Building my dream PC compatibility
Posted 25 August 2014 - 10:44 PM
Posted 25 August 2014 - 10:58 PM
Posted 26 August 2014 - 12:21 AM
Hi Tony and welcome to GTG.
That looks a good combination. I would run good quality SSD Hard Drives. I use all SSD's and would never go back to conventional Hard Drives.
Better off with Windows7 SP1 Ultimate 64bit.
No soldering involved in assembly.
In assembly if your not sure about anything don't hesitate to ask.
Posted 26 August 2014 - 01:07 AM
Posted 26 August 2014 - 03:46 AM
Before deciding on parts for your build, I advice doing some more research/reading.
If you are more likely to buy parts towards the end of the year? the next round of both CPU/MBs from Intel and GPUs from AMD and Nvidia will be on the market soon. Directx12 should be available.
New tech will lower current prices. There appears to be a lot more disadvantage with dual graphics than a single card. Even if you generate 100 fps, all you will ever see on a 60Hz monitor is 60 fps.
For a gaming rig.
8GB of RAM is more than enough.
A higher end MB will give excellent sound/wireless/blutooth.
A single high end card, gives less noise and heat,
Get a better quality PSU.
SSD, min 125GB.
OS, Windows 8.1, forget W7, end of support 2017
Whatever case selected, check very carefully max GPU length, (with drive cages installed)
Posted 26 August 2014 - 04:42 AM
Posted 26 August 2014 - 05:26 AM
Posted 26 August 2014 - 10:31 PM
Your second selection is a better build but can be improved with some tweaking, you should also be aware of the following infp, thanks to Phillpower2.
Your aftermarket cooler, a very important thing I must make you aware of is that you do not need the additional heatsink and CPU fan and if you did use it you would void your CPU warranty both AMD and Intel are clear on this, see below;
This Limited Warranty shall be null and void if the AMD microprocessor which is the subject of this Limited Warranty is used with any heatsink/fan other than the one provided herewith.
Full AMD article @ http://support.amd.c...earLimited.aspx
damage to the Product due to external causes, including accident, problems with electrical power, abnormal electrical, mechanical or environmental conditions, usage not in accordance with product instructions, misuse, neglect, alteration, repair, improper installation, or improper testing;
Full Intel article available @ http://www.intel.com...b/cs-009862.htm
I advice you to use the stock cooler first and if you are really not happy with the performance, then change to an after market one.
Your selected Socket 1155, bit of a dead end, so changed to Socket 1150. supports Gen4 CPUs,
Selected MB, Has WiFi, Blutooth and great sound
RAM, changed to low profile, performs the same. Should you decide to change the cooler, you will not have any problems with RAM hight compatibility.
Removed one SSD and changed as you do not need the PRO for a gamer. .> http://pcpartpicker.com/p/c2bMMp
Added a 1TB HDD, as you will need a drive for storage.
Changed the GPU for one with 4GB vRAM.
Revised build for consideration > http://pcpartpicker.com/p/c2bMMp
W8 was considered bad with lots of bugs, but W8.1 is considered, very good, an improvement on W7.
If this was my rig, I would not include the GPU, build the system, play with it for a couple of months, then look at the GTX 870/880 or a possible rumoured GTX 770ti.
Posted 27 August 2014 - 02:31 AM
Edited by Tony3933, 27 August 2014 - 02:31 AM.
Posted 27 August 2014 - 08:37 PM
The intertwined Intel HD 4600 will have a hard time running games like, Battlefield4, Crysis, Metro, even on low resolutions and basic setting, you may get 20/25 fps, not a good experience.b nIntel does have a list for the HD 4000, can't find one for the 4600. > http://www.intel.com...b/CS-033387.htm
You can also research games here, > http://www.game-deba... 4: Final Stand
You are best off to buy parts at one time, not over an extended period. If you purchased your MB/CPU, then your PSU six weeks later, did a test, found the CPU was defective, You have gone past the 30 day RMA time and cannot get a replacement with out huge problems.
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