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November 6, 2011 7:33:54 PM

hi i was wondering if this would be a good gaming setup my budget is about 650 - 700. i have a hdd so will add that when i build the system
this estimated at £610


CPU
Intel Core i5 2500K Unlocked, S1155, Sndy Bridge, Quad, 3.3GHz, HD3000 IGP 850Mhz, 6MB Cache 95W

GAMING CASE
NZXT Source 210 White Mid Tower Gaming Case with 120mm Fan w/o PSU

COOLING
Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 CPU Cooler Intel 775/1155/1156/1366 AMD 939/AM2/AM2+/AM3
120mm NZXT 9 Blade Rifle Bearing Silent Fan 1300rpm with Braided Cable
140mm NZXT 9 Blade Rifle Bearing Fan Silent with Braided Cable 1300rpm

MOTHERBOARD
Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3, Intel Z68, S 1155, DDR3, SATA III - 6Gb/s, RAID SATA, PCIe 2.0 (x16), VGA On Board, ATX

RAM
8GB (2x4GB) Corsair Vengeance Blue DDR3 PC3-12800(1600), Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 9-9-9-24, XMP, 1.5V

OPTICAL DRIVE
Samsung SH-S222AL/BEBE 22x DVD±R, 12x DVD±R, DVD+RW x8/-RW x6, SATA Black OEM

POWER SUPPLY
600W PSU, Alpine PS05, Uncertified, SLI/CrossFire, Quiet Fan, ATX v2.03

GPU
1GB MSI GTX 560Ti OC Twin Frozr II 40nm, 4200MHz GDDR5, GPU 880MHz, Shader 1760MHz, 384 Cores

please let me know if i should change anything

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November 6, 2011 7:39:00 PM

I would recommend getting a better PSU
November 6, 2011 7:42:43 PM

is the motherboard good enough for gaming? i would also like to do a bit of over clocking on the cpu, will the setup be able to handle this?

thank you for your reply
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November 6, 2011 7:46:01 PM

would this be more suitable


600W PSU, Corsair Builder Series CMPSU-600CXv2UK, 80% Eff', 80 PLUS, EPS 12V, Quiet Fan, ATX v2.3
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November 6, 2011 7:54:41 PM

^yes
November 6, 2011 8:00:27 PM

The new PSU is better. You just need to make sure it is atleast 80 PLUS Certified: Bronze and check newegg to make sure it has good reviews to make sure it is a solid PSU.

The CPU cooler is a hard thing to figure out because it is hard to figure out your balance between performance and noise level. Here are some reviewed that are a little cheaper... http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/cpu-cooler-heatsink...
I haven't heard much about the cooler and that is really the thing that matters when it comes to OC. I wish I could help you more when it comes to coolers, but I don't know beisdes also checking out http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm and checking out this chart... http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=261...
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