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Hi guys

 

1. Location - UK, Budget- £1400

2. To be used for gaming, specifically high end gaming e.g. Battlefield 4, Arma 3, Withcer 3 in the future. Intend to play all at or near max settings. Also used for basic game development and design.

3. A 4k monitor and a 2k monitor.

4. I do not need to purchase any peripherals.

5. Building a brand new system.

 

Here is the link to the build on PCPartPicker - https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/heronsafc/saved/#savedbuild_1520953

Just looking for your opinions, feel free to call me an idiot :)

 

Thanks guys

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why not a 4790k instead?

CPU: Intel Core i7 860 @ 3.5ghz / CPU Cooler: Corsair H60i / Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-P55M-UD2 /

RAM: 16gb 4x4gb Corsair Vengeance LP / GPU: EVGA GTX 780Ti / PSU: Corsair AX850 / OS: Windows 8.1 /

Storage: Boot Drive 128gb Crucial M4 SSD, 1.5TB WD Green / Case: Ultra Defender II White /

Monitors: 2x 23" Acer G235H's / Peripherals: 2013 Razer Blackwidow Ultimate Keyboard, 2013 Razer Deathadder Mouse /

Laptop: 17'' HP ENVY Touchsmart M7-J020DX ( i7 4700MQ, 1TB, 8GB Ram )

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why not a 4790k instead?

 

the 4770K is cheaper and the 4790K would go over his budget plus he could just overclock the 4770K

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why not a 4790k instead?

The honest answer to that is that I don't know :) Thanks for pointing that out, I will rectify it. Although on PCPartPicker they are more expensive I know i can find them for around £240 on the websites that it doesn't pull prices from. OfficialJsP is right but now that I've looked elsewhere I can see your point. Cheers

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Hi guys

 

1. Location - UK, Budget- £1400

2. To be used for gaming, specifically high end gaming e.g. Battlefield 4, Arma 3, Withcer 3 in the future. Intend to play all at or near max settings. Also used for basic game development and design.

3. A 4k monitor and a 2k monitor.

4. I do not need to purchase any peripherals.

5. Building a brand new system.

 

Here is the link to the build on PCPartPicker - https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/heronsafc/saved/#savedbuild_1520953

Just looking for your opinions, feel free to call me an idiot :)

 

Thanks guys

the 4770K is cheaper and the 4790K would go over his budget plus he could just overclock the 4770K

Not really

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor (£258.20 @ Scan.co.uk)

CPU Cooler: Corsair H80i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (£69.99 @ Amazon UK)

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£68.36 @ Scan.co.uk)

Memory: Patriot Viper 3 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (£143.23 @ More Computers)

Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£68.54 @ Scan.co.uk)

Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£89.99 @ Novatech)

Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 980 4GB Superclocked ACX 2.0 Video Card (£478.78 @ Scan.co.uk)

Case: BitFenix Phenom M Midnight Black MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£60.35 @ Amazon UK)

Power Supply: be quiet! POWER ZONE 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£103.19 @ Aria PC)

Case Fan: BitFenix Spectre LED 43.5 CFM 120mm Fan (£6.49 @ Kustom PCs)

Case Fan: BitFenix Spectre LED 43.5 CFM 120mm Fan (£6.49 @ Kustom PCs)

Case Fan: BitFenix Spectre LED 43.5 CFM 120mm Fan (£6.49 @ Kustom PCs)

Case Fan: BitFenix Spectre LED 43.5 CFM 120mm Fan (£6.49 @ Kustom PCs)

Total: £1366.59

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-10-08 17:43 BST+0100

I think the reason he go with the 4770k is because he want that green mobo, since there's no Green mobo for z97... but I think black/gray will suit it just fine though.

@heronsafc : is there any reason you HAVE to go with micro ATX? if you use normal ATX I think could easily fit 2 GTX 970 in the budget and it will perform alot better for 4k

My rig: Intel Core i7 4790k | MSI Z97 PC Mate | GSKILL Ripjaws X 16GB 1866MHz | ADATA Premier SP550 480GB SSD | Seagate Barracuda 3TB | Seagate Barracuda 2TB  | MSI Gaming X GTX 1070 | Thermaltake Versa N21 | Corsair CX550M Semi Modular PSU | AOC G2460PF 144Hz | Logitech G502 | GSKILL Ripjaws KM780  | GAMDIAS HEPHAESTUS V2  PCPartPicker | Old Build Log | New Build Log

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor (£258.20 @ Scan.co.uk)

CPU Cooler: Corsair H80i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (£69.99 @ Amazon UK)

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£68.36 @ Scan.co.uk)

Memory: Patriot Viper 3 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (£143.23 @ More Computers)

Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£68.54 @ Scan.co.uk)

Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£89.99 @ Novatech)

Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 980 4GB Superclocked ACX 2.0 Video Card (£478.78 @ Scan.co.uk)

Case: BitFenix Phenom M Midnight Black MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£60.35 @ Amazon UK)

Power Supply: be quiet! POWER ZONE 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£103.19 @ Aria PC)

Case Fan: BitFenix Spectre LED 43.5 CFM 120mm Fan (£6.49 @ Kustom PCs)

Case Fan: BitFenix Spectre LED 43.5 CFM 120mm Fan (£6.49 @ Kustom PCs)

Case Fan: BitFenix Spectre LED 43.5 CFM 120mm Fan (£6.49 @ Kustom PCs)

Case Fan: BitFenix Spectre LED 43.5 CFM 120mm Fan (£6.49 @ Kustom PCs)

Total: £1366.59

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-10-08 17:43 BST+0100

I think the reason he go with the 4770k is because he want that green mobo, since there's no Green mobo for z97... but I think black/gray will suit it just fine though.

@heronsafc : is there any reason you HAVE to go with micro ATX? if you use normal ATX I think could easily fit 2 GTX 970 in the budget and it will perform alot better for 4k

 

well yeah it would have but not by much

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor (£258.20 @ Scan.co.uk)

CPU Cooler: Corsair H80i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (£69.99 @ Amazon UK)

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£68.36 @ Scan.co.uk)

Memory: Patriot Viper 3 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (£143.23 @ More Computers)

Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£68.54 @ Scan.co.uk)

Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£89.99 @ Novatech)

Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 980 4GB Superclocked ACX 2.0 Video Card (£478.78 @ Scan.co.uk)

Case: BitFenix Phenom M Midnight Black MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£60.35 @ Amazon UK)

Power Supply: be quiet! POWER ZONE 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£103.19 @ Aria PC)

Case Fan: BitFenix Spectre LED 43.5 CFM 120mm Fan (£6.49 @ Kustom PCs)

Case Fan: BitFenix Spectre LED 43.5 CFM 120mm Fan (£6.49 @ Kustom PCs)

Case Fan: BitFenix Spectre LED 43.5 CFM 120mm Fan (£6.49 @ Kustom PCs)

Case Fan: BitFenix Spectre LED 43.5 CFM 120mm Fan (£6.49 @ Kustom PCs)

Total: £1366.59

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-10-08 17:43 BST+0100

I think the reason he go with the 4770k is because he want that green mobo, since there's no Green mobo for z97... but I think black/gray will suit it just fine though.

@heronsafc : is there any reason you HAVE to go with micro ATX? if you use normal ATX I think could easily fit 2 GTX 970 in the budget and it will perform alot better for 4k

Yeah, this has to be a compact build as it will be carried short distances very often and once a month will have to go on long journeys. Thanks for the thought anyways though.

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why not the h100i?

-·- BitFenix Prodigy M (Arctic White) -·- Asus Maximus VII Gene -·- Intel Core i7-4790K -·- Corsair H100i -·- G.Skill Trident X 2133MHz CL9 32GB (4x8GB) -·- Sparkle Calibre GTX580 -·- Samsung 500GB 850 Evo SSD -·- WD Caviar Green 4TB -·- Cooler Master V700 -·- LG 25UM55 21:9 2560x1080 25" -·- Logitech G600 -·-

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why not the h100i?

When thinking of the air flow of the full case it seemed better to just use up the one of the fan positions rather than two. It would also have to at the top of the case which would restrict cool air getting to the GPUs. If I have the h80i on the side I can have two fans at the top, one essentially directed straight at the GPU and the other directed to down into the bottom of the case with two fans at the bottom pulling the hot air, from the radiator, straight out. There may be better air flow proposals but I feel comfortable with what I came up with.

thanks :D

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