First computer build, need advice!

Hello,

This is my first time building a computer and I have a basic idea of what i'm doing and what components i'm choosing, but, since its my first time building a computer, i'm not too sure if the components I've chosen are the best, i'm looking to build a pretty good gaming computer, which could, lets say, play Battlefield 3 at low/medium settings at a solid 50-60 FPS. I'm trying to buy every component from scan.co.uk, but I don't mind buying from other sights, such as overclockers.co.uk, as long as its in the UK, lol. My budget is under £1000, here are the components ive selected, which all costs about £800, I dont mind spending more either :)

2GB MSI Radeon HD 7870
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Intel Core i5 4670K 1150 Quad Core
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LiteOn IHAS124-04 24x DVD±R
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700W Storm Silent LPJ19-25
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Asrock Fatal1ty Z77 Professional-M
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4GB Corsair Value DDR3 PC3-10600
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500GB Seagate ST500DM002 Barracuda SATA 6Gb/s, 7200rpm
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And I will install Windows 7 64 Bit. Please tell me if any of these parts are incompatible with each other or if I should upgrade, thanks :)

(Sorry for the long post)
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  1. Thanks guys, i've gone with SR-71's choice, and changed the RAM like you said, saint, thanks again, anything else I should take into consideration?
  2. Everything else looks good , keep us posted on the build progress.
  3. Actually, I've just found out that my Processor and my MB aren't compatible, so I need to change it :( I don't think it would be that much of a hassle to push it up to an i7, what do you think?
  4. SR-71 Blackbird said:


    I'm pretty sure I don't, my tower is the Aerocool Strike-X One, and it says on the website that it can hold Micro ATX/ATX MB's.
  5. http://www.aerocool.us/strikex/strikex_one.html
    Micro ATX/ATX < Yes , your case supports both.
  6. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    http://www.aerocool.us/strikex/strikex_one.html
    Micro ATX/ATX < Yes , your case supports both.


    Oh, okay, I wasn't sure if there was, uhm, 3 kinds of ATX, or, something... Anyway, thanks :P
  7. Your welcome , if you need more help stop back in.
  8. You could go with a gigabyte 7970 gpu that's what i have it's fantastic but only if its price fits in with your budget.
  9. AppleJackXD said:
    You could go with a gigabyte 7970 gpu that's what i have it's fantastic but only if its price fits in with your budget.


    I would go with that but, as you said, its a bit over my budget, I would be willing to spend only another 100 on what I already have, so, maybe a 7950 would do, but im not sure if I should upgrade or not...
  10. That's a fine card I'd wait.
  11. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    That's a fine card I'd wait.


    Alright, thanks everyone who helped me, the new list is this:

    2GB MSI Radeon HD 7870
    link
    Intel Core i5 4670K 1150 Quad Core
    link
    LiteOn IHAS124-04 24x DVD±R
    link
    600W Corsair 2013 Edition GS CP 9020063
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    MSI Z78 G45 Gaming Motherboard
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    4GB Corsair DDR3 Vengeance
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    500GB Seagate ST500DM002 Barracuda
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    Windows 7 64BIT Home Premium

    Thanks again :P
  12. Good looking rig!!!!!!!!!!
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