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Help on new £1000 build

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November 27, 2011 5:51:02 PM

Hi all, I decided to build my first computer, wanted some advice as to whether I've chosen the right parts before I start

Approximate Purchase Date: next week

Budget Range: £1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, web browsing, watching movies

Parts Not Required: OS, speakers, HDD

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: any that ship to the UK

Country: UK

Parts Preferences: none in particular

Overclocking: Yes, not excessively just enough to say I've done it :p 

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe, probably not, but I don't like to rule it out

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1280

Additional Comments:

CPU Intel Core i5-2500k
Mobo Asus P8Z68 V Pro
RAM G.Skill RipJawsX 8GB (2x4GB)
GPU GTX 560 Ti
Case HAF 922
PSU OCZ ModXStream Pro, 700W
CPU cooler Arctic Cooler Freezer 13 Pro
Monitor Synchmaster S24A350H

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November 27, 2011 6:18:56 PM

That build looks good assuming you plan to SLI in the next few months. If you are planning to do it sometime further in future I wouldn't bother.
November 27, 2011 6:55:20 PM

Looks like a good build. I'd make a few changes though:

Get the standard ASUS P8Z68-V you will notice little difference.

Maybe get the HAF 912 to reduce costs.

Better PSU, say an Antec true power or XFX Pro.

Better screen, say the Dell 2312HM:

I'll work on a build for you in a sec
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November 27, 2011 7:49:42 PM
November 27, 2011 8:22:17 PM

You can't SLI the regular. Pay the extra for the pro.