I'm seeking advice on my gaming PC build. My existing PC is incapable of running the strategy games I like to play these days (Empire: Total War, CIV 5, CoH/M2TW w/ high detail) and is just slow, loud and crap overall, so I've put aside 1000 British pounds to create a PC that will last me.
I've been lurking these forums for some weeks now, and you lot seem to know what you're on about. Please give your expert opinions on my build:
Change the cpu for the i5-3570k, you don't need the i7, for gaming, the hyper threading of the i7 doesn't get used in gaming for benefit of it.
Also 8GB of ram will do for gaming, get a 7970 with the savings or a 120/128GB ssd.
The rest seems fine.