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October 24, 2012 4:53:41 PM

Here is my new build, i went for the larger PSU for potential future proof and SLI, I am looking for purchase in the next day. Any critiques, want to keep it in the £1400 range. Any comments would be appreciated.

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CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£159.30 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler (£56.57 @
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£104.12 @
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£92.45 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£56.38 @
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£82.94 @
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (£298.38 @
Case: NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case (£99.58 @
Power Supply: Corsair Professional Gold 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£125.70 @
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£11.96 @
Monitor: BenQ XL2420T 120Hz 24.0" Monitor (£287.84 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £1375.22
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

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October 24, 2012 5:02:18 PM

To add would these be better than the MSI

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 Windforce Price: £310-320
Asus GeForce GTX 670 DirectcuII Price £320-330
October 24, 2012 5:07:19 PM

I don't know about the MSI or the Asus but I did purchase 2 Gigabyte Windforce cards. Card for Card 1vs1 they are performing as good as my friends GTX 680 in BF3 with maxed ultra settings at 190x1080p. I can vouche for the performance, that its amazing and can overclock extremely well. I sit at 1.25Ghz overclocked without breaking 60c temps full load.
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October 24, 2012 5:21:47 PM

Also if you do not plan on overclocking your CPU, you don't need the cooler as wr6133 stated and you do not need a Z77 Motherboard. You could drop down price on both of those pieces. As well if this is mainly for gaming you do not need 16gb ram, 8 is overkill for the forseeable future. Since you are getting a 120Hz monitor use the money you will save on the parts suggested and put it into a 680 to make sure you take full advantage of that 120Hz and possible SLI that card in the future to make sure of it!!! ^_^ but in a more realistic sense, go with the 670 and SLI it, it'll give that monitor a run, one wont push it quite yet but 2 will.
October 24, 2012 5:29:29 PM

Check this out :p  just slightly over $1400+

Leaves you open for OC'ing, RAM upgrade and will put that 120Hz to use ;) 

As stated above if you really don't want the option for OC'ing your CPU, downgrade the Motherboard and it might put you closer to $1400 or lower.