A new gaming computer - Need opinions

Hi,

I am looking to buy the following system:

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£167.99 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£68.93 @ Ebuyer)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (£52.76 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£50.05 @ Ebuyer)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (£240.98 @ Dabs)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case (£59.99 @ Amazon UK)
Case Fan: Cooler Master SickleFlow 69.7 CFM 120mm Fan (£4.49 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£56.64 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£11.13 @ Amazon UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£68.39 @ Aria PC)

Is this going to have acceptable fps on highest settings in modern games? (Battlefield 3 etc.)
Am I spending too much in one area of the build and not enough in another?
Is the RAM compatible with my Motherboard and CPU?
Will I be able to fit a CPU cooler with this RAM (is it too big)?

I would appreciate your opinions on this spec.

Thanks
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  1. awesome pc...
    in some point you would like to upgrade and buy another GPU? if yes take a PSU that will be able to run 2 cars :) 800W would be good..
    and i do think sooner or later you would like to upgrade it :P
  2. MrBanger said:
    awesome pc...
    in some point you would like to upgrade and buy another GPU? if yes take a PSU that will be able to run 2 cars :) 800W would be good..
    and i do think sooner or later you would like to upgrade it :P


    Thanks, do you have any suggestions for a different PSU?
  3. indeed :D
    the corsair CX series are bad PSU's
    i have one myself [ cx500 ] and it's coil whining..
    better get the Corsair AX850 or the Corsair HX850
  4. Be aware that that motherboard has no option to manually adjust the Vcore. So you overclocking potential is somewhat limited.
  5. confuciused said:
    Be aware that that motherboard has no option to manually adjust the Vcore. So you overclocking potential is somewhat limited.


    Ok, does this mean that I should get another?
    Do you have any recommendations?
  6. It means it could be an issue if you intend to overclock your 3570k over 4.2-4.3GHz. If that's a problem for you then yes, you should consider another board.

    I usually recommend Asrock for budget boards as they generally have the most features at that price range.

    If you don't mind an mATX board, the Asrock Pro4-m is a good board and about the same price. Otherwise if you can stretch your budget a little, you could consider the Asrock Pro4, Asrock Extreme4-m or the Asus P8Z77-V LX.
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