Building a gaming rig for a friend, thoughts?

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.
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  1. 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?
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. If you trust them then that's alright. Here is a list of the best power supplies.
  6. Nobody? hmmm... ordering tonight so yeah...
  7. Sebianoti said:
    Nobody? hmmm... ordering tonight so yeah...


    Good luck with everything.
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