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Building a gaming rig for a friend, thoughts?

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August 11, 2013 10:11:01 AM

Hello, i'm building a gaming rig for my friend and i wanted to see what you thought about the choices i made.

HDD £71.99 http://bit.ly/19WJOX8
RAM £56.59 http://bit.ly/SqVtAx
GPU £157.99 http://bit.ly/YFSeIW
Blu Ray Drive £57 http://bit.ly/17GXIqd
Motherboard £125.84 http://bit.ly/1cF5Hev
CPU £147.78 http://bit.ly/17GYV0E
Total: £617.19

Thanks.
a b 4 Gaming
August 11, 2013 10:30:56 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus GRYPHON Z87 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($161.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital WD Green 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($87.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($47.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $741.94
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-11 13:29 EDT-0400)

This is your build so far. Do you have an idea on the case, power supply, or operating system?
August 11, 2013 10:56:11 AM

thepinkanator95 said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus GRYPHON Z87 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($161.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital WD Green 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($87.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($47.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $741.94
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-11 13:29 EDT-0400)

This is your build so far. Do you have an idea on the case, power supply, or operating system?


Thanks for the breakdown. The system will run Windows 7 and case remains to be seen, I'm not quite sure what PSU he'll need, i guess a 650 Watt at least.

EDIT:

I looked into it and i think a 600W PSU will do, so i choose this one
Corsair CP-9020048-UK Builder Series CX 600W http://bit.ly/X6Neg1
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a b 4 Gaming
August 11, 2013 1:06:34 PM

Sebianoti said:
thepinkanator95 said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus GRYPHON Z87 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($161.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital WD Green 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($87.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($47.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $741.94
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-11 13:29 EDT-0400)

This is your build so far. Do you have an idea on the case, power supply, or operating system?


Thanks for the breakdown. The system will run Windows 7 and case remains to be seen, I'm not quite sure what PSU he'll need, i guess a 650 Watt at least.

EDIT:

I looked into it and i think a 600W PSU will do, so i choose this one
Corsair CP-9020048-UK Builder Series CX 600W http://bit.ly/X6Neg1


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus GRYPHON Z87 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($161.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital WD Green 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($87.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($47.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $841.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-11 16:04 EDT-0400)

Here is an update to the build. I used a better power supply. The PSU is NOT something you want to go cheap on so the one I chose will last you a long time and give you all the power you'll need.
August 11, 2013 1:15:02 PM

thepinkanator95 said:
Sebianoti said:
thepinkanator95 said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus GRYPHON Z87 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($161.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital WD Green 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($87.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($47.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $741.94
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-11 13:29 EDT-0400)

This is your build so far. Do you have an idea on the case, power supply, or operating system?


Thanks for the breakdown. The system will run Windows 7 and case remains to be seen, I'm not quite sure what PSU he'll need, i guess a 650 Watt at least.

EDIT:

I looked into it and i think a 600W PSU will do, so i choose this one
Corsair CP-9020048-UK Builder Series CX 600W http://bit.ly/X6Neg1


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus GRYPHON Z87 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($161.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital WD Green 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($87.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($47.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $841.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-11 16:04 EDT-0400)

Here is an update to the build. I used a better power supply. The PSU is NOT something you want to go cheap on so the one I chose will last you a long time and give you all the power you'll need.


I trust Corsair, and we are getting all the parts from Scan Computers in one large order not to complicate things, that PSU wasn't available at scan.
August 14, 2013 7:28:27 AM

Nobody? hmmm... ordering tonight so yeah...
a b 4 Gaming
August 14, 2013 10:19:28 AM

Sebianoti said:
Nobody? hmmm... ordering tonight so yeah...


Good luck with everything.
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