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November 9, 2012 9:57:32 AM

I'm building a gaming pc and am wondering how good are the components ive chosen, and could i get parts just as good but cheaper, and i would rather stick with and intel processor.

PALIT GeForce GTX 660 2048MB http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Graphics+Card... £166.97


Cooler Master Elite 430 http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B003O8J11E/ref=s9_si... £39.98

Gigabyte GA-Z68AP-D3 Intel Z68 DDR3 ATX HDMI Motherboard - Socket 1155 http://www.awd-it.co.uk/gigabyte-ga-z68xap-d3-intel-z68... £67.99

Intel Core I5-3570 Processor http://www.amazon.co.uk/Intel-I5-3570-Processor-3-40GHZ... £159.20

8GB Mushkin Enhanced BlackLine Frostbyte http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Memory+-+RAM/... £33.54

Corsair CP-9020047-UK Builder Series http://www.scan.co.uk/products/500w-corsair-builder-ser... £45

Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB SATA http://www.amazon.co.uk/Western-Digital-Caviar-Green-In... £62.34

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November 9, 2012 10:16:11 AM

If you can squeeze a small bit more for your graphics card you could get a 7870 which is slightly better than the GTX 660, OCs to the point where it nearly matches a 7950 in performance and you even get one or two free games with it.

If you insist on Nvidia though, it's a good list.
November 9, 2012 12:33:45 PM

You should look for a better corsair PSU. The bigger corsair the longer it'll be future proof for video cards. I think you'd be better going with the 2500k and putting that extra money into the PSU or GPU.
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November 9, 2012 1:34:12 PM

That looks good to me. If you can add £80 to your budget, an SSD would be an excellent addition, a 120GB Vertex 4 maybe or Samsung 830. Make sure you get a 3.5" adapter for it if the box doesn't include one. Good retailer choices there. I'd also recommend taking a look at ebuyer.com, dabs.com and novatech.co.uk.
November 10, 2012 5:04:41 PM

33mvet said:
You should look for a better corsair PSU. The bigger corsair the longer it'll be future proof for video cards. I think you'd be better going with the 2500k and putting that extra money into the PSU or GPU.

What about this http://www.amazon.co.uk/OCZ-OCZ500MXSP-UK-ModXstream-Po...
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