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New System Build

Discussion in 'New to PC gaming & upgrade advice' started by Vithusanan Navaratnarajah, 10 Sep 2018.

  1. Vithusanan Navaratnarajah

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    Hello

    i don't really have much experience building computers, my current one me and a friend built together, and i will be asking for her help once again but i wanted to do some of the leg work instead of just relying on her.
    A few days ago my graphics card (760) stopped working and i decided instead of wasting money on a low end card to get me by in the mean time i might as well build a new system which i have been meaning to do for awhile now. i am hoping to get the parts by this week or next week latest, i will use this system to play games mostly and i will not be buying a new monitor. will all so be using my old hardrive from the current system in the new one and will buy an SSD later on. i do not intend to overclcok nor use SLI. my monitor resolution is 1920 x 1080. i think i have answered all the questions from the stickied thread of about asking for advice, if i did forget anything please ask and i will answer ASAP.
    I did some research and put together a list of components in partpicker and i would really appreciate it if you guys wouldn't mind taking a look and advise on how it can be optimized. i don't want to go over £1500 if it can be helped but its not set in stone.

    Thank you in advance for any helpful input.
    https://uk.************.com/user/akiro525/saved/s2Cw6h
     
  2. orbitalwalsh

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    What is your current system CPU/ram/motherboard ?
     
  3. Resistance

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  4. orbitalwalsh

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    not a bad shout by PSU is cheap and would need replacing and SSD is pretty much a must and standard for OS at least

    though £313 for an i7 8700k is a damn good price when they are rising fast!

    @Vithusanan Navaratnarajah

    better board, nicer looking ram with RGB, better made case with RGB and PSU 650w as 750w is overkill and is Tier 1 quality - saves some cash for other parts.

    £313 for 8700k is damn good price ! just enable MCE if your not going to manually overclock! would jump on that purchase pretty quick as its cheaper then NON K 8700


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    My basket at Overclockers UK:
    Total: £575.56 (includes shipping: £12.60)
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    want to save more cash... Enigma G2 650W can be had for £66... its the Focus Gold unit but with different label and 10 yr warranty

    bare in mind, gtx 1080 is OVERKILL ofr basic 1080p 60hz monitor! you'd want to be looking to upgrade to 144hz 1080p or 1440p monitor!

    difference when you game over 60hz is pretty noticeable​
     
    Last edited: 11 Sep 2018
  5. Resistance

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    I got this for my sons 21st its coming soon will be overclocking it when I get it for him
     
  6. orbitalwalsh

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    lian li case quality is damn nice!
     
  7. Resistance

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    Yes case is nice but many nicer ones out there
     
  8. Vithusanan Navaratnarajah

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    thank you guys for your help, i really appreciate it.
    i will swap out case and power supply and ram. decided to go with Asrock Z370 for motherboard.
     
  9. orbitalwalsh

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    let us know how you get on and post some pics up :)