I'm currently looking into to assembling my own PC over the christmas period. I have set a budget of around £1000 but this doesn't include peripherals such as monitor, keyboard or mouse. Please take into that this is my first PC build and I have virtually no experience.
I've currently come up with:
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 - Already have this CPU: Intel i5 3570K £170 M/B: ASROCK Z77 Extreme4 £110 RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (LP) £60 HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB £73 - Can I get someone's opinion on this? SSD: Crucial M4 128GB £77 GPU: ASUS GTX 660Ti Direct CU II £250 PSU: Corsair-CMPSU-600CXV2UK £57 Cooler: Phantek PH-TC14PE £75 OS: Windows 7 £84 - I intend to use the system builders version, is it alright to do so?
My main queries are firstly what's your opinion on this set up and what improvements can I make?
I'm currently looking at alternative HDD's and a cheap but effiecient optical drive...
PS: I will update links once shopping becomes unrestricted by my ISP - Gotta love live in college