Final first build verification and opinions

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (£233.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12P SE2 54.4 CFM CPU Cooler (£46.23 @ Ebuyer)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£101.98 @ Dabs)
Memory: Kingston 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£71.68 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Crucial M4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£148.20 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£67.32 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card (£342.91 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case (£85.30 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional Gold 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£126.90 @
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.98 @
Total: £1237.49
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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This build will many be used for 3D graphics programming/ high end games programming.

This list has been put together after recommendations and reading reviews. A few things to note
I wanted an Nvidia card and an Intel CPU.
I checked that the memory was in the recommended list from the manufacturer.
I decided to go with a PSU that had good reviews.

Basically I wanted to verify that I haven't picked anything which would bottleneck the system. I was also debating whether I should go for the 3770k/3770. Is it perhaps worth saving the money and going for 3570k/3570? Would appreciate some input in this matter as this is my first build and I am wondering if I should get an overclocked CPU.

Thanks for all the help so far :)
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  1. stay with i7 as it will help you a lot in professional work

    if you arent going to OC, thic XEON cpu is a really good choice

    cheaper because of no OC, no iGPU. the rest spec is similar with i7 3770
  2. Thanks for the advice, taking into account that I should probably stick with an i7 for professional work I think I am going to go with the 3770k and see how it fairs.
  3. id get this

    if you go the xeon route, you could save another 100 quid easily
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