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July 29, 2013 3:24:58 PM

Is this a good setup for gaming/video editing? I will be playing Battlefield 3 or Crysis 3 and I will also be using Adobe After Effects for video editing. For me a good setup would be playing games at decent graphical settings at 40+ FPS and be able to edit videos with quick render speeds. The specs of my proposed rig are listed below with the prices:
-i5 4670k £155
-GeForce GTX 660 Ti £165
-Vengeance 8gb RAM £60
-Gigabyte Z87-HD3 MOBO £95
-Corsair CX600 £54
-Zalman Z11 Plus Case £45
-500gb Seagate Barracuda £40
-External ODD £22
TOTAL: £636

I would like to know if I am overpaying for any components before I go ahead with the build.
a b 4 Gaming
July 29, 2013 9:37:03 PM

shadowzeditz said:
Is this a good setup for gaming/video editing? I will be playing Battlefield 3 or Crysis 3 and I will also be using Adobe After Effects for video editing. For me a good setup would be playing games at decent graphical settings at 40+ FPS and be able to edit videos with quick render speeds. The specs of my proposed rig are listed below with the prices:
-i5 4670k £155
-GeForce GTX 660 Ti £165
-Vengeance 8gb RAM £60
-Gigabyte Z87-HD3 MOBO £95
-Corsair CX600 £54
-Zalman Z11 Plus Case £45
-500gb Seagate Barracuda £40
-External ODD £22
TOTAL: £636

I would like to know if I am overpaying for any components before I go ahead with the build.


1- change the GPU to GTX 760 , dont get old 660
2- get Z87 Motherboard is better choice.
3- if you dont want to overclock ,get i7-4770
4- if you dont want to use Quick Sync , get the Xeon e3-1240 V3 it is the same is cheaper than i7 with 8 threads
August 3, 2013 7:19:21 AM

SNA3 said:
shadowzeditz said:
Is this a good setup for gaming/video editing? I will be playing Battlefield 3 or Crysis 3 and I will also be using Adobe After Effects for video editing. For me a good setup would be playing games at decent graphical settings at 40+ FPS and be able to edit videos with quick render speeds. The specs of my proposed rig are listed below with the prices:
-i5 4670k £155
-GeForce GTX 660 Ti £165
-Vengeance 8gb RAM £60
-Gigabyte Z87-HD3 MOBO £95
-Corsair CX600 £54
-Zalman Z11 Plus Case £45
-500gb Seagate Barracuda £40
-External ODD £22
TOTAL: £636

I would like to know if I am overpaying for any components before I go ahead with the build.


1- change the GPU to GTX 760 , dont get old 660
2- get Z87 Motherboard is better choice.
3- if you dont want to overclock ,get i7-4770
4- if you dont want to use Quick Sync , get the Xeon e3-1240 V3 it is the same is cheaper than i7 with 8 threads


Thanks for the reply but you didn't answer the question really, this is a PC based on my budget and I just wanted to know if it would work. I know the components you have listed are better, however the GTX 760 is out of my budget, and I could SLI my 660 Ti and get similar performance to the GTX 680 for less in the future. As for the processor, I am thinking of trying to overclock in the future and would like the option to do so.
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a b 4 Gaming
August 3, 2013 10:33:40 AM

shadowzeditz said:
SNA3 said:
shadowzeditz said:
Is this a good setup for gaming/video editing? I will be playing Battlefield 3 or Crysis 3 and I will also be using Adobe After Effects for video editing. For me a good setup would be playing games at decent graphical settings at 40+ FPS and be able to edit videos with quick render speeds. The specs of my proposed rig are listed below with the prices:
-i5 4670k £155
-GeForce GTX 660 Ti £165
-Vengeance 8gb RAM £60
-Gigabyte Z87-HD3 MOBO £95
-Corsair CX600 £54
-Zalman Z11 Plus Case £45
-500gb Seagate Barracuda £40
-External ODD £22
TOTAL: £636

I would like to know if I am overpaying for any components before I go ahead with the build.


1- change the GPU to GTX 760 , dont get old 660
2- get Z87 Motherboard is better choice.
3- if you dont want to overclock ,get i7-4770
4- if you dont want to use Quick Sync , get the Xeon e3-1240 V3 it is the same is cheaper than i7 with 8 threads


Thanks for the reply but you didn't answer the question really, this is a PC based on my budget and I just wanted to know if it would work. I know the components you have listed are better, however the GTX 760 is out of my budget, and I could SLI my 660 Ti and get similar performance to the GTX 680 for less in the future. As for the processor, I am thinking of trying to overclock in the future and would like the option to do so.


lol , Actually I answered your Question but you wnt me to look for them for you huh :) 

looking at the cpu price you posted at 155 , I will assume thats without taxes , so your total 636 is 763 with taxes ,

here is your build WITH GTX 760 :

1- CPU i5-4670K 173 :

http://www.waeplus.co.uk/item/341690/Intel-Haswell-Core...

2- Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H , 108 :

http://www.waeplus.co.uk/item/340745/GA-Z87X-D3H---sock...

3- Gigabyte GTX 760 OC , 188 :

http://www.waeplus.co.uk/item/355199/GF-GV-N760OC-2GD-P...

4- Corsair Vengeance 2x4G , 54 :

http://www.waeplus.co.uk/item/92141/Corsair-Vengeance-C...

5- WD Caviar Blue 1TB 64MB Cache 7200 rpm , 45 :

http://www.waeplus.co.uk/item/160400/WD-Caviar-Blue-1TB...

6- ODD , 10

http://www.waeplus.co.uk/item/6938/iHAS124-5.25%22-inte...

7- Zalman ZM-Z11-PLUS , 40

http://www.eclipsecomputers.com/product.aspx?code=CAZ-Z...

8- Power 850 watt SILVER CERTIFIED XFX , Haswell compatible , 79 :

http://www.uk-computers.co.uk/pgProduct.cfm?Product=158...

(the power you chosen is not haswell compatible)

----------------------

Total : 697 pounds INCLUDING TAXES (580 pounds without taxes) ,

cheaper than your budget and better , WITH GTX 760 AND 850 watts power supply haswell compatible AND 1TB harddisk . pssst : want GTX 770 :p  ?

have a nice day :) 
August 3, 2013 3:53:27 PM

SNA3 said:
shadowzeditz said:
SNA3 said:
shadowzeditz said:
Is this a good setup for gaming/video editing? I will be playing Battlefield 3 or Crysis 3 and I will also be using Adobe After Effects for video editing. For me a good setup would be playing games at decent graphical settings at 40+ FPS and be able to edit videos with quick render speeds. The specs of my proposed rig are listed below with the prices:
-i5 4670k £155
-GeForce GTX 660 Ti £165
-Vengeance 8gb RAM £60
-Gigabyte Z87-HD3 MOBO £95
-Corsair CX600 £54
-Zalman Z11 Plus Case £45
-500gb Seagate Barracuda £40
-External ODD £22
TOTAL: £636

I would like to know if I am overpaying for any components before I go ahead with the build.


1- change the GPU to GTX 760 , dont get old 660
2- get Z87 Motherboard is better choice.
3- if you dont want to overclock ,get i7-4770
4- if you dont want to use Quick Sync , get the Xeon e3-1240 V3 it is the same is cheaper than i7 with 8 threads


Thanks for the reply but you didn't answer the question really, this is a PC based on my budget and I just wanted to know if it would work. I know the components you have listed are better, however the GTX 760 is out of my budget, and I could SLI my 660 Ti and get similar performance to the GTX 680 for less in the future. As for the processor, I am thinking of trying to overclock in the future and would like the option to do so.


lol , Actually I answered your Question but you wnt me to look for them for you huh :) 

looking at the cpu price you posted at 155 , I will assume thats without taxes , so your total 636 is 763 with taxes ,

here is your build WITH GTX 760 :

1- CPU i5-4670K 173 :

http://www.waeplus.co.uk/item/341690/Intel-Haswell-Core...

2- Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H , 108 :

http://www.waeplus.co.uk/item/340745/GA-Z87X-D3H---sock...

3- Gigabyte GTX 760 OC , 188 :

http://www.waeplus.co.uk/item/355199/GF-GV-N760OC-2GD-P...

4- Corsair Vengeance 2x4G , 54 :

http://www.waeplus.co.uk/item/92141/Corsair-Vengeance-C...

5- WD Caviar Blue 1TB 64MB Cache 7200 rpm , 45 :

http://www.waeplus.co.uk/item/160400/WD-Caviar-Blue-1TB...

6- ODD , 10

http://www.waeplus.co.uk/item/6938/iHAS124-5.25%22-inte...

7- Zalman ZM-Z11-PLUS , 40

http://www.eclipsecomputers.com/product.aspx?code=CAZ-Z...

8- Power 850 watt SILVER CERTIFIED XFX , Haswell compatible , 79 :

http://www.uk-computers.co.uk/pgProduct.cfm?Product=158...

(the power you chosen is not haswell compatible)

----------------------

Total : 697 pounds INCLUDING TAXES (580 pounds without taxes) ,

cheaper than your budget and better , WITH GTX 760 AND 850 watts power supply haswell compatible AND 1TB harddisk . pssst : want GTX 770 :p  ?

have a nice day :) 


Have you brought from Waeplus? Check out the reviews... http://www.trustpilot.co.uk/review/waeplus.co.uk
a b 4 Gaming
August 3, 2013 4:14:22 PM

shadowzeditz said:
SNA3 said:
shadowzeditz said:
SNA3 said:
shadowzeditz said:
Is this a good setup for gaming/video editing? I will be playing Battlefield 3 or Crysis 3 and I will also be using Adobe After Effects for video editing. For me a good setup would be playing games at decent graphical settings at 40+ FPS and be able to edit videos with quick render speeds. The specs of my proposed rig are listed below with the prices:
-i5 4670k £155
-GeForce GTX 660 Ti £165
-Vengeance 8gb RAM £60
-Gigabyte Z87-HD3 MOBO £95
-Corsair CX600 £54
-Zalman Z11 Plus Case £45
-500gb Seagate Barracuda £40
-External ODD £22
TOTAL: £636

I would like to know if I am overpaying for any components before I go ahead with the build.


1- change the GPU to GTX 760 , dont get old 660
2- get Z87 Motherboard is better choice.
3- if you dont want to overclock ,get i7-4770
4- if you dont want to use Quick Sync , get the Xeon e3-1240 V3 it is the same is cheaper than i7 with 8 threads


Thanks for the reply but you didn't answer the question really, this is a PC based on my budget and I just wanted to know if it would work. I know the components you have listed are better, however the GTX 760 is out of my budget, and I could SLI my 660 Ti and get similar performance to the GTX 680 for less in the future. As for the processor, I am thinking of trying to overclock in the future and would like the option to do so.


lol , Actually I answered your Question but you wnt me to look for them for you huh :) 

looking at the cpu price you posted at 155 , I will assume thats without taxes , so your total 636 is 763 with taxes ,

here is your build WITH GTX 760 :

1- CPU i5-4670K 173 :

http://www.waeplus.co.uk/item/341690/Intel-Haswell-Core...

2- Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H , 108 :

http://www.waeplus.co.uk/item/340745/GA-Z87X-D3H---sock...

3- Gigabyte GTX 760 OC , 188 :

http://www.waeplus.co.uk/item/355199/GF-GV-N760OC-2GD-P...

4- Corsair Vengeance 2x4G , 54 :

http://www.waeplus.co.uk/item/92141/Corsair-Vengeance-C...

5- WD Caviar Blue 1TB 64MB Cache 7200 rpm , 45 :

http://www.waeplus.co.uk/item/160400/WD-Caviar-Blue-1TB...

6- ODD , 10

http://www.waeplus.co.uk/item/6938/iHAS124-5.25%22-inte...

7- Zalman ZM-Z11-PLUS , 40

http://www.eclipsecomputers.com/product.aspx?code=CAZ-Z...

8- Power 850 watt SILVER CERTIFIED XFX , Haswell compatible , 79 :

http://www.uk-computers.co.uk/pgProduct.cfm?Product=158...

(the power you chosen is not haswell compatible)

----------------------

Total : 697 pounds INCLUDING TAXES (580 pounds without taxes) ,

cheaper than your budget and better , WITH GTX 760 AND 850 watts power supply haswell compatible AND 1TB harddisk . pssst : want GTX 770 :p  ?

have a nice day :) 


Have you brought from Waeplus? Check out the reviews... http://www.trustpilot.co.uk/review/waeplus.co.uk


can get you similar prices from UK .. I dont live there .. but I can change the stores .. interested ? be serious coz I am doing this for free and will take time .
August 3, 2013 4:27:27 PM

SNA3 said:
shadowzeditz said:
SNA3 said:
shadowzeditz said:
SNA3 said:
shadowzeditz said:
Is this a good setup for gaming/video editing? I will be playing Battlefield 3 or Crysis 3 and I will also be using Adobe After Effects for video editing. For me a good setup would be playing games at decent graphical settings at 40+ FPS and be able to edit videos with quick render speeds. The specs of my proposed rig are listed below with the prices:
-i5 4670k £155
-GeForce GTX 660 Ti £165
-Vengeance 8gb RAM £60
-Gigabyte Z87-HD3 MOBO £95
-Corsair CX600 £54
-Zalman Z11 Plus Case £45
-500gb Seagate Barracuda £40
-External ODD £22
TOTAL: £636

I would like to know if I am overpaying for any components before I go ahead with the build.


1- change the GPU to GTX 760 , dont get old 660
2- get Z87 Motherboard is better choice.
3- if you dont want to overclock ,get i7-4770
4- if you dont want to use Quick Sync , get the Xeon e3-1240 V3 it is the same is cheaper than i7 with 8 threads


Thanks for the reply but you didn't answer the question really, this is a PC based on my budget and I just wanted to know if it would work. I know the components you have listed are better, however the GTX 760 is out of my budget, and I could SLI my 660 Ti and get similar performance to the GTX 680 for less in the future. As for the processor, I am thinking of trying to overclock in the future and would like the option to do so.


lol , Actually I answered your Question but you wnt me to look for them for you huh :) 

looking at the cpu price you posted at 155 , I will assume thats without taxes , so your total 636 is 763 with taxes ,

here is your build WITH GTX 760 :

1- CPU i5-4670K 173 :

http://www.waeplus.co.uk/item/341690/Intel-Haswell-Core...

2- Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H , 108 :

http://www.waeplus.co.uk/item/340745/GA-Z87X-D3H---sock...

3- Gigabyte GTX 760 OC , 188 :

http://www.waeplus.co.uk/item/355199/GF-GV-N760OC-2GD-P...

4- Corsair Vengeance 2x4G , 54 :

http://www.waeplus.co.uk/item/92141/Corsair-Vengeance-C...

5- WD Caviar Blue 1TB 64MB Cache 7200 rpm , 45 :

http://www.waeplus.co.uk/item/160400/WD-Caviar-Blue-1TB...

6- ODD , 10

http://www.waeplus.co.uk/item/6938/iHAS124-5.25%22-inte...

7- Zalman ZM-Z11-PLUS , 40

http://www.eclipsecomputers.com/product.aspx?code=CAZ-Z...

8- Power 850 watt SILVER CERTIFIED XFX , Haswell compatible , 79 :

http://www.uk-computers.co.uk/pgProduct.cfm?Product=158...

(the power you chosen is not haswell compatible)

----------------------

Total : 697 pounds INCLUDING TAXES (580 pounds without taxes) ,

cheaper than your budget and better , WITH GTX 760 AND 850 watts power supply haswell compatible AND 1TB harddisk . pssst : want GTX 770 :p  ?

have a nice day :) 


Have you brought from Waeplus? Check out the reviews... http://www.trustpilot.co.uk/review/waeplus.co.uk


can get you similar prices from UK .. I dont live there .. but I can change the stores .. interested ? be serious coz I am doing this for free and will take time .


I am very serious if I can get it for that price, I appreciate the research a lot too, thanks :) 
a b 4 Gaming
August 3, 2013 5:01:06 PM
August 5, 2013 10:04:41 AM
a b 4 Gaming
August 5, 2013 10:52:56 AM



yes they are safe as long as the power is enough ... and the power uses unified 12V rail (most modern power are so)

:)  congratulations on your super card :) 
August 9, 2013 8:00:12 AM

SNA3 said:


yes they are safe as long as the power is enough ... and the power uses unified 12V rail (most modern power are so)

:)  congratulations on your super card :) 


Hi again :D  would I be able to SLI 2 GTX 760's in two x8 pcie slots? Would it work?

Thanks!!
a b 4 Gaming
August 9, 2013 8:04:58 AM

shadowzeditz said:
SNA3 said:


yes they are safe as long as the power is enough ... and the power uses unified 12V rail (most modern power are so)

:)  congratulations on your super card :) 


Hi again :D  would I be able to SLI 2 GTX 760's in two x8 pcie slots? Would it work?

Thanks!!


Hi :) 

yes :) 

here are the specs of your mobo

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=...
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