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Gaming Pc around £1300 (first time build)

First time build so just looking for any advice on parts to pick for a gaming pc ideally not above £1300-£1400 mark my focus is mainly gaming with no other real uses on a single monitor display (possibly 3D). This what I have put together so far if I have done anything stupid please let me know or if I can get the parts cheaper elsewhere in the UK.

CPU
Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor £251.99 Aria PC

CPU Cooler
Corsair H60 74.4 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler £53.52 Scan.co.uk (water cooling something I may or may not do given its my first build and don't really want to risk it

Motherboard
Gigabyte GA-Z87-D3HP ATX LGA1150 Motherboard £102.96 Amazon UK
Memory (don't know a lot about motherboards if i'm honest)

Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory £86.51 Amazon UK (plan on running a few servers for some games)

Storage
Sandisk 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk £64.96 Computers(might be inclined to use a larger SSD if its possible to put some of my longer loading steam games on it without my full library)
Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £62.99 Aria PC

Video Card
XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) £188.30x2 Amazon UK (oc speed and seems like the best option in this price bracket however will the bridge come with the cards or do I buy it separate)

Wireless Network Adapter
TP-Link TL-WN951N 802.11b/g/n PCI Wi-Fi Adapter £19.87 Amazon UK

Case anything that looks alright and does the job cooling wise

Power Supply
LEPA G 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply £63.70 Amazon UK (covers the wattage and 80plus gold)

Optical Drive
Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer £12.94 Amazon UK (if it will install games I don't care)

Operating System Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) £69.59 Aria Total: £1260.61
(http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1qWsg) if that simplifies it sorry for a long post case is a place holder on that list thanks to anyone who replies with help
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    Your specs are fine, I would recommend to downgrade your intel i7 to i5. The reason why is because if your main focus is gaming, an i5 will do and there's no difference in frames per sec at all.

    Also, I would not buy 16GB RAM, I would only buy 8GB RAM if your gaming. 8GB RAM is more then enough
  2. i like your build there. i would build differently myself.

    to start i disagree with going i5. there is a price difference but buying a i7 with HT makes sense. (it wont effect your games for a good few years but will eventually will have a part to play)

    Also i would switch out and move away from AMD's old 2011 graphics cards with the price your paying, i would recommend a gtx 780 it will outdo those two cards and you wouldn't be spending anymore cash.

    if this is your first build then i wouldn't recommend overclocking and you really would not need to unless your really doing some intensive professional stuff Cinema 4D is the only thing i can think of that would benefit from a overclock, that would decrease your waiting time but meh its a few seconds.

    i do recommend you get a non stock cooler intel's suck hard, Noctua are decent.

    if you do go water-cooling and the duo graphics cards i would strongly recomend buying a corsair cx 750
    cheap power supplies are not worth it. trust me i have been there.

    i would spend a bit more and get yourself a vertex 4, its a good solid ssd, not all ssd's are made equal.

    with your budget i would actually suggest to you that you hold out for ivybridge-e it would cost a bit more, but not much.

    hope you look at some of my suggestions! thank you!
  3. Do want to overclock ?


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£184.24 @ CCL Computers)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£129.84 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£59.97 @ Dabs)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£46.80 @ Aria PC)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) (£203.71 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) (£203.71 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case (£82.79 @ Aria PC)
    Power Supply: Corsair 760W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£125.97 @ Dabs)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.90 @ Aria PC)
    Other: Cpu cooler (£68.00)
    Total: £1117.93
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-19 00:57 BST+0100)
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