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July 10, 2014 9:41:07 AM

Motherboard, RAM and processor bundle: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=BU...

Graphics card: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX...

Storage: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HD...

PSU: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA...

Case: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA...

DVD drive:http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CD...

and Windows 8.1 for an OS, so if anyone has any suggestions I can make to my build or if there's anything wrong with it I'll would be delighted if you could let me know, Thanks in advance!!
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July 10, 2014 9:44:31 AM

That is great EXCEPT for the PSU. Get an XFX or SeaSonic PSU for best results.
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July 10, 2014 9:47:59 AM

Nice components. Your preference is Overclockers only or any other retailer in your region? Your total budget? CX600M series PSU is good if you can get that otherwise get Seasonic/XFX series PSU
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July 10, 2014 9:55:22 AM

My budget is roughly £600-620, and my preference is Overclockers because they offer great warranty services and are reasonably cheap. And I'll look into the PSU, thanks.
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July 10, 2014 9:57:33 AM

TomHatton3 said:
My budget is roughly £600-620, and my preference is Overclockers because they offer great warranty services and are reasonably cheap. And I'll look into the PSU, thanks.


Alright, no problem. A good PSU is an XFX 550 W or SeaSonic 520 W (more expensive) and they will be great.
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July 10, 2014 10:03:01 AM

I'm thinking that I may use Amazon instead as it may reduce the price a bit.
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July 10, 2014 10:07:02 AM

That is the same exact PSU, but modular. The CX series PSUs have low tolerance for high voltages and load.
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July 10, 2014 10:10:02 AM

Pl check this build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (£152.99 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Asus H97-PLUS ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£77.30 @ PC World Business)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£58.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£38.70 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card (£168.91 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case (£44.99 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£44.11 @ CCL Computers)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£11.32 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £597.31
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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July 10, 2014 10:12:00 AM

Those parts may be more on Overclockers.co.uk, though. Otherwise, that PSU is good.
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July 10, 2014 10:19:32 AM

EasyLover said:
Pl check this build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (£152.99 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Asus H97-PLUS ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£77.30 @ PC World Business)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£58.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£38.70 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card (£168.91 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case (£44.99 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£44.11 @ CCL Computers)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£11.32 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £597.31
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available


That's a bit too much after I buy Windows 8.1
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July 10, 2014 10:21:30 AM

TomHatton3 said:
EasyLover said:
Pl check this build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (£152.99 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Asus H97-PLUS ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£77.30 @ PC World Business)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£58.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£38.70 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card (£168.91 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case (£44.99 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£44.11 @ CCL Computers)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£11.32 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £597.31
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available


That's a bit too much after I buy Windows 8.1


You could downgrade a little bit to the i5-4460 and the GPU to the R7 265 or R9 270, then you could afford Windows 8.1. Great performance.
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July 10, 2014 10:22:40 AM

TomHatton3 said:
EasyLover said:
Pl check this build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (£152.99 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Asus H97-PLUS ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£77.30 @ PC World Business)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£58.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£38.70 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card (£168.91 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case (£44.99 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£44.11 @ CCL Computers)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£11.32 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £597.31
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available


That's a bit too much after I buy Windows 8.1


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor (£122.00 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: Asus H81M-E Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£34.13 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£58.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£38.70 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card (£168.91 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case (£44.99 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£44.11 @ CCL Computers)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£11.32 @ CCL Computers)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£79.11 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £602.26
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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July 10, 2014 10:32:24 AM

The 3570k is only £125 used, but should I go for it?
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July 10, 2014 10:33:50 AM

TomHatton3 said:
The 3570k is only £125 used, but should I go for it?


Used is not great because it may have some issues. You would also need a different mobo that supports overclocking and cooling. I would stick with an i5-4460 and an H97 board.
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July 10, 2014 10:35:47 AM

For that you would z77/z75/z68 series mobo and cpu cooler which would add more cost
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July 10, 2014 10:39:26 AM

TomHatton3 said:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B007RQ0HSA/ref=ox_sc...

Would this mobo not do?


That would do, but that is an unlocked chip, which would hinder its ability to overclock. The 3570K is unlocked and the B75 mobo locks that. You would have to get a Z77 mobo and a cooler for OCing. Getting an unlocked CPU and not overclocking is pointless.
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July 10, 2014 10:41:33 AM

This mobo has no support for overclocking. With 3570k you would need z77/z75/z68 series mobo please
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July 10, 2014 10:47:50 AM

Right I've got a basket together on amazon here's an update:

CPU: Intel Core i5 4440 Quad (£122)
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) (£62)
PSU: Corsair Builder Series CXM 600W (£53)
Mobo: ASRock B75 Pro3-M Motherboard (Socket 1155, Intel B75, DDR3, S-ATA 600, Micro ATX (£50)
DVD: LiteOn IHAS124-04 24x (£11)
Storage WD 1TB 3.5 inch Internal Hard Drive (£40)
Case : Corsair 200R (£45)
GPU EVGA GTX 760 (£158) This is also used, so yay or nay?
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July 10, 2014 10:48:53 AM

TomHatton3 said:
Right I've got a basket together on amazon here's an update:

CPU: Intel Core i5 4440 Quad (£122)
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) (£62)
PSU: Corsair Builder Series CXM 600W (£53)
Mobo: ASRock B75 Pro3-M Motherboard (Socket 1155, Intel B75, DDR3, S-ATA 600, Micro ATX (£50)
DVD: LiteOn IHAS124-04 24x (£11)
Storage WD 1TB 3.5 inch Internal Hard Drive (£40)
Case : Corsair 200R (£45)
GPU EVGA GTX 760 (£158) This is also used, so yay or nay?


That GPU used should be fine. The XFX PSU should probably be used, but it is up to you. You need a Socket 1150 board for Haswell CPUs. That is Socket 1155.
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July 10, 2014 11:03:07 AM

Nice build but mobo and cpu are not compatible. You would H81/H87 series mobo for your CPU as it is 1150 socket please. USed GPU is solely your choice. Good Luck
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July 10, 2014 11:21:25 AM

Yes. That would be good.
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July 10, 2014 12:24:37 PM

Ok thanks guys, you've been a massive help!
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