Update So after having the PC for a month or two, I then added an extra SSD. My OS on one along with uni work, mainly word documents, and then steam stuff on the other. The PSU was annoying me, so I bought the EVGA 750W Gold, best thing iv done, a lot happier with the cable management now. One thing I would say is not to skimp on any parts at the start, do it once and do it right. Graphics card runs sweet, averages 70-90 FPS on BF4 with max settings. Solidwork's runs perfect also so I chose the right card here. The speakers I bought are from SCAN only £35 and would recommend to anyone! Excellent quality, not bulky really chuffed with them. Microlab FC330, they aint on the list. Not a bad set up if you ask me, decent screen and speakers. K65 is a beast to type on as well, adjustable sensitivity on the mouse so its good when playing FPS games. The screen is actually a Iiyama Prolite X2783HSU-B1 27 (£175) decent screen, speakers are weak though, like really weak. but its cheap. Next up is another SSD for my 60gb of battlefield expansions. I hoping there will be a price drop soon on the 840 EVO's
Thanks for reading.
Original I needed a machine that could handle solidworks for 3D modelling as its a large part of my Engineering masters degree, and I then decided to add the funds I was going to use on a Xbox One to build a computer.
Initial budget was £400 but as you can see its been blown way out proportion, its my first build and I spent weeks researching about computers and their components as i knew very little at the start. Love doing the cable management on this hope it turns out nice when everything is plumbed in, although im not happy with the PSU as it has way to many wires compared to the ones where you plug in the ones you use.
The case is actually a Aerocool X3 Predator, however its not an option on this site.
Not 100% on my GPU, I wanted one with more ram as solidworks is VRam intensive so I plan on adding a quadro GPU aswell however im yet to find out how to switch between the two. In an ideal world id be able to run the 2 types over SLI but this isnt possible. If anyone has any information about GPU card switching Id love to know, iv been told it can be done via software but iv yet to find any useful information.
So far i have what is shown on the photos however I will update as my final few components arrive.
Thanks for looking and any feedback is appreciated.