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Leftover - Cheap Build (for the kids)

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Motherboard Asus Z97 Sabertooth Mk1
Cooling Corsair H100i in Push/Pull with 4x SP120 fans.
Memory Corsair XMS3 8GB PC3-12800 1600MHz (4x2GB)
Video Card(s) Sapphire R9 280X Vapor X
Storage Samsung 840 Pro SSD (OS), 2TB Caviar Black SATA III Secondary, 2TB Caviar Black SATA III Tertiary,
Display(s) 2x Samsung S24B300 @ 1920*1080 + 1 Samsung LE40B550 40inch @ 1920*1080
Case Corsair 750D
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Power Supply XFX Pro Series 850W Black Edition PSU
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#1
So I have parts left over from my recent upgrade, Parts listed bellow I am making my kids a rig with this, nothing fancy but something suitable for mild gaming (their 4 and 7) but love gaming as much as their Daddy, Also my wife may use it for some LAN play with me :p


So these are the parts I have left

  • Antec 1200 Case (with fans)
  • Asus M4A89GTD PRO/USB 3
  • Phenom II X6 1050T
  • Corsair H50 Cooler
  • 8Gb XMS 3 (Corsair DDR3) This is from my current rig, I am upgrading to 16Gb on mine
  • 1Tb HDD (Hitachi, YUCK, but it'll do)
So, Obviously I will need the following (but I am on a budget)

PSU
GPU
RAM (for my new PC, thinking 16GB Corsair (HERE)

PSU, I was thinking this little beaut from Seasonic,

GPU is where I am stuck at, I can't decide between a R9 260/270, but I am set with ATI, it's a preference for me, I know Nv are good but I know ATI.

I am thinking it'll be a little monster of a rig, I'm going to clean up the old parts and the TIMon the Corsair could do with being replaced.
 
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Storage Samsung 840/850 512gb Raid 0, WD Velociraptor 600gb x 5 Raid 5 / 300gb 15k RPM x 8 / 2x 240gb Adata
Display(s) Acer XG270HU 1440p 144hz Freesync, Acer B286HK 4K UHD Monitor, 1 Hanns-G 27inch 1920x1080p Monitor
Case Corsair Obsidian 800D / Dell Poweredge R710 Rack Mount Case / MSI Gaming 17inch
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Power Supply Rosewill Lightning 1300Watt
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#2
As far as your build and choices, here are my thoughts.

PSU choice is good, but if your want to save a couple bucks grab one of these:
http://www.amazon.co_uk/dp/B00DZ6R9GE/?tag=tec053-21
Good bang for buck and honestly unless you really want a modular PSU for the cable savings put the money into something else. I have used these on many builds and they are great (cables a bit stiff).

With GPU what you have selected are huge differences in performance. The R7 260 is pretty low end as far as graphics go where as the R7 270 (or 270x) both are very good 1080p gaming cards and provide great game setting (high+) in AAA titles.

If you want the next step down from the 270, grab this instead:
http://www.amazon.co_uk/dp/B00IN71T34/?tag=tec053-21
Still pretty good for 1080p but normally for gaming medium-high at 1080p.

If you want to grab the best for 1080p on a budget, grab this:
http://www.amazon.co_uk/dp/B00FRU9P9U/?tag=tec053-21

As far as your ram goes that should be fine, but I would say I prefer the lower cas latency. 9 is normally what I shoot for in ram minimum unless I'm going crazy high speed (I run 16gb at 1866 with acs latency 8).
 
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#3
NVM, fixed them
 
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Motherboard Asus Z97 Sabertooth Mk1
Cooling Corsair H100i in Push/Pull with 4x SP120 fans.
Memory Corsair XMS3 8GB PC3-12800 1600MHz (4x2GB)
Video Card(s) Sapphire R9 280X Vapor X
Storage Samsung 840 Pro SSD (OS), 2TB Caviar Black SATA III Secondary, 2TB Caviar Black SATA III Tertiary,
Display(s) 2x Samsung S24B300 @ 1920*1080 + 1 Samsung LE40B550 40inch @ 1920*1080
Case Corsair 750D
Audio Device(s) onboard 7.1 HD Audio
Power Supply XFX Pro Series 850W Black Edition PSU
Software Windows 7 64bit/Ubuntu
#4
Thinking of taking your advice with a 270X,

Thinking of treating my little ones to this beaut - HERE

As for the PSU, Thanks but for £20 more I'd rather go modular and a brand I know/trust.
 
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Cooling RX 360mm + 140mm Custom Loop in Push Pull Config. / Dell Stock / MSI Stock
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Video Card(s) GTX Titan XP (2025mhz) / Asus GTX 950 (No Power Connector) / GTX 880m
Storage Samsung 840/850 512gb Raid 0, WD Velociraptor 600gb x 5 Raid 5 / 300gb 15k RPM x 8 / 2x 240gb Adata
Display(s) Acer XG270HU 1440p 144hz Freesync, Acer B286HK 4K UHD Monitor, 1 Hanns-G 27inch 1920x1080p Monitor
Case Corsair Obsidian 800D / Dell Poweredge R710 Rack Mount Case / MSI Gaming 17inch
Audio Device(s) Realtec ALC1150 (On board)
Power Supply Rosewill Lightning 1300Watt
Mouse Logitech G5
Keyboard Logitech G19S
Software Windows 10 Pro / Windows Server 2008 R2 / Windows 10 Pro
#5
Oh ok good was about to try and fix it.

Thinking of taking your advice with a 270X,

Thinking of treating my little ones to this beaut - HERE

As for the PSU, Thanks but for £20 more I'd rather go modular and a brand I know/trust.
EVGA is good and the PSU's are good quality, but I don't blame you as I'm a bigger fan of modular myself. It's just these baby's are great value and very reliable from what I've seen/heard.

As for the GPU, it's a good choice in cooler and performance. I did notice for the same price you can grab the msi gaming card. So it's up to you on which you prefer, personally I would pick which ever has the highest core clocks as all the coolers perform just fine!
 
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Cooling Corsair H100i in Push/Pull with 4x SP120 fans.
Memory Corsair XMS3 8GB PC3-12800 1600MHz (4x2GB)
Video Card(s) Sapphire R9 280X Vapor X
Storage Samsung 840 Pro SSD (OS), 2TB Caviar Black SATA III Secondary, 2TB Caviar Black SATA III Tertiary,
Display(s) 2x Samsung S24B300 @ 1920*1080 + 1 Samsung LE40B550 40inch @ 1920*1080
Case Corsair 750D
Audio Device(s) onboard 7.1 HD Audio
Power Supply XFX Pro Series 850W Black Edition PSU
Software Windows 7 64bit/Ubuntu
#6
Thanks,

I saw the MSI one, Was thinking the Sapphire as I know the brand (I personally use Sapphire and have owned them for donkey years), trust them and the styling goes with the case/board (Blue)