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August 21, 2014 3:10:38 AM

I have a budget of £1000 max, and I am looking for a pc which will run games like dayz standalone, forest, bf4 (next gen games) on high to ultra graphic displays. Now obviously with that money i will get what i need. The problem is what to buy. Im deciding between amd and intel however i am going for a decent nvidia graphics card possible a gtx 780 3gb and 8gb ram. I just need help with choosing the right parts as i intend to order the pc today and i plan to buy off dino pc.

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August 21, 2014 3:12:32 AM

On dino pc, you're probably going to get ripped off, why not just build your own, but you can get a i5 4690k with a moterhboard for 300 pounds, 780's are like 450 pounds, so 750 and then 250 left for psu and storage
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August 21, 2014 3:15:15 AM

To be honest with you this would be my first gaming pc and I am only 16. Im kind of looking for a pre built one already. I have heard that building a pc isn't that hard but I am not prepared for it. Is there another website which you could link me to. Could pcspecialist be an ideal option?
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August 21, 2014 3:17:13 AM

any un mainstream pc building website will do, pcspecialist may be good, how about buying the parts and then paying your local pc repair shop to put it together for you
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August 21, 2014 3:21:06 AM

[Good idea however i have one quick question the build i have now chosen is this. I5 4690k, gpu-gtx 770 4gb, psu-corsair modular 80 gold plus 850w-hdd 2tb western digital. 8gb kingston hyper beast 2133mhz and then motherboard is a z97 asus plu, usb 3.0, SATA 6.0. Is there any opinion on that or should i go for something cheaper.
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August 21, 2014 3:22:37 AM

That's great, I'd ask your local pc store for how much they'll charge you first, but what model is the psu exactly?
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August 21, 2014 3:23:36 AM

Actually I might reconsider, I already have a ps4, and im looking for a pc which can run dayz standalone on high to ultra settings, games like that so I think that i have gone overkill here with my aims. :p 
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August 21, 2014 3:25:01 AM

will_tonkin said:
Actually I might reconsider, I already have a ps4, and im looking for a pc which can run dayz standalone on high to ultra settings, games like that so I think that i have gone overkill here with my aims. :p 


It's not, dayz is a very cpu and gpu intensive game, both your cpu and gpu are the bare minimum I'd say to have it on good settings
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August 21, 2014 3:28:48 AM

ok. so I will stick with the £1000 budget and go for an intel i5 4690k. A corsair 850w modular gold 80 plus. GPU-a gtx 780 3gb. And then I have storage and cooling to worry about.
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August 21, 2014 3:30:00 AM

will_tonkin said:
I have a budget of £1000 max, and I am looking for a pc which will run games like dayz standalone, forest, bf4 (next gen games) on high to ultra graphic displays. Now obviously with that money i will get what i need. The problem is what to buy. Im deciding between amd and intel however i am going for a decent nvidia graphics card possible a gtx 780 3gb and 8gb ram. I just need help with choosing the right parts as i intend to order the pc today and i plan to buy off dino pc.


If you're looking for prebuilt in the UK then Freshtech are reasonably priced (no I don't work for them or even know them).

http://www.freshtechsolutions.co.uk/intel-z97x-i5-4690k...
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August 21, 2014 3:30:33 AM

will_tonkin said:
ok. so I will stick with the £1000 budget and go for an intel i5 4690k. A corsair 850w modular gold 80 plus. GPU-a gtx 780 3gb. And then I have storage and cooling to worry about.


The case, well, any good cases will have 3 fans or more already, storage, a hdd will be fine
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August 21, 2014 3:37:42 AM

Thanyou so I should be all set and i will probs order of freshtech i am looking at them now, my friend ordered off them
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August 21, 2014 3:42:02 AM

http://www.freshtechsolutions.co.uk/checkout/onepage/ if someone could check this build and see if it is what i am looking for that will be great. Also about monitors, any computer can work on any monitor right. Anyway I need a new monitor also im looking for something which is around 24-27 inches 1080p.
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August 21, 2014 3:45:12 AM

link doesn't work, jus type out the specs here
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August 21, 2014 3:56:37 AM

sorry its not working so well
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August 21, 2014 3:57:48 AM

i5 4690k. corsair 8gb ram. gtx 780 3gb. corsair 750w.
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August 21, 2014 3:58:35 AM

x Zalman Z11 Plus Black Midi Tower Gaming PC Computer Case £57.00Choose your Processor1 x Intel Core I5 4670K 3.4Ghz CPU Socket 1150 8mb Cahce Haswell HD Graphics £173.00Choose your Ram1 x Corsair 8gb ( 2x 4gb ) Vengeance Pro Blue 1866mhz Memory ( CMY8GX3M2A1866C9B ) £75.00Choose your Motherboard1 x Gigabyte Z97M-DS3H Socket 1150 Intel Z97 DDR3 MATX USB 3.0 Motherboard £68.00Choose Your Graphics1 x Zotac GeForce GTX 780 OC 3gb Graphics Card PCi-E £355.00Choose your Hard Drive1 x Western Digital 2tb Caviar Green 3.5" Sata Hard Drive 64mb Cache ( WD20EZRX ) £70.00Choose your Optical Drive1 x Samsung 24x DVD Writer Dual Layer Black ( SH-224DB/BEBE ) £22.00Choose your Power Supply1 x Corsair 750w CX750 System Builder Series Power Supply 80 Plus Bronze £69.00Choose your Processor Cooler1 x Zalman CNPS11X Performa Heatsink and Fan 2011 / 1155 /1156 / 775 / AM3 / AM2 £35.00Choose your Operating System1 x Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit Oem £76.00Surge Protectors1 x 6 Socket Surge Protected Power Extension with 2m Lead (White) £16.00Choose your Warranty1 x 3 Year Collect and Return warranty ( 1 Year Collect, 1 Year Parts, 3 Years Labour ) £25.00
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August 21, 2014 4:03:58 AM

looks fine change psu
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August 21, 2014 4:07:17 AM

legend001523 said:
looks fine change psu


There's only two options from what I can see - CX600 or CX750
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August 21, 2014 4:08:53 AM

hm, should be okay considering the build includes warranty
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August 21, 2014 4:14:22 AM

plus you could run that setup off a 600w so getting the 750w puts less strain on the psu...
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August 21, 2014 4:26:27 AM

[would you say that it is safe to order then, ive been looking at pc's for a while and it is a nightmare getting it sorted
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August 21, 2014 4:27:59 AM

can always upgrade the psu in the future its just that this sight only does 600w and 750w so it will be a fine pc then yes? also i need to sought out a decent monitor for it also
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August 21, 2014 4:29:28 AM

yeah, you can buy your own psu
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August 21, 2014 4:31:23 AM

The corsair PSU should be fine for at least 2 years, and I already linked to a 24" BenQ monitor...
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August 21, 2014 4:35:06 AM

Ok thankyou everyone you have been great help so this is fantastic (results day here in britian did well) so everything is all good.w
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August 21, 2014 4:42:52 AM

sorry but one last thing do i need to add something for internet. like a dongle or a wireless card, and when i first plug my pc in will it already have internet explorer
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August 21, 2014 4:46:34 AM

will_tonkin said:
sorry but one last thing do i need to add something for internet. like a dongle or a wireless card, and when i first plug my pc in will it already have internet explorer


no, your motherboard will have a ethernet port already, and IE will be installed along with OS
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August 21, 2014 4:48:01 AM

Your build comes with windows 7 so it will have internet explorer, and yes you'll need a network connection but if at all possible use a network cable. If this isn't possible then you'll need a good quality wireless card, especially if you're gaming online
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August 21, 2014 4:55:09 AM

yea i just re-did the build and added a £25 wireless card so i should be fine now :D 
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August 21, 2014 4:57:01 AM

then build should be fine
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