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CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£164.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H80 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (£69.98 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V PRO ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£144.84 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£70.00 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: OCZ Vertex Plus R2 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£109.99 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card (£342.92 @ Dabs)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case (£81.98 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£73.23 @ Ebuyer)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £1070.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-05 21:41 GMT+0000)


I am looking at:
Adding extra 1tb hard drives in the future for "Family Storage","Back Up","Videos" and "Music"
Having a window case to show off - adding extra LED's(But i did read that having non window and having a fan can make 10c difference)
Adding fans in the future after the build is complete.
Reducing the cost
Adding xtra 8GB ram sticks in future.
SLI 670
Adding a Usb/Card reader

Open to suggestions. :) I would like to keep that MoBo tho as it has WiFi built in, which is pretty handy.
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  1. In my opinion you should get an aircooler like the noctua nh-d14 or phanteks, that closed loop water cooler is inferior to those mentioned.
    Here's the two : http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/noctua-cpu-cooler-nhd14
    http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/phanteks-cpu-cooler-phtc12dx
    Also you don't need 16GB, get 8GB ram, it's more than suffice for gaming or other stuff, unless you want a ram disk.
    For two 670 gtx, i'd get a 750w psu : http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1750xxxb9
    This one is of high quality.
  2. djangoringo said:
    In my opinion you should get an aircooler like the noctua nh-d14 or phanteks, that closed loop water cooler is inferior to those mentioned.
    Here's the two : http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/noctua-cpu-cooler-nhd14
    http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/phanteks-cpu-cooler-phtc12dx
    Also you don't need 16GB, get 8GB ram, it's more than suffice for gaming or other stuff, unless you want a ram disk.
    For two 670 gtx, i'd get a 750w psu : http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1750xxxb9
    This one is of high quality.

    Thanks ill look at 750s. What would be the limitations on not going to 16GB?
    I dont really know the difference between coolers, Jus think that its more aestheically pleasing and that options u offered take up loads of space/have alot of weight.
  3. There's no limitation, 8GB is more than enough for gaming, the performance will be the same.
    750W is only required if you really want to add another card in the future.
    Yes, there's that, though, i find the phanteks coolers very pleasant in the aesthetics department.
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