the money saved by switching and put towards some peripherals, some nice razer stuff :p , or even better, liquid cooling :D )
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