New PC components list, need advice

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Hi,

I am soon going to be starting building my first PC and have got together a components list. My friend (who has built PCs before) has helped me up to this point but I just wanted some other opinions on it.

So here goes.
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 with 5 extra Fractal 140mm fans
GPU: EVGA GTX 780 Superclocked ACX 3GB
CPU: I5 4670k 3.4Ghz (not planning on OC as don't want to over-complicate anything)
MoBo: Asus Z97 Sabertooth Mark 2
PSU: Corsair CX750M
Memory: 8GB Corsair Vengeance pro series red DDR3
SSD: 120GB Kingston Now V300
HDD: 1TB Seagate Barracuda
CPU Cooler: Bequiet Shadow Rock 2
Optical Drive: 24x DVD Drive

As you can probably tell, I have a very basic knowledge of how to build a computer, I don't know the technical reasons for anything, I just know what goes where. I did ask this question on a YouTube video but I didn't get a reply so I came here hoping for some help.
This is my first post and remember I'm a 'newb' at computer building, so please don't be too harsh.

Thanks

 

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Looks good but I'd change a few things. Don't get a K model CPU since the only reason you pay extra is to have overclocking unlocked. For the PSU CX isn't the best model to go with. I'm actually running two HD 7950s on the one you are going with but it is still not recommended (I have had no problem) So you should get something like a Seasonic 600w PSU.

 
first of all ditch that psu from your list cx series are very troublesome psu go for a seasonic ,xfx,evga,corsair tx/rm series .....
and if u are not going to oc then buy a non k version of cpu and a h87 or 97 board will save u some money..
 

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+1 if you trade out the K model get a H97 MB.

 

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Thanks for the replies so soon. I did think about not getting a K model CPU, but i thought that if I ever did want to do some OC in the future, it would be easier to pay slightly more now and get a K than to have to dismember my PC in the future to switch a non-K CPU out for a K CPU. As for the PSU, would a 600w be enough for this rig?
 

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Gaming is the main reason I'm getting this and my budget is around £1270 or $2170

 

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That's smart. I didn't think to do that for my build, and now I want to OC. Like a guy said above get a I5 4690k since it is the newest model and you wont pay much more for it. Also did you check my link? That will perform like the GTX 780 but is $140 cheaper, and comes with $150 in games.

 

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I was looking at that CPU, but I am sort of at the very edge of my budget and getting something like this would probably take me over.
 

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Then the link I linked will help you get that.

 

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I did check your link, but unfortunately, I am in the UK, we do have Newegg here, but some items aren't available for purchase and if they are, there's extortionate shipping costs. As for the 4690k, I could probably stretch to that if I could knock some money off somewhere else.

 

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What is the price of the R9 290 in the UK?

 

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Around $530
 

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Wow, the most expensive one in the US is around $500 flat on Newegg.

 

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Yeah, parts do seem to be more expensive here, I did look at importing from the US, but then there's shipping charges and custom tax to be payed, so it turns out to be more expensive.

So, if I were to go for the 4690k, I would have to knock about $50 off of somewhere else, does anything give?
 

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I'm getting all my parts from Scan as I like the sound of their ScanSure deal. As for the 290 r9, you're looking at about £300 for the MSI version, £325 for the Asus and £375 for the XFX, which are around the same price points as the Gtx 780s and to be honest, I think I would prefer an Nvidia card over a Radeon.
 

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Try what legend said. Also you could maybe know some off the PSU since the GPU only requires a 600w PSU, but could even be run on a quality 500w. One Tech Youtuber ran a GTX 780 Ti off a 430w PSU. It was a Corsiar R430 or something.

 

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I could do a Corsair RM 650w or an RM 550w, both of them are rated gold (I don't really know what a Gold rating means but it sounds good). That seems to be the cheapest 'quality' PSU, but I don't think that would leave much money for a 4690k. Do you actually think I would see much difference in a 4690k over a 4670k in real-world usage?

 

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Real world for gaming you should at most see a couple FPS less with the I5 4670k but you are fine. Since you are getting the Z97 MB you will be able to upgrade to Broadwell in the future. It's just recommended to get the newest product, and they are the same price in the US.

 


No, not really in terms of fps performance, I really suggest you look at overclcokers uk as they always have sales which know off like 50 pounds of cards

 

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