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post #11 of 27
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Originally Posted by Bradley1928 View Post

I'll definitely look in to the 960 and the Z97's right now, do you know the price range of it when its due to come out?
Thanks for the replies btw!

Wikipedia says $2xx something right now and thats all the info i have.
My guess would be around $250 give a little either way.
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post #12 of 27
PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/4TfrLk
Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/4TfrLk/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (£173.94 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£84.88 @ Scan.co.uk)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory (£63.60 @ Kustom PCs)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£40.39 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 290 4GB Tri-X Video Card (£214.99 @ Ebuyer)
Case: XFX Type-01 Series Bravo Edition ATX Mid Tower Case (£59.99 @ Ebuyer)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 750W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£61.16 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £698.95
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-10 14:18 GMT+0000
post #13 of 27
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Cheers for the feedback guys!

How hard/safe is it to overclock the unlocked version of the i5? I've never looked into overclocking so I'll have a good 'old google of it if its a safe processes these days
post #14 of 27
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Cheers for the feedback guys!

How hard/safe is it to overclock the unlocked version of the i5? I've never looked into overclocking so I'll have a good 'old google of it if its a safe processes these days
Sandy Bridge is easy to overclock.i dont know about haswell but here you have a guide
http://www.overclock.net/t/1411077/haswell-overclocking-guide-with-statistics
post #15 of 27
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From all the feedback so far, I believe I'm gonna push a little more funding into my build. I think I'm gonna wait for the new GTX's to come out, upgrade my CPU to the unlocked version and overclock it with water cooling. Also upgrade the motherboard to the Z97 range. Most likely this one: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/asus-z97-p-intel-z97-motherboard-s1150-ddr3-pcie-30-%28x16%29-m2-d-sub-%28vga%29-dvi-d-hdmi-atx

I've decided to go with this case, at least I like the idea of it. Any one got any good/bad reviews of it?
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/nzxt-lexa-s-black-mid-tower-performance-gaming-case-with-side-window-with-usb-30-w-o-psu
post #16 of 27
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Originally Posted by Bradley1928 View Post

From all the feedback so far, I believe I'm gonna push a little more funding into my build. I think I'm gonna wait for the new GTX's to come out, upgrade my CPU to the unlocked version and overclock it with water cooling. Also upgrade the motherboard to the Z97 range. Most likely this one: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/asus-z97-p-intel-z97-motherboard-s1150-ddr3-pcie-30-%28x16%29-m2-d-sub-%28vga%29-dvi-d-hdmi-atx

I've decided to go with this case, at least I like the idea of it. Any one got any good/bad reviews of it?
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/nzxt-lexa-s-black-mid-tower-performance-gaming-case-with-side-window-with-usb-30-w-o-psu
that mobo is overpriced and almost every entry level asus z97 is overrated.

and that case is too limiting for cooling

what i said does better job for the same money and well the incoming AMD gpus would be better than the incoming nvidia cards at least on high resolutions
post #17 of 27
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Originally Posted by PontiacGTX View Post

that mobo is overpriced and almost every entry level asus z97 is overrated.

and that case is too limiting for cooling

what i said does better job for the same money and well the incoming AMD gpus would be better than the incoming nvidia cards at least on high resolutions

I've never used ASRock for motherboards so I don't know how userfriendly they are compared to Asus. I'll definitely look more into them now though. What about the case though, I'm a huge person when it comes to having something aesthetically pleasing on my desk, my previous case has been used for over 7years so I'm not someone to swap and upgrade often. And I don't like that look of that XFX very much.

How is the NZXT limited for cooling, I only ask for learning reasons! I'm always open to learn as much as possible. I apologize for being picky.
Edited by Bradley1928 - 1/11/15 at 7:13am
post #18 of 27
I just saw some rumors that said the GTX 960 would be out jan 20 but i cant confirm that.
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post #19 of 27
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I've never used ASRock for motherboards so I don't know how userfriendly they are compared to Asus. I'll definitely look more into them now though. What about the case though, I'm a huge person when it comes to having something aesthetically pleasing on my desk, my previous case has been used for over 7years so I'm not someone to swap and upgrade often. And I don't like that look of that XFX very much.

How is the NZXT limited for cooling, I only ask for learning reasons! I'm always open to learn as much as possible. I apologize for being picky.
the heatsinks have a limited height then the cpu cooler choice is limited.

Well this is another choice

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-case-cms693kwn1

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/nzxt-case-caph410b1
post #20 of 27
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Originally Posted by shilka View Post

I just saw some rumors that said the GTX 960 would be out jan 20 but i cant confirm that.

If they do come out within a week or two of that date, it would be beyond perfect since I wouldn't have been buying this rig till early feb so that'd be perfect. Thanks for the update even if its just a rumour, Fingers crossed!
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Originally Posted by PontiacGTX View Post

the heatsinks have a limited height then the cpu cooler choice is limited.

Well this is another choice

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-case-cms693kwn1

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/nzxt-case-caph410b1

I intend to water cool just the CPU for the overclock cause in the summer my room gets pretty damn hot due to having my computer on 24/7 while having heat lamps for my pet lizards.
Sorry I should have mentioned this. So I'd like to see the water cooling within the case.

I do however really do like that NZXT. Looking more into it now.
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