[First Timer] - Need advice on pc parts, help greatly appreciated (Budget £1250)

  VegaHD 04:50 09 Jun 2014


I'm a first time Builder looking to put together a PC for mostly for gaming and live streaming, but would also like it to be somewhat future proof. I've put together some parts with advice from friends but I'm slightly over budget (£1250/$2100) although I can push this if needed. Any help would be greatly appreciated, particularly looking for advice on the quality of the parts chosen and if/what needs to be changed.

PCPartPicker part list: click here breakdown by merchant: click here click here Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (£233.99 @ Aria PC)

CPU Cooler: Scythe SCMG-4000 79.0 CFM CPU Cooler (£31.84 @ Amazon UK)

Motherboard: MSI Z97-GAMING 7 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£131.98 @ Dabs)

Memory: Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£61.99 @ Dabs)

Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£61.98 @ Ebuyer)

Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£39.50 @ Amazon UK)

Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 780 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card (£347.99 @ Ebuyer)

Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case (£79.99 @ Amazon UK)

Power Supply: SeaSonic 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£91.98 @ Scan.co.uk)

Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer (£17.23 @ Amazon UK)

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£84.02 @ Amazon UK)

Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor (£138.47 @ CCL Computers)

Total: £1320.96

Price Benchmarks: CPU:

  Mr Mistoffelees 17:59 10 Jun 2014

Save a little money and get down nearer to your budget, by switching the CPU to a core i5 4670K. Core i7 offers little advantage over i5 for gaming and the i5 will serve you very well, especially if you overclock it.

  nickf 21:12 22 Jun 2014

Drop to a GTX770 , and you only need a 500 W psu . Scan have the Corsair 300 R for £59.99 , windows 8.1 for £70 , a lite-on dvd reriter for £11.27 , and corsair vengeance for £55 . Good luck .

  Woolwell 17:12 23 Jun 2014

I've got a Fractal Design R4 case and had to add extra fans. Suggest you check it.

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