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Proposed PC Build

Hi Guys,

Looking for some advice, I'm looking at the below spec. After going through forums I have changed a few things, mainly if I'm getting a ultra PC should have the monitor for it, I'll still need to be able to use my 55in LED for when mates come over though. This mainly is going to be used to replace my Xbox one to play games on ultra for as long as possible and run emulators for all my favourite console classics, saves keep getting that N64/Dreamcast down from loft. It'll also be used to store movies,music, photo's e.t.c looking not to have to upgrade anything except for maybe graphics card in the near future. Price isn't an issue but wanted to make sure I'm not making any school boy errors. I chose the case as looks good, Mrs won't complain having it in the lounge, but mainly because of the 4 3.0 usb's for my Xbox one controllers, however the case doesn't allow for the more advanced cooling systems. I assume the case's own cooling systems will be enough?

Let me know what you think, any advice is appreciated.

Thanks

Case
InWIN 904: Contemporary & Innovative Brushed Aluminium Case
Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™i7 Quad Core Processor i7-4820K (3.7GHz) 10MB Cache
Motherboard
ASUS® SABERTOOTH X79: SOCKET 2011, R.O.G
Memory (RAM)
16GB KINGSTON HYPER-X BEAST DUAL-DDR3 2133MHz X.M.P (2 x 8GB)
Graphics Card
3GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 780 Ti - 2 DVI, HDMI, DP - 3D Vision Ready
Free Item
FREE WATCH DOGS with GTX 660 & 7 Series GPUs!
1st Hard Disk
480GB KINGSTON HYPERX 3K SSD, SATA 6 Gb/s (upto 540MB/sR | 450MB/sW)
2nd Hard Disk
3TB 3.5" SATA-III 6GB/s HDD 7200RPM 64MB CACHE
1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
16x BLU-RAY WRITER DRIVE, 16x DVD ±R/±RW
Power Supply
CORSAIR 650W RM SERIES™ MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET (£79)
Processor Cooling
Super Quiet 22dBA Triple Copper Heatpipe Intel CPU Cooler (£19)
Thermal Paste
ARCTIC MX-4 EXTREME THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY COMPOUND (£9)
Sound Card
ONBOARD 8 CHANNEL (7.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Wireless/Wired Networking
10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT - AS STANDARD ON ALL PCs
USB Options
MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 6 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 8.1 64 Bit - inc DVD & Licence (£79)
Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft® Office® 365
Anti-Virus
BULLGUARD INTERNET SECURITY - FREE 90 DAY TRIAL
Monitor
Samsung LU28D590DS/EN 28" 4K Gaming LED Monitor (£469)
External Hard Drive
WD 2TB My Book USB 3.0 External HDD - WDBFJK0020HBK (£78)
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 7 to 9 working days
Quantity
1

Price: £2,549.00 including VAT and delivery.

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keynes

Multiverse Poster
to play games on ultra at 4k you may be looking at SLI/2nd GPU. Are you planning to overclock your cpu? Mainly games?
 
Thanks for quick reply Keynes. No overclocking, I wouldn't know where to start to be honest. Yes mainly games, Titanfall, COD e.t.c. Should I keep the 780 Ti and get a lesser one for backup or should I get 2 gtx 770's?
 

keynes

Multiverse Poster
With NVidia you can only add the same GPU. You can also downgrade the motherboard, ram and cpu since you are not planning to overclock your cpu. You could get the i7-4790 , Z97-A motherboard, 8gb ram at 1600mhz. With those savings you could try to add a 2nd GTX 780 ti but I would go with a 1440p monitor instead.
 
Thanks keynes, I've amended build. Before I order is there anything else you can see I've missed or any small improvements to be had? Hard to resist the monitor though, any reason not to go for the 4k except money?

Case COOLERMASTER CM STORM TROOPER - GAMING ENTHUSIAST CASE
Processor (CPU) Intel® Core™i7 Quad Core Processor i7-4790 (3.6GHz) 8MB Cache
Motherboard ASUS® Z97-A: ATX, USB3.0, SATA 6GB/S, SLi, XFIRE
Memory (RAM) 8GB KINGSTON HYPER-X FURY DUAL-DDR3 1600MHz (1 x 8GB)
Graphics Card 3GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 780 Ti - 2 DVI, HDMI, DP - 3D Vision Ready
2nd Graphics Card 3GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 780 Ti - 2 DVI, HDMI, DP - 3D Vision Ready
3rd Graphics Card NONE
1st Hard Disk 480GB KINGSTON V300 SSD, SATA 6 Gb (450MB/R, 450MB/W)
2nd Hard Disk 3TB 3.5" SATA-III 6GB/s HDD 7200RPM 64MB CACHE
3rd Hard Disk NONE
4th Hard Disk NONE
RAID NONE
M.2 SSD Drive NONE
1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive 16x BLU-RAY WRITER DRIVE, 16x DVD ±R/±RW
2nd DVD/BLU-RAY Drive NONE
Memory Card Reader INTERNAL 52 IN 1 CARD READER (XD, MS, CF, SD, etc) + 1 x USB 2.0 PORT
Power Supply CORSAIR 1000W RM SERIES™ MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET
Processor Cooling CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO (120mm) Fan CPU Cooler
Fan Controller NONE
Sound Card ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Wireless/Wired Networking 10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT - AS STANDARD ON ALL PCs
Wireless Router/HomePlugs NONE
USB Options MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 4 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
Firewire NONE
TV Card NONE
Power Cable 1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Operating System Genuine Windows 8.1 64 Bit - inc DVD & Licence
DVD Recovery Media Windows 8.1 (64-bit) DVD with paper sleeve
Office Software FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft® Office® 365
Anti-Virus BULLGUARD INTERNET SECURITY - FREE 90 DAY TRIAL
Monitor Samsung LU28D590DS/EN 28" 4K Gaming LED Monitor
2nd Monitor NONE
3rd Monitor NONE
4th Monitor NONE
DVI-D & HDMI Monitor Cables NONE
Eyefinity / GeForce 3D Vision NONE
Keyboard & Mouse NONE
Mouse NONE
Gaming Mouse Pad NONE
Speakers NONE
Webcam NONE
Headsets NONE
Surge Protection NONE
Cable Tidy NONE
Printer NONE
External Hard Drive WD 2TB My Book USB 3.0 External HDD - WDBFJK0020HBK
Warranty 3 Year Silver Warranty (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
Home Installation NONE
Delivery STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
Build Time Standard Build - Approximately 7 to 9 working days
Miscellaneous FREE WATCH DOGS with GTX 660 & 7 Series GPUs!
Pricing Information

Price (excluding VAT) £2,270.00
Price £2,724.00
Order Quantity 1
Bulk Discount £0.00
Total Order price (Ex VAT) £2,270.00
Total Order Price £2,724.00


Maximum Required Power 985W
 

keynes

Multiverse Poster
Hard to resist the monitor though, any reason not to go for the 4k except money?
if you can afford 2 x GTX 780 tis then it looks fine but I personally wait a bit longer for 4k. You may also want to check reviews online on how good the monitor you have chosen is.
 

TheGeeza

Expert
I would still stick to 2560x1440p for gaming.
Even with this setup you are only likely to get playable framerates in SOME games on a 4k monitor. Like keynes said, might be better to wait a bit longer for 4k so that we have hardware that is capable of playing all games properly on it.
 
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steaky360

Moderator
Moderator
Depending on the game you can get perfectly acceptable framerates in 4K - however new games typically suffer unless you have exceptional hardware (and even then it still kinda suffers).

Other side of the coin is that you'll never get better than 60FPS (realistically, as the monitor will be 60Hz). But I've not had any issues with my display :)
 
You've got me boys, 2560 monitor but upgraded to the hyper x beast. Will be placing my order tonight, if ok looks sweet? :) Is below cooling enough too? I've been added things but left that the same.

Thanks for all your help

Case NZXT PHANTOM 410 WHITE GAMING CASE
Processor (CPU) Intel® Core™i7 Quad Core Processor i7-4790 (3.6GHz) 8MB Cache
Motherboard ASUS® Z97-A: ATX, USB3.0, SATA 6GB/S, SLi, XFIRE
Memory (RAM) 8GB KINGSTON HYPER-X BEAST DUAL-DDR3 2133MHz X.M.P (1 x 8GB)
Graphics Card 3GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 780 Ti - 2 DVI, HDMI, DP - 3D Vision Ready
2nd Graphics Card 3GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 780 Ti - 2 DVI, HDMI, DP - 3D Vision Ready
3rd Graphics Card NONE
1st Hard Disk 480GB INTEL® 730 SERIES SSD, SATA 6 Gb/s (upto 550MB/sR | 450MB/sW)
2nd Hard Disk 4TB 3.5" SATA-III 6GB/s HDD 5900RPM 64MB CACHE
3rd Hard Disk NONE
4th Hard Disk NONE
RAID NONE
M.2 SSD Drive NONE
1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive 16x BLU-RAY WRITER DRIVE, 16x DVD ±R/±RW
2nd DVD/BLU-RAY Drive NONE
Memory Card Reader NONE
Power Supply CORSAIR 1000W RM SERIES™ MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET
Processor Cooling CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO (120mm) Fan CPU Cooler
Fan Controller NONE
Sound Card ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Wireless/Wired Networking 10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT - AS STANDARD ON ALL PCs
Wireless Router/HomePlugs NONE
USB Options MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 4 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
Firewire NONE
TV Card NONE
Power Cable 1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Operating System Genuine Windows 8.1 64 Bit - inc DVD & Licence
DVD Recovery Media Windows 8.1 (64-bit) DVD with paper sleeve
Office Software FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft® Office® 365
Anti-Virus BULLGUARD INTERNET SECURITY - FREE 90 DAY TRIAL
Monitor IIYAMA XB2779QS-S1 27" IPS LED 2560x1440 Widescreen Monitor
2nd Monitor NONE
3rd Monitor NONE
4th Monitor NONE
DVI-D & HDMI Monitor Cables NONE
Eyefinity / GeForce 3D Vision NONE
Keyboard & Mouse NONE
Mouse NONE
Gaming Mouse Pad NONE
Speakers NONE
Webcam NONE
Headsets NONE
Surge Protection NONE
Cable Tidy NONE
Printer NONE
External Hard Drive NONE
Warranty 3 Year Silver Warranty (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
Home Installation NONE
Delivery PCS EXTRA-CARE DIAMOND DELIVERY - MON-FRI, PRE-NOON
Build Time FAST TRACK 3 WORKING DAY DISPATCH
Miscellaneous FREE WATCH DOGS with GTX 660 & 7 Series GPUs!
Pricing Information

Price (excluding VAT) £2,315.83
Price £2,779.00
Order Quantity 1
Bulk Discount £0.00
Total Order price (Ex VAT) £2,315.83
Total Order Price £2,779.00
 

A314159

Super Star
Hyper x beast is exactly the same, since latency is increased. I would get a 240gb SSD, because they are faster generally than a 480gb equivalent, and caviar black HDD.
 
Thanks, so 240GB ASUS® RAIDR Express PCIe SSD (upto 830MB/sR | 810MB with caviar black 3tb instead? Not too bothered with extra tb just can't get quick order on the standard 3tb
 
Yep lets hope so :) all ordered went 4tb caviar black in end, went fast track too so fingers crossed for weekend but most prob next week :rockon:
 
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