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No couple of issues first glance.

Here you go. Better PSU,Better GPU,Better SSD and a CPU cooler also(you need them for skylake) also Changed the motherboard because you don't need Z170 Chip-set with a locked CPU( Although apparently you can overclock even locked CPU's on Skylake with tinkering in the bios and what not)

Its a slight more expensive but I guarantee you will be more satisfied with this if you can put 16 GB of Memory in there it'll raise the price slightly but more and more games are using more than 8 GB lately Especially with mods and what not

 

 
CPU: Intel Core i5-6600 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor  (£155.00 @ Amazon UK) 
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12S 55.0 CFM CPU Cooler  (£46.18 @ CCL Computers) 
Motherboard: Asus H170-PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  (£85.90 @ More Computers) 
Memory: Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory  (£33.99 @ Ebuyer) 
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  (£57.90 @ Amazon UK) 
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 390 8GB Video Card  (£264.97 @ Aria PC) 
Case: Antec GX500 ATX Mid Tower Case  (£40.99 @ Amazon UK) 
Monitor: Acer S220HQLAbd 60Hz 21.5" Monitor  (£74.35) 
Total: £789.27
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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So hopefully everything will be perfect, but this is my first time choosing, buying and building a custom made pc so I have come to the masters humbly seeking help  ;)  
Is this good enough? Any changes i should make? pcpartpicker says it is compatible, but is it?
 
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/DTYdyc
(the case and monitor are different from what i used in pcpartpicker as i couldn't find the same ones there, i just chose similar ones to get the price accurate to what i am spending)
 
Real case i plan on buying: Antec GX505 Window Midi-Tower
 
Real monitor i plan on buying: Acer KA220HQbid (€102 is there a better one for the same price?)
 
 
As for cooling, should i get any extra fans or are the ones included with the case enough? (i don't plan on overclocking)

Also, do i need to buy a heatsink for the cpu or would it come with one? In the case i need one would this one be okay?
Cooler Master RR-H103-22PB-R1

And finally, is there anything extra i need? I already have an anti static wrist wrap, a copy of windows, but i got no cables apart from a hdmi one for the monitor.
In short, do i need any SATA cables to connect the hard drives or any other component listed here?
:) Thanks in advance.
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No couple of issues first glance.

Here you go. Better PSU,Better GPU,Better SSD and a CPU cooler also(you need them for skylake) also Changed the motherboard because you don't need Z170 Chip-set with a locked CPU( Although apparently you can overclock even locked CPU's on Skylake with tinkering in the bios and what not)

Its a slight more expensive but I guarantee you will be more satisfied with this if you can put 16 GB of Memory in there it'll raise the price slightly but more and more games are using more than 8 GB lately Especially with mods and what not

 

 
CPU: Intel Core i5-6600 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor  (£155.00 @ Amazon UK) 
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12S 55.0 CFM CPU Cooler  (£46.18 @ CCL Computers) 
Motherboard: Asus H170-PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  (£85.90 @ More Computers) 
Memory: Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory  (£33.99 @ Ebuyer) 
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  (£57.90 @ Amazon UK) 
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 390 8GB Video Card  (£264.97 @ Aria PC) 
Case: Antec GX500 ATX Mid Tower Case  (£40.99 @ Amazon UK) 
Monitor: Acer S220HQLAbd 60Hz 21.5" Monitor  (£74.35) 
Total: £789.27
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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Get a 390 and kill that PSU with fire before it kills your pc with fire

 

Edit: on second glace, it looks like the PSU might be decent but this would be better

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Get a 390 and kill that PSU with fire before it kills your pc with fire

:o so the psu isn't good? is there any specific one you'd recommend?

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Thermaltake are known for bad PSUs. get a seasonic one.

 

Get an R9 390 instead of that 970.

Get 16GB RAM instead of 8.

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Get a better power supply. 

 

The CPU comes with a cooler but I still think that the aftermarket cooler is a good idea.

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I would get a different power supply. also i suggest getting a R9 390 not the 970 if you want better performance (and are ok with going red team). You might even save some money, and possibly get 16GB of RAM instead of 8GB.

 

as for case fans the ones that come with the case should be fine.

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:o so the psu isn't good? is there any specific one you'd recommend?

This, its only ~20 more. Also, get a H170/B150 motherboard, as your CPU is locked anyway and it'll save you some money.

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R9 390!

 

 

I also want to know if the static mat is a must??? I heard linus say you can touch your PSU (when hooked up) and it will take all the static away. Not sure 

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OC'able 4690k, aftermarket cpu cooler, 250GB SSD, R9 390 and a better PSU.

 

 
CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  (£179.75 @ Amazon UK) 
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper TX3 Evo 43.1 CFM CPU Cooler  (£16.98 @ Aria PC) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  (£110.80 @ Aria PC) 
Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  (£31.08 @ More Computers) 
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  (£57.90 @ Amazon UK) 
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 390 8GB PCS+ Video Card  (£246.53 @ More Computers) 
Case: Cooler Master N300 ATX Mid Tower Case  (£33.70 @ Aria PC) 
Power Supply: XFX TS 650W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply  (£58.26 @ CCL Computers) 
Monitor: Acer S220HQLAbd 60Hz 21.5" Monitor  (£74.35) 
Total: £839.34
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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Would a 550W power supply do? such as Corsair VS Serie VS550  else i'll go with XFX 650W 

My budget is at around 1000 euro (+100 euro tolerance) so i'm nearing cap here :)

Is this the graphics card you're saying? Is there any particular reason it beats the 970?
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00ZPOAYG6/    (MSI AMD R9 390)  

 

 

This, its only ~20 more. Also, get a H170/B150 motherboard, as your CPU is locked anyway and it'll save you some money.

I don't really understand what you mean by the cpu being locked

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R9 390!

 

 

I also want to know if the static mat is a must??? I heard linus say you can touch your PSU (when hooked up) and it will take all the static away. Not sure 

I have an anti static wrist wrap I don't think the mat is really necessary as long as you don't build it on a carpet or something

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I have an anti static wrist wrap I don't think the mat is really necessary as long as you don't build it on a carpet or something

How effective is that O.o?

 

Btw for the SATA cables : it depends how many comes with your mobo. I only received 1 with mine :/. I guess thats all you need if you don't have SSD. 

So check how many are included in your mobo.

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No couple of issues first glance.

Here you go. Better PSU,Better GPU,Better SSD and a CPU cooler also(you need them for skylake) also Changed the motherboard because you don't need Z170 Chip-set with a locked CPU( Although apparently you can overclock even locked CPU's on Skylake with tinkering in the bios and what not)

Its a slight more expensive but I guarantee you will be more satisfied with this if you can put 16 GB of Memory in there it'll raise the price slightly but more and more games are using more than 8 GB lately Especially with mods and what not

 

 
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12S 55.0 CFM CPU Cooler  ( @ CCL Computers) 
Motherboard: Asus H170-PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ( @ More Computers) 
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 390 8GB Video Card  ( @ Aria PC) 
Case: Antec GX500 ATX Mid Tower Case  ( @ Amazon UK) 
Total:
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-13 00:12 GMT+0000

 

 

This seems great! personally i like this case a lot  Antec GX505 do you think it would be a problem if i used that instead? I see it's not really popular, to my non expert eyes it looks great but then again i also thought that psu was a great deal.

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How effective is that O.o?

 

Btw for the SATA cables : it depends how many comes with your mobo. I only received 1 with mine :/. I guess thats all you need if you don't have SSD. 

So check how many are included in your mobo.

Thanks I already have 1 sata cable so if mobos usually come with one i guess i won't need any. As for the wrist wrap I have no idea, I've never used it before my friend just gave it to me when he found out i was planning on building a pc.

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OC'able 4690k, aftermarket cpu cooler, 250GB SSD, R9 390 and a better PSU.

 

 
CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  (£179.75 @ Amazon UK) 

I was reading the differences between the 4690k and the 6600k and i think I'll stick to the 6600 as it's more "future proof" Thanks for the suggestion and going trough the trouble of making that parts list though! 

I'll probably go with what DannyRyu said as it has what most of you suggested and is within my 1000 (+100) euro budget ;D

 

 

No couple of issues first glance.

Here you go. Better PSU,Better GPU,Better SSD and a CPU cooler also(you need them for skylake) also Changed the motherboard because you don't need Z170 Chip-set with a locked CPU( Although apparently you can overclock even locked CPU's on Skylake with tinkering in the bios and what not)

Its a slight more expensive but I guarantee you will be more satisfied with this if you can put 16 GB of Memory in there it'll raise the price slightly but more and more games are using more than 8 GB lately Especially with mods and what not

 

 
CPU: Intel Core i5-6600 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor  (£155.00 @ Amazon UK) 
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12S 55.0 CFM CPU Cooler  (£46.18 @ CCL Computers) 
Motherboard: Asus H170-PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  (£85.90 @ More Computers) 
Memory: Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory  (£33.99 @ Ebuyer) 
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  (£57.90 @ Amazon UK) 
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 390 8GB Video Card  (£264.97 @ Aria PC) 
Case: Antec GX500 ATX Mid Tower Case  (£40.99 @ Amazon UK) 
Monitor: Acer S220HQLAbd 60Hz 21.5" Monitor  (£74.35) 
Total: £789.27
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-13 00:12 GMT+0000

 

Anyone has a final suggestion or change to this? 

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I was reading the differences between the 4690k and the 6600k and i think I'll stick to the 6600 as it's more "future proof" Thanks for the suggestion and going trough the trouble of making that parts list though! 

"Future proof" is a bullshit term, and is simply not possible to attain. The performance difference in gaming between the i5 6600, and the i5 4690k is overall miniscule, and the 4690k can be overclocked higher, since it has an unlocked multiplier.

Shot through the heart and you're to blame, 30fps and i'll pirate your game - Bon Jovi

Take me down to the console city where the games are blurry and the frames are thirty - Guns N' Roses

Arguing with religious people is like explaining to your mother that online games can't be paused...

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"Future proof" is a bullshit term, and is simply not possible to attain. The performance difference in gaming between the i5 6600, and the i5 4690k is overall miniscule, and the 4690k can be overclocked higher, since it has an unlocked multiplier.

Is overclocking a thing i should consider doing? I didn't really plan on overclocking as i don't want my parts lifespan to decrease but mostly the reason is i have no idea where i would start and i have less than 0 experience and knowledge about overclocking

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Would a 550W power supply do? such as Corsair VS Serie VS550  else i'll go with XFX 650W 

My budget is at around 1000 euro (+100 euro tolerance) so i'm nearing cap here :)

Is this the graphics card you're saying? Is there any particular reason it beats the 970?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00ZPOAYG6/    (MSI AMD R9 390)  

 

 

I don't really understand what you mean by the cpu being locked

A R9 390 performs better than a 970 at all resolutions, has double the vRAM, and crushes in current DX 12 benchmarks. The CPU you chose (i5 6600) doesn't have an unlocked multiplier, meaning that you cannot overclock. Z170 motherboards support overclocking and are more expensive because of it, but since you cannot overclock anyways, the extra cost is useless.

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Is overclocking a thing i should consider doing? I didn't really plan on overclocking as i don't want my parts lifespan to decrease but mostly the reason is i have no idea where i would start and i have less than 0 experience and knowledge about overclocking

Overclocking is fine. It'll last more than long enough for you to upgrade again in 4+ years.

 

Heck, 2 of my past processors, i speak to the people that i sold them to. The first, an Intel Q6600 which is overclocked to 3.2Ghz. It's been working from 2007, to this day. Same for my AMD Phenom II 965 which is OC'd to 4GHz and still runs to this day.

The only way to reduce it's lifespan significantly, is if you do something like sub-zero phase change cooling, and have a crazy amount of voltage running through it.

Shot through the heart and you're to blame, 30fps and i'll pirate your game - Bon Jovi

Take me down to the console city where the games are blurry and the frames are thirty - Guns N' Roses

Arguing with religious people is like explaining to your mother that online games can't be paused...

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oh that makes sense, my final question then. The 250gb ssd doesn't deliver to Ireland but the 120gb one does, should i try get the 250gb anyway? I've never used an ssd before so i don't know how much stuff i could potentially be saving there, i had understood it was mostly just for programs you use often and the OS but that shouldn't go past 120gb should it?

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Overclocking is fine. It'll last more than long enough for you to upgrade again in 4+ years.

I see, i think i'll still go with the first build suggested though as it's more within my budget 

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