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Any advice / tips on this final build plan? Thanks!

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May 9, 2012 3:21:32 PM

Would love to get any expert advice / pointers on the below - first build, so not 100% confident in my choices! Thanks a million.




All from Scan / Dabs / Amazon:

• Cooler Master HAF X
£124

• CPU 3570K
£171

• Cooler Thermalright HR-02 Macho
£40

• Motherboard TBC - advice?
£120 - £150

• PSU Xfx 750W Black Edition
£88

• HDD (SSD) Samsung 830 128gb
£117

• HDD (Spindle) Western Digital WD1002FAEX Caviar Black 1 TB 7200 RPM
£86

• RAM Corsair CML8GX3M2A1600C9 LP Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1600MHz
£40

• GPU Sapphire RADEON HD 7850 OC 2GB
£185

• Optical + Op System + 1080p monitor + mouse all owned



Other points:

Approximate Purchase Date: Next couple of days!
Budget Range: (e.g.: 600-800) £1000 inc tax
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, home office
Parts Not Required: Screen, keyboard, mouse, OS, optical drive
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon / Scan / Ebuyer
Country: United Kingdom
Overclocking: Yes
SLI or Crossfire: No
Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Additional Comments: Doesn't need to look good, as long as it works
May 9, 2012 3:26:12 PM

If you're buying in the next couple of days, then it might be wise to see what Anandtech and Tom's say about the GTX 670. It may influence you to step up to a higher-tier card. Even if you don't, the appearance of a 670 may induce AMD to lower their prices.
May 9, 2012 3:42:00 PM

Looks solid.

For the motherboard, I'm a new ASRock convert. Had Asus, Gigabyte, and MSI over the years and liked them all - but ASRock is best bang for the buck. I'd recommend the Z77 Extreme4 - check the connectivity but it should have all the connectors needed for you stated purposes.
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