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[Help/Advise] | 1st Build | £1700 Budget!!

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October 29, 2012 3:57:37 PM

Hey what is up people? I hope you had a good Holiday (For those who don't work). Otherwise for the those who work, thanks for delivering some of my parts early in the morning! :) 
I am building my first computer this November for my 16th Birthday! My budget is around £1700 although this has to include a Mouse, Keyboard and a Professional Headset for Gaming and Recording; On the subject, my uses will be Hardcore Gaming, Commentating/Recording, Game Development, Programming, General Use( Internet, Applications etc). I Have already bought the CPU and Case whilst they were cheapest! :D 
I'm looking for any suggestions, evaluations etc before I order all of the parts! Thanks everyone :) 

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CPU: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/intel-core-i7-3770k-s115...
CPU Cooler: http://www.ebuyer.com/195165-noctua-nh-d14-dual-radiato...
RAM: http://www.cclonline.com/product/63462/CML8GX3M2A1600C9...
HDD: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1tb-seagate-st1000dm003-...
SSD: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-2-5inch-Desktop-Accesso...
GPU (SLI): http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-evga-gtx-670-ftw-28n...
Case: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/nzxt-phantom-enthusiast-...
PSU: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA...

partpicker: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/lOdx

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Other Comments:
-Please add a Mic, Mouse and Keyboard. I prefer you spend most of the money on a mic and then a keyboard and then a mouse. (Gaming and Pro)
-Could i have advise on the GPU's also.
-Is this PSU the right Watt?
-I would like to save as much as possible, but not crazy less. You know what i mean, say if my PSU was a waste and i should get bronze. (Im happy with that PSU btw^^)
Thanks!!!
October 29, 2012 4:04:30 PM

I suggest getting 16GB, and a 650w. I would only recommend 2x 670's for a resolution over 1080p. AT 1080p, one 670 will run at 60FPS+, so the only thing another 670 will give you is screen tearing. Get a cheaper mobo. If you will not use all of the mobo's features, then it's best to get a cheaper motherboard. Getting gold/silver/platinum PSU's is a waste of cash. Bronze is usually enough. Also, will you overclock? If yes, will you overclock a lot?
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October 29, 2012 4:25:02 PM

obsama1 said:
I suggest getting 16GB, and a 650w. I would only recommend 2x 670's for a resolution over 1080p. AT 1080p, one 670 will run at 60FPS+, so the only thing another 670 will give you is screen tearing. Get a cheaper mobo. If you will not use all of the mobo's features, then it's best to get a cheaper motherboard. Getting gold/silver/platinum PSU's is a waste of cash. Bronze is usually enough. Also, will you overclock? If yes, will you overclock a lot?


Right, and okay. Its just Ive seen Benchmarks on a Single 1080p Monitor and on games, example. Metro2033 1x is around 40FPS and x2 is above 60FPS so it would be more beneficial as im recording and i have a 60Hz monitor to have 60FPS on the Most Demanding games ensuring my setup will be Future proof for a long time because games wont get as good as Metro for at least another 3-5years and when that does happen ill still be running them! :D  Also i will be using a good couple of those features and it saves me purchasing WiFi :D  But okay, i don't meant to be ignorant but i think im going to stay with that PSU because theirs room for improvement (850Watt) and its Silver compared to gold so its the best of both world :D  I'm looking forward to your advise, if you would like it would be beneficial to talk over Skype as its easier to chat(No mics)
October 29, 2012 4:27:52 PM

//EDIT I will be overclocking to around 4GHZ - 4.5GHZ
October 29, 2012 4:44:21 PM

Metro isn't a "good" game (I mean the way it's coded, not the actual game). It's extremely poorly coded, and it will bring an card to its knees. It's an exception. The mobo is great, and if you like it, stick with it. Getting a bigger PSU won't make your rig futureproof, because over time, components get more and efficient, and use less power. But, if you are getting 2x 670's, get a cheaper PSU. An 850w Bronze will save you a good bit of money. Also, I would not buy this computer immediately. Wait for the holiday sales, and then pick up the parts to save some money.
October 29, 2012 6:23:03 PM

obsama1 said:
Metro isn't a "good" game (I mean the way it's coded, not the actual game). It's extremely poorly coded, and it will bring an card to its knees. It's an exception. The mobo is great, and if you like it, stick with it. Getting a bigger PSU won't make your rig futureproof, because over time, components get more and efficient, and use less power. But, if you are getting 2x 670's, get a cheaper PSU. An 850w Bronze will save you a good bit of money. Also, I would not buy this computer immediately. Wait for the holiday sales, and then pick up the parts to save some money.


Yes i understand they have problem with Optimization but with the New Metro coming round the corner, unless they have a new Programming team its gonna bring the Cards to its knees!! haha, Yeah i think im going to order the Motherboard Soon, and im still debating over the PSU, itll be the last thing i buy ahah ;D And what time do you think the Sale will come on because i am ordering it for Mid November D:
October 29, 2012 6:44:50 PM

A system with two GTX 670s would be fine with a 650W PSU. With overclocking more than that is probably justifiable.
So why not get the new 80 Plus Gold advertised 750W version?
Corsair HX750 80Plus Gold (CP-9020031) (£116 @ Scan)
http://skinflint.co.uk/827539

Although even with overclocking I'd still get this:
Be Quiet Dark Power Pro P10 650W (£112 @ Scan)
http://skinflint.co.uk/790425
October 29, 2012 8:43:02 PM

I would noy get a 650w PSU with 2x overclocked 670's and an overclocked 3770K. Bad choice. Stuff will go on sale in mid-Nov.
October 29, 2012 10:20:55 PM

Considering that systems with i7-3960Xs (which is much more power hungry than Sandy/Ivy Bridge i5/i7s) and two GTX 670s draw about 500W (max) according to the reviews that I've seen, I don't see the problem with a really high quality 650W PSU, such as the one I suggested, for that scenario. I also think that the kinds of loads which would potentially create 500W of power draw aren't that common, ie it happens at lot less than 50% of the time the system is used.
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