Go Back   OC3D Forums > [OC3D] Hardware & Software > New Build Advice
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 15-07-15, 07:52 PM
Briggsy's Avatar
Briggsy Briggsy is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Southampton UK
Posts: 240
Send a message via MSN to Briggsy
Gaming System - Please Review...

Hi All,

I've put together a gaming system with my budget of 2K (dont need monitor or peripherals)...

Please can this be reviewed and advice given on parts I can swap for better performance, I'm looking for performance over price so I'm not worried about parts costing more, Novatech is my choice of retailer as I want to collect in person:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor (£269.99 @ Novatech)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler (£57.98 @ Novatech)
Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£169.99 @ Novatech)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8G DDR3-1866 Memory (£89.99 @ Novatech)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8G DDR3-1866 Memory (£89.99 @ Novatech)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£149.99 @ Novatech)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card (£589.99)
Case: NZXT H440 Designed by Razer™ ATX Mid Tower Case (£124.98)
Power Supply: Corsair RM 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£140.00 @ Novatech)
Total: £1682.90
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-07-15 19:49 BST+0100

Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 15-07-15, 08:30 PM
Wraith's Avatar
Wraith Wraith is offline
Bettyswollocks
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: On the Moon.
Posts: 7,682
I understand you have £2k to blow on a gaming rig, just a couple of issues I can see with your choices..

1: Memory, you don't need 32GB of RAM, 8GB would be sufficient maybe 16GB if you wanted too... but 32 is way over kill.

2: PSU? Are you planing on going SLI? 1000W is far to big if your not.

Id swap out the Noctua Cooler for a AIO Liquid cooler possibly a Corsair or Fractal unit, lose 16GB of memory, Add a 1TB mechanical drive, switch the RM1000 for a 750W unit.
__________________
“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” ~ Albert Einstein
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 15-07-15, 08:33 PM
MadShadow MadShadow is offline
OC3D Elite
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: St Andrews, Scotland
Posts: 3,295
To add to what Wraith said, I'd swap the RM1000 for a higher quality unit like one from Seasonic. Then you could go for something between 650 and 750W.
__________________
|i5 4460|16GB RAM|1660S|ASUS Z97-I Plus|WD Blue 1TB|Corsair RM650|Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ITX|


Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 15-07-15, 08:41 PM
Briggsy's Avatar
Briggsy Briggsy is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Southampton UK
Posts: 240
Send a message via MSN to Briggsy
Thanks guys, can the mobo/cpu/gpu combo be improved at all?

Also the choice of memory? Corsair, G-Skills, Kingston?

Thanks again.

Posts merged - Please do not double post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wraithguard View Post
I understand you have £2k to blow on a gaming rig, just a couple of issues I can see with your choices..

1: Memory, you don't need 32GB of RAM, 8GB would be sufficient maybe 16GB if you wanted too... but 32 is way over kill.

2: PSU? Are you planing on going SLI? 1000W is far to big if your not.

Id swap out the Noctua Cooler for a AIO Liquid cooler possibly a Corsair or Fractal unit, lose 16GB of memory, Add a 1TB mechanical drive, switch the RM1000 for a 750W unit.
I may go SLi in the furture, would the 750W still be sufficient if I did?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 15-07-15, 08:43 PM
Dark NighT's Avatar
Dark NighT Dark NighT is offline
OC3D Elite
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: The Netherlands
Posts: 1,981
Could have just used your old thread.

http://forum.overclock3d.net/showthread.php?t=71710
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 15-07-15, 08:46 PM
Briggsy's Avatar
Briggsy Briggsy is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Southampton UK
Posts: 240
Send a message via MSN to Briggsy
Yeah...could of.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 15-07-15, 09:00 PM
Wraith's Avatar
Wraith Wraith is offline
Bettyswollocks
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: On the Moon.
Posts: 7,682
Quote:
Originally Posted by Briggsy View Post
I may go SLi in the furture, would the 750W still be sufficient if I did?
SLI'd you'd be looking at roughly 700W of power draw, so to be on the safe and quiet side you'd be looking at a 850W Unit.
__________________
“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” ~ Albert Einstein
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 15-07-15, 09:02 PM
Briggsy's Avatar
Briggsy Briggsy is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Southampton UK
Posts: 240
Send a message via MSN to Briggsy
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wraithguard View Post
SLI'd you'd be looking at roughly 700W of power draw, so to be on the safe and quiet side you'd be looking at a 850W Unit.
Thanks, I'm going for the:

Corsair Professional Series AX860 ATX Power Supply — 860 Watt 80 PLUS® Platinum Certified Fully-Modular PSU
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 15-07-15, 09:18 PM
MadMarc's Avatar
MadMarc MadMarc is offline
OC3D Crew
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Switzerland
Posts: 618
Quote:
Originally Posted by Briggsy View Post
Thanks, I'm going for the:

Corsair Professional Series AX860 ATX Power Supply — 860 Watt 80 PLUS® Platinum Certified Fully-Modular PSU
I'd consider going with the RM 850i instead. It's a newer unit and quieter than the AX series. It's still a very good PSU but for a much lower price.

Here's Tom's review:
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 15-07-15, 09:29 PM
MadShadow MadShadow is offline
OC3D Elite
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: St Andrews, Scotland
Posts: 3,295
The AX860 is a Seasonic and the RMi is a CWT, so the AX is considerably "better" in terms of quality and probably performance.
__________________
|i5 4460|16GB RAM|1660S|ASUS Z97-I Plus|WD Blue 1TB|Corsair RM650|Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ITX|


Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump










All times are GMT. The time now is 11:18 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.