Building my first gaming system, excited!

Ideally, I would love my new system to be able to max out Diablo 3 on my existing 22 inch screen. I have no strict budget, but I would hope to keep the price around £600.

I have no previous experience in building a computer and really I am only relying on the hours of research I've been doing for the past week to come up with the following build (below) so please forgive me if there are any blatant errors :sarcastic:

Approximate Purchase Date: This week (the closer the better)

Budget Range: Approx £600 including Windows 7 OS

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Novatech

Country: UK

Parts Preferences: nVidia graphics card, i5 2500k processor

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080, 1920x1200 for a 22 inch monitor?

I've been on Novatech and I have the following items in my basket:

ASUS GeForce GTX 560Ti DCII 1024MB GDDR5
2nd Generation Intel® Core? i5 2500K 3.30GHz Socket LGA1155 - Retail.
Gigabyte GA-Z68AP-D3 Intel Z68 (Socket 1155) Motherboard
Novatech 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-10666C9 1333MHz Dual Channel Kit
Western Digital Caviar Green Power 1TB 64MB Cache Hard Disk Drive SATAII 300MB/s <8.9ms - OEM
Samsung S222BB 22x DVD+/-RW SATA Black - OEM
Novatech Prowler Midi Case V2

At the moment this totals £548.90 and if I get Windows 7 64 bit it will be about £617.

I have probably missed something - like I've said I am solely relying on the research I've done this week.

Please let me know if I need any other parts?

Many thanks
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  1. Do you already have a power supply, or do you have one in mind?
  2. No I missed that! I just did a quick forum search and it looks like I will need a 650W supply?
  3. yeah, 650w would be good. Try to get a good brand though. Corsair, xfx, antec...
    You could get away with ~500w if you needed to.
  4. By get away with, do you mean it would be risky?
  5. Not really, its just ideal to have more watts then you need.
  6. Ok, would 600W be ok? Also do I need any other parts, like a cooling part?
  7. Edit: I am stuck on the idea around cooling! How many fans/cooling devices to I need and which parts am I actually buying cooling for? Sorry if that sounds dumb, but what I mean is that it looks like a graphics card already has a fan on, so is that all it needs?

    Also, if I get a case which is the "Novatech Cougar ATX Case with 500W PSU", does that mean I no longer need to buy a separate power supply?
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