Hi there I was hoping I'd be able to get some advice on how to go about my first build, something I've been wanting to do for a few years now. The PC will be used for quite a lot of gaming, I'm planning on purchasing BF3 and Skyrim on release.
Approximate Purchase Date: As soon as possible
Budget Range: £700
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Web Surfing, Movies
Parts Not Required: OS, Monitor, Keyboard + Mouse
Country of Origin: England
Parts Preferences: by brand or type: Intel, Nvidia
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe in the future
Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080
These are some of the components I've looked at so far, as far as I'm aware of they are all compatable and generally recieve favourable reviews.
I'm not necessarily going to purchase them from overclockers, just that it was an easy place to find them all.
I do have a preference towards NVidia and this is a toss-up between the 570 and the 560ti, is there much difference for the £100 price difference? Or is the HD 6950 a better option (for value for money)
PSU and Cooling are also some things that I could do with some advice on
If you do plan on going CF/SLI then get the 6970 due to scaling advances in AMD's drivers of late. Plus, you won't have to drop a crazy power supply in it to run 3 cards. Nvidia may outperform AMD but, when running a 3-way card setup cooling and 12 amp rails on your PSU may become a issue.
I may choose to run another card in the future, however that is unlikely to be any time soon as I don't have a spare £250 for another at the moment, so for now I'd just like the best for running single and value for money.