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£1250 ($2000) Build. Everything look OK?

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January 19, 2013 10:24:54 AM

Now that I've got some money saved, I'm finally going to build a PC. I already have a OS, Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, and Optical Drive.


CPU: BX80619I73820 - Intel Core i7 3820, S 2011, Sandy Bridge-E, Quad Core, 3.6GHz, 10MB Cache, 130W, Retail, No HSink/Fan
Link: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/intel-core-i7-3820-s-201...
Price: £227.00

CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-L12 Low Profile High Performance CPU Cooler, Intel LGA2011,1155,1156,1366,775 and AMD FM1,AM3+/AM3/2+/2
Link: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/noctua-nh-l12-low-profil...
Price: £43.34

GPU: 03G-P4-3668-KR - 3GB EVGA GTX 660 Ti FTW+, 28nm, PCIe 3.0 (x16), 6008MHz GDDR5, GPU 1046MHz, Boost 1124MHz, Cores 1344 w/Backplate +Game
Link: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/3gb-evga-gtx-660-ti-ftwp...(x16)-6008mhz-gddr5-gpu-1046mhz-boost-1124mhz-cores-1344-hd
Price: £255.19

Motherboard: 90-MIBH40-G0EAY00Z - Asus P9X79 Pro, Intel X79, S 2011, DDR3, SATA III - 6Gb/s, SATA RAID, PCIe 3.0 (x16), ATX
Link: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/asus-p9x79-pro-intel-x79...(x16)-atx
Price: £194.15

RAM: CMZ16GX3M4X2133C11R - 16GB (4x4GB) Corsair DDR3 Vengeance Racing Red, PC3-17066 (2133), Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 11-11-11-27, XMP, 1.5V
Link: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/16gb-(4x4gb)-corsair-ddr3-vengeance-racing-red-pc3-17066-(2133)-non-ecc-unbuffered-cas-11-11-11-27-x
Price: £111.64

Power Supply: CP-9020043-UK - 850W Corsair Enthusiast Series 850TXV2, 85% Eff', 80 PLUS Bronze, SLI/CrossFire, EPS 12V, Quiet Fan, ATX v2.31, PSU
Link: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/850w-corsair-enthusiast-...
Price: £94.62

HDD: VTX4-25SAT3-256G - 256GB OCZ Vertex 4, 2.5" SSD, SATA 6Gb/s, Indilinx Everest 2, MLC-Flash, Read 560MB/s, Write 510MB/s, 120k IOPS Max
Link: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/256gb-ocz-vertex-4-25-ss...
Price: £164.70

Case: RC-942-KKN1 - Cooler Master HAF X V2, Black, Full Tower Performance Gaming Case inc Side Window USB 3.0,w/o PSU NEW VERSION
Link: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/cooler-master-haf-x-v2-b...
Price: £129.53

Total Price (Inc VAT): £1220.17 ($1935.68)

Have a missed anything. Are there any compatibility issues that I need to be made aware of? Thank you for taking the time to look at my build, this forum is my last stop before I spend a heap of cash on a system that will satisfy my gaming needs.

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January 19, 2013 10:40:02 AM

if it is for gaming, then it is not ok :) 
January 19, 2013 11:10:27 AM

What have I missed?
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January 19, 2013 11:22:37 AM

Sorry but where's your HDD?
January 19, 2013 11:30:58 AM

da3ndorphin3 said:
Sorry but where's your HDD?


Sorry I had it marked down as storage, I've edited it now :) 
January 19, 2013 11:38:04 AM

If it is for gaming -maybe you should go for 2600k or 3570k, if its more for video editing etc. then 3820 is better.
If it is for gaming -remember that most IMPORTANT PART is to have good GPU,so i advice gtx 670.
If it is for gaming -take only 8gb and put gtx670 it has a bit better perfomance.
and it will still not be more then 2000$
January 19, 2013 11:42:53 AM

if your going for a gaming rig you should get an i5 3570k you're not going to get any better performance with the i7, then you will also have to change your motherboard, I would go with a z77 either the asrock extreme 4 OR ASUS P8Z77-V LK both of these are great choices.

I would also recommend getting an hdd of some for (500gb wd blue would do fine) because 256gb will fill up faster than you think.

Also take a look into the high end intel gaming rig section of this forum it has some good advice you can take a look at what other people think, the max price of those is the equivalent of yours so you should be good there.

January 19, 2013 12:08:06 PM

Here's what I've chosen instead

CPU: BX80637I53570K - Intel Core i5 3570K,1155, Ivy Bridge, Quad Core, 3.4GHz, 5 GT/s DMI, 650MHz GPU, 6MB Smart Cache, 34x Ratio, 77W, Retail
Link: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/29-4intel-core-i5-3570k-...
Price: £172.98

GPU: 04G-P4-3673-KR - 4GB EVGA GTX 670 FTW + Backplate, PCIe 3.0, 6008MHz GDDR5, GPU 1006MHz, Boost 1084MHz, Cores 1344 +Free Game
Link: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/4gb-evga-gtx-670-ftw-plu...
Price: £377.62

Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme 4, Intel Z77, S 1155, DDR3, SATA III - 6Gb/s, SATA RAID, PCIe 3.0 (x16), D-Sub/ DVI-D/ HDMI, ATX
Link: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/asrock-z77-extreme-4-int...(x16)-d-sub-dvi-d-hdmi-a
Price: £106.52

Storage: 1TB Western Digital WD10EZRX Caviar Green, 3.5" HDD, SATA III - 6Gb/s, IntelliPower, 64MB Cache, 8ms, OEM
Link: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1tb-western-digital-wd10...
Price: £54.95
January 19, 2013 12:12:29 PM

^ now thats sweet :)  i5+670
January 19, 2013 12:16:26 PM

Yup your latest update is a very nice change indeed.
January 19, 2013 12:19:03 PM

Also if you have any money leftover I'd save it and get the new Asus VG248QE monitor. Its a 24" 120hz gaming monitor thats supposed to come out in a month or two. I've heard A LOT of rumors saying it'll be released at the end of this month. It'll be around $300 which is £225.
January 19, 2013 12:31:32 PM

Potential said:
Also if you have any money leftover I'd save it and get the new Asus VG248QE monitor. Its a 24" 120hz gaming monitor thats supposed to come out in a month or two. I've heard A LOT of rumors saying it'll be released at the end of this month. It'll be around $300 which is £225.


As much as I'd love to buy a 120Hz gaming Monitor, my budget will not stretch that far unfortunately :(  £1250 is my absolute MAX. I'll have to make do with my Acer S240HLbid 24'' 60Hz monitor for the time being.
January 19, 2013 12:57:25 PM

Dont worry about monitor,yours will be more then good.
One more thing- you should go for GTX 680 2gb. Why? Well you have chosen gtx670 4gb and 4gb is for run games in mulitple monitors.Much gpu vram is only good if you run in more then 1 monitor. And the price is 377£. If you go for 2gb GTX 680 price is same,only its 2gb which more then enough for 1 monitor.And basicly gtx680 is best card out there now.

http://www.scan.co.uk/shop/computer-hardware/all/gpu-nv...(1536-cores)
January 19, 2013 1:08:18 PM

da3ndorphin3 said:
Dont worry about monitor,yours will be more then good.
One more thing- you should go for GTX 680 2gb. Why? Well you have chosen gtx670 4gb and 4gb is for run games in mulitple monitors.Much gpu vram is only good if you run in more then 1 monitor. And the price is 377£. If you go for 2gb GTX 680 price is same,only its 2gb which more then enough for 1 monitor.And basicly gtx680 is best card out there now.

http://www.scan.co.uk/shop/computer-hardware/all/gpu-nv...(1536-cores)


New Choice :) 

GPU: EVGA 2GB GeForce GTX 680 SC Signature NVIDIA Graphics Card
Link: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-evga-gtx-680-sc-sign...
Price: £376.42

The game I'll be using the most for this build is Microsoft Flight Simulator X btw.
January 19, 2013 1:35:08 PM

Now its look like you will have the best PC gaming configuration in 2012,populary known as " gamer's wet dream": :kaola:  :sol: 
btw -dont forget that new gpu-s are coming very soon,so maybe you could wait for gtx 780,it could be very nice card for next gen gaming :kaola:  ..just a though LOL
January 19, 2013 1:45:13 PM

da3ndorphin3 said:
Now its look like you will have the best PC gaming configuration in 2012,populary known as " gamer's wet dream": :kaola:  :sol: 
btw -dont forget that new gpu-s are coming very soon,so maybe you could wait for gtx 780,it could be very nice card for next gen gaming :kaola:  ..just a though LOL


Or he could save himself A LOT of money and get a gtx 670 and be happy with the -8% decrease in performance from the gtx 680.
January 19, 2013 2:05:05 PM

Potential said:
Or he could save himself A LOT of money and get a gtx 670 and be happy with the -8% decrease in performance from the gtx 680.


You're right, I do save A LOT of money with a GTX 670. That's my choice now. Any other suggestions? Or have I nailed it this time?
January 19, 2013 2:36:27 PM

Potential said:
Or he could save himself A LOT of money and get a gtx 670 and be happy with the -8% decrease in performance from the gtx 680.


Thats ok too,i just said that practically gtx670 with 4gb is useless on 1 monitor.If you dont choose gtx 680 and go with gtx670 you can also save money going with 670 2GB no 4gb. gtx 670 vs gtx 680 are almost same price only gtx680 is a little bit better.(1300 vs 1500 cores,and some other overall perfomance).Both are high end gaming cards,you cannot make mistake with any of them.
Congrats on new comp, and happy gaming :) 
January 19, 2013 2:41:04 PM

Thankyou for all your support! You've all been great! :) 
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