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Help Needed with High-end, big budget Gaming PC for Northern Ireland

Krovennan

61 months ago

BUDGET: Around £2000

LOCATION: Northern Ireland

USE: Very heavy use (I spend a lot of time online), Gaming

OPERATING SYSTEM: Win 7

No Peripherals required.

My old PC was a Christmas gift a few years ago and recently fried its budget power supply, so I'm typing this on my PS4 (and hating every second of it) and so I'm gonna splash out on a far better one. My budget is big and fairly loose, but I'll be the first to admit I have no idea whats best to go for. I know it needs much better graphics cards (the old one still had a GTX 480 in it) and is going to be used a lot, so it needs to be able to cool down well and have a suitably monstrous Hard Drive to store everything.

Any help with this would be appreciated as I just get confused everytime I try and match up parts myself and end up not knowing all the technical terms and feeling rather stupid.

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  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor £244.94 @ Aria PC
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler £82.44 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard MSI Z97-GAMING 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard £104.99 @ Ebuyer
Memory Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory £122.61 @ Amazon UK
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £54.95 @ Aria PC
Storage Western Digital BLACK SERIES 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £125.94 @ Aria PC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card (2-Way SLI) £278.99 @ Ebuyer
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card (2-Way SLI) £278.99 @ Ebuyer
Case Fractal Design Define R5 ATX Mid Tower Case £80.40 @ CCL Computers
Power Supply EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £94.99 @ Amazon UK
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) £69.99 @ Ebuyer
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available £1539.23
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-29 20:51 GMT+0000

A bit under budget but I had to do it quickly, if you have any questions ask and I'll answer in a little bit when i can. I'll see if I can use a bit more of the budget too if thats what you want.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

2k's a lot just for the rig but if you've got it why not? :D

I'd prolly go for something like this (I did just kinda throw it together without double checking anything tho, the site filters usually work pretty well...)

Pretty much all premium/high end gear so you could prolly get something similar (like 80% or whatever of performance) together for considerably less

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor £244.94 @ Aria PC
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler £25.34 @ Scan.co.uk
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD5H-BK ATX LGA1150 Motherboard £171.56 @ Scan.co.uk
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory £108.35 @ CCL Computers
Storage Samsung XP941 Series 512GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive £379.99 @ Amazon UK
Storage Western Digital Red 4TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive £119.94 @ Aria PC
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 980 4GB STRIX Video Card £463.99 @ Amazon UK
Case Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case £88.07 @ Aria PC
Power Supply SeaSonic 660W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £116.96 @ CCL Computers
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) £107.89 @ CCL Computers
Case Fan Phanteks PH-F140HP_BL 88.6 CFM 140mm Fan £11.99 @ Scan.co.uk
Case Fan Phanteks PH-F140HP_BL 88.6 CFM 140mm Fan £11.99 @ Scan.co.uk
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available £1851.01
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-29 21:20 GMT+0000

If you're multi monitor/very hi rez gaming I'd prolly switch a few things around and get 2 gpus tho, but iirc a 980 is way overkill atm for single screen 1080p.

Shame the swiftech h220x/240x water loops aren't available in the uk, they're super awesome and expandable so you have the option of adding the gpu to the loop too. Looks like you can import a 220x via ebay, costs about 150 quid by the look of it...

plenty of other options tho of course, checkout http://www.logicalincrements.com/ or any of the usual tech sites (techreport techpowerup, anandtech, tomshardware, overclockers etc etc etc) for some alternatives if you're feeling stuck.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor £167.50 @ Amazon UK
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler £82.44 @ Amazon UK
Thermal Compound Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste £11.27 @ Overclockers.co.uk
Motherboard MSI Z97 U3 Plus ATX LGA1150 Motherboard £80.14 @ Amazon UK
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory £146.34 @ Amazon UK
Storage Samsung 850 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £83.94 @ Aria PC
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £178.74 @ Aria PC
Storage Western Digital Red Pro 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £107.00 @ Amazon UK
Storage Western Digital Red Pro 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £107.00 @ Amazon UK
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 290 4GB Vapor-X Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) £259.99 @ Novatech
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 290 4GB Vapor-X Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) £259.99 @ Novatech
Case Corsair Air 540 ATX Mid Tower Case £99.99 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply Corsair 850W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £122.98 @ Amazon UK
Optical Drive Asus BW-16D1HT Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer £63.56 @ Amazon UK
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) £107.89 @ CCL Computers
Case Fan Cooler Master JetFlo 95.0 CFM 120mm Fan £7.34 @ Scan.co.uk
Case Fan Cooler Master JetFlo 95.0 CFM 120mm Fan £7.34 @ Scan.co.uk
Case Fan Cooler Master JetFlo 95.0 CFM 120mm Fan £7.34 @ Scan.co.uk
Case Fan Cooler Master JetFlo 95.0 CFM 120mm Fan £7.34 @ Scan.co.uk
Fan Controller NZXT Sentry Mix 2 Fan Controller £23.87 @ Scan.co.uk
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available £1932.00
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-29 23:03 GMT+0000
  • 61 months ago
  • -3 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor £167.50 @ Amazon UK
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler £25.34 @ Scan.co.uk
Motherboard ASRock Z97 EXTREME9 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard £188.99 @ More Computers
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory £58.69 @ Ebuyer
Storage Crucial MX100 512GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £149.98 @ Amazon UK
Storage Crucial MX100 512GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £149.98 @ Amazon UK
Storage Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £69.98 @ Aria PC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card (3-Way SLI) £278.99 @ Ebuyer
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card (3-Way SLI) £278.99 @ Ebuyer
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card (3-Way SLI) £278.99 @ Ebuyer
Case Corsair 750D ATX Full Tower Case £118.79 @ Aria PC
Power Supply Corsair 760W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £137.06 @ Aria PC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) £141.53 @ CCL Computers
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available £2044.81
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-29 20:40 GMT+0000

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