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September 4, 2012 11:29:03 PM

:hello:  Ordering a new PC build in the next few days and just wanted to know if this build is okay with compatibility and do you think its a good build.

This PC will be used for mainly gaming and browsing the web and watching videos. The main games I will be playing are DayZ, World of Warcraft and Battlefield 3.

SSD - Sandisk Extreme 120GB SSD £60 - http://www.scan.co.uk/products/120gb-sandisk-extreme-25...

HDD - Seagate 1TB SATA 3 £60 - http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1tb-seagate-st1000dm003-...

CPU - i5 3570k £177 - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Intel-Generation-i5-3570K-3-40G...
(I will be buying a after market cooler when I start overclocking in the near future.)

Case - Phantom 410 Black £78 - http://www.scan.co.uk/products/nzxt-phantom-410-black-p...

Ram - 8GB DDR3 1600mhz Corsair Memory Vengeance Low Profile £36 - http://www.scan.co.uk/products/8gb-(2x4gb)-corsair-ddr3-vengeance-jet-black-lp-pc3-12800-(1600)-non-ecc-cas-9-9-9-24-xmp-15v

Motherboard - Asus P8Z77-V LX Intel Z77 £78 - http://www.scan.co.uk/products/asus-p8z77-v-lx-intel-z7...(x16)-dvi-d-hdmi-d-sub-(vga)-

PSU - Corsair 600W CX Series V2 £53 - http://www.ebuyer.com/269259-corsair-600w-cx-series-v2-...
(If I decide to crossfire in the future could this PSU handle two 7850s?)

GPU - MSI 7850 Power Edition 2GB £180 - http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-msi-r7850-power-edit...

Thanks for reading my post, would love to know your thoughts thanks!

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September 4, 2012 11:34:51 PM

You may want to swap out that motherboard for this :)  http://www.scan.co.uk/products/asrock-z77-extreme-4-int...(x16)-d-sub-dvi-d-hdmi-a

This board has a beefier power phase design allowing for better overclocking. It's only a little more expensive so it's a very good investment IMO :)  It's also Tom's approved!

Other than that, everything looks good to go :) 
September 4, 2012 11:40:31 PM

hey mate what if im only overclocking at say 4ghz would the asus be fine for that overclock?
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September 5, 2012 12:00:26 AM

yep and it would be easier than to do it on a asrock board.

beefier power designs dont make too much of a difference at lower overclocks. asus boards are known to be good at overclocking
September 5, 2012 12:12:40 AM

^ What Troll said.

If you're only going up a few hundred Mhz, then the ASUS board will do just fine. However, if money isn't a concern, you might want to consider the ASRock board just incase you want to push your CPU further :) 
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