Building my first gaming pc. With £1000 budget.

  lorbas 19:28 30 Dec 2015

Hi, I am going to build my first pc and was hoping for some advice on the specification I have chosen. Is it all compatible or can be overclocking in the future? (as that processor got ability) And any other advice would be must appreciated. Many thanks Lorbas. This is my selection:

Cooler Master RC-130-KKN1 Elite 130 "USB 3.0, Mini Cube Case, Liquid Cooler Support

Cooler Master RL-S12V-24PK-R2 Seidon 120 Ver.2 "System Builder, Closed Loop Liquid Cooler, 1 Silencio Fan, 120mm Radiator"

Cooler Master RS650-AMAAB1-UK GM Series G650M PSU

Intel Core i7 i7-4790K CPU

MSI B85I-GAMING Mini ITX Motherboard

Corsair CML16GX3M2A1600C10 Vengeance Low Profile 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 Mhz CL10

MSI NVIDIA GTX 970 Gaming Twin Frozr HDMI DVI-I DP Graphics Card

Seagate ST1000DX001 3.5 inch 1TB Hybrid Internal Solid State Drive

Samsung 2.5-Inch 250 GB 850 EVO Solid State Drive

Samsung SH-224FB/BEBE 24X Internal DVD Writer with SATA

Microsoft Windows 8.1x64

  [DELETED] 21:42 30 Dec 2015

I'm not a gamer but if I was to build a gaming rig it would be in an ATX case with an Atx mobo. Ease of installing hardware. I would also buy the mobo with compatible CPU and ram as a bundle . The SSD as C drive is ok but the second drive I would use a 7200RPM 64MB cache drive instead of a hybrid, but I state again I'm not a gamer.

Best of luck to you anyway but you might find a better response from the Games forum.

  lorbas 22:23 30 Dec 2015

Must be mini ITX cos luck of space.Anyway Thanks. I'll post it on gamers forum.

  wee eddie 22:24 30 Dec 2015

Hybrid Drives are designed to be tthe Primary Drive, so no point but go for the fastest rotation you can get.

  lorbas 22:29 30 Dec 2015

Ok guys,as my primary will be SSD i'll swap that hybrid drive.

  lorbas 22:42 30 Dec 2015

That what i was aware of that mobo as i didn't find overcloking features in description. So Z87 then.I was considering i5, 100 quids less aswell.

  lorbas 22:53 30 Dec 2015

What if i stick with that gaming mobo and use non K CPU like i7 4790 or i5 4690?

  lorbas 23:30 30 Dec 2015

You are right, spend that £100(almost) CPU difference on GTX 980. I'll think about it.

  lorbas 23:34 30 Dec 2015

Mephisto is that mobo Z97 like - Gigabyte Z97N Gaming 5 Mini-ITX Motherboard with Intel Z97 Chipset combatible with i5 4690k or i74790k?

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