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January 22, 2012 10:49:21 PM

I'm fairly new to this so some feedback is always welcome. It's primarily intended for a good level of gaming and watching hd movies etc. but on a budget of around £900-950 (after VAT), so had to compromise here and there. This is what I came up with:

CPU: Intel Core i5 2500K overclocked @ 4.3Ghz
CPU Cooler: Xigmatek HDT-S963
Operating System: Microsoft® Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z68AP-D3
Memory:8GB Corsair 1600mhz Vengeance (2x 4GB)
Hard Drives: Corsair 60GB Force3 SSD S-ATAIII 6.0Gb/s
2nd hard drive: 500GB S-ATAIII 6.0Gb/s
Optical Drive: 22x DVD±RW DL S-ATA
Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB
Sound card: Creative Audigy SE 7.1 PCI
Speakers: Logitech S220
Case: Corsair Carbide 500R White
PSU: 700W Xigmatek

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January 22, 2012 11:01:34 PM

700w is too much. You can get a 600w and be fine. You can look into Crucial M4. I think the Asrock Extreme3 Gen3 is a really good choice for the price because it also includes a 3.0x16 slot if you ever want to upgrade. The GTX 560ti 448 is really good if your budget can handle it.
January 22, 2012 11:48:32 PM

A good 700W might cover two GTX 560 ti in SLI. However probably not that Xigmatek.
I would look for a Corsair TX750 V2, or OCZ ZT series.
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January 23, 2012 12:16:16 AM

I don't plan on going SLI so it was fine, had decent enough reviews from what I could muster and within budget.

Somekid, I was sorely tempted to disregard other areas a bit more and go with a jucier GPU but figured it would be fine for my needs. It's always tempting, though ^^
January 23, 2012 4:05:38 AM

I had missed that review, sorry. I still wouldn't personally buy an HEC-made PSU, but I agree it reviewed well.
January 23, 2012 8:56:13 PM

Yes I wanted a corsair psu because you can't go wrong there but I had to cut corners somewhere :) 
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