Is this homebuilt PC too good to be true?

Hi, I've been reading about how to build a computer for a few months now and think it's time to get a new rig! I looked around and found all the parts I need and it's under £700 which is a lot cheaper than PC's that Dell (for example) offer, there's just one problem, I'm not sure if everything will work together.

Motherboard: Asus p8Z77-v LX
CPU - Intel i5 3570K
RAM - Corsair 8gb ddr3
GPU - 2gb Nvidia gtx 660 Ti (out this week right?)
HDD - 500GB 3.5" Seagate
SATA Optical drive - Sony AD 7280s-0b
PSU - OCZ ZS750W-UK ZX Series ATX PSU - 750W

I've not decided on a case yet and I'll be running Windows 8 but so far all these parts add to around £650, just wondering if anyone can give their opinions on this and if it's amazing as I think it is.
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  1. What harddrive is it?

    Also, why windows 8? Windows 7 is much better.
  2. The harddrive is just this http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/wd-internal-3-5-sata-hard-drive-500gb-09809583-pdt.html

    I'm worried about if the gpu, cpu and psu all function well with the motherboard really.

    To be honest I kinda of like the look of Windows 8 but I'm thinking Windows 7 due to all the software will already run on it.
  3. The 660 Ti has actually been out for a few months. This build looks good / compatible to me.

    Not sure I'd go with an OCZ PSU though, probably safer with a Seasonic/XFX/Corsair/Antec.
  4. That's a good ocz psu but get this mobo for better sli setup later asus p8z77-v lk http://www.dabs.com/products/asus-p8z77-v-lk-s1155-intel-z77-ddr3-atx-81WY.html?q=asus%20z77&src=16
  5. strife_ff7 said:
    That's a good ocz psu but get this mobo for better sli setup later asus p8z77-v lk http://www.dabs.com/products/asus-p8z77-v-lk-s1155-intel-z77-ddr3-atx-81WY.html?q=asus%20z77&src=16


    Sorry been away.

    How come it's better? it does look good and at a good price too
  6. Did you get a cooler for your CPU? Hyper Evo 212 is great and cheap.http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099&name=CPU-Fans-Heatsinks
    Your mobo is great, but you should get V LK. It's same but has extra heat sink and angled sata connectors.
    I would get a corsair/Antec/roswill PSU and definitely not OCZ.
    You should invest $100 into an SSD. It is so much more worth it than a standard ide. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233191&name=Internal-SSD
    660 TI is a good choice but you can also get 7870 and OC to get same performance. Also it's $70-$100 cheaper.
  7. squirrelonfire said:
    Did you get a cooler for your CPU? Hyper Evo 212 is great and cheap.http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099&name=CPU-Fans-Heatsinks
    Your mobo is great, but you should get V LK. It's same but has extra heat sink and angled sata connectors.
    I would get a corsair/Antec/roswill PSU and definitely not OCZ.
    You should invest $100 into an SSD. It is so much more worth it than a standard ide. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233191&name=Internal-SSD
    660 TI is a good choice but you can also get 7870 and OC to get same performance. Also it's $70-$100 cheaper.


    No! totally didn't think about a cooler. I haven't built this yet so I can include this. That Hyper looks good, seems like it works with it well.

    Ok it seems OCZ isn't a popular choice, that'll have to go. I'll look for a Corsair first and see whats good. I don't know much about overclocking so I think I'll stick with the Nvidia... if only due to the brand tbh. Saying that, the 7870 does look very good without overclocking and it is cheaper.
  8. Can anyone suggest a good case?
  9. ipressbuttons said:
    Can anyone suggest a good case?


    If you're trying not to spend too much get this antec three hundred two http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B006TVQTHW/?tag=pcp0f-21
    If you want a little better one get this corsair 400r http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0055Q7BR4/?tag=pcp0f-21
    This is the one I'd get if I was build a new pc corsair 500r http://www.scan.co.uk/products/corsair-carbide-series-500r-white-mid-tower-gaming-case-w-o-psu
  10. You sir, should be knighted. They all look rather nice! I think i'm leaning towards the 400r to save a little bit of cash, has two usb ports as well which is enough for me.

    A stupid question but the gpu will fit right? the Asus 660 ti looks rather chunky just wondering if there will be any issues
  11. Not a stupid question, and easily answered: Yes, it will fit just fine. :)

    The 400R has over 12" of GPU clearance, and the biggest 660Ti I know of is 11" - the ASUS models are just under that at 10.7"
  12. ipressbuttons said:
    Can anyone suggest a good case?


    This case rocks

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233
  13. Thank, it's between the 660 ti or the 670 so far.

    That case does look good. Wish the UK had newegg to be honest, looks like a great site.
  14. Scan
    Dabs
    Ebuyer
    Aria
    Overclockers
    Box
    all .co.uk sites to peruse,
    Is the Asus card you are looking at a DCII triplesot edition? that'll be why its chunky, they should do a dual slot version as well
    Moto
  15. And thanks for the sites dude :)
  16. No probs, I use them all myself so it pays to scout around for prices :)
    the Asus you linked is the small two slot one, The EVga is a deal, but be wary of that cooler once it heats up, centrifugal blowers can get horrible noisy hehe
    but if you watercooled it at some point that becomes a non-issue :)
    Moto
  17. May just have to go for the cheeper card haha

    So are any parts missing or is this good to go?
  18. If you are happy with the case and card, just triplecheck the cards length and the clearance in the intended case and you are good to go,
    Moto
  19. http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/cart/view-upsell.html?ie=UTF8&HUCT=1&newItems=C33O20UQ0JL6DR%2C1%7CCV17A06PXUTOG%2C1

    You can buy a Core i7 3RD GEN and an evga 660Ti for 400 Euroes.

    Intel 3rd Generation Core i7-3770K CPU (4 x 3.50GHz, Ivy Bridge, Socket 1155, 8Mb L3 Cache, Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0)

    EVGA GF GTX 660Ti 2GB GDDR5 Graphics Card
  20. That link takes me to basket which is empty? Says £471 if i add them :/

    400 euroes would be a very very good though!
  21. Thats because he was signed in when he picked the list :P
    and as of today, £400 is five hundred euros

    Moto
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