Gameing pc build spec help

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YOUR BASKET
1 x Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 3072MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card (GV-N780D5-3GD-B) £569.99
Total : £581.39 (includes shipping : £9.50).



Looking to build a pc with the 780.
Need everything including OS
Price limit is 1800. Hope a 780 build doesnt exceed this price as i'd like to make it future proof, at least for a while. If needs I would be able to stretch a little bit further to make this build happen
 
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Nice build Snips86x :)

my take on your build.

YOUR BASKET
1 x MSI GeForce GTX 780 PCI-Express 3072MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card £539.99
1 x BenQ GW2750HM 27" Widescreen LED Professional Monitor - Black £215.99
1 x Intel Core i5-4670K 3.40GHz (Haswell) Socket LGA1150 Processor - Retail with FREE Grid 2 PC Game £194.99
1 x Gigabyte Z87-D3HP Intel Z87 (Socket 1150) DDR3 ATX Motherboard £109.99
1 x Corsair Vengeance C70 Midi Tower Gaming Case - GunMetal Black £109.99
1 x Corsair Professional Series HX+ 650W '80+ Gold' Modular Power Supply (CP-9020030-UK) £99.98
1 x Microsoft Windows 8 64-Bit DVD - OEM (WN7-00403) £79.99
1 x Plextor M5S 128GB Solid State Drive - (PX-128M5S) £74.99
1 x CM Storm Quickfire Rapid Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Black Switch £69.98
1 x Corsair Vengeance Pro Blue 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Memory Kit (CMY8GX3M2A1600C9B) £67.99
1 x Corsair Vengeance Pro Silver 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Memory Kit (CMY8GX3M2A1600C9) £67.99
1 x Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB SATA 6Gb/s 32MB Cache - OEM (ST31000524AS) HDD £49.99
1 x CM Storm Recon 4000 DPI Gaming Mouse £39.98
1 x Corsair Hydro H100 Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler *Manufacturer Refurbished Unit - 90 Day Warranty £39.95
1 x Corsair SP120 Quiet Series High Pressure Low Noise - Dual Pack (CO-9050006-WW) £25.99
1 x Corsair AF120 Performance Series Low Noise High Airflow - Dual Pack £25.99
1 x OcUK 24x DVD±RW SATA ReWriter (Black) - OEM £19.99
1 x Corsair AF120 Performance Series Low Noise High Airflow - Single Pack £13.99
Total : £1,871.89 (includes shipping : £20.10).

 
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Is there anything in these builds that will be holding the 780 back? Or will it still be fine to over-clock if I'd like to down the line?

And I see you've both choose similar motherboards, what's the difference apart from £20 extra?
Thanks for the reply's by the way
 
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Is there anything in these builds that will be holding the 780 back? Or will it still be fine to over-clock if I'd like to down the line?

And I see you've both choose similar motherboards, what's the difference apart from £20 extra?
Thanks for the reply's by the way

The Z87X-D3H does support SLI where as the board I spec'ed doesn't (not a problem if you never going to run 2 Nvidia cards) apart from that there isn't that much but the one Snips86x spec'ed is the slightly better board and more of a premium product.

Explain your reasoning sire :eek:

The GTX 780 is only around 5-10% better performance over the GTX 770 when heavily overclocked, but is quite abit cheaper ;)
 
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So, if you guys are suggesting that I don't go 780 as the performance increase doesn't justify the price.
Could someone spec me a 770 build? I'd be looking for a nice white case with good airflow as well if that's possible.
Once again thanks for all the help guys, i just dont want to buy something without getting exactly what i need
 
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So, if you guys are suggesting that I don't go 780 as the performance increase doesn't justify the price.
Could someone spec me a 770 build? I'd be looking for a nice white case with good airflow as well if that's possible.
Once again thanks for all the help guys, i just dont want to buy something without getting exactly what i need

Already done one :D:D

 
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Have done one with the GTX 780 as well >.> plus its abit of nerd p0rn :)

YOUR BASKET
1 x MSI GeForce GTX 780 PCI-Express 3072MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card £539.99
1 x BenQ GW2750HM 27" Widescreen LED Professional Monitor - Black £215.99
1 x Intel Core i5-4670K 3.40GHz (Haswell) Socket LGA1150 Processor - Retail with FREE Grid 2 PC Game £194.99
1 x Gigabyte Z87-D3HP Intel Z87 (Socket 1150) DDR3 ATX Motherboard £109.99
1 x Corsair Vengeance C70 Midi Tower Gaming Case - GunMetal Black £109.99
1 x Corsair Professional Series HX+ 650W '80+ Gold' Modular Power Supply (CP-9020030-UK) £99.98
1 x Microsoft Windows 8 64-Bit DVD - OEM (WN7-00403) £79.99
1 x Plextor M5S 128GB Solid State Drive - (PX-128M5S) £74.99
1 x CM Storm Quickfire Rapid Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Black Switch £69.98
1 x Corsair Vengeance Pro Blue 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Memory Kit (CMY8GX3M2A1600C9B) £67.99
1 x Corsair Vengeance Pro Silver 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Memory Kit (CMY8GX3M2A1600C9) £67.99
1 x Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB SATA 6Gb/s 32MB Cache - OEM (ST31000524AS) HDD £49.99
1 x CM Storm Recon 4000 DPI Gaming Mouse £39.98
1 x Corsair Hydro H100 Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler *Manufacturer Refurbished Unit - 90 Day Warranty £39.95
1 x Corsair SP120 Quiet Series High Pressure Low Noise - Dual Pack (CO-9050006-WW) £25.99
1 x Corsair AF120 Performance Series Low Noise High Airflow - Dual Pack £25.99
1 x OcUK 24x DVD±RW SATA ReWriter (Black) - OEM £19.99
1 x Corsair AF120 Performance Series Low Noise High Airflow - Single Pack £13.99
Total : £1,871.89 (includes shipping : £20.10).

 
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I know but I wanted to keep it as he asked to start with :) but ok GTX 770 build

YOUR BASKET
1 x KFA2 Geforce GTX 770 EX OC 2048MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card (77XPH6DV6KXZ) £339.95
1 x BenQ GW2750HM 27" Widescreen LED Professional Monitor - Black £215.99
1 x Intel Core i5-4670K 3.40GHz (Haswell) Socket LGA1150 Processor - Retail with FREE Grid 2 PC Game £194.99
1 x Corsair Vengeance C70 Midi Tower Gaming Case - GunMetal Black £109.99
1 x Gigabyte Z87-D3HP Intel Z87 (Socket 1150) DDR3 ATX Motherboard £109.99
1 x Corsair Professional Series HX+ 650W '80+ Gold' Modular Power Supply (CP-9020030-UK) £99.98
1 x Microsoft Windows 8 64-Bit DVD - OEM (WN7-00403) £79.99
1 x Plextor M5S 128GB Solid State Drive - (PX-128M5S) £74.99
1 x CM Storm Quickfire Rapid Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Black Switch £69.98
1 x Corsair Vengeance Pro Silver 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Memory Kit (CMY8GX3M2A1600C9) £67.99
1 x Corsair Vengeance Pro Blue 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Memory Kit (CMY8GX3M2A1600C9B) £67.99
1 x Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB SATA 6Gb/s 32MB Cache - OEM (ST31000524AS) HDD £49.99
1 x CM Storm Recon 4000 DPI Gaming Mouse £39.98
1 x Corsair Hydro H100 Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler *Manufacturer Refurbished Unit - 90 Day Warranty £39.95
1 x Corsair Fan, SP120 PWM Low Noise High Pressure Fan 4 pin, Dual Pack (CO-9050012-WW) £25.99
1 x Corsair AF120 Performance Series Low Noise High Airflow - Dual Pack £25.99
1 x OcUK 24x DVD±RW SATA ReWriter (Black) - OEM £19.99
1 x Corsair AF120 Performance Series Low Noise High Airflow - Single Pack £13.99
Total : £1,671.85 (includes shipping : £20.10).

 
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There is a trial of Windows 8.1 you can try for free, just download the ISO and burn to disk.

YOUR BASKET
1 x Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 WindForce 3x OC 2048MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card (GV-N770OC-2GD) £359.99
1 x BenQ XL2411T 24" TRUE 144Hz 3D Vision 2.0 Widescreen LED Monitor - Black/Red £239.99
1 x Intel Core i5-4670K 3.40GHz (Haswell) Socket LGA1150 Processor - Retail with FREE Grid 2 PC Game £194.99
1 x Gigabyte Z87X-UD4H Intel Z87 (Socket 1150) DDR3 ATX Motherboard £179.99
1 x Plextor M5S 256GB Solid State Drive - (PX-256M5S) £139.99
1 x CM Storm Stryker Full Tower Gaming Case - White £139.99
1 x XFX 850W XXX Edition Modular '80 Plus Silver' Power Supply £101.99
1 x TeamGroup Xtreem LV 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-19200C10 2400MHz Dual Channel Memory Kit (TXD38G2400HC10QDC01) £64.00
1 x Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM 1TB SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache - OEM (ST1000DM003) HDD £53.99
1 x Corsair Hydro H100 Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler *Manufacturer Refurbished Unit - 90 Day Warranty £39.95
1 x Microsoft SideWinder X4 Gaming Keyboard - Retail (JQD-00006) £32.99
1 x Logitech G300 Gaming Mouse (910-002489) £24.98
1 x LG GH24NS95 24x DVD±RW SATA ReWriter (Black) - OEM £17.99
Total : £1,614.94 (includes shipping : £20.10).



The 770 is a "Super Duper" 680 so not to be sniffed at. I've not gone silly on the peripherals. A mechanical KB would be nice but will cost what I've spent on the KB and Mouse together. If I was going to upgrade the H100 fans I'd use the Corsair SP120 Quiet editions.

The higher the budget the more options you have for jiggling the spec around. Hopefully you have an idea of what can be done to the budget now :)
 
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