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My gaming PC build help/advice please :D


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TheHotDog

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Generally, I just want a solid "future proof" PC to run current and future games smoothly without any temperature problems whether it's on low graphics or high graphics settings I don't care. Good storage space, good cooling (If it can be placed within the budget) and having a quiet PC on the side is a +
Handle games with good graphics to games with a lot of action / things on one screen (Such as MMORPGs etc...)
 
Currently have this build in mind:
 
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97P-D3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  (£61.16 @ Scan.co.uk) 
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  (£54.95 @ Aria PC) 
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Vapor-X Video Card  (£150.00 @ Kustom PCs) 
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case  (£30.25 @ Scan.co.uk) 
Power Supply: EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  (£46.09 @ Aria PC) 
Total: £640.81
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-06 00:18 GMT+0000
 
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Is there any way to dumb this down to £500-600
Any more effective but cheaper hardware that can replace etc... etc..
Maybe there is a better case? I don't know. 
 
And do I need a wireless card, sound card and an optical drive? Any recommendations for these?
 
Thanks.

Edited by TheHotDog, 05 January 2015 - 06:18 PM.

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:welcome:   TheHotDog,

 

You are not far off with a decent parts list but you do need to make some changes, unfortunately this will affect the overall cost, see below;

 

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;

 

AMD;

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

 

Intel;

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/support/processors/sb/cs-009862.htm

 

The case is very low spec in that it only comes with the one 120mm cooling fan fitted, it does not have any front USB 3.0 ports meaning that you will not be able to take advantage of the 3.0 header on the MB and you will need to remove some drive cages for the video card to fit, a better case here

 

You could add an internal wireless card or you could use a wireless USB dongle instead.

 

You will not need an add on audio card as the MB has an integrated 7.1 HD audio chip.

 

Technically speaking you do not need an optical drive as you can install Windows** from a USB device such as a thumb drive, I would however recommend that you do include a DVD burner as they are easier to install Windows and other software from, they are also relatively inexpensive.

 

** You have not included an OS such as Windows 7 in your list, what will you be using.

 

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I forgot to update this.

 

This is currently my final build:

 

 
CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor  (£130.94 @ Aria PC) 
Motherboard: ASRock H97 Anniversary ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  (£76.17 @ Amazon UK) 
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  (£90.00 @ Aria PC) 
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Vapor-X Video Card  (£150.00 @ Kustom PCs) 
Case: Cooler Master K280 ATX Mid Tower Case  (£30.92 @ Scan.co.uk) 
Power Supply: EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  (£46.09 @ Aria PC) 
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer  (£10.46 @ Aria PC) 
Total: £659.10
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-07 22:36 GMT+0000

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The case needs at least one more 120mm cooling fan fitting.

 

Are you not bothered about voiding your CPU warranty by using an aftermarket cooler.

 

** You have not included an OS such as Windows 7 in your list, what will you be using.

 


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How are you getting on with this?

 

If you no longer require assistance can you let us know and not leave your thread hanging.


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