New gaming pc

Hey, new member here, asking for some help.

I know a bit about the technical side but not about the brands, the reliability and efficiency etc.

Country: England
Budget: Total about 1200


I decided on a i5-3570k, try some over clocking later on.

For the graphics card, a gtx670, the one with 3 fans, gigabyte I think.

And the motherboard will be a Extreme 4, Asrock z77 (as the processor is the new Ivy bridge quad core)

SSD: I'll get a 64gb one, from Overclockers, that's not of importance

OS: I got windows 7 and will download Linux, either dual or virtual machine.

So which Ram is good, nothing to expensive, about 8gb at 1600mhz should be enough. Ram can always be updated.

Which PSU should I get.

Is the 212 evo a good cooler, like everyone online says? I doubt I will go hard into the overclocking, to much power and heat.

Need's: Like I said gaming, some programming/developing as well, but that's CPU intensive and isn't that intensive.
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  1. Since I cannot edit.

    Which cases are can hold these equipment?

    And a good monitor, nothing to large or expensive, more quality, as in 1080p and good pixels.
  2. IB CPU's ain't much for overclocking ...have thermal issues. If going w/ big OC's Id get a 2500k

    670 is great card....look for one with at least an 8 phase VRM design if overclocking, Asus DCII TOP, EVGA FTW for example.

    Mushkin Chronos Deluxe is fastest available and made using toshiba premium toggle flash for extreme long life and is a steal at $119 ....which is what some 64 GB model's cost .... Unless you are astute windows user, 64 GB will be filled with e-mails, temp files, dmp files, common files etc within months.

    $50 - RAM - Corsair Vengeance low profile|20-233-186^20-233-186-TS%2C20-233-196^20-233-196-TS%2C20-233-199^20-233-199-TS

    $145 - Case PSU - Corsair 500R w/ XFX Core Edition 650 watt PSU if you not going to SLI in future

    To be capable of adding another 67o somewhere down the line, I'd get the 500R w/ XFC Core Edition 750

    The Hyper 212 is a great "budget" cooler ... on 2500k, good to 4.4 or 4.5 Ghz ..... I'd be wary about pushing IB that far. Hyper 612PWM is 5-7C better performer.
  3. Taking on board, how does this look...what would you change.

    Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 Windforce 3X 2048MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card
    Intel Core i5-3570K 3.40GHz (Ivybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor (77W)
    Asrock Z77 Extreme4 Intel Z77 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard
    Corsair Carbide 500R Midi Tower Case - Black/White
    Corsair Enthusiast Series TX 650W V2 High Performance '80 Plus Bronze' Power Supply (CMPSU-650TXV2UK)
    Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C8 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (CMZ8GX3M2A1600C8)
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo CPU Cooler (Socket Intel® Socket LGA1366/1156/1155/775/AMD Socket FM1/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2)
    Mushkin Chronos 90GB 2.5" SATA-III Solid State Hard Drive

    enough left for a monitor?
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