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New potential PC build below. I want something powerful and good looking but not to the point of overkill. I've designed it so I can hopefully overclock and add in another hd6970 in crossfire at some point in the future. Any suggestions for where i could save money due to unnecessarily high quality parts anywhere?

Oh, and does everything look compatible and like it will all fit together?!

CPU - Intel Sandybridge i5-2500K Unlocked Core i5 Quad-Core Processor (3.30GHz, 6MB Cache, Socket 1155) - £158.10 @ Amazon UK

CPU Cooler - Phanteks PH-TC14PE CPU Cooler - Blue - £69.47 @ Amazon UK

Motherboard - AsRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 Motherboard, Socket 1155, PCI-Express 3.0, DDR3, USB 3.0, HDMI, 7.1 HD Audio, ASRock Instant Boot - £113.23 @ Amazon UK

Memory - Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B 8GB 1600Mhz CL9 DDR3 Vengeance Memory Module Kit - £40.48 @ Amazon UK

SSD - Corsair CSSD-F120GB3-BK Force Series 3 120GB Solid State Drive - Read 550MB/s, Write 510MB/s - £117.32 @ Amazon UK

Hard Drive - Seagate ST31000524AS 3.5 inch Barracuda 1TB GB 7200rpm SATA Drive with 32MB Buffer - £80.00 @ Amazon UK

Video Card - Sapphire HD 6970 2GB GDDR5 Graphics Card - £293.33 @ Amazon UK

Case - Antec Nine Hundred Two V3 - £94.28 @ Amazon UK

Power Supply - Corsair CMPSU-750HX Professional Series 750W Power Supply - £109.75 @ Amazon UK

Optical Drive - Sony 24x Internal DVD Rewriter - Black - £13.18 @ Amazon UK

Sound Card - ASUS Xonar DG PCI 5.1 Audio Card - £26.38 @ Amazon UK

Sub Total
£1114.29

Monitor - AOC E2795VH 27 inch LED Monitor (Widescreen, 1920x1080, VGA, DVI, HDMI, USB) - £187.86 @ Amazon UK

Keyboard - Das Keyboard Model S : Professional UK - £125.95 @ Amazon UK

Mouse - Razer Deathadder Re-Spawn 3500DPI Gaming Mouse - £42.02 @ Amazon UK

Sub Total
£355.83

Total
£1470.12
It looks fine, except you will need low profile RAM with that cooler. Something like G. Skill Ripjaws Z RAM would work. The power supply can probably be smaller to save money. Just make sure it meets the requirements of two of your video cards in crossfire.
Why not get the 7870 over the 6970 its cheaper and slightly better.



heres the comparison http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/509?vs=548



and heres the card http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sapphire-11199-0...417&sr=8-3