Could anyone help me with some advice please?

Hi all.

I'm looking to build my first computer so i can partake in some hardcore gaming. I'm looking for a little advice on what to buy.

I'll follow the how to ask sticky and go from there. :D


Approximate Purchase Date: As soon as possible.

Budget Range: I'm looking at £400-£450. I could maybe stretch a little if needed.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming and video editing. I figure if it can handle them anything else should be easy.

Parts Not Required: Mouse, Keyboard, Monitor, PSU, RAM, HDD, OS, CPU

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:No preference

Country: U.K.

Parts Preferences: Intel i5 2500k.

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: I need help with this

Monitor Resolution: Best available

Basically i need help with compatibility and parts comparison.

I've already decided on an i5 2500k. What i need to go with that is advice on whether or not to get 2 hd 6870's and crossfire them or spend the same money (about £300) on a single card.

Next i have the predicament of which motherboard (z68) will fit 2 6870's if needed and what case this will all fit into with 2 massive cards.

Stuff like PSU, HDD, optical drives, OS etc i have covered.

Thank you in advance.
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  1. Price indication above is just for GPU and Mobo, case will be on top of that.

    Sorry for any confusion caused.
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