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First time building PC. Please advise

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Last response: in Systems
September 9, 2012 10:18:00 PM

I need a new PC, this is my own list of parts for a Gaming/photoshop workstation.
However there are some things i may have over looked. like compatibility issues, Bottlenecking or Risk factors If you have any suggestions let me know.

Approximate Purchase Date: 1 - 1.5 Mouths
Budget Range: £1000 - £1200 After Shipping
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Photoshop, internet use
Buying a monitor: No
Do you need to buy OS: No
Preferred Website(s) for Parts:,,,
Location: UK, Brighton & Hove
Parts Preferences: Cpu & Motherboard - intell, Gpu - Envidia, Fans - Blue LED
Overclocking: Maybe - Help me
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe
Monitor Resolution: 1024x768 - 1280x1024


Cpu: Intel Core i5-3570K - £185

Cpu Cooler: Corsair H100 - £82

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H-WB Wifi - £177

Gpu: KFA2 GeForce GTX 660TI - £250 Or
MSI GTX 660 Ti - £251

Memory: Samsung 830 SSD 256GB - £165 Or
Samsung 830 SSD 128GB x2 in RAID 0 - £162

Ram:Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz 16GB (4x4) - £71 Or
Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz 16GB (2x8)- £78

Psu: XFX Core Edition PRO750W - £74

Case: Coolermaster Haf XM - £100

Fan Controller: Aerocool LCD Touch Screen PC 4 Fan Controller - £39

Card Reader: Akasa USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Memory Card Reader - £15

the things i need the most help on are the Or parts.
is RAID 0 with SSD worth it?
im total lost with GPUs, Ram choice and PSUs too
i will if case fan slots but whats the best 140mm/120mm fans to use

Additional Comments: I would prefer to have: A Blue Rig - LEDs, PCBs ect. And A case window

Why Am I Buying: i use a 3 year old £300 laptop at the moment. it just doesn't cut it. :( 

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September 9, 2012 10:19:57 PM

here, buy this:

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£173.63 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: NZXT HAVIK 120 75.8 CFM CPU Cooler (£38.54 @
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£117.98 @ Dabs)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£64.80 @ Novatech)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£87.99 @ Dabs)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (£304.99 @
Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case (£95.99 @
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£92.99 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer
Total: £976.91

you're welcome :D 
September 9, 2012 10:29:15 PM

idroid said:

you're welcome :D 

What ram would you rocomend?