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April 2, 2013 1:07:57 PM

Hi, so I'm ready to do my first build and I'm going for the high end part of the market. my budget has been under £1000 ($1500) and so I've picked out these parts:

Zalman Z11 Case -
Asus Motherboard -
Seagate 3TB Hard drive -
Intel i5 3570K CPU -
Sapphire HD7950 3GB Vapox-X Graphics Card -
Corsair 8GB Ram -
CPU cooler -

TOTAL: £745.54 ($1126.10)

Reusing (2 years old):
DVD Drive which was rarely used
Corsair TX650 (650W) -
Sound Card
1TB Hard drive with Windows 8

am i missing anything? will the parts fit together? are there cheaper alternatives?

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April 2, 2013 1:25:02 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£173.17 @ Amazon UK)
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 (£97.05 @ Ebuyer)
Memory: Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory (£34.20 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£89.94 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Sandisk 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£72.98 @ Novatech)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (£240.98 @ Dabs)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case (£82.45 @ Aria PC)
Total: £815.76
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-02 21:24 BST+0100)

I'm assuming you have a copy of an OS.
a b V Motherboard
a c 85 à CPUs
a b U Graphics card
April 2, 2013 1:32:35 PM

You don't really need to use your sound card for the new system. The onboard audio will work fine.

I personally would get something like a Corsair 200R or an Antec 302 over the Zalman Z11 but case choice is a lot of personal preference. Otherwise the original build looks good.