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Hey all,

I'm going to build a PC aimed at gaming at 1080p/60fps on a single monitor with no plans of overclocking. How does this setup look?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (£163.00 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£22.49 @ Ebuyer)
Motherboard: MSI Z97-G43 GAMING ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£88.96 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£59.98 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£83.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£35.99 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Superclocked ACX Video Card (£249.32 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case (£66.80 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Corsair RM 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£83.76 @ CCL Computers)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£79.85 @ Amazon UK)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN725N 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter (£6.00 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £940.14
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-10 17:14 BST+0100

Thanks!
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  1. With no overclock, you can save money by getting a 4690 (non-K) CPU and B85 or H97 board. Then you could perhaps trim the SSD down to 120 GB and use the extra money towards a GTX 780.
  2. Best answer
    Well, this is a waste of money if you are not overclocking.

    Get a non-K CPU, and an h97 motherboard.

    Use the saved money to bump up to an r9 290 (better than the 770) and an XFX 650w PSU (better than the Corsair)
  3. Joseph DeGarmo said:
    With no overclock, you can save money by getting a 4690 (non-K) CPU and B85 or H97 board. Then you could perhaps trim the SSD down to 120 GB and use the extra money towards a GTX 780.


    He cannot use a b85 motherboard. It will not come shipped with the necessary BIOS update to see that Haswell-Refresh CPU and will not even boot up.
  4. With a non-K CPU, an aftermarket cooler is not necessary.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4690 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (£155.94 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Motherboard: ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£65.45 @ More Computers)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£59.98 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£56.75 @ CCL Computers)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£35.99 @ Aria PC)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB DirectCU II Video Card (£359.74 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case (£66.80 @ Amazon UK)
    Power Supply: Corsair RM 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£83.76 @ CCL Computers)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£79.85 @ Amazon UK)
    Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN725N 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter (£6.00 @ Amazon UK)
    Total: £970.26
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-10 17:26 BST+0100
  5. Joseph DeGarmo said:
    With a non-K CPU, an aftermarket cooler is not necessary.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4690 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (£155.94 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Motherboard: ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£65.45 @ More Computers)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£59.98 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£56.75 @ CCL Computers)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£35.99 @ Aria PC)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB DirectCU II Video Card (£359.74 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case (£66.80 @ Amazon UK)
    Power Supply: Corsair RM 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£83.76 @ CCL Computers)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£79.85 @ Amazon UK)
    Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN725N 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter (£6.00 @ Amazon UK)
    Total: £970.26
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-10 17:26 BST+0100

    An aftermarket cooler would keep temperatures down though.
  6. Something simple like a Hyper tx3 would be fine, but is certainly not needed.
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