Advice on my gaming rig

  haroldinho 20:47 13 Nov 2014

I'm looking for a custom built rig, mainly for gaming, coming in at under £950. I've looked on a lot of sites like Mesh, Pc Specialist, Cyberpower etc. and there's always one thing or another they don't have. This is the best I have seen so far for the price, looking for opinions or advice.

From Gladiator Computers. I'd never heard of them but a quick browse seems to suggest they're trustworthy:

  • Creative Sound Blaster Audigy SE 7.1 PCI Soundcard - OEM
  • Cable Management Service
  • Intel Core i5-4690K 3.50GHz (Devil's Canyon) Socket LGA1150 Processor
  • Asus Z97-A Intel Z97 (Socket 1150) DDR3 ATX Motherboard
  • Be quiet! Pure Power L8-CM 630W Silent Modular Power Supply
  • Corsair Vengeance Pro Silver 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-14900C9 1866MHz Dual Channel Memory Kit
  • Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Quiet CPU Cooler
  • LiteOn 24x Internal SATA DVD RW Drive [IHAS124-14]
  • Corsair Carbide Series SPEC-03 RED LED Mid Tower Gaming Case
  • EVGA GeForce GTX 970 Superclocked ACX 2.0 Cooler 4GB Nvidia (Maxwell) PCI Express Graphics Card + 1 FREE GAME!
  • Seagate 1TB HDD / 8GB SSD 3.5" Hybrid Drive 1TB Seagate ST1000DX001 SSHD Hybrid HDD 3.5" SATA 6GB/s 64MB Cache <8ms OEM NCQ
  • Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-Bit DVD - OEM [GFC-02733]
  • BitFenix Alchemy Premium Modding LED Strip - Connect White 12cm
  • Corsair Air Series SP120 LED Red 120mm Case Fan


  haroldinho 15:33 14 Nov 2014

The sound card is the one thing I didn't mind scrimping on. Actually, it's the same one I have now and, besides that, my speakers aren't really good enough to warrant an expensive one. Oh and I'm definitely sticking with windows 7 until they stop pandering to mobile phone-centric operating systems.

  Forum Editor 13:26 16 Nov 2014

Transferred to the Games forum from TECH CONSUMER ADVICE

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