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    Advice Advice on building a Games PC

    Hi All I am looking to build a games PC for the Young cleanrite,
    Having found these bits at Scan Computers would the below bits be ok


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    If you would kindly advise

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    psu/gfx card..??

    you wont go far wrong with the rest of the parts,

    I would chuck in a cheap 128/240 gb ssd for the op system but its no biggie.
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    I see the case has a side window, you could get this memory instead for a bit of bling

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    it looks mint and no real performance diff from what you have chosen

    it does cycle through diff modes and not just stay on and you can get other colours.
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    Default Re: Advice on building a Games PC

    You will need a 700W PSU if you get a bit of a beastie Gfx card. More if you have additional cards, drives etc. I would take a punt on a nvidia 970 card which should last you 3/4 years

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    Default Re: Advice on building a Games PC

    Thanks for the quick reply
    Not sure on the GFX card was looking for some advice PSU probably looking at 550 - 600w but again I am no expert

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    when building a games pc the part that will get all emotional and spit its dummy out will be the psu,

    get a good one and 700-800 watt mark with the dedicated pci-e 6 and 6+2 plugs
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    i have a similar set up, i5 4590 with R9 280 graphics and my 550watt PSU handles it ok. I would prefer one with a bit more juice though. 2 x 1tb drives and an SSD.

    Played Crysis 3 and Bioshock Infinite and it flies at 1440p.
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    If your planning on going 2x crossfire I would recommend getting one of the NVidia "SLI" boards. If only 1 card is going to be utilized then go with what you have
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    Default Re: Advice on building a Games PC

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    For an extra £18 you can buy a 2TB Barracuda drive. I'd also consider buying a SSD for the O/S & use the other drive for data (games...).

    The Emprex wireless keyboard & mouse is really only suitable for multimedia or office use - I imagine there would be latency issues with FPS games...Unless you want to spend a lot of money, I would go for a corded mouse & keyboard. Scan have a vast array of gaming mice, & I'm still using a Logitech mx518 mouse (7 years old), so I can't offer any advise other than that you should try a few out for comfort before you buy.

    Unless you plan on overclocking, I would buy the £33 cheaper Intel 5i 4590 cpu.

    You might struggle to fit a large graphics card in the NZXT case. A [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] has a length of 285mm & the case has a 'VGA Clearance Maximum 230mm w/ hard drive, 330mm w/o hard drive'.

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    always seems a little on the high side to me but better safe than sorry. As always buy from a reputable manufacturer and don't overload a single rail.

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    Default Re: Advice on building a Games PC

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    By strange coincidence, I received an [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] from Scan last night that includes 3 components from your list.

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    Having taken into consideration all the parts thanks for the advice so faar
    but another issue what monitor would you couple up be reasonable now lads lol

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