My £700 build, seeking assistance.

Hello this is my current build:

MSI_Nvidia_Geforce_GTX670_PCI
http://www.box.co.uk/MSI_Nvidia_Geforce_GTX670_PCI-Express_Gr_1214447.html

Gigabyte-GA-Z77-D3H
http://www.waeplus.co.uk/product/1231042/Gigabyte-GA-Z77-D3H

INTEL-Core-I5-Ivy-Bridge-3570K
http://www.waeplus.co.uk/product/1215643/INTEL-Core-I5-Ivy-Bridge-3570K---3.4-GHz

Crucial-CT064M4SSD2-64-GB
http://www.waeplus.co.uk/product/1294764/Clearance%3A-Crucial-CT064M4SSD2-64-GB-Int

CORSAIR-2-X-4-GB-DDR3
http://www.waeplus.co.uk/product/1278447/CORSAIR-2-X-4-GB-DDR3-1600---PC3-12800--

Seagate-ST31000524AS
http://www.waeplus.co.uk/product/47789/Seagate-ST31000524AS

CORSAIR-GS700
http://www.waeplus.co.uk/product/1603086/CORSAIR-GS700-PC-Gaming-Series-Power-Sup

ZALMAN-Z11-Plus
http://www.waeplus.co.uk/product/1603229/ZALMAN-Z11-Plus-PC-Tower-Case

Corsair_Hydro_H80
htthttp://www.waeplus.co.uk/product/1288379/CORSAIR-Hydro-Series-H80-Liquid-Cooling

Totalling at £835
Im planning to overclock the i5 to around 4.3-4.5GHz.

It is mostly for gaming and general use/programming, gaming will be games such as BF3 and dishonored at high to very high settings.
Where can i save money? Around £140, can i save £100 by buying the gtx 570 and is the water cooling too powerful?


Thanks
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  1. You don't need water cooling.
    If you are on this kind of budget, don't go all out with water cooling.
    Get a Corsair TX750, also about your ram, get low profile RAM, those heatsinks are useless.
    and with your budget, drop the SSD, your build will suffer if you decide to purchase an SSD, SSD's are nice and all, but if your budget is limited, its best not to get it, so you can get the best primary components.
  2. Haha, there's no such thing as 'too powerful' watercooling - yours is actually underpowered compared to comparable air coolers. Get yourself a Noctua - it'll perform better and be quieter.

    You could switch over to a 570, but that's a fairly big performance hit. I'd take a look at what radeon has to offer in your price range - their 7000 series is slaughtering NVidia.
  3. According to these two threads that site is not trustworthy:
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=3885699
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=3586327

    I will post again with a proper £700 build. But you need to see the above immediately.
  4. thank you very much for the responses
  5. Silvune said:
    According to these two threads that site is not trustworthy:
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=3885699
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=3586327

    I will post again with a proper £700 build. But you need to see the above immediately.

    thanks for acknowledging me on the that topic. I will try to find another website, any suggestions?
  6. Well here's the build which comes in under £700:

    Intel i5-3570K (£158 @ AriaPC)
    http://skinflint.co.uk/761856

    GIGABYTE GA-Z77-D3H (£76 @ AriaPC)
    http://skinflint.co.uk/749612

    Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz CAS9 1.5V BLS2CP4G3D1609DS1S00CEU (£27 @ Ebuyer)
    http://www.ebuyer.com/342352-crucial-8gb-ddr3-1600mhz-ballistix-sport-memory-bls2cp4g3d1609ds1s00ceu

    Sapphire HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB GDDR5 (£183 @ CCL Online)
    http://skinflint.co.uk/745773
    A 7870 will outperform a GTX 570.

    Samsung SSD 830 Series 64GB MZ-7PC064B (£53 @ Ebuyer)
    http://skinflint.co.uk/740895

    Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM ST1000DM003 (£53 @ Scan)
    http://skinflint.co.uk/686480

    Zalman Z11 Plus (£50 @ Scan)
    http://skinflint.co.uk/684860

    OCZ ZS Series 650W (£52 @ CCL Online)
    http://skinflint.co.uk/631079

    Thermalright HR-02 Macho (£30 @ OCUK)
    http://skinflint.co.uk/664436

    Total: £682

    Good sites that I know of include:
    Amazon UK
    Aria PC
    CCL Computers (CCL Online)
    Dabs
    Ebuyer
    Microdirect
    Novatech
    Overclockers UK
    Quiet PC UK
    Scan
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