Chek Da potential Build! (advice?)


Im trying to Build my own Gaming PC (also to be used for some video editing). I would like it to be fairly upgradeable (futureproof?) so i never really have to buy a complete new PC again.

Do you think this is a good start considering current gaming requirements?

Will all of the parts be compatible with each other?

Am i getting good value for money here or would there be a better way of doing things (e.g. different parts, pre-built comp etc..)?

Mother board - £70.43
Gigabyte XKT-1155 Z68AP-D3 Motherboard (Rev 1.0)

CPU - £139.99
Intel 3rd Generation Core i5-3570K CPU

Memory – £33.77
Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB 1600MHz CL9 DDR3 Vengeance Memory Two Module Kit

Video card - £150.98
Asus 1GB GeForce GTX 560TI DirectCUII PCI-E Graphics Card

Hard Drive - £46.97
Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB SATAIII 6Gb/s

Optical Drive – 10.73
LiteOn IHAS124-19C

Case - £38.98
Cooler Master RC-430-KWN1 Elite 430 Midi Tower with Window – Black

Power Supply - £37.83
Cooler Master GX-Lite 500W

Monitor – £81.56
Acer G226HQLBBD 21.5” full HD

Operating System - £104
Windows 7

Total Build - £715.24

thanks for any help bruddahs
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  1. I would recommend a few things.

    Get a Z77 motherboard, even though you don't need one that bad.

    The 560Ti is good, but if you can find a 7850 for just a little more, I would go for that.

    Also, I would say get a Corsair CX500 over the one you chose. More reliable.
  2. hey thanks for the quick reply!

    do you mean a 7850 like this ?

    ill probably get the Corsair cx500 instead. I'm trying to save money where i can though, not sure if want to commit to the z77 - do you think it will be much better?
  3. Its the best gaming platform at the moment, if you're on a strict budget, definitely go for a Asrock Z77 Extreme 4.

    Don't go for that one, go for the card I currently have, and its actually less than your 560TI and its so much better.
  4. And that video ram on the 560ti would be a bottleneck if you were gaming on high settings on games like Battlefield 3.
  5. The Z68 will still overclock the processor. The 7850 uses less power, so you can use the CX500.
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