I am looking at getting a new Pc to replace my laptop. My budget will be approximately £900 (give or take).
I want the build to perform well and look nice. The date that I will be wanting to build my PC would be in late February.
Here is a list of components that I have put together so far:
Case: NZXT Lexa S (£65.91)
Mobo: MSI Z77A-GD55 (£120.35)
CPU: i5 3570K (£178.32)
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600Mhz (£38.44)
GPU: MSI GTX 660 Ti (£251.74)
HDD: Seagate 1TB 7200RPM (£64.98)
Optical Drive: (£18.67)
PSU: Coolermaster GX 750W (£74.15)
OS: Windows 7 64 bit (£80.14)
Will this hardware be good/compatible? Is the case big enough for the hardware? Also if I were to in the future buy another 660 ti, would my PSU be powerful enough to power both cards. I am pretty sure that the motherboard offers SLI, but correct me if I am wrong.
As to overclocking, it is something that I may do in the future when I have more knowledge about the subject. I will probably buy a h60 when that time comes and I decide to actually overclock my CPU.
Using that website I altered the PSU and this is the new list:
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£174.94 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: Corsair Hydro Series H60 74.4 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (£50.21 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-GD55 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£107.99 @ Novatech)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£38.16 @ Scan.co.uk)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£59.47 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card (£258.79 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: NZXT LEXA S (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£55.18 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£69.99 @ Ebuyer)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£12.67 @ CCL Computers)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) (£71.05 @ CCL Computers)
This is with the added H60 however. Also you did not have an OS listed, this meant that I could not fit in the SSD.
The Motherboard/RAM/case that you listed did not appeal to me aesthetically. I like the way that the MSI 660 ti has the same colour scheme as the MSI Mobo xD.
That looks a lot better but ditch the H60 - those are the very low end of the liquid cooling spectrum. If you're going to do liquid cooling go with a real block or not at all. A strong air fan like a Noctua NH-U9B or Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo will give you the exact same results as that H60 will.
Will the Coolermaster heatsink have similar temps to the Noctua NH-U9B? What overclocks do you think that I could achieve with either heatsinks?
Stably you can hit about 4.2 - 4.5. I wouldn't go over that if it's your first time. Most people that try to push their CPUs higher are really taking risks and if it's your first time I wouldn't attempt higher than 4.5.
What cases would fit the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo? How hot would a 3570k @ 4.3GHz get? I cannot seem to find how large the width of the inside of a case is?
Pretty much any standard ATX mid tower will fit a Hyper 212. My work PC has an HAF 912 and a Hyper 212+ if that gives you any idea. Cases like the Antec 300 and Fractal Design Arc MIDI will fit it with no problems.