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[ Help/Opinion ] £1700 | Gaming Rig! | 1st Build | UPDATE

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October 7, 2012 2:42:01 PM

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//UPDATE Hey whats up guys? :hello:  Its my 16th Birthday in November and i think its time to get myself a Fairly High Budget Computer :o  ; recently Ive fallen in love with computers and i really wanna build the perfect rig for my uses and money . I will be Using it for Video Editing, Hardcore Gaming, Listening to Music, Programming/Game Development, YouTube Commentating and Gameplay, General Use (Internet, Homework) etc. :wahoo: 
As some of you may know Ive posted a few Discussions but my Computer has changed again so im going to list my components below, if you wish to use Part Picker there will be a link for that to. Keep in mind that im thinking about overclocking the CPU to at least 4Ghz .
Thanks allot guys, Feedback is much Appreciated! :bounce: 

Case: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/nzxt-phantom-enthusiast-...

Mobo: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-Motherboard-Bluetooth-Cros...

CPU: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007X1JM30/?tag=pcp0f-21

CPU Cooler: http://www.ebuyer.com/195165-noctua-nh-d14-dual-radiato...

RAM: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00539LWI2/?tag=pcp0f-21

GPU: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/4gb-asus-gtx-690-28nm-pc...

PSU: Seasonic 850Watt (See part picker link)

HDD: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1tb-western-digital-wd10...

Optical Drive: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/samsung-sh-s222ab-bebe-s...

Extra Fans:
140mm: http://www.amazon.co.uk/NZXT-FN-140-Enthusiast-Performa...

PartPicker: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/jB5H

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Approximate Purchase Date: Early November
Budget Range: £1600 - £1700
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Recording, Rendering, Programming/Game Development, General Use, Internet Surfing
Are you buying a monitor: No, I have a 1080p Monitor 60Hz, (Upgrading to 120Hz)
Do you need to buy OS: No, I have Windows 7 64Bit
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Scan.co.uk, Ebuyer.co.uk, Amazon.co.uk, (Open to any other websites)
Location: United Kingdom, England
Parts Preferences: Intel, Nividia
Overclocking: Yes
SLI or Crossfire: In the Future

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Thanx :) 
October 7, 2012 3:18:01 PM

Wat. I thought I already told you to go for Low profile Vengeance ram? That ram isn't compatible with the NH-D14, as I told you before. :)  Everything looks solid.
October 7, 2012 3:42:07 PM

JJ1217 said:
Wat. I thought I already told you to go for Low profile Vengeance ram? That ram isn't compatible with the NH-D14, as I told you before. :)  Everything looks solid.


oh my bad, haha, i wanted to re-post beacuse my rig is pretty much done and i forgo to change the RAM :@
//UPDATE
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CML8GX3M2A1600C9B-Venge...
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October 7, 2012 4:00:26 PM

Here's a list of pros and cons comparing the upgraded PC to the original (the one you made)

PROS:
Based on a Higher-End platform which has numerios benefits such as better SLI performance and a very good upgrade path.
Better Hard Disk Drive
Better SSD (if updated and not filled in to max capacity)
More powerfull power supply which is sure to deliver enough power to your system even after you upgrade it with another dual GPU card and a eight core CPU and overclock it to its maximum.
More RAM which might or might not help you.

CONS:
Less power efficient CPU which is also a bit slower (within 5%)
12 pounds more expensive

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3820 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor (£224.20 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS12X Ball Bearing CPU Cooler (£62.84 @ CCL Computers)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X79-UP4 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard (£197.90 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£60.14 @ Scan.co.uk)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£49.98 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£80.00 @ Ebuyer)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 690 4GB Video Card (£778.43 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case (£99.58 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: OCZ ZX 1250W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£161.98 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£11.96 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £1727.01
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
October 7, 2012 10:34:37 PM

^ That is definitely a much better build than the one that you made, but a non overclockable CPU and no point of an expensive aftermarket cooling is the difference from his and mine. Hes given you a much better platform in the case that you upgrade in the future, but removed your overclocking abilities.

Its your call, thats pretty much the main difference between your build and his.

Also note, if you click on your DH-14 link, they have a combo for both the i7 3770k and the DH-14 matched together :) 
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