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Noobs first PC build! Need lots of help!

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September 14, 2013 2:23:17 PM

Hello! I've been a long time console gamer, but I've finally seen the light and decided to get myself a gaming PC! I'm 16 and still in school, so don't have the best budget, but its not bad! I've got £800 - 900 to spend n the PC itself, so around £1270-1400 dollars i believe!

I plan to better my PC as I go on, so I'd like a good base... So, preferably haswell! I'd like an intel i5 4670K £185, a good motherboard £165, (I've been looking at the asus maximus VI hero, I think that's good, correct me if I'm wrong! And a nice case, black preferably. But I'm more bothered about it having good fan locations and cable management! I'd like to spend less than £75 on this.

After the case, MoBo and CPU Ive suggested, we're left with around £450 for the rest of the computer (ill but peripherals and monitors separately, don't worry about them), unless you'd recommend different motherboards, or a cheaper case!

At the very least, I'd like a gtx 660ti for the graphics card. I plan to run 2 monitors, and play quite a few games on max setting/good fps, but I'm no pro, so, so long as its good, suggest whatever!

So, I don't think I've missed anything.... Ooh yes, I'd like room in my power supply to upgrade lots of parts when I can afford it, so I don't want to skimp on that either...

I know I'm asking a lot, but I'd really love some good advice on what I should do! I would like a SSD if the budget allows, and at least 1 tb of storage, as the PC won't just be used for gaming, I'll have to use it for a lot of school work too! Nothing too big though, lots and lots of word documents and power points!!

I don't think I've missed anything, but if I have, just let me know and I'll try and answer it!!

Thanks in advance! :')

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September 14, 2013 2:33:53 PM

get a good corsair psu (little less than or around 100 USD) and for the gpu get the gtx 760 (2gb version is around 260 USD, 4gb is just over 300)
get 8gb of ram (or more if you want) and really 1600mhz is all the speed you need but you probably have room int he budget to go up if you want to oc (why not since you got the k model) then you might want a cpu cooler. the h100i is pretty good liquid cooler. a cheaper air one is the hyper 212+/evo which is under 50 USD and i think the h100i is around 100 USD
September 14, 2013 2:41:23 PM

I quickly threw this together for you. left out a hdd and case. threw in the gtx 770 and a liquid cooler for the cpu plus a copy of windows 8 and its all in your budget. if you want the asus board it will still fit the budget but i like gigabyte more (asus is still great, they just seem a little pricey for what you get)
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September 14, 2013 2:58:09 PM

for 700-800 pounds you can get a solid pc which will be enough for recent and upcoming games
1080p high->max. settings 50-60+ fps depending on which game

i5-4570 / fx 8320 for best p/p
hd 7870 for ~150 pounds best p/p
September 14, 2013 3:03:57 PM

Marcopolo123 said:
for 700-800 pounds you can get a solid pc which will be enough for recent and upcoming games
1080p high->max. settings 50-60+ fps depending on which game

i5-4570 / fx 8320 for best p/p
hd 7870 for ~150 pounds best p/p


Hi, thank you for responding! Is the 7870 a GPU? I'm no good with this computer lingo xD

Thanks
September 14, 2013 3:40:52 PM

Marcopolo123 said:
for 700-800 pounds you can get a solid pc which will be enough for recent and upcoming games
1080p high->max. settings 50-60+ fps depending on which game

i5-4570 / fx 8320 for best p/p
hd 7870 for ~150 pounds best p/p


Hmm... Just looked at the 7870 on the Internet, and it doesn't come across as a brilliant graphics card :/ 
September 14, 2013 3:43:16 PM

well you can play everything on it...
September 14, 2013 4:26:36 PM

chairsgotoschool said:
HAHA sorry about that i forgot to post the link to the build i threw together lol

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1DKMI


That explains it! I had no idea what you were talking about haha! Thanks man!! :')
September 14, 2013 8:17:31 PM

The 7870 is definitely a capable gpu. Im running bf3 on ultra with a solid 50-60 fps. I would suggest going for the 7950, however. It is a much better card, and it is not a whole lot more expensive.
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