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    Building a gaming pc for the first time, what do you guys think?

    Hey guys, so yh this is what i've put together, im kinda clueless to this whole thing, just wanna be able to play most games on high settings, and other general browsing/work. any suggestions/improvements?

    -CPU-Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor
    -Motherboard-ASRock B75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboar
    -memory-Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
    -storage-Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive/Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
    -video card-MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card
    -case-Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case
    -power-Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply
    -optical drive-Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer
    -mouse-Logitech M500 Wired Laser Mouse

    totals £705. thanks for any help

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    Re: Building a gaming pc for the first time, what do you guys think?

    Looks good.
    For max settings you may need a GPU with more memory.
    Games are starting to use more these days.
    I think Titanfall wants 3gb min for insane textures.

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    Re: Building a gaming pc for the first time, what do you guys think?

    Heres my attempt although a little more expensive

    Sapphire Radeon R9 280X Dual-X OC 3072MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Card
    (£179.99) £215.99

    Intel Core i5-4690K 3.50GHz (Devil's Canyon) Socket LGA1150 Processor - OEM
    (£149.99) £179.99

    Gigabyte Z97P-D3 Intel Z97 (Socket 1150) DDR3 ATX Motherboard (£58.29) £69.95
    (£69.99) £83.99

    Crucial MX100 256GB SATA 2.5” 7mm SSD + 9.5mm Adapter (CT256MX100SSD1)
    (£66.66) £79.99

    Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache - OEM (ST2000DM001) HDD
    (£49.99) £59.99

    TeamGroup Vulcan ORANGE 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-19200C11 2400MHz Dual Channel Kit (TLAD38G2400HC11CDC01)
    (£46.66) £55.99

    SuperFlower Golden Green HX 550W "80 Plus Gold" Power Supply - Black
    (£46.66) £55.99

    NZXT Source 210 Elite Midi Tower Case -
    (£33.29) £39.95

    Asus ROG GX850 5000DPI Gaming Mouse
    (£24.99) £29.99

    Raijintek Themis Direct Contact CPU Cooler
    (£16.66) £19.99

    LiteOn IHAS124-14 24x DVD±RW SATA ReWriter (Black) - OEM
    (£9.99) £11.99

    Sub Total : £683.17
    Shipping cost assumes delivery to UK Mainland with:
    DPD Next Day Parcel (Mon-Fri)
    (This can be changed during checkout) Shipping : £12.50
    VAT is being charged at 20.00% VAT : £139.13
    Total : £834.80

    All from overclockers.

    Newest and faster with unlocked multiplier on the cpu. Newest model board for best compatibility.
    3 gig 280x also can use mantle for boost in certain games.
    256 gig ssd may be slightly slower in write peed but twice the capacity you specced. You will be surprised how quickly you fill a ssd up.
    Much faster speed ram although a nasty colour you case has no window.
    Gold rated psu.
    Different case in the same style mainly to save money.
    CPU cooler as the OEM has no cooler supplied which the stock one is pants anyway.
    Asus mouse as the m500 isnt a 'gaming' mouse. The G500 is the gaming mouse.

    Savings.

    Drop the chip to the older haswell version will also save £10. Buy the 2 tb driver later unless you really need the storage now.

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    Re: Building a gaming pc for the first time, what do you guys think?

    Could go a tiny bit higher on the CPU/Motherboard, but everything else looks good!
    Should be able to play any game on "Ultra" averaging 60fps.
    I say averaging because most games will easily max out, but hardware requirements in newer games like BF4 and Watch Dogs have jumped up quite a bit, but even then you may still get 60, I'm not sure.

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    Re: Building a gaming pc for the first time, what do you guys think?

    Get the baracuda 3tb, much better speeds I found.

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    Re: Building a gaming pc for the first time, what do you guys think?

    I'd get a higher storage SSD if I were you. You'll notice the difference in games. It can depends on how big your games collection is though - I managed to fit all my documents, windows 7 as well as games on my 840 EVO 250GB including WoW, Rome II, Splinter Cell Blacklist, Assassins Creed Black Flag and a few others to boot.

    A transition to 4th gen Intel processors and running an SSD only option will also help on overall electricity costs as well if you consider upfront costs vs long term running costs.

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