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Building new gaming computer, help with compatibility and any possible

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October 17, 2012 3:30:10 PM

hi, i am hoping to buy and build (for the first time) this gaming computer for around £700 to £800, give or take a couple of tens. i would like it to be able to run most games such as Battlefield 3 and planetside 2 with reasonably high settings with a good fps. i just need help with any compatibility issues and possible changes to the hardware. thanks. (purchasing December to January)

The parts are :
-CPU - Intel 3570k
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B007RUZKK6/ref=ox_sc...

-GPU- Palit GeForce Nvidia GTX 660 Ti JetStream
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B008YO6TL8/ref=ox_sc...

-Mobo-Asus P8Z77-V LX Motherboard
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B007KZQE7Q/ref=gno_c...

-PSU-OCZ OCZ600MXSP-UK ModXStream Pro 600W ATX
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B001GLFD54/ref=ox_sc...

-RAM- Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB 1600MHz CL9 DDR3 Vengeance Memory Two Module Kit
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004CRSM4I/ref=ox_sc...

-Case-Coolermaster Storm Enforcer Mid Tower ATX Case
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004S9S218/ref=ox_sc...

-Memory-OCZ AGT3-25SAT3-60G Agility 3 60GB (will purchase a 1TB HDD later)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/OCZ-AGT3-25SAT3-60G-Agility-60G...

I will also be getting windows 7 (heard win 8 was utter crap) and i already have a monitor with hdmi. i live in south England and dont mind were the parts are coming from as long as there new and cheap as possible. my monitor is 1920x1080 and i am considering overclocking but defiantly no SLI/Crossfire. sorry if i have forgotten any thing
October 17, 2012 4:23:38 PM

Low profile ram.
You should purchase the ssd later. Windows will devour 60gb.
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October 17, 2012 5:06:49 PM

I agree with Adgjlsfhk, but I would check tom's hardware graphics card guide for the best card for this month. Its updated every month.
October 17, 2012 6:13:22 PM

Do you actually plan to overclock?
October 17, 2012 7:30:23 PM

Deemo13 said:
Do you actually plan to overclock?

if you can recommend a good cooling option for the overclocking, and if the mobo is suitable enough then defiantly yes
October 17, 2012 7:37:21 PM

The CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO should do the trick.
October 17, 2012 8:09:13 PM

Deemo13 said:
The CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO should do the trick.

Thanks, much appreciated, just one more bit of advice is the mobo a good choice or is there something better for around £100
October 17, 2012 10:26:38 PM

That's a good price for the one you have there. The ASRock Extreme4 is more expensive.
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