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Desktop PC advice please as my "deal" wasn't quite a deal!

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Hi guys, I posted what I thought was a good deal today only for it to be voted ice cold :) I'm a bit out of the loop with computers but I do need a new one and there doesn't seem to be that many… Read More
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2y, 5m agoPosted 2 years, 5 months ago
Hi guys,

I posted what I thought was a good deal today only for it to be voted ice cold :)

I'm a bit out of the loop with computers but I do need a new one and there doesn't seem to be that many offers this year. Laptops are taking over!

I need a desktop not for gaming, but capable of supporting a 4k monitor at it's highest resolution 3840x2160 so I need a gfx card with display port and the GTX 760 seems to meet all of my needs.

How does this build look to you?

http://gyazo.com/a873ac058a3eba90298bc4d9e6751adb

Thanks!
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2y, 5m agoPosted 2 years, 5 months ago
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It's hard to comment on the build really without knowing what you ARE doing with it.

Not for gaming at all? If you do plan to game on it at that resolution at all then you're gonna need a lot of Ram on the graphics card. More than 2GB for sure. Then again you'd need a hell of a lot more than one gtx760 for decent gaming at that res.

128gb SSD might not be enough. I filled my 240gb a lot faster than I thought.

The i7 4790 might be overkill if you're not gaming/editing/rendering etc,

You're gonna need a mechanical harddrive for storage for sure, but i'm assuming you've already got one?
#2
Couple points, overlapping a lot with Tonk3h point:

What are you using it for (i7 4790 is generally overkill, for most builds a decent i5 will suffice).

If you're not gaming and need 4k resolution I'd favour a decent amd card (eg. r9 280) as this will provide more bang for buck

Hard drive will be way too small, look at getting a larger 240gb+ ssd (128b will only be enough to hold your OS and a couple of key programs, no space for storing anything) OR get the 128gb ssd + a second mechanical drive with more space on it
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coerce86
What are you using it for (i7 4790 is generally overkill, for most builds a decent i5 will suffice).

For most builds an i5 is over the top too and a mid-range chip like an i3 will suffice (or a Haswell Pentium if you're not using the integrated graphics).

Are you using the graphics processor at all? If you're not then spending £150 on a graphics card (and more on a high capacity PSU) is just unnecessary. An extra £10-20 spent on the motherboard will get you a DisplayPort output for your integrated graphics and the i3+ chips are capable of supporting [email protected] (even over SST I believe on the desktop ones).
https://communities.intel.com/message/254584#254584

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