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Haswell build opinions ~£750

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by mitch212k, 14 Jun 2013.

  1. mitch212k


    Joined: 27 Nov 2007

    Posts: 976

    Location: Manchester

    Hi all,

    I'm looking to order a load of kit over the next few days for a Haswell setup, coming from my current E8400/5850 machine. It is for mainly gaming, general use and some CAD/engineering software bits and pieces. I will be reusing my Thermaltake Kandalf full tower case, Coolermaster Silent Pro M-600W psu, storage drives and I've purchased a 7970 from the MM. I require everything else and I don't want to spend any more than the current £540 for the below setup. I'd also like a decent sized SSD in the build. Does this look ok to everyone?


  2. stulid

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: 17 Jan 2010

    Posts: 66,805

    Location: weston-super-mare

    You don't need the thermal paste, the Be Quiet cooler comes with a little syringe of it.
  3. danclivo


    Joined: 4 Jun 2010

    Posts: 658

    Location: Aberystwyth

    Spec looks good. I'm assuming you already have an OS since you didn't mention it?
  4. Doomedspeed


    Joined: 13 Oct 2011

    Posts: 11,889

    Location: Melbourne, Australia

  5. mitch212k


    Joined: 27 Nov 2007

    Posts: 976

    Location: Manchester

    @stulid: Thanks, didn't realise!

    @dan: I do indeed have an OS

    @Doom: I chose the SSD based on the max read/write speed compared to cost. Hence the SanDisk came out on top. Is the plextor worth the relatively small saving compared to the loss in max write speed?