OC3D Recommended Systems - Q4 2013

Mid Range £1300

OC3D Recommended Systems - October 2013

Sub £1300 

Now you might prefer to spend some more, and get an uncompromising gaming system. Keeping the majority of our components from the £800 system we make the following changes; 

We want to ensure that our power supply runs cool and quiet for as long as possible. This isn't only for our immediate aural benefit, but power supplies tend to be the component we upgrade the least so it usually survives an upgrade or two. To this end we've utilised the Corsair RM650, probably the quietest PSU on the market, and with Gold certification it easily handles our system. The second, and by far the biggest, upgrade is to move straight to a GTX780. An absolute power-house of a graphics card, and here in the excellent MSI Twin Frozr guise. Utilising the MSI GPU we'd have to include the GD65 just for the harmony between the two, even if the GD65 wasn't the best value motherboard on earth, which it is. As we're still on air at this price-point it's important to have one that doesn't sound like a vacuum when it's under load, and the MSI is excellent. Finally to ensure good airflow we're housing it all in the larger CM Storm Trooper case. The whole system comes in at just a shade over £1300. Considering a big, fast SSD, a fast CPU and a GTX780 we think it's a bargain. *Edit GTX780 prices have just been slashed so our MSI Gaming card is now just £411!*

 

HardwarePrice (with link)
Intel Core i5-4670K£176.88
MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming£161.99
Corsair Vengeance Pro 2133MHz£92.99
Corsair RM650£93.41
CM Storm Trooper£124.00
250GB Samsung 840 Evo£125.99
Scythe Ashura CPU Cooler£44.99
MSI GTX780 Twin Frozr Gaming£411.00

 


CM Storm Trooper                                                        MSI GTX 780 Gaming

OC3D Recommended Systems October 2013
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                                            MSI Z87 GD65 Gaming                                            Corsair RM650 

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