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Windows 7: Opinions on my pc build list / suggestions [United Kingdom]

07 Nov 2014   #1
AlanTech

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 
Opinions on my pc build list / suggestions [United Kingdom]

Dear SF Users

Recently my pc fried , motherboard went , white smoke etc lol

So ive been looking at building a new PC , below is the build list i was thinking of (Z97/DDR3) :

Intel Core i7-4790K, MSI GeForce GTX 980, Corsair 750D - System Build - PCPartPicker United Kingdom

I have also been looking at X99/DDR4 setups but its a few hundred pounds more expensive but more up-to-date tech

Any opinions on my build list / part change suggestions or views on going with X99/DDR4 instead are greatly appreciated as im struggling to make the decision on what to go with

Kind Regards

Alan


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07 Nov 2014   #2
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Looks like a nice solid build. Do you already have a Solid State drive? If not I would add a 250/256GB one for the OS, you don't need to spend much more than 80 on one but it will make the whole PC much faster.

If it's mainly a gaming rig? then I would not bother with the X99 setup. Although it would be nice, the cost of DDR4 ram is just plain crazy at the moment and enough to put me off.
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07 Nov 2014   #3
AlanTech

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulpicks21 View Post
Looks like a nice solid build. Do you already have a Solid State drive? If not I would add a 250/256GB one for the OS, you don't need to spend much more than 80 on one but it will make the whole PC much faster.

If it's mainly a gaming rig? then I would not bother with the X99 setup. Although it would be nice, the cost of DDR4 ram is just plain crazy at the moment and enough to put me off.
I currently have a 120GB EVO and yeah X99/DDR4 is nice as i would get the 5930k if i got a X99/DDR4 build, the X99 build i was looking at costs almost 1800

PC would be used for a mix of gaming and Virtual Machine testing
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07 Nov 2014   #4
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AlanTech View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulpicks21 View Post
Looks like a nice solid build. Do you already have a Solid State drive? If not I would add a 250/256GB one for the OS, you don't need to spend much more than 80 on one but it will make the whole PC much faster.

If it's mainly a gaming rig? then I would not bother with the X99 setup. Although it would be nice, the cost of DDR4 ram is just plain crazy at the moment and enough to put me off.
I currently have a 120GB EVO and yeah X99/DDR4 is nice as i would get the 5930k if i got a X99/DDR4 build, the X99 build i was looking at costs almost 1800

PC would be used for a mix of gaming and Virtual Machine testing
I would stick with the Z97 build then. I don't think the extra cores would come in useful for either of those uses. Although if I had the money X99 would be awesome but don't talk to me about that, I used to be a serial upgrader and spent far too much money on my rig at the time lol.
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07 Nov 2014   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

High Alan.

Lets talk power supplies. Remember your other thread with the budget power supply. What do you have in mind for a power supply?
I'm sure you don't want to let the smoke out of another motherboard.

Computer not working - hardware related
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07 Nov 2014   #6
AlanTech

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
High Alan.

Lets talk power supplies. Remember your other thread with the budget power supply. What do you have in mind for a power supply?
I'm sure you don't want to let the smoke out of another motherboard.

Computer not working - hardware related
Hi Layback , i remember you

I was looking at the RM750 by Corsair which is a Gold 80+ Certified PSU
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07 Nov 2014   #7
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Alan, Do you maybe have plans to Sli a 2nd 980 if so then 750w PSU is undersized. I'm of the belief that with PSU's more is better. The 750 will work great with one 980 but consider 1000+ if you might want to go with a 2nd 980. Nice build have fun and it should freak'n crush games !
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08 Nov 2014   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

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08 Nov 2014   #9
AlanTech

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Thanks for the suggestion, the AX760 is atleast 114.99 over here and after converting the NEWEGG USD price to GBP it works out at around 85 so it seems for high end PSU's we pay alot more - just for comparison - the Seasonic 1000W 80+ Platinum certified is 151.00

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1000W-Seas...-/121454046972
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08 Nov 2014   #10
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

What you pay there I have no knowledge.
What ebay has I really don't care. I would never use them.

What you are going to pay for your selection of cpu, motherboard and gpu a few dollars more for the most important hardware in the computer doesn't seem all that bad.
Your choice.

I don't have a problem with your original selection. I know very little about Corsair Rm power supplies. I know Corsair AX power supplies reputation.
I just posted another choice that I think would be a little better considering that other hardware you have chosen.
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