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Best gaming config for £1000/$1600

Approximate Purchase Date: September/October

Budget Range: £1000/$1600

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming is most important, CAD software is second most important.

Are you buying a monitor: Yes, looking for 144hz monitor

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: any website will be fine

Location: UK

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU, Nvidia GPU

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 or 2560x1440

Additional Comments: Exclude the price of the graphics card as i already own a 780ti... I would like to spend £1000/$1600 on the other parts.

Thank you very much for your help!
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  1. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4790 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor (£215.00 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£110.40 @ Kustom PCs)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2133 Memory (£138.27 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£79.58 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
    Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£101.84 @ More Computers)
    Case: NZXT Source 530 ATX Full Tower Case (£66.60 @ CCL Computers)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£94.50 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£10.22 @ CCL Computers)
    Monitor: Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor (£258.29 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Total: £1074.70
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-25 17:47 BST+0100
  2. The four channel RAM setup should be great for CAD software:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4820K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor (£221.99 @ Aria PC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£22.76 @ Ebuyer)
    Motherboard: ASRock X79 Extreme6 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard (£158.57 @ More Computers)
    Memory: GeIL EVO CORSA Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (£105.81 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£54.36 @ CCL Computers)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£37.14 @ Aria PC)
    Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case (£58.19 @ Aria PC)
    Power Supply: EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£94.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£10.22 @ CCL Computers)
    Monitor: BenQ XL2411Z 144Hz 24.0" Monitor (£224.39 @ Aria PC)
    Total: £988.42
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-25 17:50 BST+0100
  3. Wow, thanks for the replies, they both look great! However, i would like to buy the monitor separately, like 1000 on the computer, and extra 250 on the monitor.

    Thank you and sorry for not making that clear
  4. Best answer
    Airwalkerrr said:
    Wow, thanks for the replies, they both look great! However, i would like to buy the monitor separately, like 1000 on the computer, and extra 250 on the monitor.

    Thank you and sorry for not making that clear


    I changed the CPU to a 6-core model, that should also help with CAD:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4930K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor (£414.96 @ Amazon UK)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£22.76 @ Ebuyer)
    Motherboard: ASRock X79 Extreme6 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard (£158.57 @ More Computers)
    Memory: GeIL EVO CORSA Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (£100.81 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£54.36 @ CCL Computers)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£37.14 @ Aria PC)
    Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case (£58.19 @ Aria PC)
    Power Supply: EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£94.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£10.22 @ CCL Computers)
    Monitor: BenQ XL2411Z 144Hz 24.0" Monitor (£224.39 @ Aria PC)
    Total: £1176.39
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-25 18:15 BST+0100
  5. Thank you very much, i think i'll be getting most the parts you've specified!
  6. Happy to help :)
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