Need advice on £1000 gaming PC

Before I bought these components I just wanted to check if they were compatible and would be able to run games such as Black Ops. I've picked out:

CPU: Intel i5 2500K - £162

GPU: 1GB Asus GTX 560 - £145

Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V PRO - £150

PSU: 650W Corsair HX Series, Modular - £92

HDD: 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm - £41

RAM: 8GB (2x4GB) Corsair Vengeance Blue DDR3 1866Mhz - £84

DVD: HP 8x Blu-Ray Rom, 16x DVD±R , 8x DVD±R Dual Layer 12x DVD-RAM - £41

Case: Coolermaster Storm Enforcer - £68

In total it comes to around £1000. 2 more questions:

Should I save £50 by getting a Radeon HD 6770 instead of the GTX 560?

And do I need to buy a wireless adapter?:
Edimax EW-7722In 300Mbps Wireless 11n PCI Adapter - £20

Thanks for the help.
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  1. MEM - No need for overclocking modules. DDR3-1333 1.5v CL7 are ideal for Sandy Bridge, however there are lots of people happy with DDR3-1600. You won't notice a speed difference. Go with the lowest latency you can afford within budget (The Corsair ones you listed are CL9).

    GPU - I would opt for the HD 6850 over the GTX 560 as it is cheaper, however if you can stretch your budget a little bit over the GTX 560 the HD 6950 1GB card would trump the others listed. The HD 6770 is a mid level gaming card that shines more when used in an HTPC application.

    Wireless - If you don't already have one, then yes... You will need to buy it.

    Enjoy that build!!
  2. you will need a wireless adapter only if you dont plan on plugging in an ethernet cable

    as sadams04 said, go with ddr3-1333MHZ 1.5v CL7 RAM like the G.Skill Ripjaws X
  3. I've only just built my very own £1000 PC! i will post my build and where i got all the best prices when i get back to my Desktop.
  4. I'm confused as to how it sums to £1000, i only count £783

    I thought it looked underpowered for a £1000 machine
  5. Thanks for the assistance guys, its been really helpful.

    As for the £1000 figure, I just checked and that includes the OS and extras such as thermal paste, an extra fan and a fan controller.
  6. Case: Coolermaster Storm Enforcer - £68.52 http://www.scan.co.uk/products/coolermaster-storm-enforcer-black-mid-tower-gaming-case-with-usb-30-w-o-psu
    Amazing Case, can't fault it in any way.

    Fan: Coolermaster Megaflow 200mm - £10.78 http://www.scan.co.uk/products/200mm-coolermaster-megaflow-700rpm-110cfm-19db-silent-case-fan-with-red-led
    As an exhaust fan for the top of the Storm Enforcer

    Processor: Intel Sandybridge i5-2500K £161.10 http://www.ebuyer.com/product/251596
    Everyone will agree this will be the best.

    HeatSink: Scythe Mugen 2 - £40.92 http://www.ebuyer.com/product/158603
    Very nice CPU cooler OC to 4.6GHz stable.

    Thermal Paste: Arctic MX-2 - £2.87 http://www.scan.co.uk/products/arctic-cooling-mx-2-high-performance-thermal-compound-(as-used-on-arctic-coolers)
    Any of the Arctic MX series will do.

    Motherboard: Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H - £130.79 http://www.ebuyer.com/product/267504
    Cheaper than the ASUS. Still has all the Z68 features, and will have all the ports you will need and all black looks good imo.

    Memory: G-Skill 1600Mhz (2 x 4Gb) - £59.15 http://www.ebuyer.com/product/264750
    More than you will need and is at the right voltage.

    Graphics: ASUS 560 Ti 900MHz - £179.99 http://www.dabs.com/products/asus-geforce-gtx-560-ti-900mhz-pci-express-hdmi--directcu-ii-top--7FYV.html?q=560%20ti
    Much better GPU if this is a gaming build, and comes with Shogun Total War 2 and S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat if you order today or tomorrow.

    Hard drive: Samsung Spinpoint 1Tb - £39.58 http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1tb-samsung-hd103sj-spinpoint-f3-sata-3gb-s-7200rpm-32mb-cache-89ms-ncq
    Best hard drive atm.

    SSD: Crucial M4 64Gb - £86.99 http://www.ebuyer.com/product/264770
    This will give you the most noticeable performance increase and a feel of system responsiveness. Either put the OS and a couple of programs/games on or you can utilise the Z68 SSD cashing technology if you want.

    Power supply: Antec High Current 750W - £86.19 http://www.ebuyer.com/product/245669
    Very nice, high efficiency PSU.

    Optical drive: Sony Optiarc DVD+/-RW - £14.91 http://www.ebuyer.com/product/220986
    Unless you specifically want to watch Blu-Ray movies, this will be very good.

    Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium £65.84 http://www.ebuyer.com/product/173791
    Standard.


    :D
  7. CasualNinja said:
    Case: Coolermaster Storm Enforcer - £68.52 http://www.scan.co.uk/products/coolermaster-storm-enforcer-black-mid-tower-gaming-case-with-usb-30-w-o-psu
    Amazing Case, can't fault it in any way.

    Fan: Coolermaster Megaflow 200mm - £10.78 http://www.scan.co.uk/products/200mm-coolermaster-megaflow-700rpm-110cfm-19db-silent-case-fan-with-red-led
    As an exhaust fan for the top of the Storm Enforcer

    Processor: Intel Sandybridge i5-2500K £161.10 http://www.ebuyer.com/product/251596
    Everyone will agree this will be the best.

    HeatSink: Scythe Mugen 2 - £40.92 http://www.ebuyer.com/product/158603
    Very nice CPU cooler OC to 4.6GHz stable.

    Thermal Paste: Arctic MX-2 - £2.87 http://www.scan.co.uk/products/arctic-cooling-mx-2-high-performance-thermal-compound-(as-used-on-arctic-coolers)
    Any of the Arctic MX series will do.

    Motherboard: Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H - £130.79 http://www.ebuyer.com/product/267504
    Cheaper than the ASUS. Still has all the Z68 features, and will have all the ports you will need and all black looks good imo.

    Memory: G-Skill 1600Mhz (2 x 4Gb) - £59.15 http://www.ebuyer.com/product/264750
    More than you will need and is at the right voltage.

    Graphics: ASUS 560 Ti 900MHz - £179.99 http://www.dabs.com/products/asus-geforce-gtx-560-ti-900mhz-pci-express-hdmi--directcu-ii-top--7FYV.html?q=560%20ti
    Much better GPU if this is a gaming build, and comes with Shogun Total War 2 and S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat if you order today or tomorrow.

    Hard drive: Samsung Spinpoint 1Tb - £39.58 http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1tb-samsung-hd103sj-spinpoint-f3-sata-3gb-s-7200rpm-32mb-cache-89ms-ncq
    Best hard drive atm.

    SSD: Crucial M4 64Gb - £86.99 http://www.ebuyer.com/product/264770
    This will give you the most noticeable performance increase and a feel of system responsiveness. Either put the OS and a couple of programs/games on or you can utilise the Z68 SSD cashing technology if you want.

    Power supply: Antec High Current 750W - £86.19 http://www.ebuyer.com/product/245669
    Very nice, high efficiency PSU.

    Optical drive: Sony Optiarc DVD+/-RW - £14.91 http://www.ebuyer.com/product/220986
    Unless you specifically want to watch Blu-Ray movies, this will be very good.

    Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium £65.84 http://www.ebuyer.com/product/173791
    Standard.


    :D


    Wow, thanks! I'll be switching out some parts ;)
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