Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: this week (the closer the better)
Budget Range: £800, the less the better but I still want a good rig that will last me 2 years or so.
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Photoshop and Music Creation
Are you buying a monitor: No
Parts to Upgrade: New Build
Do you need to buy OS: Yes
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: novatech.co.uk, scan.co.uk, on the lesser parts like case and fans ebay.co.uk or amazon.co.uk
Location: City, State/Region, Country - we need to know where these parts are being assembled and whether there are good store-only deals available
Parts Preferences: Intel CPU, GTX 670 or 660 ti, Nvidia
Overclocking: No, I would only consider an overclocked GPU but I'm not sure. Will it damage it and make it last less?
SLI or Crossfire: No
Your Monitor Resolution:1920x1080
Need a strong PC that will last me a few years in Gaming. Here's a rough list of games I want my PC to run at ultra/high and at minimum but would prefer not to, medium settings. Battlefield 3, Civ 5, Company of Heroes 2, GTA V, Skyrim, and more. I play a lot of strategy, first person shooters and open world games.
I'm stuck between the GTX 660 ti and GTX 670. I want to make it as cheap as possible while still running most games at high settings. Also do I need to get thermal paste? Here is a build I made.
For that budget you can definitely do better - especially if you're not going to overclock. The Hyper TX3 is no better than the stock fan and you don't need it, or the extra case fans if you're not going to overclock - instead invest that money in a better case than an Elite 430.