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Old 07-07-2014, 05:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Cool please help me on my new Gaming Rig Build

Hey there!

i posted not so long ago about upgrading my GPU and got some great help advice and a walk-through and all has worked very well however the time has definatly now come to upgrade (i really need a new processor!) however i am taking a plunge on a whole new rig.

now long story short i went to a local computer shop who custom build computers gave them my reuirments which where:
  • Mainly online gaming
  • Single player games on the side (skyrim, Tomb Raider, Thief, etc)
  • must be able to be stream/fraps worthy
  • best value for money possible

so i was under the impression that due to most online games still using single threading (and not multi-threading) it was best to stick with intel for performance.

below is the quote i got;

Custom Built Computer

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit (i would want windows 8 seeing as its the same fing price at £79)
ATX Black Tower Case
Corsair 650 Watt PSU
AMD 3.8GHZ Quad Core Processor
120GB Solid State Boot Device
4GB DDR3 Memory
DVDRW Dual Layer
MSI Motherboard with:
SATA III / USB 3.0
On Board Sound
On Board 10-100-1000 Wired Networking
On Board Video
Wired Keyboard
Wired Mouse
1 Year Return To Base Warranty

Above Computer @ £525.00 inc vat (plus the options below so £700ish)

Options:

Upgrade Memory to 8GB @ £36.00 inc vat
]Upgrade SSD to 240GB @ £50.00 inc vat
Fit 500GB Mechanical Hard Disk @ £55.00 inc vat
Fit 1000GB Mechanical Hard Disk @ £75.00 inc vat

ATI R9 270X 2GB @ £180.00 inc vat
NVIDIA 760 4GB @ £231.00 inc vat


however while im not an expert that seems expensive to me? am i wrong? i can get the below from pcspecialist (or pc world) for around £700-£780

PC-world/Specialist price

Case
CORSAIR CARBIDE SERIES™ 200R COMPACT GAMING CASE

Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™i7 Quad Core Processor i7-4790 (3.6GHz) 8MB Cache

Motherboard
ASUS® Z97M-PLUS: m-ATX, USB3.0, SATA 6.0, XFIRE

Memory (RAM)
8GB KINGSTON DUAL-DDR3 1600MHz (1 x 8GB)

Graphics Card
2GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 770 - 2 DVI, HDMI, DP - 3D Vision Ready

1st Hard Disk
1TB 3.5" SATA-III 6GB/s HDD 7200RPM 32MB CACHE

2nd Hard Disk
120GB KINGSTON HYPERX 3K SSD, SATA 6 Gb/s (upto 555MB/sR | 510MB/sW)

1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM

Power Supply
CORSAIR 450W VS SERIES™ VS-450 POWER SUPPLY

Processor Cooling
INTEL STANDARD CPU COOLER

Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)

Wireless/Wired Networking
10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT - AS STANDARD ON ALL PCs

USB Options
MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 4 x USB 2.0 PORTS[/B] @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS

Operating System
Genuine Windows 8.1 64 Bit - inc DVD & Licence (£79)


what are your thoughts on these rigs? and of course any input on what or even another more cost effective (and future proof build even though that doesn't really exist in my honest opinion as tech moves on fast) would be fantastic.

Yours sincerly and thank you for your time,

- Glenn/Drixar
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Old 07-07-2014, 07:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: please help me on my new Gaming Rig Build

Lol I think you answered your own question, although the second PC with the i7 and 770 is severely underpowered by that PSU. A 770 can pull up to 325w by itself.
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aha glad to know i was thinking along the right lines atleast, i should of said i have a 650w PSU in my computer at the moment so i would switch that in wouldnt think of running a 770 on that meesley power supply

thanks, again though to anyone else any input or anything is always helpfull so reply away
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Well there you go. Vastly superior computer to the one above and with the 650w PSU should be alright.
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