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February 21, 2012 5:20:42 PM

Completely new to custom built PC's, I've always used macs but this time i want some really decent performance for the cash, and a little gaming power wouldn't go a miss

The only problem is i have no idea what i need to get it all up and running, I'm in the UK so prices are a lot higher over here too.

Its mainly for photoshop and lightroom use, the usual surfing and Skyrim and Shogun 2, Heres what I'm thinking so far

P8Z68-V/GEN3 or P8Z68-V LX if the cheaper one gives just as much performance id rather not spend nearly double :) 
Intel Core i7 2600k/2700k
Asus Axe Amazing Cooler / Corsair H60 cooler
Corsair Vengeance 16gb 1600mhz
Nvidia GTX 570 GPU / 560ti 448
OCZ 90GB/120GB SSD for Boot and PS+LR
Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200rpm for storage
TP-Link Wireless N adapter
A DVD/Blu-Ray Drive
Not sure what PSU to go for
And undecided on a case still

Am i missing anything like leads etc?

Thanks, ANy build help much appreciated :) 

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February 21, 2012 5:27:54 PM

Buy the 2600k because 2700k is the same CPU just alittle overclocked by Intel.That you can do in 10 seconds from BIOS just by raising the CPU multiplier.
If you don't plan to SLI in future you can buy P8Z68-V LX.
Buy 570GTX.
PSU , buy a 600W-650W good brand , Corsair,Seasonic,Antec,XFX,Enermax.If you plan to SLI then buy a 850w.
Case Coolermaster Elite 430 or COOLER MASTER HAF 912.
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February 21, 2012 5:43:41 PM

sosofm said:
Buy the 2600k because 2700k is the same CPU just alittle overclocked by Intel.That you can do in 10 seconds from BIOS just by raising the CPU multiplier.
If you don't plan to SLI in future you can buy P8Z68-V LX.
Buy 570GTX.
PSU , buy a 600W-650W good brand , Corsair,Seasonic,Antec,XFX,Enermax.If you plan to SLI then buy a 850w.
Case Coolermaster Elite 430 or COOLER MASTER HAF 912.


Thanks for you're help, answers pretty much everything, i was going to buy that card so i had the option of crossfireX in the future but couldn't find a card as good as the 560ti for the same sort of price

thanks justdoit, that is an awesome case, i didn't realise how pricey they were though :o 
February 21, 2012 5:48:32 PM

Danmancity said:
Thanks for you're help, answers pretty much everything, i was going to buy that card so i had the option of crossfireX in the future but couldn't find a card as good as the 560ti for the same sort of price

thanks justdoit, that is an awesome case, i didn't realise how pricey they were though :o 


Well, thats just a high end one :D 

Other options, too. Like -

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hope it helps!

But why man city :non:  Its all about man utd! :D 
February 21, 2012 5:53:02 PM

The cooler master HAF is what i wanted originally but that green thingy is damn sexy :o 
time to find one in england lol thanks man

Am i missing anything apart from a monitor and a PSU now?
February 21, 2012 8:22:55 PM

That In win is so ugly and is small with PSu mounted on top.
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