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New Build for gaming plus dev work- Please help

Hi - looking to create a new build after a really long time. Can you please help? I will mostly be using it for dev work incl data analytics, light graphics work, and gaming. Key for me is at least 16GB ram and reasonably stable system that will be on 24/7. Current one has been running for around 8 years 24/7, bar some downtime for upgrades.

PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/t7xQcf

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (£158.34 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z97 EXTREME6 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£122.51 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: Samsung 850 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£142.62 @ Scan.co.uk) (might wait or will get 840 evo)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case (£64.74 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: Corsair 760W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£134.99 @ Ebuyer)
Total: £623.20

I can go up to £1000; don't think I get much value beyond that.

Please suggest graphics card and memory. I am willing to pay premium for an excellent PSU that will not give me trouble.

Share your thoughts! Thanks.
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  1. It looks good but i would go with a quality Gigabyte or ASUS Motherboard if u plan to run it 24/7. And im not sure what your dev work and graphics work involve but you may need an i7 to get peak performance the i5 is perfectly capable in games though.
  2. Best answer
    I would do this:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (£158.34 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z97 EXTREME6 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£122.51 @ Ebuyer)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£122.26 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Samsung 850 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£142.62 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card (£218.12 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case (£64.74 @ Aria PC)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 760W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£136.51 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Total: £965.10
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-23 00:44 BST+0100

    Changed the PSU due to brand preferance, the Corsair AX 760 is made using the Seasonic X 760 as it's OEM so might as well grab the Seasonic.

    Another option for the GPU is the R9 290 or R9 280x. R9 290 would be more powerful than either the 280x or the gtx 770. Wasn't sure if you had a brand preference for the GPU.

    Edit: CHanged to 16 gb ram
  3. Also, you would want an aftermarket CPU cooler if you plan to overclock soon.
  4. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor (£229.14 @ Aria PC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£24.25 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII RANGER ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£124.76 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£127.10 @ CCL Computers)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£82.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB DirectCU II Video Card (£359.99 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case (£84.98 @ Novatech)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£65.99 @ Aria PC)
    Total: £1099.20
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-23 00:54 BST+0100

    its a bit over budget.
  5. Thanks for taking the time to reply! Appreciate it.
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