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Re: New build
« Reply #15 on: December 04, 2013, 13:09:23 PM »
Calculated the cost of what Greek gave me in USD, then converted to pounds. 656 pounds. USA USA USA

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Re: New build
« Reply #16 on: February 09, 2014, 16:12:12 PM »
Alright, waited some time, some stuff dropped in price, some didnt. I've taken your advice into consideration where I could, here's the setup:


Graphics
1 x ASUS GTX660-DC2O-2GD5
€ 179,90*

CPU - the K, because it's just 1 € more. with boxed fan.
1 x Intel® Core™ i5-4670K
€ 199,90*

PSU
1 x be quiet! Pure Power BQT L7-630W
€ 69,90*

Midi Tower Case (plain black box)
1 x Chieftec LG-01B-OP
€ 34,99*

DVD Burner
1 x LG GH-24NS
€ 22,99*

SSD
1 x ADATA Premier Pro SP900 2,5" SSD 128 GB
€ 76,90*

Fan (dunno whether to put it on front, side or rear, maybe i buy 2)
1 x Aerocool Dead Silence Black Edition 120x120x25
€ 14,99*

MOBO
1 x GIGABYTE GA-Z87-HD3
€ 102,90*

HDD
1 x Seagate ST2000DM001 2 TB
€ 78,90*

RAM
1 x G.Skill DIMM 8 GB DDR3-1600
€ 67,90*

TOTAL: € 849,27*

Shipping is about a tenner, and Win7 is free for me (Student, yay) - all on alternate.de (they've also got a UK site afaik)

did i miss something? GPU = Graphics card, right?
and the CPU + cooler doesnt show the height when built in, I hope I dont get any problems with that. Graphics card lenght seems fine.

also, thanks a lot for all your input  :D
« Last Edit: February 09, 2014, 16:44:20 PM by Peacekeeper »

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Re: New build
« Reply #17 on: February 10, 2014, 15:29:30 PM »
I very strongly recommend a Samsung 840 EVO SSD.  That SSD is well over a year old in a fast-moving market.

I also recommend 2x4GB RAM and not 1x8.  The CPU has two memory channels, if you buy memory in matched pairs it can read from both sticks in a pair simultaneously.

CPU and cooler don't show the height but that's OK because nothing is really going to be smaller than the stock cooler :D

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Re: New build
« Reply #18 on: February 10, 2014, 15:51:06 PM »
what fry said plus:

I'd look buying a cheaper i5 (eg. 4430) and spend the extra on a better gfx card. CPUs aren't the bottle neck these days. GPU counts for so much.


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Re: New build
« Reply #19 on: February 10, 2014, 17:53:16 PM »
My main problem with the CPU is that it should handle all kinds of stuff; hence also the single RAM stick - i thought about getting a second 8 gb if necessary.

the SSD I found is about 50€ cheaper than the evo and also has faster specs regarding reading and writing. maybe if i'd get a cheaper processor, but i'm not sure. it sounds nice, but i'm already on the upper border of my budget.

what would you suggest for a better graphics card?
i thought about getting the 660 now and upgrade in the future. i'm not that much into high-end gaming as i never had the machine nor the money to chip in on the latest COD craze, so not too obsessed at that front.


I also recommend 2x4GB RAM and not 1x8.  The CPU has two memory channels, if you buy memory in matched pairs it can read from both sticks in a pair simultaneously.


so, if i read you right 2x4 is more useful than 1x8?

if so, i shall reconsider my choice



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Re: New build
« Reply #20 on: February 10, 2014, 18:22:00 PM »
oh, so hard to decide...

the i4430 is just 40€ cheaper than the 4670K...

and whats the difference between the GIGABYTE Geforce GTX 660 OC and ASUS GTX660-DC2O-2GD5? the first is 30€ cheaper and has nearly the same specs.

the latter is clocked slightly higher and has something called  CUDA. so confusing.

then there is the Gainward Geforce GTX 660 GS which costs the same as the  ASUS GTX660-DC2O-2GD5 but is also clocked slightly higher, but with only one fan. and, also the same price, the EVGA Geforce GTX 660 SuperClocked. this is terrible... how do you guys know all this?

here is the comparison...
http://www.alternate.de/html/product/compare/page.html?cmd=add&articleId=1031531


to be honest, it's not only about the price, but also noise and energy demand. with the GTX760 for instance, i'd need a better PSU. louder and more expensive.

I guess i'll stick with the 660, just need to settle on a variation.


and just looked the Evo 840 up again. aye, they have the same one for 3 different prices, the one for 80€ is sold out though... i'll get that off amazon, it's a few quid cheaper there


EDIT: G.Skill DIMM 8 GB DDR3-1600 Kit - that DDR3 any good?

or do you have something better in that price range?  ???

always really grateful for help  :)
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Re: New build
« Reply #21 on: February 10, 2014, 18:45:03 PM »
I would go with the r9 270x its roughly the same price (in the UK) and better on paper. Comparison:
http://gpuboss.com/gpus/Radeon-R9-270X-vs-GeForce-GTX-660

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Re: New build
« Reply #22 on: February 12, 2014, 22:35:08 PM »
Personally I'd go with the more expensive cpu - they are more work to upgrade then graphics and last a lot longer.  I got a 2500K a few years ago now and o/c it's still faster then any standard (non o/c cpu), my graphics card however has already been changed once and is getting a bit old now.

I'd also get a bigger SSD if you can - 128gb is nothing.  Out and out performance doesn't matter much - they are all so blindingly fast that it doesn't make much difference.  Size and reliability key.

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Re: New build
« Reply #23 on: February 13, 2014, 13:06:17 PM »
Being able to OC would help a little for sure with future proofing.

250GB SSD is deffo better, if not a Samsung Evo if you can afford the difference.

Always hard when you have a budget for these things...
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Re: New build
« Reply #24 on: February 18, 2014, 19:40:39 PM »
just read this: http://www.pcgamer.com/review/nvidia-geforce-gtx-750-ti-review/

the gtx 750 ti - looks really interesting to me and needs far less power while having nearly the same specs. that, and its a fair bit cheaper (around 30 quid)

i'll order the parts on thursday or friday, and this is really the bit where i'm still not sure - i mean, half the watts of comparable cards, far less heat, i could even run it solely via the PCIe slot (enough power :D)


http://www.alternate.de/html/product/compare/page.html?cmd=add&articleId=1030753

the bus has a few less bits (128 to 192) and it doesnt list the shader thingy, but apart from that... wow. and three-way SLI - is that better or worse than SLI?

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Re: New build
« Reply #25 on: February 19, 2014, 13:18:52 PM »
just read this: http://www.pcgamer.com/review/nvidia-geforce-gtx-750-ti-review/

the gtx 750 ti - looks really interesting to me and needs far less power while having nearly the same specs. that, and its a fair bit cheaper (around 30 quid)

i'll order the parts on thursday or friday, and this is really the bit where i'm still not sure - i mean, half the watts of comparable cards, far less heat, i could even run it solely via the PCIe slot (enough power :D)


http://www.alternate.de/html/product/compare/page.html?cmd=add&articleId=1030753

the bus has a few less bits (128 to 192) and it doesnt list the shader thingy, but apart from that... wow. and three-way SLI - is that better or worse than SLI?


Would stick with single GPU mate, more than 1 just makes shit complicated and for really a small gain.
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Re: New build
« Reply #26 on: February 19, 2014, 20:22:44 PM »
just read this: http://www.pcgamer.com/review/nvidia-geforce-gtx-750-ti-review/

the gtx 750 ti - looks really interesting to me and needs far less power while having nearly the same specs. that, and its a fair bit cheaper (around 30 quid)

i'll order the parts on thursday or friday, and this is really the bit where i'm still not sure - i mean, half the watts of comparable cards, far less heat, i could even run it solely via the PCIe slot (enough power :D)


http://www.alternate.de/html/product/compare/page.html?cmd=add&articleId=1030753

the bus has a few less bits (128 to 192) and it doesnt list the shader thingy, but apart from that... wow. and three-way SLI - is that better or worse than SLI?


Would stick with single GPU mate, more than 1 just makes shit complicated and for really a small gain.



...???

either of those, not both
or did i miss something?   ???

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Re: New build
« Reply #27 on: February 19, 2014, 21:07:50 PM »
just read this: http://www.pcgamer.com/review/nvidia-geforce-gtx-750-ti-review/

the gtx 750 ti - looks really interesting to me and needs far less power while having nearly the same specs. that, and its a fair bit cheaper (around 30 quid)

i'll order the parts on thursday or friday, and this is really the bit where i'm still not sure - i mean, half the watts of comparable cards, far less heat, i could even run it solely via the PCIe slot (enough power :D)


http://www.alternate.de/html/product/compare/page.html?cmd=add&articleId=1030753

the bus has a few less bits (128 to 192) and it doesnt list the shader thingy, but apart from that... wow. and three-way SLI - is that better or worse than SLI?


Would stick with single GPU mate, more than 1 just makes shit complicated and for really a small gain.



...???

either of those, not both
or did i miss something?   ???


You said wow 3 way SLi...

Anyway 750ti out of the 2, no contest!
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Re: New build
« Reply #28 on: February 19, 2014, 23:10:17 PM »
sry about the SLI bit, it was just such a fabulously looking acronym that sounded important

so the 750ti... yup

i could even drop the case fan if its really that cool (will keep it for hot days, tho)


so, here's the current setup (without the fan, which is currently sold out, and the SSD is missing)



1 x ASUS GTX750TI-OC
€ 154,90*

1 x Intel® Core™ i5-4670K
€ 199,90*

1 x be quiet! Pure Power BQT L7-630W
€ 69,90*

1 x Chieftec DF-02B-B
€ 46,99*

1 x LG GH-24NS
€ 22,99*

1 x GIGABYTE GA-Z87-HD3
€ 102,90*

1 x Seagate ST2000DM001 2 TB
€ 77,90*

1 x G.Skill DIMM 8 GB DDR3-1600 Kit
€ 73,90*


all in all (with the missing parts) 830€ - still a few quid left for a mouse

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Re: New build
« Reply #29 on: February 20, 2014, 00:31:42 AM »
Sounds nice mate! :D
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