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#1 AlexIsFail

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 18:50

Hi all, 

I'm planning a build in the coming months, and wanted to get the opinions of some established PC enthusiasts, such as yourselves. My (potential) build is as follows, and I'm happy to listen to any replacements or anything that might make it a little more viable.

 

  • Processor - Intel 4790K Devil's Canyon (4.0ghz)
  • MOBO - MSI Z97 Gaming 5 
  • RAM - Kingston HyperX Beast 16GB (1866mhz)
  • Power Supply - Corsair RM Series+ 650w
  • Grafix - EVGA GTX780ti SC (with the AC cooler)
  • Hard Drive - (edit) Intel 730 240gb SDD + WD Black 1TB 
  • Case - Corsair 760T
  • CPU Cooler - Corsair H110 280mm 
  • (edit) DVD - Some form of Blu-Ray Combo drive, probably LG.

 

Am I missing anything? One of the main things I needed an opinion on was fans... Are there any brands that you guys and gals particularly like? I might be partial to going SLI on the 780ti at some point, so how much of a bigger power supply would I need? 

 

 

Thanks,

Alex




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Posted 22 July 2014 - 18:52

no DVD drive ?

 

You may need to install something, like an operating system.



#3 OP AlexIsFail

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 18:53

That was the one thing I forgot to add... Thanks for reminding me!  :laugh:



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Posted 22 July 2014 - 18:55

no DVD drive ?

 

You may need to install something, like an operating system.

Have you been living under a rock? :p You can use USB flash drives to install Windows, Mac, or Linux...

 

Looks good. I'm a big fan of Noctua fans, quiet and efficient, but pricey. I tend to go overboard with the PSU - learned my lesson from the last build where it took out all the major components. 



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Posted 22 July 2014 - 18:56

no DVD drive ?

 

You may need to install something, like an operating system.

who needs a dvd drive. we got flash-drives for that now tongue.png

 

anyway. that looks like a nice build. what's the price estimate on it?

the only thing i'd change is the ram, but that's because i'm partial to GSkill and Corsair ram



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Posted 22 July 2014 - 18:59

If going for SLI later is a definite, it might be pushing that 650W, so I'd up it a notch.

Otherwise, might do with going down a notch, too.



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Posted 22 July 2014 - 19:02

If it was my choice, I'd replace the SSD with this: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820147248

and the CPU cooler with this: http://www.newegg.co...1-030-_-Product

 

I'm also not a fan of anything MSI, but it'll probably be fine.



#8 OP AlexIsFail

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 19:03

I'm going for roughly £1500, as it's a first build. I'd like to say money isn't an issue, but I wanted some change from £1500 so that I can pre-order some stuff to run on it. A 780ti is going to munch anything, from what I've read, so I'm looking forward to it. 

 

Is having a higher wattage PSU than needed going to murder my components? :(



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Posted 22 July 2014 - 19:06

Is having a higher wattage PSU than needed going to murder my components? sad.png

no, all it does is give you breathing room for if you ever want to add more. (only what is needed will be used on the PSU)



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Posted 22 July 2014 - 19:09

+1 for the EVO recommendation.



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Posted 22 July 2014 - 19:13

Ideally you'll want to use the SSD for games & OS which quickly gobbles up a lot of space.  It's up to you, but since there is little difference between the i5 and i7 for gaming personally I'd save the extra monies and buy a bigger SSD.



#12 OP AlexIsFail

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 19:13

If it was my choice, I'd replace the SSD with this: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820147248

and the CPU cooler with this: http://www.newegg.co...1-030-_-Product

 

I'm also not a fan of anything MSI, but it'll probably be fine.

 

Motherboard wise, what would you go with as opposed to the MSI? I'm pretty open to anything, as long as it's sub £120. Also, what's the difference between the H110 and the H50? Surely bigger is better when it comes to radiators?



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Posted 22 July 2014 - 19:19

Motherboard wise, what would you go with as opposed to the MSI? I'm pretty open to anything, as long as it's sub £120. Also, what's the difference between the H110 and the H50? Surely bigger is better when it comes to radiators?

i have a MSI mobo so i can personally say they make good boards. if i had to choose an alt brand though it would be Asus

 

as for the radiators H50 will be plenty for most, you only really need bigger/better if you plan to heavily overclock



#14 OP AlexIsFail

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 19:26

That was one thing I didn't mention. I did plan to over clock at some point, not dramatically, but still. I might try to get up to around 4.3-4.4ghz, as well as try and squeeze a little more oomph out of the card. Is there anything i'm going to need to make sure that doesn't burn any of my stuff out?



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Posted 22 July 2014 - 19:30

It's actually really hard to literally burn something these days... at least at this particular level of quality components.