Gaming, First Build , compatibility and advice needed

Approximate Purchase Date: this week

Budget Range: around £700

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming , movies and in the long future 3D

Parts Not Required: keyboard , mouse , screen ( for now ) HDD ( reusing a old 250GB )

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: english currency and cheap delivery such as www.tekheads.co.uk ( free shipping over £45) and amazon.co.uk

Country: England ( Brighton)

Parts Preferences: Intel

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: high ( 32" 1080i going to be used to start off with)

Additional Comments: needs to have a nice case , preferably white , with a window and possibly green lights? , can be added in after the build i suppose

currently looking at :

Asus P8Z68-V GEN3 Intel Z68 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard [90-MIBGC5-G0EAY00Z] £122
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MB-493-AS

Intel i5 2500K £170
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Intel-Sandybridge-i5-2500K-Quad-Core-Processor/dp/B004FA8NX2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1328491274&sr=8-1

Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB 1600MHz CL9 DDR3 Vengeance Memory Two Module Kit £40
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9-1600MHz-Vengeance-Memory/dp/B004CRSM4I/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1328491305&sr=1-1

MSI nVIDIA GTX560Ti OC 880MHz 4200MHz 256Bit DDR5 TWIN FROZR II Graphics Card (1024MB, PCI-E, 2xDVI, 2xHDMI) £180
http://www.amazon.co.uk/MSI-GTX560Ti-OC-4200MHz-Graphics/dp/B004K8R8AI

Antec TruePower New 650 Watt Modular 80Plus PSU £70
http://www.tekheads.co.uk/product/Antec-TruePower-New-650-Watt-Modular-80Plus-PSU_42144.html


This is a repost because my previous post didn't get any comments, probably because it was in the wrong format , I hope this is better :) I look forward to your help :D
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  1. You want a 750w psu to push two of those cards. For a 6870 a 650w psu is fine, but not for these 560 ti's.

    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/motherboards/intel1155z68chipsetmotherboards/z68extreme3gen3.html £115.99 inc vat Free Delivery
    ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 Intel Z68 (Socket 1155) Motherboard

    http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Power+Supplies/700-950W/750W+OCZ+ZS+Series+80PLUS+Bronze+Power+Supply+?productId=45459 £63.59 inc. VAT
    750W OCZ ZS Series 80PLUS Bronze Power Supply

    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/nvidiageforcegraphicscards/nvidiagtx560tifermiseries/engtx560tidcii2di1gd5.html £167.99 inc vat Free Delivery
    ASUS GeForce GTX 560Ti DCII 1024MB GDDR5

    or...

    http://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Other+products/MSI+GeForce+GTX+560+Ti+OC+1024MB+GDDR5+PCI-Express+Graphics+Card+?productId=47973 £159.95 inc. VAT
    MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti OC 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card
  2. okay cheers :) , any suggestions on the case? and arnt thoes cards the same but just overclocked a bit under?


    thank you :)
  3. Save yourself the quid and take a few minutes and over clock your vid card yourself.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-Carbide-400R-Mid-Tower-Gaming/dp/B0055Q7BR4/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1328493162&sr=1-1 <--- I don't know what you want to spend on a case, but this one is a solid case. Otherwise you can find cheaper cases on amazon... CM Storm Scout comes to mind for 59 pounds.
  4. So is the motherboard all good ? and a old hdd wont slow it down much would it ? all good value for moneys?
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