Hey guys this is my first time building a pc. Ive spent a bit of time researching and choosing parts but i'm pretty new to this.
Approximate Purchase Date: in about 2 or 3 weeks
Budget Range: £700 for pc around £200 for monitor keyboard and mouse.
System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming (bf3 etc) + other home uses (email, internet etc)
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: amazon uk or other reputable uk site.
Parts Preferences: Intel
Overclocking: Probably in the future
SLI or Crossfire: Yes in a year or so
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
These are the parts which I have been looking at:
CPU: i5-3570k - £175 (only £10 more than 2500K)
GPU: Sapphire 7850 2gb OC £190 (worth the extra money over a 560ti for the vram?)
Motherboard: AsRock Z77 Extreme4 £110
Case: Zalman Z11 Plus £50 (or Coolermaster Storm Enforcer £68 what would you advise?)
RAM: 2x4gb Corsair Vengeance low profile 1600Mhz £41
HDD : Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB SATA3 £68
PSU: Corsair GS600 600W £60 (is this enought to run sli?)
Drive: Asus DRW-24B5ST 24x £14
All the prices are from amazon uk.
I plan to buy another 7850 in a year or so.
I was just wondering if you guys could tell me if I have made any errors or if there is a much better (or cheaper) option that I should be looking at.
The components above are slightly more expensive than i would like but if its going to run games well, be able to oc and have good upgradeability im willing to spend a few extra pounds.
Also do you have any sugggestions for a good monitor 22"-24". I've been looking at the Acer S243HLBMI but its rather more than i would like to spend at £166.
For the keyboard: Microsoft Sidewinder X4 at £32
So what power supply would you recommened for either of these two cards in sli/crossfire.
I was originally planning to use the GS600 but ive been told that for sli/crossfire i should be looking more towards 750W e.g. corsair 750tx v2 but that seems too much. What would be good value and give me a bit of head room?