Is this build good value for money? Any changed that should be made?

Looking at building myself a new gaming rig. Been a while since I last done so and was curious whether the following seemed a good build. Looking to stay below £800 if possible.

Intel Core i7-2700K 3.5GHz Quad Core Processor


Asus P8Z77-M Motherboard


Corsair Vengeance Blue 16GB 1600MHz CL9 DDR3 Four Module Kit Low Profile


XFX Radeon HD 7850 Graphics Card


1TB Western Digital Caviar Black 3.5" Hard Disk Drive


Gigabyte Luxo X10 PC Case


Corsair CX600 Builder Series 600 Watt ATX PS/2 Power Supply Unit


Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Quiet (Rev 2)


Sony 24x Int DVD-RAM SATA Black Bare


Microsoft Windows Home Premium 7


total= £795

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  1. What are you using the machine for?
    If it was an editing rig with a moderate gaming capability, pretty much nailed it.
    If its just a gaming machine, you can downgrade the CPU and RAM, then invest the cash into a stronger GPU.
  2. It'll be used primarily for gaming. Which GPU would you recommend? the 7950 perhaps? do the prices i've sourced seem reasonable for the components? Also out of interest anybody have a view on which OS I should install. Win7 or 8?
  3. Get a 3570k and halve the RAM to 8GB. That should save ~$150 (not sure how much in pounds).
    Which is nearly enough for a HD7950.

    Havent used Windows 8 yet so I cant really advise, but from what I have seen, there is functionally no difference between 7 and 8. Just a new interface, whether Metro is a dealbreaker or not comes down to you.
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