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August 18, 2011 1:49:21 PM

Hey, building a new computer and my budget is £1400. First time i've decided to build my own comp. Here is what i've come up with and any advice would be appreciated. Going to be used for gaming, programming and every day use. I already have a keyboard/mouse and a monitor. Will be overclocking. Also plan to sli another 580 in future.

Coolermaster HAF X Case (222943) £133.67
http://www.ebuyer.com/222943-coolerm...se-rc-942-kkn1

Intel Core i7 2600k 3.4GHz Socket 1155 8MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor (252535) £237.92
http://www.ebuyer.com/252535-intel-c...bx80623i72600k

Asus P8Z68-V PRO Z68 Socket 1155 8 Channel HD Audio ATX Motherboard (267772) £148.19
http://www.ebuyer.com/267772-asus-p8...rd-p8z68-v-pro

G-Skill 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600Mhz RipjawsX Memory Kit CL9 (9-9-9-24) 1.5V ( 264750) £41.79
http://www.ebuyer.com/264750-g-skill...2800cl9d-8gbxl

LiteOn IHAS624-32 24x DVD±RW DL & RAM Lightscribe SATA Optical Drive - Retail Box Black (253407) £19.98
http://www.ebuyer.com/253407-liteon-...ive-ihas624-32

Corsair Professional Series AX850 850W Modular PSU - 80plus Gold Certified (227503) £143.22
http://www.ebuyer.com/227503-corsair...-cmpsu-850axuk

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium - Complete package - 1 PC - DVD - English - United Kingdom (168373) £110.68
http://www.ebuyer.com/168373-microso...1-pc-gfc-00025

MSI GeForce GTX 580 Lightning 1536MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card [n580gtx lightning] - £389.99

Noctua NH-D14 Dual Radiator and Fan Socket LGA1366, LGA1156, LGA775, AM3, AM2+, AM2 CPU Cooler (195165) £66.06
http://www.ebuyer.com/195165-noctua-...am3-am2-nh-d14

Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint F3 1TB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 32MB Cache (173804) £42.99
http://www.ebuyer.com/173804-samsung...-cache-hd103sj


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August 18, 2011 2:11:49 PM

Looks fine, given your uses you could probably even drop the CPU down to the i5 under the one you picked and it would still be a very powerful system. All you would really lose is a few fps on some games and would save a noticeable amount of cash. If you don't mind paying the premium for a slightly better CPU you picked out, you shouldn't need to change anything.
August 18, 2011 2:53:25 PM

Thanks for the reply wathman, i'll probably stick with the i7 as my budget can afford it and i figure i might as well get the best of what i can.
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