HELP NEEDED: £900 (Approx. $1250) Gaming PC

Hello everyone! I'm new to these forums but I have been a long-term reader, this will be my first custom build.

I have made this thread as I have recently compiled a budget of £800 (Approx. $1100) in order to buy a new gaming PC (from scratch) for high end modern gaming (and gaming in the future) on high graphical settings.

Approximate Purchase Date: This week/next week.

Budget Range: £900 (approx. $1250) after rebate and shipping.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Internet.

Are you buying a monitor: No, I shall in the future (DONT include this in the final price please).

Do you need to buy OS: No.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:: As I said I am in the UK (therefore no Newegg): www.novatech.co.uk, www.scan.co.uk, www.ebuyer.co.uk, www.aria.co.uk, www.overclockers.co.uk, amazon.co.uk.

Location: London, England.

Overclocking: Yes, as much as possible.

SLI or Crossfire: In the future, yes (this means that I need a PSU which would be capable of doing this, don't go overboard though).

Your Monitor Resolution: An extremely measly 1280 x 1080 resolution, but I shall be buying a monitor with a resolution of 1980 x 1200 in the future (DONT include this in the price)

Parts not needed: Mouse, Keyboard, Monitor (for the time being), OS, Speakers.


Parts: ALL Prices are after VAT and Shipping costs.

CPU: i5 3570k: £175.73
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CP-418-IN

CPU Cooler: (I don't mind about the sound level, I want the best performance [with a budget])
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Quiet CPU Cooler: £28.38
https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Coolers+-+Air/CPU+Coolers/Cooler+Master+Hyper+212+EVO+Quiet+CPU+Cooler+?productId=47248

MoBo: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Intel Z77 (Socket 1155) Motherboard: £109.99
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007KTY4A6/ref=asc_df_B007KTY4A68858469?smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&tag=googlecouk06-21&linkCode=asn&creative=22206&creativeASIN=B007KTY4A6

RAM: G-Skill 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 2133MHz RipjawsX: £51.98
http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/memory-pc/ddr3-pc3-14900/1866mhz/f3-17000cl11d-8gbxl.html

GPU: Gybabite Windforce GTX 670: £328.39
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-gigabyte-gtx-670-windforce-3x-28nm-pcie-30-(x16)-6008mhz-gddr5-gpu-980mhz-boost-1058mhz-cores-13?utm_source=google+shopping&utm_medium=google+shopping

PSU: Corsair tx650w v2: £69.45
http://www.ebuyer.com/257232-corsair-tx-650w-v2-psu-80plus-bronze-certified-cmpsu-650txv2uk?utm_source=google&utm_medium=products

Hard Drive: WD Caviar Black 1TB: £80.99
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0036Q7MV0/ref=asc_df_B0036Q7MV08858469?smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&tag=googlecouk06-21&linkCode=asn&creative=22206&creativeASIN=B0036Q7MV0

Optical Drive: LG Model GH24NS90: £13.47
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007267YRC/ref=asc_df_B007267YRC8843723?smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&tag=googlecouk06-21&linkCode=asn&creative=22206&creativeASIN=B007267YRC

Case: Unsure (Please recommend me one for £50 or less.)

Total (Including £50 case): £908.38

Additional Comments: In the future I shall buy a SSD and SLI another GPU.

Please can anyone tell me if this is a good build, and if I could improve on it (smaller costs). I need to reduce the costs a bit if possible too (similar performance component but lower costs, i'm aiming for around £800 if possible).

Thanks for reading!
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  1. Bump, why is no-one replying?
  2. Stick to DDR3 1600. Performance gains with that RAM is very minimal that is barely noticeable especially for gaming.

    I would get the WD Caviar Blue for now since HDD prices are still pretty steep.

    I would get the tx750. More room for upgrades.

    Rest of your choices are good.
  3. Thanks, are there any better cpu coolers on the market for around the same price?
  4. looks fine as is to me good job but you do need a 750W for SLI! As for cases i don't know of any good ones less that 50 sorry
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