Can someone look over my first build please

I do not want to increase the price in anyway however if there is someway to make it cheaper or to improve performance then please say
Here is my component list :
PCPartPicker part list:
Price breakdown by merchant:

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£131.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£25.24 @ CCL Computers)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£78.92 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (£64.99 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Mushkin 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£43.19 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£35.94 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card (£227.72 @
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed ATX Mid Tower Case (£64.13 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Fractal Design Integra R2 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£47.58 @
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£11.74 @ CCL Computers)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£49.99 @ Amazon UK)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN781ND 802.11b/g/n PCI Wi-Fi Adapter (£7.91 @ Aria PC)
Total: £789.34
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-30 18:53 BST+0100)
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  1. It is a pretty good build. Just a suggestion though, the cpu is last gen, the newest version is i5-4670k. Though you wont see much of a performance difference.
  2. i didnt want to go over 800 for sure so that's how i managed to get the cost down. Apparently it makes little difference and this one even overclocks better but i don't know for sure.
    I will be able to overclock with this build am i right ??
  3. yes.
  4. Good build. If I were you, I would probably take a last gen motherboard (z97 rather than z77) and maybe wait for processor 4690k to come out in 3 days... But for the rest, you are fine, I think!

    If I were you (but I'm not, lucky you!), I would put a bit more money for a more silent cooler: Noctua NH-U12P fits your case, and a more efficient (gold-rated?) PSU...
  5. Is the new processor likely to cost a lot more ??
  6. Also that fan looks just awful. Why is it brown and cream coloured
  7. 3403321 said:
    Is the new processor likely to cost a lot more ??

    The new cpu will cost about $30-$40 more. Not to mention the Z97 motherboard you will have to get which will also cost more.
  8. Best answer
    Actually, yes, it will cost more, but will provide what it is worth in terms of additional power...
    Nothing I recommended is a "must have". If I were you, I'd try to have a very modern board, even if I can only afford something like a 4440, I would be able to change to a broadwell i7 at a later date without changing OS and Motherboard, making the built more future-proof.

    But your built makes perfectly sense as is, only it will be pretty maxed out already and not really futureproof...
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