Gaming and Graphic Design Rig

Hi all, I'm wanting to move from console to PC for gaming and need a Rig for my Graphic Design work. I am planning to make my very first rig very soon and im having difficulties choosing parts.
So Far.....

Intel i7 3550k CPU
Asus P8Z77-V Motherboard
GigaByte AMD Radeon HD 7850 Graphics Card
and Corair 212 Evo Cooler

I need my rig to:
Render 3d Graphics (Cinema4d)
Graphic Design (Photoshop)
Possibly Video Rendering
Run Game servers (minecraft)
and Gaming (Battlefield 3 probably at Medium-High Settings mostly, but i want it to be future proof)

Do you think my setup so far is good? (i havent bought any parts yet)
I am in the UK so im probably going to use Amazon for ordering parts.
Also, i want to do some very light overclocking, probably OC to 4ghz.
I still need a Case, RAM, Power Supply, and Harddrive (not SSD)

I am wanting to keep the rig a £1000 MAX! so i might be a bit overbudget with the currently selected parts already coming to £625 from Amazon.co.uk

Im wanting to build this rig soon so urgent advice is greatly appreciated.

Thanks
-Jack
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  1. This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
  2. Considering the rendering which may be CPU extensive you may want to upgrade to an i7 3770k
  3. phx08 said:
    Considering the rendering which may be CPU extensive you may want to upgrade to an i7 3770k


    Yes I agree here. A lot of people will tell you to get a Xeon - there's absolutely no need for one unless you're running a server.

    For your budget here's what I would suggest:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (£239.99 @ Aria PC)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U9B SE2 37.9 CFM CPU Cooler (£36.78 @ Ebuyer)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£119.98 @ Dabs)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£79.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£56.50 @ Amazon UK)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 3GB Video Card (£250.98 @ Amazon UK)
    Case: Fractal Design Arc Midi Tower ATX Mid Tower Case (£68.95 @ Amazon UK)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£80.72 @ Amazon UK)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.85 @ Aria PC)
    Total: £946.74
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-06 17:21 GMT+0000)
  4. Hi, you have a good selection, but for those needs, get the i7-3770k.
    I recommend a ssd as well.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (£239.99 @ Aria PC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£24.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£126.98 @ Novatech)
    Memory: Patriot Viper 3 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£68.69 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£63.59 @ Aria PC)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£95.99 @ Aria PC)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card (£229.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case (£77.99 @ Aria PC)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£48.17 @ Aria PC)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.85 @ Aria PC)
    Total: £989.23
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

    You can scrap the ssd, but it's a good one :)
    And don't be worried with the psu, 550W is more than sufficient for the 660 ti and the i7, the xfx is a rebranded seasonic psu.
    If you need it lower, i recommend this.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (£239.99 @ Aria PC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£24.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£91.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: Patriot Viper 3 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£68.69 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£63.59 @ Aria PC)
    Storage: Plextor M5S Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£79.98 @ Novatech)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card (£229.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case (£77.99 @ Aria PC)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£48.17 @ Aria PC)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.85 @ Aria PC)
    Total: £938.23
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

    - the LK has basically all the features of the other asus for less.
    - the plextor m5s is a good ssd for less money.
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