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.
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.
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
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