Opinions on my first pc build

Xyrith

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I wanted to get some opinions on my first pc build that would be mostly used for gaming: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/FxxwnQ

I want to know whether to get two GTX 970's or one GTX 980 as i've heard that SLI causes problems for some games - i will only be using one monitor that is listed on the site. Also i would like to know whether to get extra fans for my case.

My budget is £1500 excluding peripherals - Thanks in advance!
 

bignastyid

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Here's my spin
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (£179.00 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG R1 Universal 76.0 CFM CPU Cooler (£64.98 @ Ebuyer)
Motherboard: Asus Z97 PRO GAMER ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£106.73 @ Ebuyer)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (£52.28 @ Scan.co.uk)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£129.99 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£42.47 @ Ebuyer)
Video Card: Inno3D GeForce GTX 980 4GB HerculeZ X4 Air Boss Video Card (£489.59 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Case: NZXT H440 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case (£82.55 @ Ebuyer)
Power Supply: EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£99.98 @ Amazon UK)
Monitor: Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor (£237.90 @ Aria PC)
Keyboard: Corsair K70 RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard
Total: £1485.47
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-05-19 00:28 BST+0100
Dual 970s would be faster than a single 980. But I stuck with a 980 incase you want to add a 2nd later(but that is kinda overkill for 1080p even at 144hz). Went with 1886 with a cas of 9. As far as SLI problems I have ran it on my last 4 gaming rigs and have very few issues.
 

Woody1999

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If it's just for gaming then this will do:

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/3jFR8d

Considerably better at gaming with the dual 970s. 8GB of RAM is all you need for gaming, equally the 4690K is perfectly adequate, the i7 won't get you any more FPS. Picked you a considerably cheaper hard drive, the 1TB WD Black is stupidly overpriced, it's worth £45 at most. Also a more colour orientated and easier to use case.

Woody
 

bignastyid

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Here's my spin
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (£179.00 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG R1 Universal 76.0 CFM CPU Cooler (£64.98 @ Ebuyer)
Motherboard: Asus Z97 PRO GAMER ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£106.73 @ Ebuyer)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (£52.28 @ Scan.co.uk)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£129.99 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£42.47 @ Ebuyer)
Video Card: Inno3D GeForce GTX 980 4GB HerculeZ X4 Air Boss Video Card (£489.59 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Case: NZXT H440 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case (£82.55 @ Ebuyer)
Power Supply: EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£99.98 @ Amazon UK)
Monitor: Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor (£237.90 @ Aria PC)
Keyboard: Corsair K70 RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard
Total: £1485.47
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-05-19 00:28 BST+0100
Dual 970s would be faster than a single 980. But I stuck with a 980 incase you want to add a 2nd later(but that is kinda overkill for 1080p even at 144hz). Went with 1886 with a cas of 9. As far as SLI problems I have ran it on my last 4 gaming rigs and have very few issues.
 

fport

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Ya, the 4690K should suffice, more than suffice actually. I upgraded to the 4790K and notice no difference.
16GB RAM is not necessary but is nice for the system if you do anything else.

First build, you tend to overbuild, ah heck, most builds you tend to overbuild.

I'm liking the 500GB SSD, check for the fastest, there is some difference between the smaller and larger
with the 1TB falling back in speed so the 500 is the sweet spot. Mine is half full over a year and a half of use.

On the graphics front, with one card you can probably get away with a 650W Gold 80+ comfortably.
http://www.coolermaster.outervision.com/PSUEngine2
 

+1; This is a solid build for 1500 quids that will definitely handle ANYTHING you throw at it for the next few years or even more!
 

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