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First build terrified!

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by revengemadmax, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. revengemadmax

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    Joined: Oct 1, 2008

    Posts: 9

    Hello,

    Long story short.

    I don't normally have the money for this kind of build, was knocked off motorbike and got money from insurance gonna buy a PC.. there!

    So im totally new to this but i am a gamer and love to play most games.

    (currently: everquest next landmark alpha/Rust/ will be playing elite dangerous and star citizen)

    This is over my budget and from lack of exp i just put everything i think i needed.

    Please can you handsome and clever gentlemen show me any obvious errors in my quest to the gaming euphoria!!


    - Corsair Graphite Series 230T Compact Mid Tower Case Windowed - Black (CC-9011042-WW)
    - Stage 1 Intel: Overclock of CPU - 4.2GHz Overclock - Haswell K Edition Processors Only
    - Intel Core i5-4670K 3.40GHz (Haswell) Socket LGA1150 Processor - Retail
    - Akasa AK-CC4013EP01 Nero 3 V2 Premier CPU Cooler
    - Asus Z87-PLUS Intel Z87 (Socket 1150) DDR3 ATX Motherboard
    - TeamGroup Vulcan RED 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 PC3-17100C11 2133MHz Dual Channel Kit (TLD316G2133HC11ADC01)
    - Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 WindForce 3x OC Rev2.0 3072MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card (GV-N780OC-3GD)
    - Toshiba SSD HG5D Series THNSNH 7mm 60GB Solid State Hard Drive - (THNSNH060GCST)
    - Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache - OEM (ST2000DM001) HDD
    - OcUK 20x DVD±RW SATA ReWriter (Black) - OEM
    - No Sound Card Upgrade
    - Corsair RM Series RM 750 '80+ Gold' 750W Power Supply (CP-9020055-UK)
    - Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-Bit - OEM (FQC-08289)
    - Networking Not Selected
    - Case Mods Not Selected
    - Keyboard Not Selected
    - Mouse Not Selected
    - System Build Fan - Noiseblocker BlackSilent Pro Fan PLPS - 120mm PWM [EXNO-001]
    - Monitor Not Selected
    - Speakers Not Selected
    - No Headset Option (Zero Cost)
    - Game Controller Not Selected
    - No Office Software
    - No Security Software
    - Standard Build Systems - Dispatched within 7 working days

    £1,488.31 - Vat

    £1,224.76
     
  2. foster grant

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    Joined: May 10, 2012

    Posts: 4,768

    Location: North London

    Dont order yet...wait for someone knowledgeable to have a look at your spec.
     
  3. Doomedspeed

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    Joined: Oct 13, 2011

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    Location: Melbourne, Australia

    Welcome,

    Is this a pre-built system or Building it yourself?

    If this is just a gaming build you can make a few changes.

    Firstly you won't need 16GB of RAM, get 8GB of 2000mhz+ RAM and that'll be great. :)

    The PSU is OVER specced too, a 600W-650W PSU will be fine.

    I'd also invest in a better CPU cooler, like the matterhorn or the 212,412..
     
  4. ExRayTed

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    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 6,762

    Location: Surrey

    +1 to Doomedspeed's advice.

    Spend some of the savings mentioned above on a bigger SSD. 60gb isn't really big enough nowadays, I'd aim for at least 120gb.
     
  5. Gilval

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    Joined: Feb 15, 2010

    Posts: 130

    Yeah you definitely want more than 60GB, I would even say that 120GB can start getting a bit small once you install windows, office, and a handful of big games, seeing as a lot of games are hitting 15 GB a pop these days!

    Having said that I do have quite a few MMO's installed and that might be why I'm running low on space :p
     
  6. revengemadmax

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    I am building this myself thank you for the great advice!

     
  7. ndaar

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    Location: Plymouth

    As already said, if I was spending that much Id probably want a 250ssd, its surprising how quickly you fill it.

    And yes ram prices are fairly high currently and 16gig is an overkill nice to have if you can get it cheap.

    Good CPU and GPU though :) and will be a great system once its tweaked a little.
     
  8. revengemadmax

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    AH more good advice much appreciated!

    see this is why i posted, i knew there was going to be awesome people like yourselves

     
  9. ndaar

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    Joined: Nov 18, 2009

    Posts: 1,178

    Location: Plymouth

    Oh if its a self build you can probably make a 4770k system for that price, or get a 4670K cheaper. I thought you were using the configurator and having it built.
     
  10. revengemadmax

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    16 gig overkill? fair enough, i currently only have 4gb of ddr2. 250gb sd sounds like a better idea that 60gb.. don't know what i was thinking really..


     
  11. revengemadmax

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    im using the configurator just to make sure everything works with each other :D
    then ill buy everything separately.


     
  12. Jay Blizzay

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    Joined: Feb 21, 2013

    Posts: 249

    What's your budget? I'll sure some of the regulars can spec something up for you
     
  13. The Only Beardy

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  14. WalderX

    Wise Guy

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    Posts: 1,088

    I'll spec something up - give me a few mins

    EDIT: Ah Beardy beat me to it! I'll spec an alternative just for fun :)
     
  15. Gilval

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    Joined: Feb 15, 2010

    Posts: 130

    Nice spec Beardy but just out of interest why the external DVD drive? :)
     
  16. implosiveturnip

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    Location: Leeds

  17. Acme

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 29, 2011

    Posts: 24,692

    Location: Broken down.

    I have 16GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD, my SSD only has 75GB left, and I quite often use more than 8GB of RAM, but most people won't.

    It depends entirely on what the system will be used for.

    So... What is your use-case? What will you be using the system for other than for gaming? Do you plan on running any VM's or using a RAM disk? Do you only want your OS on the SSD, or ALL of your programs as well like me? etc... :)

    Anyways, I can't do a basket spec as I'm at work but here is an idea...

    CPU: 4770K
    Mobo: G1.Sniper Z87 (for the superb featureset at the pricepoint) otherwise a Z87-D3HP/UD3 etc
    RAM - 8GB of 2666MHz TeamGroup LV (great value - unless of course you want/need 16GB)
    SSD: 120/250GB Samsung 840 Evo (the default choice for price to performance to reliability at present)
    HDD: HDD of whatever capacity you feel you need
    GPU: 780/780TI/290/290X (read some reviews and use Anandtech Bench GPU14 and GPU13 to compare - I'd get a 780 personally)
    PSU: 650W - 750W Superflower/Seasonic/Enermax (I'd personally get a 650W Golden Green - unless you want SLI/Crossfire in the future)
    ODD: External! (I guarentee it will live in a drawer most of the time)
    Case: Mostly personal choice, though some are better than others for build quality/airflow etc. DO NOT buy that INWIN shown above.
    Cooling: A big air heatsink such as the NH-D14 or the equivelant from the likes of Phanteks, Thermaltake etc (I like the Silver Arrow B&W)
     
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2014
  18. WalderX

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    Ok here is my spec - a slightly cheaper alternative to the i7 builds above, also with a black/red theme if that might be your thing :) Case is not in stock until the end of the month but I think it looks very nice so included it anyway:

    YOUR BASKET
    1 x MSI Radeon R9 290 Gaming Edition 4096MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card £359.99
    1 x Intel Core i5-4670K 3.40GHz (Haswell) Socket LGA1150 Processor - Retail £191.99
    1 x Gigabyte Z87X-UD4H Intel Z87 (Socket 1150) DDR3 ATX Motherboard with *FREE COOLERMASTER SEIDON 120V COOLER £163.99
    1 x Samsung 250GB SSD 840 EVO SATA 6Gb/s Basic - (MZ-7TE250BW) £149.99
    1 x NZXT H440 Mid Tower Case - Black £94.99
    1 x Corsair Dominator GT 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-14900C9 1866MHz Dual Channel Kit with DHX Pro Connector (CMT8GX3M2A1866C9) **SPECIAL** £89.99
    1 x Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-Bit DVD - OEM (WN7-00614) £74.99
    1 x SuperFlower Golden Green HX 550W "80 Plus Gold" Power Supply - Black £59.99
    1 x Toshiba 2TB 7200RPM SATA 6GB/s 32MB Cache - OEM (DT01ACA200) HDD £59.99
    1 x Pioneer 24x Internal DVR-221LBK DVD Rewriter - OEM £14.99
    Total : £1,275.89 (includes shipping : £12.50).

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    EDIT: Went with Windows 8.1 (non-pro) to save a bit, and it's faster than Windows 7 in terms of gaming. Also the mobo includes an AIO watercooling unit which should be ideal.
     
  19. Doomedspeed

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  20. revengemadmax

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    you guys are awesome gonna take me a bit to read through all these posts ill report back.
     


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