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Windows 7: Potential New PC Build

08 May 2015   #1
TheGamer0797

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Potential New PC Build

Hey, I'm thinking of building a custom gaming PC and want to know if the parts are compatible?

Here's my parts :

Case - Fractal Design R5 Black
CPU - AMD FX 9370 Vishera
CPU Cooler - Corsair H100i
MOBO - ASRock 990FX Killer
GPU - 8GB MSI Radeon R9 295 X2 (changing the fan to 120mm Corsair AF quiet Series)
RAM - 8GB Corsair Vengeance Red Low Profile
PSU - 1000W Corsair RM Series , Full Modular 80 PLUS Gold (with custom sleeving)
SSD - 2x 120GB Kingston SSD Now V300
HDD - 1TB WD Blue

Also exchanging all case fans and cooling fans with 2x 140mm Corsair AF Series and 3x 140mm Corsair SP Series

So what do you think? Any advice on how to improve ?

Thanks, TheGamer0797


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08 May 2015   #2
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

What's your budget? My personal preferences will shine through here but here goes anyway:
  • I'd go for an i7-4790k over the Vishera
  • I'd opt for an ASUS Mobo
  • How many monitors are you running?
  • An Intel or Samsung SSD
  • A WD Blue over the WD Black
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08 May 2015   #3
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

Only a couple of things I'd do, instead of 2 SSDs I'd go with 1 larger, such as 250/256GB. If money permitted might even go larger but they get costlier rather rapidly. And I'd go with 16GB RAM, Windows always loves more RAM. Depending upon what else will be plugged in I'd check for a 20Amp circuit instead of 15Amp but it's even harder to change the wiring in a house. I added a 20Amp circuit to my computer room because of all the equipment I have running, have 2 UPS devices [separate circuits] for 4 computers with 1 monitor [KVM].
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08 May 2015   #4
TheGamer0797

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

thanks for the feedback , my budget is around £2000. I intend on running 3 monitors
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08 May 2015   #5
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

My motherboard recommendations

Motherboards | SABERTOOTH Z87 | ASUS USA

Motherboards | SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 1 | ASUS USA

Motherboards | MAXIMUS VII FORMULA | ASUS USA

The Cooler, I just got one of these, it`s beautiful but the case you choose has to accommodate a dual 140mm Radiator.

Hydro Seriesâ

CPU

Either a 4690K or a 4790K

Devil

Samsung ssd

SSD 850 EVO 2.5" SATA III 250GB | Samsung Solid State Drives

And Corsair Vengeance is a fine choice or GSkill Trident X

http://www.gskill.com/en/finder?cat=31&series=614

PSU

EVGA 1000 P2

EVGA - Products - Power Supplies - Power Supplies - 1000 Watts
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08 May 2015   #6
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

I'd prefer an EVGA 980 Classified over the AMD GPU but that's by the by. Something like this would be a great gaming rig.

Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™i7 Quad Core Processor i7-4790k (4.0GHz) 8MB Cache
Case
FRACTAL DEFINE R5 BLACK QUIET MID-TOWER CASE
Motherboard
ASUS® SABERTOOTH Z97 MK1: USB 3.0, SATA 6.0GB/s, THERMAL ARMOR
Memory (RAM)
8GB KINGSTON HYPER-X FURY DUAL-DDR3 1600MHz (1 x 8GB)
Graphics Card
8GB AMD RADEON™ R9 295X2 - DL DVI, 4 x mDP - DX® 11 Eyefinity 6 Capable
1st Hard Disk
500GB Samsung 850 EVO SSD, SATA 6Gb/s (upto 540MB/sR | 520MB/sW)
2nd Hard Disk
1TB WD CAVIAR BLACK WD1003FZEX, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64MB CACHE (7200rpm)
1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM
Power Supply
CORSAIR 850W RM SERIES™ MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET (£109)
Processor Cooling
Corsair H100i GTX Hydro Series High Performance CPU Cooler (£89)
Thermal Paste
ARCTIC MX-4 EXTREME THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY COMPOUND (£9)
Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Wireless/Wired Networking
10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT (Wi-Fi NOT INCLUDED)
USB Options
MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 4 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Operating System
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit w/SP1 - inc DVD & Licence (£79)
Windows 10 Upgrade
FREE Upgrade to Windows 10 with all Windows 7 & Windows 8.1 Purchases*
Office Software
NO OFFICE SOFTWARE
Anti-Virus
NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE
Warranty
3 Year Gold Warranty (2 Year Collect & Return, 2 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour) (£69)
Delivery
STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 8 to 10 working days
Quantity
1

Price: £1,944.00 including VAT and delivery.

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08 May 2015   #7
TheGamer0797

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

thanks for all the feedback guys! It's helped loads toward the PC. I've taken your advice into consideration and have decided to switch to the Corsair h100i GT, 4770k and the ASUS Sabertooth z97 mk1, and finally i switched from two ssd's to the Samsung 850 EVO 250GB.

Also went with EVGA 1000W PSU

Thanks again for all your help,

TheGamer0797
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08 May 2015   #8
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

You're welcome. You should enjoy using it.
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08 May 2015   #9
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Don`t get the 4770K.

Get the 4790K or the 4690K

Trust me
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08 May 2015   #10
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

4790k all day long.
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