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Your Stereotypical Gaming PC...

Yay PC building!

 

Anyway. So. I'm building a pc for my friend. The pc shouldn't be too loud, under £1000 (not including monitor) and small where possible. As he's not the one building it expansion probably won't happen.

 

PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/ZbRhzy
 
CPU: Intel Core i7-4790 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor  (£227.94 @ Aria PC) 
Motherboard: Asus H97M-E/CSM Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  (£165.96 @ Amazon UK) 
Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury Black 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory  (£61.92 @ Amazon UK) 
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  (£106.82 @ Misco UK) 
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  (£34.74 @ Aria PC) 
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card  (£270.29 @ Amazon UK) 
Case: Fractal Design Core 1500 MicroATX Mini Tower Case  (£39.50 @ Amazon UK) 
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  (£44.99 @ Amazon UK) 
Monitor: Acer XB240H ABPR 144Hz 24.0" Monitor  (£263.09 @ Scan.co.uk) 
Total: £1215.25
 
He's fine with 1080p but seriously appreciates his framerate, hence the G-sync and 144Hz monitor.
 
Any suggestions/changes/new ideas are appreciated. Thanks!
 
Atk  :D  :ph34r:

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Overall very good choice for the build although a 390 could be a better choice for you to look at.

I would also recommend a different PSU as that type of PSU is pretty bad really. Try to go for a Seasonic, EVGA etc.

CPU: i7 8700k   Motherboard: Asus Maximus Hero  RAM: 16GB @ 3600Mhz  GPU: MSI 980Ti 6G  Case: Fractal Design R5 (4 Intakes/3Exhausts)  Storage: Crucial BX100 SSD, Samsung 850 & Seagate 2TB HDD  PSU: Seasonic M12II Evo '850W'  CPU Cooling: Corsair H110i GT 

 

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I'd suggest a r9 380 over a 970.

 

Also, if this is just for gaming I'd go for a cheaper i5 processor.

390* I think you mean

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CPU: i3 4160|Motherboard: MSI Z97 PC MATE|RAM: Kingston HyperX Blue 8GB(2x4GB)|GPU: Sapphire Nitro R9 380 4GB|PSU: Seasonic M12II EVO 620W Modular|Storage: 1TB WD Blue|Case: NZXT S340 Black|PCIe devices: TP-Link WDN4800| Montior: ASUS VE247H| Others: PS3/PS4

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If he's only gaming get an i5 (or, if he really needs hyperthreading a Xeon 1231 v3) and 8GB RAM, and get an EVGA GS/G2 instead of that CX unit.

Project White Lightning (My ITX Gaming PC): Core i5-4690K | CRYORIG H5 Ultimate | ASUS Maximus VII Impact | HyperX Savage 2x8GB DDR3 | Samsung 850 EVO 250GB | WD Black 1TB | Sapphire RX 480 8GB NITRO+ OC | Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ITX | Corsair AX760 | LG 29UM67 | CM Storm Quickfire Ultimate | Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum | HyperX Cloud II | Logitech Z333

Benchmark Results: 3DMark Firestrike: 10,528 | SteamVR VR Ready (avg. quality 7.1) | VRMark 7,004 (VR Ready)

 

Other systems I've built:

Core i3-6100 | CM Hyper 212 EVO | MSI H110M ECO | Corsair Vengeance LPX 1x8GB DDR4  | ADATA SP550 120GB | Seagate 500GB | EVGA ACX 2.0 GTX 1050 Ti | Fractal Design Core 1500 | Corsair CX450M

Core i5-4590 | Intel Stock Cooler | Gigabyte GA-H97N-WIFI | HyperX Savage 2x4GB DDR3 | Seagate 500GB | Intel Integrated HD Graphics | Fractal Design Arc Mini R2 | be quiet! Pure Power L8 350W

 

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Overall very good choice for the build although a 390 could be a better choice for you to look at.

 

The person he's building it for wants to use G-Sync.

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The rate of these replies is mad. You guys are awesome. Here ya go:

PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/CXZPpg
 
CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  (£167.94 @ Aria PC) 
Motherboard: Asus H97M-E/CSM Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  (£165.96 @ Amazon UK) 
Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury Black 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory  (£61.92 @ Amazon UK) 
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  (£106.82 @ Misco UK) 
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  (£34.74 @ Aria PC) 
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 390 8GB Video Card  (£249.59 @ Aria PC) 
Case: Fractal Design Core 1500 MicroATX Mini Tower Case  (£39.50 @ Amazon UK) 
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  (£70.01 @ Ebuyer) 
Monitor: Acer XB240H ABPR 144Hz 24.0" Monitor  (£263.09 @ Scan.co.uk) 
Total: £1159.57

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The person he's building it for wants to use G-Sync.

He can live without it, if he even knows what it is lol

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The rate of these replies is mad. You guys are awesome. Here ya go:

PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/CXZPpg
 
CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  (£167.94 @ Aria PC) 
Motherboard: Asus H97M-E/CSM Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  (£165.96 @ Amazon UK) 
Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury Black 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory  (£61.92 @ Amazon UK) 
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  (£106.82 @ Misco UK) 
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  (£34.74 @ Aria PC) 
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 390 8GB Video Card  (£249.59 @ Aria PC) 
Case: Fractal Design Core 1500 MicroATX Mini Tower Case  (£39.50 @ Amazon UK) 
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  (£70.01 @ Ebuyer) 
Monitor: Acer XB240H ABPR 144Hz 24.0" Monitor  (£263.09 @ Scan.co.uk) 
Total: £1159.57

 

avoid Gigabyte 390 - get MSI or Sapphire.

Archangel (Desktop) CPU: i5 4590 GPU:Asus R9 280  3GB RAM:HyperX Beast 2x4GBPSU:SeaSonic S12G 750W Mobo:GA-H97m-HD3 Case:CM Silencio 650 Storage:1 TB WD Red
Celestial (Laptop 1) CPU:i7 4720HQ GPU:GTX 860M 4GB RAM:2x4GB SK Hynix DDR3Storage: 250GB 850 EVO Model:Lenovo Y50-70
Seraph (Laptop 2) CPU:i7 6700HQ GPU:GTX 970M 3GB RAM:2x8GB DDR4Storage: 256GB Samsung 951 + 1TB Toshiba HDD Model:Asus GL502VT

Windows 10 is now MSX! - http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/440190-can-we-start-calling-windows-10/page-6

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Yay PC building!

 

Anyway. So. I'm building a pc for my friend. The pc shouldn't be too loud, under £1000 (not including monitor) and small where possible. As he's not the one building it expansion probably won't happen.

 

PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/ZbRhzy
 
CPU: Intel Core i7-4790 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor  (£227.94 @ Aria PC) 
Motherboard: Asus H97M-E/CSM Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  (£165.96 @ Amazon UK) 
Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury Black 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory  (£61.92 @ Amazon UK) 
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  (£106.82 @ Misco UK) 
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  (£34.74 @ Aria PC) 
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card  (£270.29 @ Amazon UK) 
Case: Fractal Design Core 1500 MicroATX Mini Tower Case  (£39.50 @ Amazon UK) 
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  (£44.99 @ Amazon UK) 
Monitor: Acer XB240H ABPR 144Hz 24.0" Monitor  (£263.09 @ Scan.co.uk) 
Total: £1215.25
 
He's fine with 1080p but seriously appreciates his framerate, hence the G-sync and 144Hz monitor.
 
Any suggestions/changes/new ideas are appreciated. Thanks!
 
Atk  :D  :ph34r:

 

 
CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor  (£139.69 @ More Computers) 
Motherboard: Asus B85M-GAMER Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  (£67.56 @ More Computers) 
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  (£71.37 @ Amazon UK) 
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 390 8GB Nitro Video Card  (£258.35 @ Aria PC) 
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  (£62.48 @ Novatech) 
Monitor: Acer XB240H ABPR 144Hz 24.0" Monitor  (£263.09 @ Scan.co.uk) 
Total: £1000.15
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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CPU: i3 4160|Motherboard: MSI Z97 PC MATE|RAM: Kingston HyperX Blue 8GB(2x4GB)|GPU: Sapphire Nitro R9 380 4GB|PSU: Seasonic M12II EVO 620W Modular|Storage: 1TB WD Blue|Case: NZXT S340 Black|PCIe devices: TP-Link WDN4800| Montior: ASUS VE247H| Others: PS3/PS4

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He can live without it, if he even knows what it is lol

Free-sync is cheaper by about 200$ and does the EXACT same thing :)

Archangel (Desktop) CPU: i5 4590 GPU:Asus R9 280  3GB RAM:HyperX Beast 2x4GBPSU:SeaSonic S12G 750W Mobo:GA-H97m-HD3 Case:CM Silencio 650 Storage:1 TB WD Red
Celestial (Laptop 1) CPU:i7 4720HQ GPU:GTX 860M 4GB RAM:2x4GB SK Hynix DDR3Storage: 250GB 850 EVO Model:Lenovo Y50-70
Seraph (Laptop 2) CPU:i7 6700HQ GPU:GTX 970M 3GB RAM:2x8GB DDR4Storage: 256GB Samsung 951 + 1TB Toshiba HDD Model:Asus GL502VT

Windows 10 is now MSX! - http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/440190-can-we-start-calling-windows-10/page-6

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yea get an msi 390 :D or sapphire

My Rig  i5 4690k/ Msi Gaming 5/Gtx 970/WD Blue 1tb/Corsair H100i/Nzxt Noctis 450

 

 

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He can live without it, if he even knows what it is lol

 

If you're changing the GPU, you may wanna change the monitor for a FreeSync one (if they're out) then, if he wants an adaptive refresh rate monitor.

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (£186.98 @ Aria PC)

CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock 3 67.8 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler (£47.99 @ Novatech)

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£113.47 @ More Computers)

Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory (£42.73 @ Ebuyer)

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£34.74 @ Aria PC)

Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 Fury 4GB Video Card (£459.59 @ Overclockers.co.uk)

Case: NZXT S340 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case (£54.72 @ Amazon UK)

Power Supply: XFX TS 650W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply (£57.94 @ CCL Computers)

Total: £998.16

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-22 19:32 BST+0100

Very proud of this :P Under £1000? Yup. Best i5 you can get? Yup. Very good cooler and mobo that should mean good OC? Yup. 8GB RAM? Yup. Good case and PSU? Yup. 1TB HDD? Yup. A FLIPPING R9 FURY? Yup. And the only sacrifice is no SSD.

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Assuming he does more than just gaming because otherwise that i7 makes no sense, this would be a very small and very powerful build for significantly less.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor  (£196.12 @ More Computers)
Motherboard: MSI H97I AC Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard  (£79.39 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury White 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory  (£64.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Crucial BX100 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  (£62.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  (£38.70 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 390 8GB PCS+ Video Card  (£238.84 @ More Computers)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 130 Mini ITX Tower Case  (£37.45 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  (£71.99 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £790.47
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-22 19:42 BST+0100

 

BTW, Gsync and Freesync are pretty much a gimmick unless you're trying to drive a 4k display without sufficient horsepower. With a 1080p display, this R9 390 would max out any game and so Gsync would simply be VSync. Plus, Vsync introduces a ton of input lag in DX11 games because the DX11 implementation of VSync is a render queue instead of real VSync, and is best avoided meaning you should be avoided GSync anyway.

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Assuming he does more than just gaming because otherwise that i7 makes no sense, this would be a very small and very powerful build for significantly less.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor  (£196.12 @ More Computers)

Motherboard: MSI H97I AC Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard  (£79.39 @ CCL Computers)

Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury White 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory  (£64.99 @ Amazon UK)

Storage: Crucial BX100 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  (£62.99 @ Amazon UK)

Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  (£38.70 @ Amazon UK)

Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 390 8GB PCS+ Video Card  (£238.84 @ More Computers)

Case: Cooler Master Elite 130 Mini ITX Tower Case  (£37.45 @ Amazon UK)

Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  (£71.99 @ Amazon UK)

Total: £790.47

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-22 19:42 BST+0100

 

BTW, Gsync and Freesync are pretty much a gimmick unless you're trying to drive a 4k display without sufficient horsepower. With a 1080p display, this R9 390 would max out any game and so Gsync would simply be VSync. Plus, Vsync introduces a ton of input lag in DX11 games because the DX11 implementation of VSync is a render queue instead of real VSync, and is best avoided meaning you should be avoided GSync anyway.

Two quick things: will the graphics card fit and will the mobo have wifi? thanks

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Two quick things: will the graphics card fit and will the mobo have wifi? thanks

Yes and yes.

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Yes and yes.

Lovely thanks :D

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