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How about this OP?

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£161.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 120V 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (£32.55 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£99.98 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Kingston Beast 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory (£61.19 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£59.82 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£39.14 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB Video Card (£319.99 @ Novatech)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case (£64.98 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£67.86 @ CCL Computers)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHDS118-04 DVD/CD Drive (£10.78 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £918.28

I dont think you can get much better for the price. thumb.gif
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Thanks for the input! Being as I'm still kinda hesitating on cpu's, why would you go for the i5 over an AMD personally?
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Thanks for the input! Being as I'm still kinda hesitating on cpu's, why would you go for the i5 over an AMD personally?
Because, generally speaking, they are faster. Single core performance way past exceeds the 8350, which is what alot of things use. Most games only use 4 cores and like 6 threads (Anyone who tells you otherwise is either an AMD fanboy or is wrong). That is what I have experienced with my 3930k, only about 4 cores and 6-8 threads are used in 99% of games. BF4 and Civ 5 being the exceptions I've personally experienced. Alot of the time though, I find that only about 2-3 cores are used during games like LoL, Dirt 3, and NFS Shift 2. Minecraft just goes apeshizz and uses whatever it feels like atm, sometimes its 1 core, sometimes its 6. This is just my experience, everyone has their opinion on the matter though. Though, generally speaking, i5 4670k>fx-8320/50.
Im not an intel fanboy, I'm a fan of whatever is fastest. thumb.gif
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So did you come up with this from experience and know-how Or do you use something to help you make sure, for example, everything will fit in the case fine without any parts getting in the way of others?
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So did you come up with this from experience and know-how Or do you use something to help you make sure, for example, everything will fit in the case fine without any parts getting in the way of others?
Im assuming you mean the parts list. I came up with it from part experience, part know-how.
The only things you really have to worry about when it comes to the stuff your concerned about is CPU cooler interfering with RAM (and vise versa) and if the GPU will fit in the case. The CPU cooler here is a 120mm watercooling system, which means that you dont have to worry at all about it interfering with anything. Basically a small waterblock sits on the CPU and then tubes route to the radiator which is mounted over one of the fan holes on the case. Speaking of the case, this case will fit any GPU you want, so no worries there. You can even keep the top HDD cage in and still fit the GPU (only just though wink.gif).
Any other questions feel free to ask!
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That was a mistake, I have so many questions. Moving on to coolers, I've read up on types (air, aio water coolers or diy water coolers) but I'm not really sure how to compare the benefits of each or even ones of the same type. Obviously I can look at what other people say and will take that into account... But is that all I have?
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In fact I have just found some good reviews that compare dBA, rpm and the temperature difference between core and room temp so never mind that last one. I'll continue on my own until I reach the next impass, thanks =]
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I'd consider waiting for Devil's Canyon...
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That was a mistake, I have so many questions. Moving on to coolers, I've read up on types (air, aio water coolers or diy water coolers) but I'm not really sure how to compare the benefits of each or even ones of the same type. Obviously I can look at what other people say and will take that into account... But is that all I have?
Never a mistake wink.gif
Ok so here are the basics on it.
Air coolers: Easy to install, Only moving parts are the fans so not hard to diagnose problems, cools well.
AIO water cooling: Easy to install, pump and fans for moving parts, cools excellent even in 120mm varieties
Custom loop water cooling: Very complex and hard to install, requires constant maintenance, lots of moving parts and fail-points, cools as good as you want it to.
Basically for you, I would go for a higher end air cooler or an AIO watercooling cooler, not the custom loop. Its just not practical for your first build to be a custom loop.

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I'd consider waiting for Devil's Canyon...
I don't expect much improvements from the Haswell refresh. Maybe a few C cooler, maybe uses slightly less power, but I doubt it will be worth the opening price, especially considering they are, yet again, going to a new board. If anything, I would still take this because it will drop drastically in price, and because you wouldn't have to work with growing pains of new processors/motherboards.
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What's Devil's canyon?

And then on to memory. I'm familiar with RAM in that I understand the increments but why go for a specific brand over another?
Edited by Cerifero - 3/26/14 at 1:56pm
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