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Gaming, First Build , compatibility and advice needed

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February 5, 2012 11:27:55 PM

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 ( free shipping over £45) and

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

Intel i5 2500K £170

Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB 1600MHz CL9 DDR3 Vengeance Memory Two Module Kit £40

MSI nVIDIA GTX560Ti OC 880MHz 4200MHz 256Bit DDR5 TWIN FROZR II Graphics Card (1024MB, PCI-E, 2xDVI, 2xHDMI) £180

Antec TruePower New 650 Watt Modular 80Plus PSU £70

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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February 5, 2012 11:43:03 PM

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. £115.99 inc vat Free Delivery
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 Intel Z68 (Socket 1155) Motherboard £63.59 inc. VAT
750W OCZ ZS Series 80PLUS Bronze Power Supply £167.99 inc vat Free Delivery
ASUS GeForce GTX 560Ti DCII 1024MB GDDR5

or... £159.95 inc. VAT
MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti OC 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card
February 5, 2012 11:49:37 PM

okay cheers :)  , any suggestions on the case? and arnt thoes cards the same but just overclocked a bit under?

thank you :) 
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February 5, 2012 11:57:53 PM

Save yourself the quid and take a few minutes and over clock your vid card yourself. <--- 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.
February 6, 2012 12:15:33 AM

So is the motherboard all good ? and a old hdd wont slow it down much would it ? all good value for moneys?