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September 2016 - £1000 Build

by Husii87

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51 Comments

Details

Date Published

Sept. 12, 2016

Date Built

Sept. 7, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

3.4GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.61GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.01GHz

Description

Okay guys. I've finally done it, I've joined the PC master race.

Main usage - Casual gaming/video editing & rendering/uni work.

It took me months of research and a good long wait for the GPU releases to finally decide what to get. Main reasons behind choosing my parts are as follows;

Cpu - I had a bit of dilemma between an i5 and an i7. Thinking on a video editing perspective and in long term, I went for an i7 for rendering and such.

Mobo - I was not planning on overclocking, so I went with the most affordable/reliable H110 series. (Hense non-k cpu)

Ram - Can't go wrong with 16GB for programs such as premier pro, vegas and multitasking. Plus crucial was the most affordable, again.

Storage - Amazing bootup speeds with the SSD and lots of space for games and files with 1TB HD; a good start.

Gpu - Biggest decision to make between the RX 480 and this, however, my friends got a 770 which is still a beast and I don't think this card would be outdated anytime soon. (It shouldn't be) Plus, found it for a very good price on Ebuyer.

Psu Semi-Modular was a good choice as I'm bound to use the essential cables anyways, saved quite a bit of money there. Read reviews and based on power usage, 500w should be plenty for now.

OS - Luckily, a friend of mine studies computing so he's got me a license for windows 10 pro. (woop)

Monitor - Best decision I've made as it's so convenient when it comes to video editing. I have tried gaming as well and it looks pretty sharp. Yet to see how my PC handles more demanding games that are coming out on full resolution.

Case - Okay, not going to lie. The case looked really cool, but also literally. The fan system caught my attention and overall everything went in place just right.

Right, I've still not pushed my computer to its limits as I've just moved in, however I can say/feel that I have a great time coming ahead. I can finally get back into proper gaming and actually be able to render videos (unlike my crappy HP laptop).

What do you guys think of this build? I'm sure there's always room for improvement, which of course I'd like to make in the following years.

Here goes nothing.

Comments Sorted by:

Sharet-OP 2 points 25 months ago

Nice build bro, that is an interesting case...would you like to upgrade your cpu cooler in the future for something more efficient?

Cazza_ 1 point 25 months ago

He does not need to upgrade his cpu cooler as he is not planning on overclocking, hence the non K processor. If he were to overclock he would have gone with the 6700K instead of the 6700 :)

Sharet-OP 0 points 25 months ago

Of course bro, but with other cooler the processor works better without need of any oc. And thats no need of something expensive, with something like this http://pcpartpicker.com/product/Lbhj4D/cryorig-cpu-cooler-c7 its more than enough.

bubblesom 1 point 25 months ago

I would appreciate it if either of you (or anyone else!) can help out. I have no idea what you guys are talking about, but I do know it is cheaper to purchase the parts and make it yourself rather than buying a lower spec off the shelf. Thats as much as I know ! I want to do similar things to the guy that suggested this build , specifically GTA (with screen recording) and alot of rendering. Could you confirm that this is the best parts for this price ? ALso, do I need to search for the individual components online ? If I was doing screen recording while playing GTA5 and rendering in the background at the same time would it make more sense to have two separate hard drives ? Appreciate any help, just trying to save some research time and not make any purchase mistakes .

Gooberdad 10 Builds 2 points 25 months ago

This discussion question would be best submitted as a topic in forums, not this builders post

bubblesom 1 point 25 months ago

ok, thanks, doing that now.

bubblesom 1 point 25 months ago

can I ask if the parts list on the left is everything you need to purchase the computer he describes (someone mentioned that he didnt include a motherboard).

bubblesom 1 point 25 months ago

sorry buddy, last question. What extra parts would I need to make a complete system ?

Husii87 submitter 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

Thanks buddy! The temperature is looking quite steady under 50 degrees now even while/after gaming, so it all depends how it handles for the future.

Sharet-OP 1 point 25 months ago

Its ok then bro hehe

DJHeroMasta 3 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

+5 Rep For Ultra Wide -5 Rep Cable Management :P +5 Rep Cause I'm A Nice Guy

Husii87 submitter 1 Build 2 points 25 months ago

Haha cheers buddy! I do need to sort the cables, it was all the excitement, you know. :D

blackrock555 1 point 25 months ago

ok the first image sold me but i do think the LED light strips are a little overkill (my personal opinion though :))

LemonComputers 1 point 25 months ago

but i do think the LED light strips are a little overkill (my personal opinion though :))

Why?

blackrock555 1 point 25 months ago

to me they just seem way too bright in the images that were shown, other than that the build is flawless

maggotshero 10 Builds 2 points 25 months ago

It looked like the camera focused on them, rather than everything else.

Husii87 submitter 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

Took the pics with my phone, yep haha. I use them to light up the area with my desk lamp rather than the main light in the room. (can't handle yellow light) thanks for your kind words people!

Cazza_ 1 point 25 months ago

Nice build man, I have an older i5 4690K that runs at stock clock at 3.5 ghz, so maybe in the future you could upgrade to a 6700K as they run at a better base clock as well :)

Husii87 submitter 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

Thanks bud! Yeah for now I wanted to keep my budget under a 1000, for now it performs beastly so whenever I need to upgrade I'll be doing that! :)

lbazyaka 1 point 25 months ago

+1, glad to see the non-K 6700. And congrats on ascending to the PCMR. Nice wallpaper, btw. What is it?

Husii87 submitter 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

Cheers! If you search 'Facet wallpaper' on Google you should get a great selection. :)

Skwurrly_Wrath 3 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

Sweet monitor. Ive got one just like it ;)

Just dont try overclocking it. Took forever to get my brightness back to normal.

Husii87 submitter 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

I know right, it's a great buy! Thanks for the advice. :)

Gooberdad 10 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

Nice pc build.

Thumbs up.

Husii87 submitter 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

Cheers!

Lyrix 1 point 25 months ago

like.... why?

britler 1 point 25 months ago

you say a thousand but when you ad the mother board and video cards it is like $400 more..

bubblesom 1 point 25 months ago

please clarify what you mean. Im thinking about this purchase and notice that the motherboard and video card is listed on the left.

britler 1 point 25 months ago

the price you said was $1000 but that price doesnt include the price from the video card and the motherboard.

bubblesom 1 point 25 months ago

sorry , i got mixed up with currency differences.

extremespider01 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

Is that monitor good for gaming?

Husii87 submitter 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

It'll take time to get used to, but definitely best budget widescreen option at the moment!

UnicornWarriorrr 1 point 25 months ago

I'm ordering the 29inch version of that monitor to be flanked by my 2 24inch monitors, so excited

Husii87 submitter 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

Enjoy! ;)

MayhemDarkshadow 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

Not bad mate. Maybe just a little bit of extra cable management would be my only suggestion. Otherwise very nicely done

Husii87 submitter 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

Thanks man! Yeah definitely need to get that sorted.

QuanTums 1 point 25 months ago

I am just wondering, what mouse is the one included in the photos? Also very nice build!

Husii87 submitter 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

Thanks! It's actually a set by "eagletec" you can find them on amazon! :)

GravelsNotAFood 1 point 20 months ago

Did the GPU come with a DVI cable, or did you need to get that on your own?

Pixal 1 point 20 months ago

How big is that screen exactly?

looks big, I want it

RolandGuzman 1 point 20 months ago

Great build man! +1! I have a question, does that monitor has a DisplayPort port?