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    Gaming Pc

    I want to build a gaming pc (it's my first one ever).I would apriciate it if you could tell me if everything is on point ( recomandations / objections) :
    -Intel i5 4690k

    - msi z97 pc mate mobo

    - 2×corsair vengeance pro 8GB

    - corsair cx750M 750w 80+ silver PSU

    - msi r9 380 4GB GPU

    - 1TB WD blue hard

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    Re: Gaming Pc

    looks ok so far, I take you you have a case etc?

    for a little more money you could get a Skylake i5 6600K build (CPU oem is the same as the 4690k ) with DDR4 and the MSI Z170 PC Mate board (with £15 cashback )

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    Re: Gaming Pc

    There's not much point going for Skylake. May as well take advantage of the cheap DDR3 and spend the extra on a GPU - that'll make more of a difference when it comes to performance.
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    Re: Gaming Pc

    Quote Originally Posted by MrRockliffe View Post
    There's not much point going for Skylake. May as well take advantage of the cheap DDR3 and spend the extra on a GPU - that'll make more of a difference when it comes to performance.
    I thought that but with the same make of motherboard costing £10 more and DDR4 a similar cost, it's not that much and will obviously last a while longer.

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    Re: Gaming Pc

    Also,you might want to check out the Core i5 6400 as it can be overclocked too,and companies like OcUK are already offering pre-overclocked bundles too:

    https://www.overclockers.co.uk/8pack...bu-050-as.html


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    Re: Gaming Pc

    Make sure you get an ssd if only a 64gb for the OS. Makes everything snapper. I've got a 64gb for the OS and a 256gb for games and rarely touch the HDD...

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    800$ gaming pc

    I want to build my first pc , and i thought about this (i am kind of on the edge of the budget so if you want to recomand me something please max + 50$)

    - Ha z97x gaming 3 mobo

    - intel i5 4690k

    - corsair cx750M 750w 80+ silver PSU

    - gtx 960 4GB GPU

    - 1TB WD blue hard

    - corsair vengeance pro 2×4GB
    Also, can you tell me how many fps i can pull out on 2k and full hd ?

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    Re: 800$ gaming pc

    Quote Originally Posted by teo d View Post
    Also, can you tell me how many fps i can pull out on 2k and full hd ?
    In which game?

    I can't speak for US pricing, and these are UK boards so you're response may be a little lacking in local market expertise, but budget aside it looks like a good little build apart from the motherboard, which I think is a bit old and has been replaced with newer models. Try the Gigabyte GA-Z97P-D3 instead.

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    Re: Gaming Pc

    Quote Originally Posted by cheesemp View Post
    Make sure you get an ssd if only a 64gb for the OS. Makes everything snapper. I've got a 64gb for the OS and a 256gb for games and rarely touch the HDD...
    Agree about the SSD. Get one. Even a 60/64GB would do for the OS plus software. 120/128GB models offer miles better value (and marginally better performance).

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    Re: Gaming Pc

    As far as SSDs go the ~250GB mark seems to be the value sweet spot at the minute; both Scan and Ebuyer have a selection available at that capacity for under £60, although if budget is a major concerns 120GB start at around £35 afaict. I wouldn't pick up anything smaller than 120GB for a boot drive personally: a windows install could quickly eat half or more of a 60GB leaving you a little short of breathing room...

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    Re: Gaming Pc

    I've recently had to update my 60gb SSD to a 120gb SSD due to the OS etc taking most of the drive leaving around 5gb free

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    Re: Gaming Pc

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    Re: Gaming Pc

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    Also,you might want to check out the Core i5 6400 as it can be overclocked too,and companies like OcUK are already offering pre-overclocked bundles too:

    https://www.overclockers.co.uk/8pack...bu-050-as.html
    Personally I'd opt for a K if need OC'd setup.

    First thing the disclaimer on OCuk site:-

    **Please Note**
    Some power saving features have to be disabled in the BIOS, so this bundle will draw more power than a typical dual core setup.
    Updating the CPU microcode via BIOS update or software may effect the ovreclocking of this bundle. So once installed CPU microcode on provided BIOS should remain the same. We can only guarantee the overclock on the the CPU microcode which is provided when you receive the bundle.

    Plus reading this info:-

    - The missing power-management will not allow to read out any core temperature. No matter which tool you use, it will always just read 100°C.

    From links on http://overclocking.guide/category/i...lake-non-k-oc/
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    Re: Gaming Pc

    As others have said the pricing gap is closing quickly, I was going to buy another stick for my current build to tide me over til I upgrade, but DDR4 only runs you a few quid more

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    Re: Gaming Pc

    z170 msi 6600k ddr4 is cool

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    Re: Gaming Pc

    Quote Originally Posted by gupsterg View Post
    Personally I'd opt for a K if need OC'd setup.

    First thing the disclaimer on OCuk site:-

    **Please Note**
    Some power saving features have to be disabled in the BIOS, so this bundle will draw more power than a typical dual core setup.
    Updating the CPU microcode via BIOS update or software may effect the ovreclocking of this bundle. So once installed CPU microcode on provided BIOS should remain the same. We can only guarantee the overclock on the the CPU microcode which is provided when you receive the bundle.

    Plus reading this info:-

    - The missing power-management will not allow to read out any core temperature. No matter which tool you use, it will always just read 100°C.

    From links on http://overclocking.guide/category/i...lake-non-k-oc/
    Maybe,but the price difference is quite big when a Core i5 6400 is as low as £140. That bundle is actually not too bad as the parts actually cost more!!

    Quote Originally Posted by teo d View Post
    I want to build my first pc , and i thought about this (i am kind of on the edge of the budget so if you want to recomand me something please max + 50$)

    - Ha z97x gaming 3 mobo

    - intel i5 4690k

    - corsair cx750M 750w 80+ silver PSU

    - gtx 960 4GB GPU

    - 1TB WD blue hard

    - corsair vengeance pro 2×4GB
    Also, can you tell me how many fps i can pull out on 2k and full hd ?

    Wait,you are located in the US - that changes things!!


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