Little BaBy JESUS wrote:Is there any particular budget you're keeping within?
SDD + HDD is a good choice, however I would get the 840 pro, not just the regular 840 (530MB/s and 240MB/s + 3 year warranty vs 540MB/s and 520MB/s + 5 year warranty). I'd also avoid Toshiba HDDs as they can be a little funky, and the amount of failed Toshiba HDDs I've seen is a little ridiculous. I'd grab a 3TB Seagate Barracuda personally.
I'd also get 2x8GB RAM instead of 4x4GB, to leave upgrading open later down the track. yes you probably won't need to later, but you might as well leave yourself open to it.
The case choice seems a little odd to me. If you love the look of it etc then by all means go for it. But unless you are running multi-GPU and water cooling setup, there really isn't much need for a Full tower case that is that large. The price also seems a bit out of step with the rest of the build.
I'm not 100% sure with that PSU, you might want to check the cable length because a full tower case + a psu model with short cables may not be the best.
Feel free to take my advice, or tell me to fuck off.
Thanks for the advice, no I don't really have a set budget in mind but as you can see aiming for a system to go with a 4770k
I think I will go for the 840 pro, so thanks for pointing that out. I feel like HDD brand reliability seems to be mostly pot luck, but for some reason I still prefer WD and I've had one fail on me so what's that about? Anyway I'll take your advice and go with Seagate as it's only £4 for the same spec.
I changed the memory from 2X8GB to 4X4GB just before I posted actually, and that was because I noticed the timings for the 8GB sticks were 10-10-10-28 and the 4GB sticks were 9-9-9-24 and it was about the same price so I went for the lower timings. I know that's not going to make a huge amount of difference but I probably won't upgrade to more than 16GB with this PC anyway.
As for the case, I'm really having trouble finding something I like. I just want something solid and plain, I like the look of this
but a few reviewers have said the air flow wasn't great and it could get pretty hot, I'm going to overclock so I changed to something with more airflow, still not decided but I have until next week to make up my mind.
A friend with a similar setup recommended the PSU, but cable length isn't something I'd thought about so I'll make sure I check that.