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Hi Guys :) I need some suggestion(s).

Hi guys. I'm kinda new at building a gaming desktop so yea, help me :).
Here is my list.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor (£87.59 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£23.00 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£99.05 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (£74.27 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£64.52 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 1GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) (£119.58 @ Scan.co.uk)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 1GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) (£119.58 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Thermaltake Commander MS/I Snow Edition (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£45.37 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: OCZ Fatal1ty 550W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£57.96 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £690.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-23 13:07 BST+0100)

Yea, I'm going for a 2-way SLI Build :D. My budget is roughly £720.00.
Also, are there problems I might encounter when I buy this?
What more can you suggest?
Questions:

Should I change my CPU?

Should I change my PSU?

I am also planning to do some overclocking. (My mobo is kinda ready for this)
If so, I Should upgrade my ram to 16gb right? And get a K series CPU right?
Specifically, an i5-2500k can handle it, right?

Yea, Loads of question. Please suggest things that can help :)
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  1. 8GB is plenty of ram for gaming. An i5 is currently the best CPU for gaming so if you can afford it I would suggest getting one. I would also say go with a single GTX 760 now (or 7970 for a little more) and keep the option of adding a second card later.
  2. I am not a pro, but I would think that the i3 would definitely bottleneck a lot of your performance.

    Maybe go i5 4670, and single GPU GTX 760, or even a 770 if you can afford it, its much better than sli the 650.
  3. Argh Fastgunna.. beat me by a few seconds :P
  4. Best answer
    I would also suggest changing the PSU to something like this. http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1750xxxb9 or if you go with a 7970 go for 850w for enough headroom to support 2. Antec, Corsair, Sea sonic, and XFX are generally good, for anything else I highly recommend reading reviews on the individual units and if you can't find a review look for a different PSU.

    @Xavier that's why I'm not slowgunna :D
  5. I see.. Thanks! :D 1 more, Asus GTX 760 or EVGA GTX 760? :)
  6. I would go with whichever is cheaper, just make sure its not a reference card (if it only has 1 small fan its a reference card)
  7. Picked this baby, http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-video-card-02gp42761kr

    Also, I checked at eggxpert's tier breakdown for the best-to-worst PSU. Going to check it again
  8. Tenvis said:
    Picked this baby, http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-video-card-02gp42761kr

    Also, I checked at eggxpert's tier breakdown for the best-to-worst PSU. Going to check it again


    And you picked a reference card lol. Here I'll link you to a non reference.
    http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-video-card-gtx760dc2oc2gd5
    Just so happens that Asus is cheaper. Here's the cheapest non reference EVGA http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-video-card-02gp42763kr
  9. Spare £133. (Without the CPU)
  10. i5-3350p or i5-3330
  11. 3350p has a slightly higher clock speed for slightly less and has slightly more reviews so I will suggest it... slightly...

    Edit, I almost forgot... it also uses slightly less power
  12. I see what you did there... ;) Ok then :D Kinda running slow, Net sucks.
  13. I see what you did there... ;) Ok then :D Kinda running slow, Net sucks.
  14. Ok. Now the total cost is, £699.90. Still accepting suggestions :D Thanks anyways :D
  15. Ok. Now the total cost is, £699.90. Still accepting suggestions :D Thanks anyways :D
  16. Tenvis said:
    Ok. Now the total cost is, £699.90. Still accepting suggestions :D Thanks anyways :D


    What's your complete build so far?
  17. Wait wait, Is the non ref card better to OC or the ref card is better to OC?
  18. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor (£131.50 @ Ebuyer)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£23.00 @ Amazon UK)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£83.34 @ Ebuyer)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (£73.01 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£64.44 @ Amazon UK)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card (£202.51 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Power Supply: OCZ Fatal1ty 550W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£57.96 @ Amazon UK)
    Other: HEC Compucase Cougar Spike Micro ATX Case (£29.95)
    Total: £665.71
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-24 14:46 BST+0100)
  19. Save some bits. budget is 700. Might as well save the money for later SLI?
  20. Tenvis said:
    Save some bits. budget is 700. Might as well save the money for later SLI?


    Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner, your going to need a larger PSU if you plan to SLI, go for a 750 or 850. The difference between reference and non reference is the Cooler, stock coolers generally have 1 tiny fan that will cool the card, non reference cards usually have 2-3 large fans that will do a much better job of cooling.
  21. FastGunna said:
    Tenvis said:
    Save some bits. budget is 700. Might as well save the money for later SLI?


    Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner, your going to need a larger PSU if you plan to SLI, go for a 750 or 850. The difference between reference and non reference is the Cooler, stock coolers generally have 1 tiny fan that will cool the card, non reference cards usually have 2-3 large fans that will do a much better job of cooling.


    I see.. I see.. Well, I guess I'll just save it for a quite long time :D
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