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August 12, 2014 4:35:34 PM

i already had some help about what i should get from this site but i tried building my own and would just like some feedback or if i forgot something , thank you


CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core £166.54
CPU Cooler Corsair H55 57.0 CFM Liquid £49.00
Motherboard MSI B85-G43 GAMING ATX LGA1150 £64.31
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 £57.47
Storage Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM £64.99
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB WINDFORCE £229.99
Case Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower £54.84
Power Supply Corsair 600W ATX12V £50.93
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer £11.05
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) £72.77

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August 12, 2014 4:43:09 PM

If you are not planning to overclock, get the 4690 (without the K) and stick with the same motherboard and save some money. If you are planning to overclock, the i5 4690k would be perfect, but you should get a better mobo with the z97 chipset. The B85 isn't really good for overclocking. I would reccomend getting an SSD as it really speeds up overall performance and makes your PC a lot faster. Also, get dual channel memory (2 x 4) for better ram speeds. The rest of the parts seem great!
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August 12, 2014 4:52:54 PM

DerpyHackintosh said:
If you are not planning to overclock, get the 4690 (without the K) and stick with the same motherboard and save some money. If you are planning to overclock, the i5 4690k would be perfect, but you should get a better mobo with the z97 chipset. The B85 isn't really good for overclocking. I would reccomend getting an SSD as it really speeds up overall performance and makes your PC a lot faster. Also, get dual channel memory (2 x 4) for better ram speeds. The rest of the parts seem great!



i will only be playing dayz and minecraft as far as i can see and am a complete pc noob so overcloking wont be happening as i dont no what it is really, but am still looking for as high settings as possibly without needing to upgrade untill i get my pc and learn a lot more about them so if i get the 4690 and a SSD will i b safe to play them on high or extreme settings, thanks for the help aswell took me ages to put this together as i have no idea about gaming pc's at all.
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August 12, 2014 5:50:11 PM

monklawd said:
DerpyHackintosh said:
If you are not planning to overclock, get the 4690 (without the K) and stick with the same motherboard and save some money. If you are planning to overclock, the i5 4690k would be perfect, but you should get a better mobo with the z97 chipset. The B85 isn't really good for overclocking. I would reccomend getting an SSD as it really speeds up overall performance and makes your PC a lot faster. Also, get dual channel memory (2 x 4) for better ram speeds. The rest of the parts seem great!



i will only be playing dayz and minecraft as far as i can see and am a complete pc noob so overcloking wont be happening as i dont no what it is really, but am still looking for as high settings as possibly without needing to upgrade untill i get my pc and learn a lot more about them so if i get the 4690 and a SSD will i b safe to play them on high or extreme settings, thanks for the help aswell took me ages to put this together as i have no idea about gaming pc's at all.


Wait have you already bought the parts and built the PC?



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August 12, 2014 5:54:13 PM

DerpyHackintosh said:
monklawd said:
DerpyHackintosh said:
If you are not planning to overclock, get the 4690 (without the K) and stick with the same motherboard and save some money. If you are planning to overclock, the i5 4690k would be perfect, but you should get a better mobo with the z97 chipset. The B85 isn't really good for overclocking. I would reccomend getting an SSD as it really speeds up overall performance and makes your PC a lot faster. Also, get dual channel memory (2 x 4) for better ram speeds. The rest of the parts seem great!



i will only be playing dayz and minecraft as far as i can see and am a complete pc noob so overcloking wont be happening as i dont no what it is really, but am still looking for as high settings as possibly without needing to upgrade untill i get my pc and learn a lot more about them so if i get the 4690 and a SSD will i b safe to play them on high or extreme settings, thanks for the help aswell took me ages to put this together as i have no idea about gaming pc's at all.


Wait have you already bought the parts and built the PC?






no just putting parts together be buying in about two days
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August 12, 2014 6:04:42 PM

Oh ok. If you want to play really demanding games, like Battlefield or Crysis, you should stick with the GTX 770. If you are only ever going to play minecraft and dayz you should get a cheaper, less powerful card. Keep in mind that since you will have a new gaming PC, you would probably want to play demanding games anyways.
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August 12, 2014 6:11:37 PM

DerpyHackintosh said:
Oh ok. If you want to play really demanding games, like Battlefield or Crysis, you should stick with the GTX 770. If you are only ever going to play minecraft and dayz you should get a cheaper, less powerful card. Keep in mind that since you will have a new gaming PC, you would probably want to play demanding games anyways.



ya thats true i will probably end up trying more games than i am expecting now,so i will keep the gtx 770 just to be sure, and also it all fits into my 1000 euro budget nicely, also i changed up for a 250gb samsung 840 evo SSD and switched to the normal i5-4690 so would you say thats all i need now and can finally order? also thanks for all your help, made things a whole hell of a lot easier for me....also i switched to 2x4gb corsair ballistic memory
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August 12, 2014 10:37:39 PM

monklawd said:
DerpyHackintosh said:
Oh ok. If you want to play really demanding games, like Battlefield or Crysis, you should stick with the GTX 770. If you are only ever going to play minecraft and dayz you should get a cheaper, less powerful card. Keep in mind that since you will have a new gaming PC, you would probably want to play demanding games anyways.



ya thats true i will probably end up trying more games than i am expecting now,so i will keep the gtx 770 just to be sure, and also it all fits into my 1000 euro budget nicely, also i changed up for a 250gb samsung 840 evo SSD and switched to the normal i5-4690 so would you say thats all i need now and can finally order? also thanks for all your help, made things a whole hell of a lot easier for me....also i switched to 2x4gb corsair ballistic memory


I think you're set! :D 

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