I'm making my first PC. I have selected all the components. You can see them below. Will all these components work well together and is there anywhere I can save money?
I plan to use this build for general tasks (word processing, simple programming, watching movies) as well as some gaming (Battlefield 3 on high settings). I also want this build to be easy to upgrade in the future. Any advice appreciated.
Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 (€138.26 / £119.12)
CPU: Intel Core i5 3350p (€138.27 / £119.13)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus - CPU Cooler with 4 Direct Contact Heat Pipes (RR-B10-212P-G1) (€19.78 / £17.04)
Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForxe GTX 560 Ti (€153.63 / £132.36)
You can drop the cpu cooler since the stock one will do fine because you cpu isn't overclockable. Also you should get a h77 chipset mobo. Finally get 8gb ram and you could use the saved money towards a 7870.
i5 3350P won't work with a Z68 motherboard without first updating the BIOS. You will need H77 or Z75. You could also get a less expensive case - and Cooler Master power supplies are junk. What store are you buying from? That will help to suggest parts.