£600 Gaming computer budget - Looking for advice

I have a budget of £600, this is my first time building a computer and i want to be able to play games at relatively high graphics.
Want to be sure my parts are compatible as well.

Appreciate any advice.

Thanks in advance.

Current components:

Motherboard: P8Z68-V LX

-http://www.cclonline.com/product/67505/90-MIBH80-G0EAY0KZ/Motherboards/Asus-P8Z68-V-LX-Socket-1155-Motherboard/MBD0227/


CPU: Intel i5 2500k

Case: ?

Graphics card : Sapphire HD6870

- http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004R7MTPQ/ref=asc_df_B004R7MTPQ6318074?smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&tag=googlecouk06-21&linkCode=asn&creative=22206&creativeASIN=B004R7MTPQ

PSU: ?

Ram: G.Skill RipJaws 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-10666C9 1333MHz Dual Channel Kit

- http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Memory/DDR3/Dual+Channel+1333MHz/G.Skill+RipJaws+8GB+%282x4GB%29+ DDR3+PC3-10666C9+1333MHz+Dual+Channel+Kit+?productId=48204


Haven't decided on case or power supply unit, also should i stick to stock cpu cooler?
Could push up budget slightly if necessary
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  1. If you are going to overclock the CPU, you would need another cooler. Something like the Coolermaster Hyper series is not too expensive and works well. http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_9_13/276-0757203-8353634?url=search-alias%3Dcomputers&field-keywords=coolermaster+hyper+212&sprefix=coolermaster+%2Ccomputers%2C460

    For a case, you will want at least a mid tower design with good air flow. At least one 120mm front intake fan, and one rear or top 120mm exhaust fan. Either one of these would be a good choice. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cooler-Master-Elite-430-supply/dp/B003O8J11E/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1327863529&sr=1-1 , http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cooler-Master-Elite-Tower-Case/dp/B001H1DB1Q/ref=sr_1_2?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1327863529&sr=1-2

    For that processor and video card, you will need at least an 80 plus certified 550w from Antec, Corsair, XFX, Seasonic, or Silverstone. This was about the best deal I found. http://www.amazon.co.uk/XFX-550W-Power-Supply-Unit/dp/B005TDTV0S/ref=pd_cp_computers_2/276-1582105-7511116
  2. tlmck said:
    If you are going to overclock the CPU, you would need another cooler. Something like the Coolermaster Hyper series is not too expensive and works well. http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_9_13/276-0757203-8353634?url=search-alias%3Dcomputers&field-keywords=coolermaster+hyper+212&sprefix=coolermaster+%2Ccomputers%2C460

    For a case, you will want at least a mid tower design with good air flow. At least one 120mm front intake fan, and one rear or top 120mm exhaust fan. Either one of these would be a good choice. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cooler-Master-Elite-430-supply/dp/B003O8J11E/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1327863529&sr=1-1 , http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cooler-Master-Elite-Tower-Case/dp/B001H1DB1Q/ref=sr_1_2?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1327863529&sr=1-2

    For that processor and video card, you will need at least an 80 plus certified 550w from Antec, Corsair, XFX, Seasonic, or Silverstone. This was about the best deal I found. http://www.amazon.co.uk/XFX-550W-Power-Supply-Unit/dp/B005TDTV0S/ref=pd_cp_computers_2/276-1582105-7511116


    thanks a a lot, i've looked at all of the links and they have been extremely useful

    Still not fully decided but the psu and cooler look pretty good
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