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£650/$995 Novice Computer Build, do the components work together?

I would firstly like to apologise. I am a complete and utter novice. I am getting someone else ( a professional) to build it for me, so here goes:

Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next few months (July 2013 hopefully)

Budget Range: £650 after selling free games (AMD offer). Includes postage and Scan insurance.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Photoshop Lightroom 4/5, SketchUp 8 (CAD)

Are you buying a monitor: No


Parts to Upgrade:
Case: Silverstone RL04B Case ATX £35.98 http://www.scan.co.uk/products/silverstone-rl04b-red-line-black-mid-tower-performance-case-with-usb-30-w-o-psu
CPU: Intel i5 4670 £172.98 http://www.scan.co.uk/products/intel-core-i5-4670-1150-haswell-quad-core-34ghz-1200mhz-gpu-34x-ratio-84w-retai-plus-free-grid-2l
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-z87-D3HP £107.10 http://www.scan.co.uk/products/gigabyte-ga-z87-d3hp-intel-z87-s-1150-ddr3-sata-iii-6gb-s-sata-raid-pcie-30-(x16)-d-sub-(vga)-dvi-d-
Fan: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 pro v2 £17.50 http://www.scan.co.uk/products/arctic-cooling-freezer-7-pro-v2-s775-1155-1156-1366-am3-am2plus-am2-939-up-to-130-watts
Hard Drive: 500gb Seagate ST500DM002 £39.90 http://www.scan.co.uk/products/500gb-seagate-st500dm002-barracuda-sata-6gb-s-7200rpm-16mb-cache-85ms-ncq
GPU: XFX HD 7870 2GB 4800MHz £165.34 http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-xfx-radeon-hd-7870-double-dissipation-edition-4800mhz-gddr5-28nm-gpu-1000mhz-1280-cores-plusfree
PSU: Corsair CX 600w £57.12 http://www.scan.co.uk/products/600w-corsair-builder-series-cx-cp-9020048-uk-80-plus-bronze-sli-crossfire-eps-12v-quiet-fan-atx-psu
DVD: Samsung SH-224BB/BEBE £13.79 http://www.scan.co.uk/products/samsung-sh-224bb-bebe-dvdr-24x-rw-8x-6x-dvd-ram-12x-black-oem
RAM: 8gb (2x4gb) Corsair CMX8GX3M2B1600C9 £39.16 http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CMX8GX3M2B1600C9-1600MHz-DDR3-Memory/dp/B005G9C4K4

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: amazon.co.uk, scan.co.uk, ebuyer.com (and any others you highly recommend)

Location: Warwickshire, United Kingdom

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU, AMD GPU, 80+ PSU

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 32 inch TV- max (1920 x 1080)

Additional Comments: Photoshop Elements 9, Lightroom 4/5, Battlefield 3/4, Company of Heroes 1/2
Why Are You Upgrading: My laptop gets very, very warm even when watching Youtube videos in HD...

Thank you.
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  1. If you are not getting a K code cpu and are not overclocking then no need to get a Z series MOBO. you could put that extra money into a more powerful GPU like a 7950
  2. Drew010 said:
    If you are not getting a K code cpu and are not overclocking then no need to get a Z series MOBO. you could put that extra money into a more powerful GPU like a 7950

    So are there no downsides to getting a lower series motherboard? Are there more ports for things such as RAM and USB 3.0 headers on a Z series or are they the same?
  3. Best answer
    There are some high end Z series that have more PCIe x16 slots for more powerful crossfire/SLI setups, but if you go with an H series you should be just fine- they still have the same amount of ram slots and you might lose 1 or 2 USB 3.0 headers. So there is no significant disadvantage to having an H series if you aren't overclocking, unless you have plans in the near future to buy an unlocked processer and overclock as well as crossfire/SLI
  4. Drew010 said:
    There are some high end Z series that have more PCIe x16 slots for more powerful crossfire/SLI setups, but if you go with an H series you should be just fine- they still have the same amount of ram slots and you might lose 1 or 2 USB 3.0 headers. So there is no significant disadvantage to having an H series if you aren't overclocking, unless you have plans in the near future to buy an unlocked processer and overclock as well as crossfire/SLI


    Okay, thanks very much!
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