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sile20082002

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Hello, I am wanting to buy and build my own PC. I am in the UK. I have looked at everything that I want, and to be honest, the reason why I want it, is for me to play Minecraft and I want to be able to record or stream, or occasionally record and stream at once, but also to render. Could anybody else please let me know if what I have chosen is appropriate for what I want, or is there anything that I would need to upgrade or could downgrade to save money? My budge would be £1500, and I am buying from EBuyer.

 

Thanks to anybody who responds!

 

P.S. If you cannot see the specs, it is an image. First time posting here :D

 

PC Specs.png

 

If it cannot be seen: http://i.imgur.com/6EqcwyW.png


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:welcome:  sile20082002.

You have made a good start with the essential parts but needs to be balanced a bit.   You have not included a OS or optical drive.

The MB and PSU are overkill.

You do not need an aftermarket cooler unless you intend to do extreme overclocking and I should make you aware of, where a cooling solution is included with the CPU, from both Intel and AMD, and you change it for a different one, you will void the 3 yea warranty and should damage occur, you will have no legit claim.   This also applies to overclocking.

Quantity of RAM is good for video rendering/editing. I have changed to G.Skill, my preferred brand, never had any problems with it. 

Video card is lower mid range, changed.

SSD, changed for higher capacity, better performance. 

HDD.   2 lower capacity, one for Data storage, one for use with video editing/recording.   Depending experience and what software you will use,  possible to use multiple drives. 

 

A suggested build to consider, listed on CPP.   I believe Ebuyer has a price match policy.

OS not included, http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/LWF7Mp

 

Review, >http://uk.hardware.i...-gb!-conclusion 


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"Hello, I am wanting to buy and build my own PC. I am in the UK. I have looked at everything that I want, and to be honest, the reason why I want it, is for me to play Minecraft and I want to be able to record or stream, or occasionally record and stream at once, but also to render. Could anybody else please let me know if what I have chosen is appropriate for what I want, or is there anything that I would need to upgrade or could downgrade to save money? My budge would be £1500"

http://www.geekstogo...ok-at-my-specs/

 

This is an addition to a post that I have already posted, and with some of the recommendations made. Here are my changes that I have made. If anybody could take a look at my previous one and compare it to my new list, it will be very appreciated!

 

Thanks!

 

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/rT2h23


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sile20082002

 

Please do not duplicate your topics as it may lead to you being offered the same guidance at differing times + cause confusion as to which and who`s guidance you are following, your two topics have been merged and you should continue here with the assistance of iammykyl.

 

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Gday.

Observations on your new list.

This RAM CMZ16GX3M4X2133C11R has not been tested on your MB.   You may also have difficulty running it stable at it's rated speed without adding extra voltage in the DRAM overclocking menu of the BIOS.   If you wish to use this rated speed RAM, these have been tested on the board.

http://www.ebuyer.co...16gx3m2a2133c10

For other tested RAM, see the Memory Support List, > http://www.gigabyte.....aspx?pid=4995#

 

The WD RE hard drives can be used on a desktop but are designed for RAID and or Server applications, the WD Black are better as designed for enthusiast/gaming/desktop. 

http://www.wdc.com/w...2278-771046.pdf


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Hi,

You said you were just playing Minecraft and streaming? To play Minecraft, this is excellent and definitely considered overkill. Minecraft is a very lightweight game compared to others, and I could handle (note that graphics settings were medium and some turned off) a steady 100fps with a GT 220.

Your specifications can easily run and stream the game I'd say. If you're sure you're mainly only going to be playing Minecraft, perhaps toning down is going to be a good idea.
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