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Build check for roughly £1000 PC? - pickledeggsyum - 04-07-2012

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



RE: Build check for roughly £1000 PC? - mwhals - 04-07-2012

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.


RE: Build check for roughly £1000 PC? - Brandonsr - 04-07-2012

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-11199-00-20G-HD7870-GDDR5-Graphics/dp/B007MUJL2E/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1333845417&sr=8-3