Help on new £1000 build

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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  1. 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.
  2. 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:
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MO-055-DE&groupid=17&catid=1425&subcat=

    I'll work on a build for you in a sec
  3. Intel i5 2500k £166
    https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/CPUs+%2F+Processors/Intel+Core+i5+%281155%29/Intel+Core+i5-2500K+3.30GHz+%28Sandybridge%29+Socket+LGA1155+Processor+-+Retail+?productId=43216

    ASUS P8Z68-V Gen 3 £141
    https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Motherboards/Intel+1155+Z68+%28B3%29/ASUS+P8Z68-V%2FGEN3+Intel+Z68+%28REV+B3%29+Socket+1155+DDR3+PCI-Express+Motherboard+?productId=47124

    8GB Exceleram Rippler £25
    https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Memory/DDR3/Dual+Channel+1600MHz/8GB+Exceleram+Rippler+Sandybridge-Series+%282x4GB%29+DDR3+PC3-12800C9+1600MHz+-+ERS303A+?productId=47170

    ASUS GTX 560 Ti £156
    https://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Asus+GeForce+GTX+560Ti+DCII%2F2DI%2F1GD5+DirectCU+II+1024MB+GDDR5+PCI-Express+Graphics+Card+?productId=43564

    CM 212 Evo £23
    https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Cooling/CPU+Coolers/Cooler+Master+Hyper+212+EVO+Quiet+CPU+Cooler+?productId=47248

    Crucial M4 64GB SSD £84
    https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Solid+State+Drives/Crucial+m4+64GB+2.5%22+SATA-III+Solid+State+Hard+Drive+?productId=44257

    750W OCZ ZT Series (fully modular)
    https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Power+Supplies/Modular+700-950W/750W+OCZ+ZT+Series+ATX2.2+80PLUS+Bronze+Modular+Power+Supply+?productId=47163

    HAF 912 Plus £64
    https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Cases/MIDI+Tower/Coolermaster+HAF+912+Plus+Midi+Chassis+?productId=42044

    Dell 2312HM £199 (you just missed this for £170)
    https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Monitors/23%26quot%3B+Monitors/23%22+Dell+UltraSharp+U2312HM+Widescreen+IPS+LED+Monitor+?productId=46999

    Total Plus P+P = £948.47
  4. You can't SLI the regular. Pay the extra for the pro.
  5. raptorxrx said:
    You can't SLI the regular. Pay the extra for the pro.


    I think these specifications would beg to differ:

    Supports NVIDIA® Quad-GPU SLI™ Technology
    Supports AMD Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ Technology
    Supports LucidLogix® Virtu™ Technology

    Also this board comes with an SLI bridge...

    http://uk.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8Z68V/#specifications
    http://uk.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8Z68VGEN3/
  6. metal orient said:
    I think these specifications would beg to differ:

    Supports NVIDIA® Quad-GPU SLI™ Technology
    Supports AMD Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ Technology
    Supports LucidLogix® Virtu™ Technology

    Also this board comes with an SLI bridge...

    http://uk.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8Z68V/#specifications
    http://uk.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8Z68VGEN3/

    Obviously your right and I'm wrong there. My bad. I was thinking of the P8P67 regular. Sorry!
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