Any comments before I pull the Trigger -

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.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

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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  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. Get the i5 3570k CPU you cant overclock the non K one you chose. If you dont want to OC then ditch the expensive cooler.

    I'd also get one of these 2 mobos as that ASrock has QC questionmarks on it your budget allows better so why not.

  4. 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.
  5. 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.
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