Need Advice

Hello there, i decided to upgrade my pc this upcoming week and i need some help with making sure all of the items i've chosen will work nicely together.

I already have a HDD and a graphics card so all i need is a CPU, PSU, RAM, Motherboard and a Chassi.

I've followed the model posted in the rules:

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: this week

Budget Range: 600-800

System Usage : Design, Photo Editing, Gaming

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: CPU, PSU, RAM, Motherboard, Chassi

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: None, only need advice for hardware

Location: City, State/Region, Country - Stockholm, Sweden

Parts Preferences: Intel, i7 CPU

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 2560 x 1440

Additional Comments: I would like a quiet PC that is good for not only photo editing but gaming as well. Something that will last a while for the intermediate user.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Most parts of my computer is outdated and needs to be upgraded in order for my work and lifestyle to proceed smoothly.

Include a list of any parts you have already selected with descriptively labeled links for parts. Please do not post only links.

CORSAIR Gaming Series GS600 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply

CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX8GX3M2B1600C9

GIGABYTE G1.Sniper M3 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I72600K

LIAN LI Black Aluminum PC-C50B Micro ATX Media Center / HTPC Case


My current hardware that i'm going to keep (HDD and GPU) is: WD 500GB Black Caviar, Sapphire Radeon HD 5670 512MB.

I have a pretty slim space available for my setup so a HTPC case in the microATX format would be perfect for me. I don't play games that are very gfx heavy, and i think my current graphic card would suffice.

Do you think this is a fair upgrade and will it do everything i need it to do?

Thanks, /Daniel
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  1. the 5670 wont get you very far at all. i seriously recommend upgrading to a asus directcu2 7850 for optimal performance

    the sniper m3 is overkill for this usage.
  2. this build uses a silent case and a silent cooler. the included case fans are also silent
  3. You say you are not a gamer..then why the 600W PSU may be a tight fit in that case since the the more wattage they have the longer they are. You got a real high end motherboard there, I would protect that investment with a PSU with a higher 80 PLUS rating, regular 80 PLUS PSU's have bad eggs no matter the brand. Every things else you got checks out.
  4. you can really take advantage of the better sound chip on the sniper m3

    the mk3 psu isnt very big and the case supports it fine (define mini
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