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First Time Build, Opinions Wanted, Any changes I should make?

This is my first build... Hoping to buy it after exams are over, any useful feedback is greatly appreciated.
The main goal of this build was to build a machine capable of high-level gaming, multi-tasking multiple documents and items of work and being suitable for video and photo editing, all in a bundle that would cost less than £1000 and be future-proof for around 5 years.
I do intend to lightly over-clock the CPU but that's for another day and something else id have to teach myself.
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/mangodraft/saved/4JCE
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  1. Looks solid, a lot of similar or same parts to my build which I highly enjoy
  2. Best answer
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£155.99 @ Aria PC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£25.45 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£151.97 @ Dabs)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (£63.35 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£55.89 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£39.50 @ Amazon UK)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 290 4GB PCS+ Video Card (£295.19 @ Aria PC)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case (£39.95 @ Amazon UK)
    Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£75.32 @ Amazon UK)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£11.79 @ Amazon UK)
    Monitor: ViewSonic VA2246M-LED 60Hz 22.0" Monitor (£104.46 @ CCL Computers)
    Keyboard: Microsoft Desktop 400 Wired Standard Keyboard w/Optical Mouse (£20.60 @ Amazon UK)
    Total: £1039.46
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-19 19:10 BST+0100)

    i built a new one, this is the most future proof there is, the z97 boards just came out like less than 2 weeks ago, and will support intels newest cpus through broadwell and likely skylake, but with intel you have to upgrade the mobo every ~3 years if you want the latest cpu. so, this cpu will overclock very well, it is on a great mobo with a good air cooler, and in a few years you can upgrade the cpu to broadwell and leave the mobo :P its a little over budget, but you can save some money on a non-modular psu.
  3. you can get an additional 1tb hard drive for storage.
  4. Better for photo/video editing with Hyperthreading, and will last you 5 years. Power will be capable of running a second 280x if you want to add a second in the future as well :)
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor (£188.81 @ Amazon UK)
    CPU Cooler: Gelid Solutions CC-Siberian-01 51.9 CFM CPU Cooler (£12.83 @ Amazon UK)
    Motherboard: Asus H87-PRO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£76.16 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£59.22 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£55.89 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£36.79 @ Amazon UK)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 280X 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card (£231.00 @ Amazon UK)
    Case: NZXT Phantom 530 (White) ATX Full Tower Case (£97.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Power Supply: XFX 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£90.23 @ Amazon UK)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£11.79 @ Amazon UK)
    Monitor: BenQ GL2460HM 60Hz 24.0" Monitor (£123.16 @ Amazon UK)
    Keyboard: Logitech K120 - UK Layout Wired Standard Keyboard (£9.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Mouse: Microsoft Optical Mouse 200 for Business Wired Optical Mouse (£5.19 @ Amazon UK)
    Total: £999.05
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-19 19:14 BST+0100)
  5. HiTechObsessed said:
    Better for photo/video editing with Hyperthreading, and will last you 5 years. Power will be capable of running a second 280x if you want to add a second in the future as well :)
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor (£188.81 @ Amazon UK)
    CPU Cooler: Gelid Solutions CC-Siberian-01 51.9 CFM CPU Cooler (£12.83 @ Amazon UK)
    Motherboard: Asus H87-PRO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£76.16 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£59.22 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£55.89 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£36.79 @ Amazon UK)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 280X 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card (£231.00 @ Amazon UK)
    Case: NZXT Phantom 530 (White) ATX Full Tower Case (£97.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Power Supply: XFX 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£90.23 @ Amazon UK)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£11.79 @ Amazon UK)
    Monitor: BenQ GL2460HM 60Hz 24.0" Monitor (£123.16 @ Amazon UK)
    Keyboard: Logitech K120 - UK Layout Wired Standard Keyboard (£9.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Mouse: Microsoft Optical Mouse 200 for Business Wired Optical Mouse (£5.19 @ Amazon UK)
    Total: £999.05
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-19 19:14 BST+0100)


    this will last for 5 years, but will not be upgradable for 5 years, as this mobo can only handle haswell chips, and haswell refresh chips with a bios update.
  6. plaintuts said:
    you can get an additional 1tb hard drive for storage.


    of course, you could add 20+ tb storage if you wanted.
  7. Danbuscus25 said:
    plaintuts said:
    you can get an additional 1tb hard drive for storage.


    of course, you could add 20+ tb storage if you wanted.


    XD Thanks for the advice all, I think I'm going to go do a little more tweaking but I'm taking the advice on board.
  8. ok, have fun :)
  9. He wanted it to last 5 years, which this would easily do. When games become more and more threaded, the 8 threads will be more useful than overclocking, and immediately for editing, the Xeon will destroy the i5. The 4670k does not overclock well (Haswell in general doesn't) and will perform similarly in gaming to the Xeon. For the same price, there is no reason to not get it when editing and multi-tasking are a part of what this build will be for.
  10. i think he wanted it to be upgradable throughout the 5 years, and if so, then get a z97 board. if you can spend a little more, get a z97 board and a xeon E3-1230 v3.
  11. Future proof for around 5 years means doesn't need to be upgraded, since it is future-proof lol But whatever he wants to do I guess.
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