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Gaming PC for €1000 (approx. $1100/£800)

Skyepredator

57 months ago

Looking for what will offer best performance for intensive games like BF4 or Witcher.

I already have all peripherals

Standard cooler w/ CPU is ok, not too worried about noise

Windows 8 required

Not looking to overclock

Location: Ireland

All help would be greatly appreciated!

Comments

  • 57 months ago
  • 3 points

Hi! As trickkynickk I strongly recommend going for the Xeon 1231 V3, is priced like an i5 , but performs like an i7 without having to overclock. -I changed the motherboard as there's no need for a z97 chipset and therefore money can be saved - I changed the RAM to get you a dual-channel kit. So you don't have to worry later on. - Changed video card to a 970 which is worth getting no matter what others say. - Eliminated the DVD-R , because who needs those nowadays?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor £198.71 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard ASRock H97M PRO4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard £67.99 @ Amazon UK
Memory G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory £63.17 @ Amazon UK
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £38.34 @ Aria PC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB Superclocked ACX 2.0 Video Card £273.59 @ Aria PC
Case Antec GX500 ATX Mid Tower Case £35.97 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply £63.88 @ Amazon UK
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) £74.34 @ Aria PC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £815.99
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-03-30 21:28 BST+0100
  • 57 months ago
  • 3 points

I agreee on the 970. For £800 you can definitely geta decent 970. And the Evga is well priced at the moment. I guess the Xeon makes sense as well. £30 to get that hyperthreading going, not too bad of a deal, especially when compared to the i7. I would still advise on getting a z SLI capable motherboard though. If directx12 is what it's rumoured to be.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Didn't know about that feature, I'll keep it in mind for my next build!

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Not all Z97 motherboards support SLI, but no H97 motherboards support it, as far as I know. It would probably cost another £30 for an SLI capable motherboard.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Indeed, maybe going for a 4790 if you don't want to overclock isn't a bad idea considering all the features you get from a z97 chipset.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Can't you have a xeon on a Z motherboard?

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

even just the bronze cert 500w from evga would do i just made mine sli ready (could get that price under 8)

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

made it in £ because i thought the prices would be more accurate than $

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/6xdwZL

still left 50 in incase you want to change some stuff out or add some case fans

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

OK thanks for the replies guys, will look into this now!

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