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Opinion needed on this $1900* build before I make it?

Tahab_1

66 months ago

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/Tahab_1/saved/kMCD4D

I will be making this build in about 30 days time. I will be using it for editing and gaming.

*If converted into dollars from GBP

Comments

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

no ssd is pretty cringe worthy :P.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

SSD will be added :)

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd get an SSD, better peripherals, and a better PSU.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't care about peripherals a lot, I would like a mechanical or gaming mouse, but I'd sacrifice those for a slightly better build. SSD Will be added.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

The most important upgrade would be for the PSU anyway.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

The PSU? How so? The PSU is just right isn't it? If I Crossfire in the future, (5 years or so) Then I will upgrade it but for now it's perfect? Overhead for overclocking too... what would you recommend.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

650W is plenty for a single 290 and 4790k. An overclocked 290 on average will consume about 300 watts and a 4790k about 150ish. Add another 100 watts for everything else and you're still at 550 watts.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Exactly what I was thinking

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Seasonic, XFX, or Antec HCG of a slightly higher wattage. Semi or fully modular is fine.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you justify why? The corsair is pretty reliable...

  • 66 months ago
  • 0 points

Think you did a good job, a couple small changes to save you some scratch though and get an SSD in

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor £256.99 @ Ebuyer
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler £80.99 @ Aria PC
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI ATX LGA1150 Motherboard £96.03 @ Ebuyer
Memory G.Skill Trident X 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory £121.65 @ Ebuyer
Storage Crucial MX100 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £51.98 @ Aria PC
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £38.70 @ Aria PC
Video Card PowerColor Radeon R9 290 4GB PCS+ Video Card £279.59 @ Overclockers.co.uk
Case Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case £79.99 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply £49.93 @ CCL Computers
Other CM Storm Devastator - Blue LED Backlight Gaming Keyboard and Mouse Combo Bundle £17.92
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available £1073.77

Changed the motherboard to something that has basically the same feature set for a good bit less while keeping the color scheme

Changed the RAM because while it's 2400, it's also CL11, and CL tends to have a bigger impact than speeds from what I've seen. The kit I switched it to keeps the same size and color, but drops down to CL7 for the same price (which is a better option), though you could also go for the standard cl9 and probably save a bit more.

Included an SSD because it's a shame not to in this budget. As a result I did have to remove the fans though, but IMHO an SSD is more worthwhile than additional airflow. If you still wanted to get fans I'd look at the noiseblocker eloops, aerocool ds deep silence 120mm, or the phobya variant of the eloops available on aquatuning which is red to match the color scheme. The eloops outperform the noctuas slightly, and the aerocools are on par while also offering a red color scheme.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

So I shouldn't keep the 2400 RAM :'(

SSD will be added :)

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Also, I really want those fans

  • 66 months ago
  • 0 points

If you want to extend your budget a bit take a look at the following:

Aerocool

eLoop White

eLoop Red

All perform as well as or better than the noctuas.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Which would suit my red Colour layout? Best

  • 66 months ago
  • 0 points

Probably the aerocools.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

The aero cool amazon review is bad :(

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