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September 21, 2011 2:48:41 PM

Hello I've had a bit of help from the Community already today regarding my first build. I'm a novice, but pretty much know what I want from my PC and was hoping for any advice on, hopefully, my final revision. Things like will it work, potential troubles and what not. The Build consists of:


Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3P Intel Z68 Socket 1155

CPU 2nd Generation Intel® Core? i7 2600K 3.40GHz Socket LGA1155 - Retail.

Graphics Novatech GeForce GTX 580 1536MB GDDR5

Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit

Hard Drive Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 64MB Cache Hard Disk Drive SATA 6 Gb/s 126MB/s <4.2ms 7200rpm - OEM

Optical Drive Samsung S222AB 22x DVD+/-RW SATA Black - OEM

PSU Novatech PowerStation Black Edition 750W Silent ATX2 Modular Power Supply

Total cost of £1029.86 inc VAT

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September 21, 2011 3:39:50 PM

I'd not take Novatech PSU and GPU. Haven't heard of them.
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September 21, 2011 3:59:48 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Next Week

Budget Range: £1000-£1100

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Parts Not Required: Just PC build.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Country of Origin: UK

Parts Preferences: Gigabyte Motherboard, Intel CPU(pref i7), Nvidia graphics.

Overclocking: Would like to build a PC that could be in the future.

SLI or Crossfire: Eventually yes.

Monitor Resolution: 1080

Additional Comments: I want a machine primarily for gaming.
September 21, 2011 4:08:15 PM

For gamig step down to i5-2500k
September 21, 2011 4:32:15 PM

If your buying within the UK, here's a few good sites to check out:


Motherboard: ASRock Extreme4 Gen3 £147
CPU: i5-2500k £163
GPU: Gigabyte 6970 £285
PSU: XFX 850w SILVER £95
HDD: SpinPoint F3 £43
SSD: 128GB Crucial M4 £134
Optical Drive: Samsung DVD-RW £14
Case: CM Storm Enforcer £70
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB 1600MHz £45
CPU Cooler: Hyper 212+ £22

Total: £1018

i7-2600k £237

£1092 total with i7-2600k instead of i5-2500k.

Be aware though an i7-2600k wont give you anymore FPS than an i5-2500k. In terms of gaming they perform the same.