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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Mom building a computer for her son."

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

other reason is it matches the motherboard :P

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$1200-$1500 Build Mk II - Advice or opinions wanted"

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

Windows 8/8.1 gives you dx12 support when it launches, which win7 doesn't and it's going to be a big deal from a gaming perspective if the changes microsoft has shown off go through. You also have what amounts to an identical interface with 8.1 to windows 7 when you get a start menu button replacement.

Changed the motherboard to something cheaper and z97 so that if you want you have broadwell to upgrade to (though I wouldn't personally)

Changed the SSD because that particular kingston one has been the subject of some pretty serious controversy due to a bait and switch. The ssd isn't that great because it uses asynchronous flash memory.

Changed the gpu because the powercolor is in fact quieter than the tri x (it has more raw heatsink area) and is cheaper.

Changed the powersupply because the only reason to go full mod is if you plan to get custom sleeved cables (not extensions), otherwise semi mod makes more sense.

Changed the monitor to an ips equivalent (better color gamut and viewing angles).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Mom building a computer for her son."

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

Here's a slightly different setup that keeps the same level of performance for under your 1200 budget, let me know if you'd like anything explained and good luck

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $234.99 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler Phanteks PH-TC12DX_RD 68.5 CFM CPU Cooler $59.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $118.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $82.99 @ Newegg
Storage PNY XLR8 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $99.99 @ Micro Center
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ Amazon
Video Card PowerColor Radeon R9 290 4GB PCS+ Video Card $379.99 @ Newegg
Case Corsair SPEC-03 Red ATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $99.99 @ NCIX US
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1160.91

Comment reply on Forum Topic "trying to build a superb gaming rig but it's my first. anyone have ideas as to what I could do better?"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you intend to overclock? If not, ditch the noctua and switch to an h97 motherboard, i'd also definitely get a 290 over that 770, you get better performance and a wider bit bus.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Color Schemed Build - Meant to be beautiful and powerful (SLI with 780ti for around than $2,000.)"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

so....why the 780ti then? For that matter why not a 290x? prejudice aside, it's a lot cheaper and gives decent performance, could probably fit 2 into your budget

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1440p Gaming"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

AMD Build, drop 8gb of RAM, switch to a PNY XLR8 ssd, and switch the gpus to the powercolor pcs+ 290 (better performance).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Color Schemed Build - Meant to be beautiful and powerful (SLI with 780ti for around than $2,000.)"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

If he's filthy rich and upgrades are no issue, get titan blacks. Extra vram for 4k, and same gpu config as a 780ti.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "radeon r9 280 vs gtx 760"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

280 is more powerful without a doubt

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Will this build perform well as a gaming PC?"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

should be fine for 4k

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Will this build perform well as a gaming PC?"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

that would work, but i'd switch to the lepa psu, no point in paying nearly double for less wattage.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Will this build perform well as a gaming PC?"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Double post sorry

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $339.98 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler NZXT Kraken X61 106.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $129.98 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard ASRock Z97 EXTREME9 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $245.98 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory $158.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial MX100 512GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $212.99 @ Amazon
Storage Toshiba 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $109.99 @ Micro Center
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 290X 4GB Black Edition Double Dissipation Video Card (3-Way CrossFire) $616.50 @ Amazon
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 290X 4GB Black Edition Double Dissipation Video Card (3-Way CrossFire) $616.50 @ Amazon
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 290X 4GB Black Edition Double Dissipation Video Card (3-Way CrossFire) $616.50 @ Amazon
Case Corsair 760T Black ATX Full Tower Case $129.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply LEPA G Series 1600W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $229.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Pioneer BDR-2209 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $80.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98 @ OutletPC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $3578.36

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Will this build perform well as a gaming PC?"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

That won't work very well, you still need a motherboard with a plx chip. That's why I suggested you sort by 4 way sli compatible

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Advice about GPU"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

RAM is plenty, no need for 2400mhz. The current psu is fine.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Thinking of going with this build for sub $1500 what do you think?"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

If you could link me to a couple, I absolutely hate traversing the TH forums (used to be a regular there in the watercooling section).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Advice about GPU"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

You can check online there's plenty of 4k reviews. You will be able to play in 4k yes. Don't expect to have everything maxed out in every game though

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Will this build perform well as a gaming PC?"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

If you wanted to save some cash, I'd switch out the classified for a different motherboard (just sort by z97 4 way crossfire compatible to get boards with a plx chip onboard). I'd also switch the 840 pro to a crucial mx100 (you're not going to notice the difference in performance between them)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Advice about GPU"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

2 290s is better than a 290x. The difference in performance between a 290 and 290x isn't very much to start with. As for which to go for, my personal favorite is the powercolor PCS+, followed by the price king right now which I think is the gigabyte windforce, then the tri-x. The vapor x is great too, but it's really expensive.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Advice about GPU"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

If you were to do a bit of rearranging, mainly if you don't need an optical drive for anything but installing windows, and drop down to a gaming 3 or 5 motherboard, you could get yourself 2 290s.

Comment reply on PhantomTaco's Completed Build: Project Taco

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks bud :P, things might be changing in the coming months

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Will this build perform well as a gaming PC?"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

It's overpriced. The EVGA Classified is only worth getting if you're going for 3+ GPUs, the 850 pro is not going to show you any benefit in the real world over an 840 evo or a crucial mx100, and a 295x2 is a terrible waste of money. You can get 3 290x for the same price as one of those, and get a lot more performance out of them. The EVGA PSU is beyond overkill for this build, you don't need more than 1000w.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "My build with SLI?"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

If you can return your card, I would certainly do so and get 290s instead, and return the ssd as that specific kingston unit has come under a lot of scrutiny for a bit of a bait and switch.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "My build with SLI?"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

how fast is your connection? It's almost impossible that switching your network card is goign to make your internet any faster unless you have gigabit internet wherever you are.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Thinking of going with this build for sub $1500 what do you think?"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I read no such thing, could you link me to where you read that?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$1500 budget for build. not fully to cap yet so looking for some help/correction on what i could get better for my money"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Why do that though? The 290 is on par in performance with the 780 (maybe a bit better) and gives you more vram

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Build - Gaming PC"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor $198.98 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard ASRock H97M Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $75.66 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $80.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 280X 3GB Double Dissipation Video Card $269.99 @ TigerDirect
Case Cougar MG100 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $29.99 @ Mwave
Power Supply Rosewill Hive 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $49.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer $14.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98 @ OutletPC
Monitor BenQ GL2460HM 60Hz 24.0" Monitor $129.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $29.99 @ Amazon
Headphones Turtle Beach Ear Force Z11 Headset $31.99 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1057.52

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$1500 budget for build. not fully to cap yet so looking for some help/correction on what i could get better for my money"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $339.98 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $99.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard ASRock Z97 EXTREME4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $115.99 @ Newegg
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $139.99 @ Micro Center
Storage PNY XLR8 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $99.99 @ Micro Center
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $84.99 @ Newegg
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card $339.99 @ Newegg
Case Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case $53.49 @ Amazon
Power Supply Antec HCG M 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $94.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer $14.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1374.39

Maybe use some of the extra 100 bucks for a case you like the looks of more

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Thinking of going with this build for sub $1500 what do you think?"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Three options for card:

Powercolor PCS+ (probably the coolest and quietest of the three, plain black)

Gigabyte Windforce (middle of the road, but cheapest)

Vapor X (probably tied with the PCS+ for coolest and quietest, custom vrms and pcb, most expensive)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "GIMME OPINIONS-FIRST GAMING RIG"

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

don't follow you? Anyway here's my suggestion, feel free to ask whatever you want more explanation on:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $339.98 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $99.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $113.99 @ Newegg
Memory A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $72.99 @ Newegg
Storage PNY XLR8 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $99.99 @ Micro Center
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $84.99 @ Newegg
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card $339.99 @ Newegg
Case Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed ATX Mid Tower Case $69.20 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $16.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $102.98 @ Newegg
Keyboard Corsair Vengeance K70 Wired Gaming Keyboard $120.90 @ Amazon
Mouse Corsair Vengeance M95 Wired Laser Mouse $64.99 @ Amazon
Other ASUS VS228H-P 22-Inch Full-HD 5ms LED-Lit LCD Monitor $129.99
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1706.96

Comment reply on Forum Topic "GIMME OPINIONS-FIRST GAMING RIG"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

why locked cpu with unlocked motherboard?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Last thoughts before I purchase - $750 gaming build"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

given you have a locked cpu so no overclocking there yes it is adequate.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Help me out please"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

If you can do 16 quid more:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor £161.94 @ Aria PC
CPU Cooler Corsair H80i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler £63.00 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI ATX LGA1150 Motherboard £97.02 @ Ebuyer
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory £58.80 @ Kustom PCs
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £36.00 @ Aria PC
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card £287.15 @ Scan.co.uk
Case Corsair Graphite Series 230T Black ATX Mid Tower Case £62.39 @ Aria PC
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £75.30 @ Scan.co.uk
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) £47.50 @ Amazon UK
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available £889.10

Otherwise drop back to the 4670k and mobo but keep the gpu and psu

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$1500 Gaming/Editing/Streaming Build"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

drop down to an 8320, if you plan to overclock the 8350 is just an overclocked 8320.

For a cooler on the low end you could get a 212 evo, on the higher end an h105.

Switch the GPU to an AMD r9 290 instead, it's about 40 bucks ish more, but you get considerably better perfomrance and more vram

For the power supply you can get a considerably cheaper unit like those from evga (the supernova g2s)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Dat Crossfire Tho: IDGAF Mode"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

no just temperature limits and silicon lottery. though at the same time the windforce 290x iirc has a custom power delivery system with more vrm phases than reference design.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "R9 290X or GTX 780 Ti?"

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

clock speeds mean nothing when comparing different architectures.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Dat Crossfire Tho: IDGAF Mode"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

you can crossfire any 290x with any other 290x no problem. you might be limited by one or the others overclockability but that's it

Comment reply on Forum Topic "2,000 pound UK build"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

a 290x was it? can't remember tbh lol but i vaguely remember something about that

Comment reply on Forum Topic "2,000 pound UK build"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

one thing worth mentioning, if you take a look at hwbot (basically where all the big overclockers tend to go for validation of their scores etc), the cards that overclock the best tend to be msi, evga, and gigabyte.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Over Budget Need Help Bringing down cost"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

yes the 770 does marginally outperform the 280x.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "2,000 pound UK build"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Well here's the problem with that:

ROG boards overclock no better than any other motherboard unless you're using LN2 cooling, which I'm going to guess both you and your friend aren't/don't :P. As for the features, they're no different from any other vendors these days so it makes absolutely no difference.

Moving on to the GPU, the features that it offers let's take a look at them:

Switchable bios: only useful if you do some HEAVY overclocking and want to keep a stock profile, even then not super useful as you can flash bios onto cards with relative ease these days via dos or widnows.

Memory defroster: only useful for ln2

VGA hotwire: basically a hardware version of using programs like afterburner but only compatible with rog motherboards, again not useful given the alternatives available

Clear Vbios switch: see #1

ROG Edition GPU Tweak: basically msi afterburner

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Over Budget Need Help Bringing down cost"

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

Up a tier in the GPU dept while still being under 1100:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $229.99 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $25.98 @ Newegg
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $107.99 @ Newegg
Memory A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $72.99 @ Newegg
Storage Sandisk Solid State Drive 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $69.06 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $52.91 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card $339.99 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design Arc Mini R2 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $86.83 @ Mwave
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $66.66 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1052.40

Comment reply on Forum Topic "2,000 pound UK build"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

A few questions first:

Does she need wifi?

Does she need an optical drive for anything besides installing windows?

Any particular reason for a bluetooth mouse? I'd highly recommend against it if this is a gaming pc (which from the looks of it, this is)

Would also highly recommend against that logitech headset as it's incredibly uncomfortable (it's the same design as the g930 from the looks of things) over long periods of use.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor £161.94 @ Aria PC
CPU Cooler Corsair H110 94.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler £90.86 @ CCL Computers
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard £101.99 @ Ebuyer
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory £59.60 @ Ebuyer
Storage Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £77.10 @ Scan.co.uk
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £52.79 @ Aria PC
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 290 4GB TWIN FROZR Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) £299.15 @ Scan.co.uk
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 290 4GB TWIN FROZR Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) £299.15 @ Scan.co.uk
Case Corsair 450D ATX Mid Tower Case £89.99 @ CCL Computers
Power Supply EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £94.99 @ Amazon UK
Optical Drive Pioneer BDR-209DBK Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer £52.20 @ Aria PC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) £79.14 @ Amazon UK
Monitor BenQ GW2760HS 60Hz 27.0" Monitor £168.32 @ Scan.co.uk
Keyboard Corsair Raptor K30 Wired Gaming Keyboard £37.99 @ Amazon UK
Mouse Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse £62.53 @ CCL Computers
Headphones Logitech G35 7.1 Channel Headset £85.00 @ Amazon UK
Speakers Logitech LS21 7W 2.1ch Speakers £55.25 @ Amazon UK
Other Aerocool DS Dead Silence 140mm x 2 Red £27.98
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available £1895.97

Comment reply on Forum Topic "AMD Gaming Build Review"

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

you've already basically purchased everything...what did you want to know

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What specs should I look for on a mobo?"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Good information, but I wouldn't put a whole lot of emphasis on vrms anymore with a lot of the voltage regulation on haswell being handled on die

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Looking for input/opinions on potential first build"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I feel like you could use more gpu power in this build. A 750ti is a nice card, but it's still a weak one.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $229.99 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $25.98 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI Z97-G55 SLI ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $118.99 @ Newegg
Memory A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $72.99 @ Newegg
Storage PNY XLR8 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $99.99 @ Micro Center
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card PowerColor Radeon R9 280 3GB TurboDuo Video Card $189.99 @ Newegg
Case Corsair SPEC-02 ATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $44.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $16.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $904.88

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Workstation Computer Opinions"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

From the top:

I'd get a cheaper motherboard, the deluxe (if it's the one i remember) is only useful if you're planning to get 3+gpus.

Could save money by switching to a crucial mx100 and notice just about no difference in real world performance.

Would DEFINITELY ditch the 4gb 770 in favor of a 290 which is slightly cheaper, gives you 4gb of ram with a bit bus that can handle that much memory, and better performance.

You could certainly get a considerably cheaper power supply. The xfx and evga supernova g2 are also gold full mod and at least 30 bucks cheaper if not more.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build, Need opinions!"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor £161.94 @ Aria PC
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler £24.25 @ Scan.co.uk
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI ATX LGA1150 Motherboard £97.02 @ Ebuyer
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory £65.18 @ Amazon UK
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £38.70 @ Aria PC
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) £287.15 @ Scan.co.uk
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) £287.15 @ Scan.co.uk
Case Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case £44.99 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £94.99 @ Amazon UK
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) £79.16 @ Amazon UK
Mouse Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse £62.53 @ CCL Computers
Speakers Logitech Z506 155W 5.1ch Speakers £55.00 @ Aria PC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available £1298.06

I removed the keyboard because I'm fairly certain you can find an equivalent mx blue keyboard with backlights for cheaper but I don't know the uk mech kb retailers.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First gaming build! need information! PLEASE CRITICIZE!"

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

so...upgrade mobo which does nothing for gaming...and downgrade gpu?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Built this is it good for Gaming!"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Would help if you could post a pcpp link

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