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July 24, 2014 5:56:08 AM

I'm going to build my first pc, and I've started working at mcdonalds to get money as well as already having some. My budget is around £900 if I choose the sapphire Radeon r9 290 tri x, but i know I might not be able to save all of the money up, so i was wondering if the EVGA Dual FTW ACX 04G-P4-3768-KR would be good, since it is like 50 quid less. I'll link my build below, thanks in advance for any help :) 
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/HVcqP6

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July 24, 2014 6:13:53 AM

Dual GTX 760 would be really nice. Although that depends on the resolution you plan on gaming at.

Also you can save on chassis, power supply.
Lastly, if you plan on overclocking, I would suggest spending a little more on a better CPU cooler.

Something like this :


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (£158.34 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler (£75.78 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£94.48 @ Ebuyer)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (£59.60 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: Seagate 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive (£55.19 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 290 4GB Tri-X Video Card (£283.87 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Gunmetal/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£74.40 @ Kustom PCs)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£60.06 @ CCL Computers)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£11.74 @ CCL Computers)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£35.99 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £909.45
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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July 24, 2014 9:38:01 PM



Novuake said:
Dual GTX 760 would be really nice. Although that depends on the resolution you plan on gaming at.

Also you can save on chassis, power supply.
Lastly, if you plan on overclocking, I would suggest spending a little more on a better CPU cooler.

Something like this :


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (£158.34 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler (£75.78 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£94.48 @ Ebuyer)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (£59.60 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: Seagate 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive (£55.19 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 290 4GB Tri-X Video Card (£283.87 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Gunmetal/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£74.40 @ Kustom PCs)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£60.06 @ CCL Computers)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£11.74 @ CCL Computers)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£35.99 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £909.45
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-24 14:13 BST+0100


This is a great build and the R9 290 Tri-X is great for the price. If you want to save some money the Dual FTW EVGA cards would be great.
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July 25, 2014 5:01:44 AM

Ah ok, do I really need the more expensive cpu cooler because I've read the hyper evo is fine, especially since I won't be doing heavy overclocking probs just going to like 4.2 after few weeks. Also I know I could get a cheaper case, but i really like the one I choose, probs should ve mentioned that at the start since otherwise it would be a good way to knock off some cost
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July 25, 2014 5:10:52 AM

Case is preference, if you can justify the extra cost because you like the case, then thats up to you. :) 

The Hyper 212 EVO is a good CPU for its low price, you should be able to get 4.2GHz with it, however keep in mind that its only good enough for a mild OC.
If you only plan on doing a mild OC, you can save on the motherboard as well.
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July 25, 2014 5:18:05 AM

I've never over clocked before, so what would be sort of defined as a mid OC in comparison to a more extreme one?
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July 25, 2014 5:21:33 AM

Then keep all as is except use the EVO> :) 
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July 25, 2014 5:22:52 AM

Ok cheers
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