Hi. I posted a build for another person that is close to that price (forgive the USD pricing)
Obviously the case is interchangeable and a cheaaper gpu would help you out in the munniez dept. FYI: $969.41 = 565.86 GBP . a 280X would fit into the budget I think.
I promise this is as good as it gets even compared to the more expensive, weaker builds other people have posted.
I just figured the latest APU would suffice for everyday use. A10's GPU process is equivelant to a 7770 or similar, so videos and light gaming would thrive from this. And 4gb of RAM would mean 2gb are dedicated to the OS. 2GB is not alot to work with during simple projects such as word processors, browsing, and skype. most OEM computers have 8gb of RAM, so I just went with 8gb right off the bat. APU's work better with faster RAM, so I got the fastest 8gb of RAM for under $80. If you wanted to slim the price a bit, a cheaper APU/CPU and RAM is possible, but for your $300-$400 budget, this is about as perfect as it gets.
Well, including the case and psu that you already bough i came out to 667GBP (US keyboard lol). I wasn't sure if you were including those in your budget, but I was going for an AMD build with a 290. which basically means downgrade the GPU and you should be able to hit the price mark you want. also the RAM i picked is uber fast and cheap for some reason. It was only $4 more expensive than most of the DDR3-1600MHz ram, so, score! I hope this helps you somewhat
you may need to get a new tower if it doesn't match the form factor of the motherboard.
Here's what i got:
CPU: AMD A10-7850K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.96 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A55M-S1 Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard ($44.69 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($76.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ Micro Center)
Total: $376.13USD Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Also, that psu i picked is overkill. I picked it more for brand+quality than anything. Your parents would be fine with the cheaper ones though.
From what i've been told, you need to go 20% over the overall wattage for clearance issues, so 600W should be fine. Always consider this whenever you upgrade your gpu or get newer gear down the road.
ohai adam. what is the budget? you have a pretty solid build there, might be able to go a little less on mobo and RAM, but overall that's a pretty decent build!
That is a great setup. marry me. ask my wife for permission. then marry me.
Like a sir
cables could use help, but it does look like you tried.
Good job overall!
never seen striped fans. I might try something like that with mine! maybe get the case spinning then stick a sharpie tip on them lol. good job overall!
super clean build friend. awesome price on the 770. for dealing with a non-modular psu, you did very very well. great job!
that's sooo aggravating about the h100i fan and the mobo's thermal armor!! grrrr. good job alleviating that problem. yeah you could've gotten a cheaper cpu/mobo combo and get a 780, but other than that you did really well on the prices! ALL OF THE RAM!!!
omg rosewill makes nice cases that don't follow the 90's?!?! that is an awesome setup. i'm very impressed by that.
You did really well overall. I'll have to take a whack at the dead horse on the mobo as well. you got excellent prices overall though! great job
dat case. i love weird. i really like the glass on it. might get really dusty though. inside and out. hopefully it works out for them. what happened to the rest of the parts anyways? is this thing powered by solar cells?? haha
yeah, if you could match the green cables, that would be so loud, but so awesome. of course black is always a decent choice.
I'm impressed with this truly hardcore gaming build with such a great price tag!
does the C70 come with the shroud on the psu or did you custom one on to it? very excellent touch. I love those cables. great job on the build overall!
That sucks with such a high-end board! omg this build is pretty. I did see your gpu was sagging a bit. Who knows maybe a new mobo will fix it, maybe not. There are still ways to mediate that. great build!
I'm in the process of converting cables and small bits and pieces to white to go with a purple black white scheme. Maybe i'll paint the PCI brackets too! great build that rig is great and looks good being great.
Your case has legs so the PSU doesn't really have to be flipped especially in the short length carpets, but it would be highly recommended that you do flip it, if in case you do decide to lay it directly on carpet. great job on the parts and price! fun case!
Great job! I'd like more pics, but the two sufficed requirements for showing off your build. Great job on parts, I know people complain about the kingston ssd's, but I think you did a great job overall. I really love that case!
I <3 the potato comment. Awesome build. I think you did great on the cable management! I have the H105 in my 450D and it fit, but just barely. the rad sits on the cpu cable :S. It doesn't quite pinch it just kinda lays on it. But damn it keeps my CPU cool! I ran the CPU benchmark Passmark for 20min and it wouldn't get above 50 degrees Celsius. I'm surprised how weird and kinda cool the color scheme went haha!
No way this was a first build. looks perfect. almost... too perfect... hmmmm :. Nope. Don't care. That thing is freakin' sexy!!!
great job on the pics, parts, price, and cable management! I want to see what this beast can do. tell your friend to make this happen. do it now. go. go now. right now. go.
+1 for the cooler! looks pretty awesome.
Cables could have been done better. Overall price point though is pretty awesome! You could've got a K cpu, but if you care about SLI-ing in the future and not so much about overclocking then you did pretty good. You also don't need 16gb of ram; could have just got 8gb and a K-type cpu for the same overall price, I think. Your brother got a very expandable rig and it should be good for a few years. Great Job!
in that case get an un K version and it should be fine, but don't expect SLI or CF capability unless that specific mobo has it. I don't think they do though
You picked a motherboard with a business chipset. I also think it is a locked motherboard that only gives speed boosts, so not true overclocks. Are you able to switch out the motherboard with a Z87 or Z97 motherboard? those are the ones that are unlocked. Otherwise, get the un-K version and a H87/H97 motherboard.
Yes, but what about Corsair CS550M would possibly be a better option, considering it's 80+ Gold, Tier 3 like that Rosewill, and only $65. The monitor is a bit overkill i agree with that. The 970 is a popular motherboard for AMD budget builds, I do hear of them being temperamental during intense overclocking sessions, but an idea nonetheless.
I'd have to agree with Subsonic LP. You'd need almost 3x as much munnies for a good i7 build.
Check this out. I was able to fit a 290 on there (at the same time, only fx6300 and a cheap monitor). Couldn't say no to the RAM bc even despite the CAS it'd still be a bit faster than 1600MHz-spec'd RAM. Maybe not, I don't know.
Also have an AMD build with a better Monitor and a 280x. The monitor choice was pretty much perfect for a 1080p monitor. I've been part picking for a friend as well. Good luck!
oh you n00bchicken :p
I think a Hyper 212 EVO would fit on this for only $30? Don't know AMD too well off-hand. See if you can get 2x4gb ram at 1600 with a CAS less than 11 or even less than 10 for the same price. 1600 at a CAS of 11 is the same as 1333 at a CAS of... (9 or 10 or what??) slower put it that way. For budget builds I myself wouldn't even recommend a SSD as you can get a 1tb 7200 RPM hdd for only $10 more (Seagate Barracuda). Power Supplies are the most important part of the build, but you should only get 80+ Gold or silver. Much much cheaper. try to get semi-modular or fully modular for ease of cables. Cheaper than that one you've selected too.
Wattage you have should be good though. PSU's should have a wattage of roughly 20% from what i've seen/been told, just for frame of reference.
Scrap the sound card, the motherboard will have 192Khz quality sound with 2.1, 4, 5.1, and 7.1, so a sound card isn't necessary. Other than that elvenson is pretty much right one about anything else.
cool budget build! I'd follow n00bchicken's advice on the case and power supply. As far as the RAM goes, 1x8gb is fine if it's cheaper than 2x4gb ram, but go with whatever's cheaper. this is a build on a budget, so don't make any drastic changes. Good luck with it!
Lol at the $29.99 PSU. Speaking of brands you should've added Seasonic on the list since XFX (and I guess Corsair?) are just rebranded Seasonic.
Save money on WLAN card and get more expensive wifi-enabled mobo. It'd be insane to spend more than $25 for a WLAN card. Another option is buy Rosewill RNX-N250PCe. It is a decent cheaper wifi card i've heard of success stories with it.
Hi not hugely knowledgeable in motherboards, but from what I've learned, is that for an LGA1150 socket type for the i5 4690k, Asus Z87 pro and MSI Z87 MPOWER might be your safest bet right now. These puppies have wifi equipped and are SLI-capable (Asus 2-SLI, MSI 3-SLI... from counting the PCI.Ex16 ports), hence their prices being a tad higher than what you are wanting to spend. If you want to go the un-wifi route, prices for mobo's start at about $119. What i've heard is that lately, MSI, Gigabyte, and Asus are the best brands to go to. Asus in general has meh customer service though.
I seriously almost thought about creating another account just to +1 this again. That's how beautiful this build is.
Great! Thanks for the information. I figured Intel would boast more frames, but 20-25 is pretty nuts. Definitely a lovely rig and monitor setup.
So I recall you did an... AMD setup? I think you did, it was everything here minus the mobo and cpu, maybe/maybe not the ram. Which build do you prefer for this setup the type of stuff they're intended for?
That was very informative. I'm glad you put out brands that are known for their sound quality. I'm not an audiophile, but i don't want to jump on the overpriced skullcandy/beats train especially after knowing firsthand what the sound quality is like.
I got the lil brother case (450d) and on that beast there were only 3 anchor points for zipties (dafuq), so I'm guessing there's maybe 5 in this? which would actually be quite adequate. It's a pain to cable manage, but you might be able to tuck into the hdd bay. Either way Good job on your build, and I hope it lasts you for years to come!
Yeah, you'll have to wait before I get my white corsair cable kit, but they'll be here in a week or so!
I appreciate your compliment. The 780 is doing good. Still trying to get used to overclocking it for benchmarks-sake. got up to a score of 5303 on Firestrike before the screen just blacked out. I think it was because I didn't adjust the voltage at all, seeing as I've come acrossed builds benchmarking in the low 6000's with older gen. cards like the 760. I'm hoping Novemeber will knock the price of the 780 down by $200 so I can grab another one, because graphics.
Best one I've seen yet
yeah I have my fans on in push and it seems to work, but i'm still new to the pc game pun. I believe that was the only way I could have them set in my case, but I haven't tried any other way, and I prefer having LED fans visible to the mobo and not from the top of the case lol. Someone yesterday on here said that Corsair is also coming out with new static pressure fans with LEDs that I might look into once I get to break in my CPU more, but considering that it's a locked CPU, I really don't need to worry about the cooling too much. Maybe if I get an unlocked CPU later in life, I'll get some.
Oh yeah, h105's are AIO coolers. the radiator is 38mm thick. The h100/i's radiator is only 30mm thick. and that is without the fans that stack against it. My h105 was able to fit in my 450d, but it sits on the CPU cable :S. It's not a tight fit, so there shouldn't be any pinching and cutting of the cable... I'd say if your case can allow it, go for the h100i. The h105 is almost unnecessary.
EDIT: The h100/i's are only 27mm thick according to tom's hardware blog. Also the h105 is almost silent and i haven't been able to get my CPU hotter than like 57 after benchmarking for 3 hours.
great job on price and parts! I love that case. i got one of it's bigger brothers. I'm considering using it for the next build for a friend! I might have to bookmark this page for when i fit a gpu onto the mobo! Good luck and have a safe time in London!