New Gaming Build -£500-£700

Hi guys, new to the forum.

Just wanted to see what guys think about this build.

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£158.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£25.45 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£101.98 @ Dabs)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (£72.78 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 2 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£58.94 @ Scan.co.uk)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card (£215.59 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£56.50 @ Ebuyer)
Total: £690.23

I have an old alienware case which i plan on using, about 4 DVD rewriter drives (may add a cheap Blu-ray reader at some point) and have about 7TB worth of HDD's so no issue there, also got Win 7.

I do plan on overclocking to about 4.3GHz

Also to save some delicious pennies, should i get a smaller SSD as i only really plan running windows an maybe 1 or 2 games that I will be playing at the time, the rest can go on HDD's.

I still have my old water cooler from the alienware, model is alienware cha12012bb-a. Dont know if that will be any good these days as it is like nearly 6 year old and I want to OC.

My budget is between £500-£700, I want it to run games on full, very near if not. I would also like it be as cheap as possible, closer to £600 but can live with £700.

Oh and I plan on doing some 3D modelling again in spare time but that is just an afterthought.

Any advice would be great, thanks guys :)
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  1. Wouldnt let me edit the post. sorry for double. Just read the posting guide. I have 2 x moniter. Want it to run at 1080p and im from UK, no pref tp websites an biased towards intel (no brainer) and nvidia but happy with Ati. Will be purchasing within 2-3 months. Thanks again.
  2. Thats a Awesome Build For Gaming and 3D Modelling.

    Good to go
  3. cool, thanks. What you think about the SSD an water cooler?
  4. SSD will be fine.
    But if you have the Money, Get Samsung 840 Pro. Its way faster

    And I haven't heard about that Water cooling, And you must have used it.
    So, it should be good.
  5. whats ur country of origin? and ur maximum budget, also is video editing more important than gaming, or need both?
  6. @Sumukh_Bhagat It was in my old Alienware Desktop which I never knew much about the internals back then being youngeran naive, ill try it out and if temps get to hot ill install the fan.

    @iceclock I will be mostly gaming but I will also be re-igniting my 3D modelling in 3DS Max - budget will be no more than £700.
  7. heres my revised build. with the 7950 witch is when overclocked as fast as a gtx 680. and powerful for the similar price.

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/yBqg
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/yBqg/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/yBqg/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£158.99 @ Aria PC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£25.45 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£101.98 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: Corsair XMS3 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£59.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
    Storage: Sandisk Extreme 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£129.62 @ Amazon UK)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (£219.98 @ Novatech)
    Total: £696.01
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-20 18:24 GMT+0000)
  8. thanks mate. ill look into that :}
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