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October 2, 2012 8:49:18 PM

I have put together most of the parts to make a small, but powerful gaming PC, but before buying everything I'd like to hear other people's opinion of them.
What type of PC am I trying to make?
I'm trying to make a small, but powerful gaming PC that can handle most, if not all modern PC games on full settings, I will be using our 55" TV, so it'll be more of a PC gaming console kinda thing, using the Logitech F710.

The list:



Graphics Card:

Power Supply:

Cooling System:




I haven't finished quite yet, still need to look for a blu-ray drive and a TB drive.

Any and all opinions welcome,
thanks in advance.

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October 2, 2012 8:56:42 PM

For a gaming rig X79 isn't needed. Go with Z77 instead. I'm not the biggest fan of Xigamtek and I really question their PSUs. Are you sure that case will fit a 690?

What's the budget here?

Maybe try something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£161.99 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H80 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (£69.56 @ Ebuyer)
Motherboard: Gigabyte G1.Sniper M3 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£119.99 @
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£49.99 @
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F4 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive (£76.12 @ Dabs)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£153.90 @
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card (£407.62 @
Case: Fractal Design Define Mini MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£65.66 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: SeaSonic Platinum 860W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£164.99 @
Optical Drive: Lite-On DS-8A8SH DVD/CD Writer (£19.16 @ CCL Computers)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) (£69.48 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £1358.46
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

Normally I'm against closed liquid coolers but in such a tight space you might not have room to work with large fans.