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[Ready to Buy] Low Budget Gaming PC

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Hey guys!

 

I just purchased the Twin Frozr MSI GTX 970 GFX Card.

 

I just need a Power Supply, Ram, Motherboard and Chip (with cooler). (I have the case, optical drive and storage already).

 

Here's what I've selected so far.

 

EVGA SuperNova G2 550 W Gold Fully Modular Power Supply Unit by EVGA - £67.41

 

Cooler Master RR-212E-16PK-R1 Hyper 212 Evo "Ultra High Performance, 4 Direct Contact Heat Pipes, Universal CPU Cooler" Black Fan by Cooler Master - £24.99

 

Corsair CMY16GX3M2A2400C11R Vengeance Pro Series 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 2400Mhz CL11 XMP Performance Desktop Memory Kit - Red by Corsair - £64.98

 
 
 
I have room for maybe an extra £10-15 for the Power Supply. I'm not sure if 550W will be enough. I was told to stay away from Corsair PSU's because they tend to blow up when overclocking.
 
Any suggestions?
 
Thanks.
 
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Hey guys!

 

I just purchased the Twin Frozr MSI GTX 970 GFX Card.

 

I just need a Power Supply, Ram, Motherboard and Chip (with cooler). (I have the case and optical drive already).

 

Here's what I've selected so far.

 

EVGA SuperNova G2 550 W Gold Fully Modular Power Supply Unit by EVGA - £67.41

 

Cooler Master RR-212E-16PK-R1 Hyper 212 Evo "Ultra High Performance, 4 Direct Contact Heat Pipes, Universal CPU Cooler" Black Fan by Cooler Master - £24.99

 

Corsair CMY16GX3M2A2400C11R Vengeance Pro Series 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 2400Mhz CL11 XMP Performance Desktop Memory Kit - Red by Corsair - £64.98

 
 
 
I have room for maybe an extra £10-15 for the Power Supply. I'm not sure if 550W will be enough. I was told to stay away from Corsair PSU's because they tend to blow up when overclocking.
 
Any suggestions?
 
Thanks.
 

 

Also Cosair PSU's blowing up is mostly BS

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Also Cosair PSU's blowing up is mostly BS

 

Wasn't so much blowing up the power supply itself, but shorting out the entire system and just fucking everything.

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Do you already have a HDD and SDD? This is by no means a low budget gaming PC :D

'Fanboyism is stupid' - someone on this forum.

Be nice to each other boys and girls. And don't cheap out on a power supply.

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CPU: Intel Core i7 4790K - 4.5 GHz | Motherboard: ASUS MAXIMUS VII HERO | RAM: 32GB Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 | SSD: Samsung 850 EVO - 500GB | GPU: MSI GTX 980 Ti Gaming 6GB | PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA 650 G2 | Case: NZXT Phantom 530 | Cooling: CRYORIG R1 Ultimate | Monitor: ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q | Peripherals: Corsair Vengeance K70 and Razer DeathAdder

 

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Do you already have a HDD and SDD? This is by no means a low budget gaming PC :D

 

Yeah I have a 250gb Kingston HyperX Savage SSD and a 1TB Seagate drive :)

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The system looks good, although this is not really 'low budget'

 

Budget

verb
  1. allow or provide a particular amount of money in a budget.
"the university is budgeting for a deficit"
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Budget

verb
  1. allow or provide a particular amount of money in a budget.
"the university is budgeting for a deficit"

 

I know

But then you add 'low' before it, and it changes.

Let's say custom PC range varies from $100-$5000; a £1000 PC isn't on the low part of this price range.

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I literally only have £20 or so extra to spend ontop of what I've listened above, so roughly £540 for the parts listed above.

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I know

But then you add 'low' before it, and it changes.

Let's say custom PC range varies from $100-$5000; a £1000 PC isn't on the low part of this price range.

 

Low is a relative term...

A $3,000 dollar PC could be low budget for me. Sure it's a high end PC, but it's a low budget to me.

A $400 dollar PC could be a high budget for me. Sure it's a really low end PC, but it's a high budget to me.

 

Low Budget and High Budget are irrelevant, because there really is only a budget build, not a high or low budget build.

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low budget? nope

parts list seems good.

RIG #14670k @4.4 / 1.25v vcore. @ 4.5 / 1.3v vcore/ 1.95v vccin. MSI GAMING 4G GTX 970 @1540/3700 1.275v BIOS MOD. 16GB Kingston HyperX Savage RAM 2400mhz. MSI GAMING 5 Z97 MOBOFractal Design Define S. Dark Rock Pro 3. 850 EVO 250GB Seasonic M12II 620w
RIG #2: 4790k @ 4.6 / 1.25v vcore. EVGA SC ACX 2.0 980 SLI16GB Corsair Vengeance Pro 2400mhz. Asus MAXIMUS VII Hero Z97. Fractal Design Define R5. NH D15. 850 EVO 250GB AX 860
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I literally only have £20 or so extra to spend ontop of what I've listened above, so roughly £540 for the parts listed above.

 

The parts you have listed are fine, but if you aren't going to be streaming or editing. I'd suggest saving a few bucks and go with the i5-4690k instead.

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Yeah I'm planning on editing some videos and streaming some events that I do with my guild on Warcraft. #NerdAlert

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I've made a few adjustments. For gaming, 8GB of RAM is enough. 16GB is overkill. I've gone for a reliable XFX 550W PSU. Your 970 isn't going to consume much power so you don't have to worry about not having enough:

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

 
CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor  (£257.94 @ Aria PC) 
Motherboard: MSI Z97-GAMING 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  (£115.74 @ Amazon UK) 
Storage: Kingston Savage 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  (Purchased For £0.00) 
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  (Purchased For £0.00) 
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card  (Purchased For £0.00) 
Power Supply: XFX TS 550W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply  (£55.56 @ CCL Computers) 
Total: £519.20
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-29 15:21 GMT+0000

'Fanboyism is stupid' - someone on this forum.

Be nice to each other boys and girls. And don't cheap out on a power supply.

Spoiler

CPU: Intel Core i7 4790K - 4.5 GHz | Motherboard: ASUS MAXIMUS VII HERO | RAM: 32GB Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 | SSD: Samsung 850 EVO - 500GB | GPU: MSI GTX 980 Ti Gaming 6GB | PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA 650 G2 | Case: NZXT Phantom 530 | Cooling: CRYORIG R1 Ultimate | Monitor: ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q | Peripherals: Corsair Vengeance K70 and Razer DeathAdder

 

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Yeah I'm planning on editing some videos and streaming some events that I do with my guild on Warcraft. #NerdAlert

 

Then your selected parts are great. Go for it!

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I've made a few adjustments. For gaming, 8GB of RAM is enough. 16GB is overkill. I've gone for a reliable XFX 550W PSU. Your 970 isn't going to consume much power so you don't have to worry about not having enough:

 

A. He isn't just gaming.

B. 8GB of RAM is starting to seem too little. 16GB is becoming more reasonable to get even in gaming rigs. 

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A. He isn't just gaming.

B. 8GB of RAM is starting to seem too little. 16GB is becoming more reasonable to get even in gaming rigs. 

 

Just saw the post before. 8GB is still enough for gaming, 16GB is suitable for a workstation build.

'Fanboyism is stupid' - someone on this forum.

Be nice to each other boys and girls. And don't cheap out on a power supply.

Spoiler

CPU: Intel Core i7 4790K - 4.5 GHz | Motherboard: ASUS MAXIMUS VII HERO | RAM: 32GB Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 | SSD: Samsung 850 EVO - 500GB | GPU: MSI GTX 980 Ti Gaming 6GB | PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA 650 G2 | Case: NZXT Phantom 530 | Cooling: CRYORIG R1 Ultimate | Monitor: ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q | Peripherals: Corsair Vengeance K70 and Razer DeathAdder

 

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Thanks guys! You've been a big help - will get on to ordering parts now :)

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