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#1 nickeh1

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Posted 16 July 2015 - 12:51 PM

Can someone help review my build? Most of the products are coming from newegg (and a few others where not available).
The main questions I have is does it all work together? Are the two graphics cards really that different from one another (not sure if I will overclock as I am not very familiar with the process).. and is it worth investing in water cooling cooler rather then the one below.

Any advise is greatly appreciated.

    Processor: http://www.newegg.com/global/uk/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117369
    Motherboard: http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/3079492.htm?CMPID=GS001&_$ja=cgid:12488287010|tsid:59158|cid:200223050|lid:114961607810|nw:g|crid:59812812410|rnd:1512501230439216921|dvc:c|adp:1o3|bku:1
    Case: http://www.amazon.co.uk/NZXT-H440-Tower-Window-Quiet/dp/B00HVZIXDI/ref=sr_1_2?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1436874292&sr=1-2&keywords=nzxt+h440
    Power Supply: http://www.newegg.com/global/uk/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817438018&cm_re=EVGA_220-G2-0850-XR_80_PLUS_GOLD_850-_-17-438-018-_-Product
    Ram: https://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY-060-TG
    Solid state drive: http://www.newegg.com/global/uk/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148945
    SATA Drive: http://www.newegg.com/global/uk/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822149382&cm_re=DT01ACA100-_-22-149-382-_-Product
    CPU Cooler: https://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HS-050-AL
    Graphics Card:
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    http://www.newegg.com/global/uk/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127872&cm_re=R9_390X-_-14-127-872-_-Product

 


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#2 JerkyMcDilerino

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Posted 16 July 2015 - 01:53 PM

All of parts are compatible 

 

You only needs dual graphics card when you gaming on 3 monitors, otherwise one is plenty enough for 1 monitor

 

I wouldn't recommend water cooling for people that never experience water cooling setup in their life, because it's require a lot of research to find the right part to fit and maintenance every month. 

 

Your CPU is blazing fast right out the box, therefore wouldn't need overclocking unless you want more performance, and the i7 4790k can beats i7 4770k and i5 4690k any day. 

 

If you want prebuilt water cooling then i recommend this 280mm all in one liquid(water) cooling

https://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-cpu-cooler-h110 

 

Amazon>> http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Hydro-Performance-Liquid-Cooler/dp/B00B4OCW7K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1437072923&sr=8-1&keywords=h110


Edited by JerkyMcDilerino, 16 July 2015 - 01:56 PM.


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Posted 16 July 2015 - 01:57 PM

Also your current CPU cooler is superior enough  to keeps the i7 4790k temperature down and little bit headroom to overclock in the future. 



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Posted 16 July 2015 - 02:56 PM

Thank you for your replies.

In terms of performance, how much of a difference will the R9 390 compare with the R9 390X?

It is £100 more and its hard to justify going for the R9 390X if its not going to be that much superior to the R9 390.

 

So you would say my CPU Cooler is good enough anyway? I don't want to over complicate things as this is my first build... I will stay away from water cooler for that reason alone.. if there is a better cooler (non-water) you recommend then please go ahead.

 

Appreciate all the help.



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Posted 16 July 2015 - 04:37 PM

I would drop the R9 390x and get with the R9 390 because the performance difference is just 1% - 3% and the R9 390X consume more watts compare to R9 390. As for the CPU cooler, i recommend your chosen cooler, Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO, be quiet! Dark Pro 3, Noctua NH-U12S, Noctua NH-D14, and Noctua NH-D15. Also, if you are going to choose Noctua CPU cooler makes sure your RAM heatsinks doesn't touch the fans that come with the cooler or else you have to adjust the fans high.


Edited by JerkyMcDilerino, 16 July 2015 - 04:38 PM.


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Posted 17 July 2015 - 02:35 AM

Thank you for your replies.

In terms of performance, how much of a difference will the R9 390 compare with the R9 390X?

It is £100 more and its hard to justify going for the R9 390X if its not going to be that much superior to the R9 390.

 

So you would say my CPU Cooler is good enough anyway? I don't want to over complicate things as this is my first build... I will stay away from water cooler for that reason alone.. if there is a better cooler (non-water) you recommend then please go ahead.

 

Appreciate all the help.

 

Nick,

 

What is your total budget limit on your new computer build?

 

I know your using British pounds, so I can create a build using that currency.



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Posted 17 July 2015 - 05:48 AM

I just put together the above for £850.00 so ideally something around this price.. don't mind going a little higher.

 

Here is what I've got so far all for a total of £850. I would like to purchase today, if you have something better please let me know as soon as you can.

Many thanks, please see below. Any other comments are welcome.

 

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£104.99

 

 

 

 

Newegg International Shipping Service Important Shipping Information
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Subtotal: £520.98

 

 

CA-134-NX_60.jpg NZXT H440 Midi - Tower Case - White £89.99
(£74.99) £89.99
(£74.99) MY-060-TG_60.jpg TeamGroup Vulcan RED 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 PC3-19200C11 2400MHz Dual Channel Kit (TLRED316G2400HC11CDC01) £89.99
(£74.99) £89.99
(£74.99) HS-037-AL_60.jpg Alpenföhn Matterhorn Pure Edition CPU Cooler £29.99
(£24.99) £29.99
(£24.99)   Sub Total : £174.97 Shipping cost assumes delivery to UK Mainland with:
DPD Next Day Parcel (Mon-Fri) Ex.VAT
(This can be changed during checkout) Shipping : £11.75 Ex.VAT VAT is being charged at 20.00% VAT : £37.34   Total :

£224.06



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Posted 17 July 2015 - 06:08 AM

nickeh1 you forgot the power supply, i would swap out that crappy Samsung hard drive and get this standard hard drive from WD http://www.newegg.com/global/uk/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236339&cm_re=1tb_hard_drive-_-22-236-339-_-Product. That Samsung 32MB Cache drive will process files way slower compare to basic standard hard drive today. As for power supply, 750W is sufficient for this build and your build is good to go to dominate any games today and the future  :thumbup2:. As for the CPU, i would take that i7 4790k over i7 4790 any day because is free overclocked from Intel and you can overclocked higher in the future, unlike i7 4790 you are stuck from whatever Intel put in that chip.



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Posted 17 July 2015 - 08:00 AM



I just put together the above for £850.00 so ideally something around this price.. don't mind going a little higher.

 

Here is what I've got so far all for a total of £850. I would like to purchase today, if you have something better please let me know as soon as you can.

Many thanks, please see below. Any other comments are welcome.

 

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Hello Nick,

 

Here's my recommended computer build. The i5 4690k processor is more than powerful enough for your needs. If needed, you can overclock this processor to squeeze out more speed.

 

I was also about to keep the Samsung SSD plus keep the Western Digital Black Series HDD.

 

 
CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  (£167.79 @ Amazon UK) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  (£102.48 @ Amazon UK) 
Memory: Corsair 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  (£83.15 @ Amazon UK) 
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  (£73.60 @ Amazon UK) 
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 290 4GB DirectCU II Video Card  (£228.16 @ Amazon UK) 
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case  (£40.50 @ Amazon UK) 
Power Supply: SeaSonic 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  (£79.99 @ Amazon UK) 
Total: £859.65
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-07-17 13:57 BST+0100


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Posted 21 July 2015 - 12:14 PM

Hi guys,

Thank you for the advise. Here is my complete build (£1,200) ready for purchase listed below.
It has come out as a little more than I was hoping (originally planning to spend £1,000 without monitor).

Can I just have some view points on it if there is anything to change.
And if there is, possibly something to change to make it a little less pricey but won't affect the overall performance drastically.

 

I work with adobe software (Ps,Ai,Id) for my business and play the occasional game. I imagine most of my gaming will be on Counter Strike: GO (old 1.6 fan) and the below build is far over the requirements for that.. Kind of a concern of mine before I click the Confirm Purchase button to whether I have gone OTT to what I really am going to need and use it for.

I have spent a fair bit of time picking and choosing, but I am still open to any final suggestions.

Many thanks,


Please see below ;
 

  • MSI Radeon R9 390 GAMING AMD Graphics Card 8GB
  • Intel Quad-Core i7-4790K
  • EVGA Super NOVA 850W PC Power Supply - Gold
  • Gigabyte Z97X-Gaming 7 Intel LGA1150 Z97 ATX Motherboard (4x DDR3, 6x USB3.0, 6x USB2.0, HDMI, DVI-I, DSUB)
  • Crucial BX100 250 GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal Solid State Drive
  • WD 1TB 3.5 inch Internal Hard Drive - Caviar Blue
  • Alpenfhn Matterhorn Pure Edition CPU Cooler 120 mm
  • NZXT H440 Mid Tower Case with Side Window and 4 Quiet Fans for PC - White/Black
  • Team Group TLRED316G2400HC11CDC01 - TeamGroup Vulcan RED 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 PC3-19200C11 2400MHz Dual

Edited by nickeh1, 21 July 2015 - 12:42 PM.


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Posted 21 July 2015 - 01:47 PM

 

Hi guys,

Thank you for the advise. Here is my complete build (£1,200) ready for purchase listed below.
It has come out as a little more than I was hoping (originally planning to spend £1,000 without monitor).

Can I just have some view points on it if there is anything to change.
And if there is, possibly something to change to make it a little less pricey but won't affect the overall performance drastically.

 

I work with adobe software (Ps,Ai,Id) for my business and play the occasional game. I imagine most of my gaming will be on Counter Strike: GO (old 1.6 fan) and the below build is far over the requirements for that.. Kind of a concern of mine before I click the Confirm Purchase button to whether I have gone OTT to what I really am going to need and use it for.

I have spent a fair bit of time picking and choosing, but I am still open to any final suggestions.

Many thanks,


Please see below ;
 

  • MSI Radeon R9 390 GAMING AMD Graphics Card 8GB
  • Intel Quad-Core i7-4790K
  • EVGA Super NOVA 850W PC Power Supply - Gold
  • Gigabyte Z97X-Gaming 7 Intel LGA1150 Z97 ATX Motherboard (4x DDR3, 6x USB3.0, 6x USB2.0, HDMI, DVI-I, DSUB)
  • Crucial BX100 250 GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal Solid State Drive
  • WD 1TB 3.5 inch Internal Hard Drive - Caviar Blue
  • Alpenfhn Matterhorn Pure Edition CPU Cooler 120 mm
  • NZXT H440 Mid Tower Case with Side Window and 4 Quiet Fans for PC - White/Black
  • Team Group TLRED316G2400HC11CDC01 - TeamGroup Vulcan RED 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 PC3-19200C11 2400MHz Dual

 

 

Hello Nick,

 

Based on what you have updated thus far, I have revised my computer build:

 

 
CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor  (£252.98 @ Amazon UK) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  (£102.48 @ Amazon UK) 
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  (£60.81 @ Amazon UK) 
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  (£73.65 @ Amazon UK) 
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 390 8GB SOC Video Card  (£265.76 @ Amazon UK) 
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case  (£74.70 @ Amazon UK) 
Total: £981.48
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-07-21 19:45 BST+0100


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Posted 22 July 2015 - 04:12 PM

Thanks Buzzsaw, and I appreciate all the help from you all.

 

I have gone ahead with as I mentioned above prior to your recommendation Buzzsaw. Simply because I found some people selling those items for just a little less than your entire build worked out to.

  • Intel Quad-Core i7-4790K
  • EVGA Super NOVA 850W PC Power Supply - Gold
  • Gigabyte Z97X-Gaming 7 Intel LGA1150 Z97 ATX Motherboard (4x DDR3, 6x USB3.0, 6x USB2.0, HDMI, DVI-I, DSUB)
  • Crucial BX100 250 GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal Solid State Drive
  • WD 1TB 3.5 inch Internal Hard Drive - Caviar Blue
  • Alpenfhn Matterhorn Pure Edition CPU Cooler 120 mm
  • NZXT H440 Mid Tower Case with Side Window and 4 Quiet Fans for PC - White/Black
  • Team Group TLRED316G2400HC11CDC01 - TeamGroup Vulcan RED 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 PC3-19200C11 2400MHz Dual

TOTAL COST - £773.00

 

I am looking at getting a R9 390 for £340 which bumps up the total cost without monitor to £1033 (just £51.52 more expensive than yours).

 

The only real thing I have to decide upon is... do I go for the R9 390 or is there a cheaper alternative that will still suit my spec and not dampen the overall performance of the computer...

 

And what monitor should I go for? Because I use Adobe software (illustrator and indesign) quite often people have recommended an IPS monitor because they show colours more vibrant and clearer. I am looking at getting a 27" and was hoping to spend around £200 but I don't think that will be possible for a good monitor. 1920x1080 resolution or higher? What do you think? All advice is appreciated.

 

Thanks,!






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