Advice on New Build around £850

I'm looking to replace my Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 purchased at the end of 2006 and I have around £850 to spend. I'm going to keep my existing 2 x WD Raptors in raid as my primary drive, but the rest I'm looking to upgrade. At the moment I'm looking at:

*Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560Ti OC 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card

*Intel Core i5-2500K 3.30GHz (Sandybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor - OEM

*Asus P8P67 PRO Intel P67 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard - (Sandybridge)

*Antec TruePower Quattro 1000W Modular Power Supply

*Coolermaster HAF 912 Plus Case - Black

*G.Skill RipJaw 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-10666C8 1333MHz Dual Channel Kit

*Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB SATA-II 32MB Cache - OEM (HD103SJ)

*Akasa AK-CCX-4002HP Venom CPU Cooler (Socket LGA775/LGA1155/LGA1156/LGA1366/AM2/AM3)

I'll possibly add another GTX560 in a month or two.
Anything glaringly wrong with the above? I've only looked www.overclockers.co.uk for prices and at the moment it sits at £887.76
Any suggestions or tips would be appreciatted :)
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  1. Looks good! Quality parts...
  2. You won't need a 1000 watt power supply, even for a GTX 560 SLI system, even if you overclock the sh!t out of it.

    Based on this: http://guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-560-ti-sli-review/14 which uses a more power hungry system than the one you will run, I would recommend a 650W PSU.
    NZXT Hale90 650W 80Plus Gold Modular £100
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/650w-nzxt-hale90-series-modular-80-plus-gold-90-eff-sli-crossfire-20db-eps-12v-140mm-fan
    You even save roughly £40.
  3. Jonnyah said:
    I'm looking to replace my Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 purchased at the end of 2006 and I have around £850 to spend. I'm going to keep my existing 2 x WD Raptors in raid as my primary drive, but the rest I'm looking to upgrade. At the moment I'm looking at:

    *Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560Ti OC 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card

    *Intel Core i5-2500K 3.30GHz (Sandybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor - OEM

    *Asus P8P67 PRO Intel P67 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard - (Sandybridge)

    *Antec TruePower Quattro 1000W Modular Power Supply

    *Coolermaster HAF 912 Plus Case - Black

    *G.Skill RipJaw 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-10666C8 1333MHz Dual Channel Kit

    *Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB SATA-II 32MB Cache - OEM (HD103SJ)

    *Akasa AK-CCX-4002HP Venom CPU Cooler (Socket LGA775/LGA1155/LGA1156/LGA1366/AM2/AM3)

    I'll possibly add another GTX560 in a month or two.
    Anything glaringly wrong with the above? I've only looked www.overclockers.co.uk for prices and at the moment it sits at £887.76
    Any suggestions or tips would be appreciatted :)


    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/303826-31-%C2-gaming-final-check#t2255881 <----- :bounce:
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