[Help/Advise]| 1st Build | BUYING TODAY | Gaming | <£1700

Hey what is up people? I hope you had a good Holiday (For those who don't work). Otherwise for the those who work, thanks for delivering some of my parts early in the morning! :)
I am building my first computer this November for my 16th Birthday! My budget is around £1700 although this has to include a Mouse, Keyboard and a Professional Headset for Gaming and Recording; On the subject, my uses will be Hardcore Gaming, Commentating/Recording, Game Development, Programming, General Use( Internet, Applications etc). I Have already bought the CPU and Case whilst they were cheapest! :D
I'm looking for any suggestions, evaluations etc before I order all of the parts! Thanks everyone :)


CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor [£243.58]

CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler [£56.48]

RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory [£30.76]

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive [£53.29]

SSD: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk [£81.59]

GPU (SLI): EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) [£599.20]

Case: NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case [£84.99]

PSU: Corsair Professional 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply [£124.99]

Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V PRO ATX LGA1155 Motherboard [£139.99]

partpicker: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/m8Wd

Other Comments:
-Please add a Mic, Mouse and Keyboard. I prefer you spend most of the money on a mic and then a keyboard and then a mouse. (Gaming and Pro)
-Could i have advise on the GPU's also.
-Is this PSU the right Watt?
-I would like to save as much as possible, but not crazy less. You know what i mean, say if my PSU was a waste and i should get bronze. (Im happy with that PSU btw^^)
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  1. -change the cards to msi power edition gtx 670s. evga cards are inferior in overclocking, temps, and noise sometimes
    -you only need 750w. and id recommend the xfx xxx 750. 96 pounds at overclockers
    -get the phantom 410. the regular phantom would be a waste of space
    -you only need one card as of now
    -selected a high quality ips panel. not the best for gaming, but will look way better than a TN panel. it will still game no problem though

    heres the changes

    a good keyboard would be the corsair k60, coolermaster quickfire pro or the coolermaster storm trigger. pick one of them or whichever is the cheapest
  2. For the keyboard the K60 is inferior to the K90.
  3. its the same keyboard. the k90 just as macro keys that are rubber domed and has backlighting. someone even took the k90 apart and it had the same pcb as the k60 and all the same keys
  4. Yeah I am aware, I watched that Youtube video. Was just stating that with the K90 you get some added features which makes it bettter imo.

    However if keyboard isnt a big deal k60 is pushing it anyways...
  5. http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/mqvW

    More ram for programming/compiling/debugging/local server,a MSI GTX680 OC,1200w power supply for SLI.
    Reason for GTX680 is that 1 card is better than 2 inferior,much lower heat inside the case and in the future SLI on GTX680 beats SLI on GTX680.

    Should leave you with enough money for fitting fans all over the case and OCing with more safety.
    I didnt choose any keyboard or mouse or headset cause those are personal choices.
    I use a cheap keyboard,a razer naga and standard headset.
  6. 680s are the worst bang for the buck. get a 7970 or get a 670 and thats about it

    the 1200w you suggested is pretty old. much better units out there

    the phantom is a bit big. get the 410
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