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Build check for roughly £1000 PC?
04-07-2012, 08:35 AM, (This post was last modified: 04-07-2012, 09:30 AM by pickledeggsyum.)
Build check for roughly £1000 PC?
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

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

04-07-2012, 06:33 PM,
RE: Build check for roughly £1000 PC?
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.
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 CPU: Intel Core i7 3930K CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 GPU: EVGA GTX 650 2GB SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB HDDs: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB and Western Digital VelociRaptor 500 GB Motherboard: Asus P9X79 Pro RAM: 8x8GB (64GB) G. Skill Ripjaws Z 1600MHz Optical Drives: two Asus DRWB1ST PSU: Seasonic X650 80+ Gold Keyboard: Das Keyboard Professional S Mouse: Logitech Performance MX Tablet: Logitech T650 Monitors: NEC P241W and NEC PA241W Speakers: Bose Companion 3 Operating System: Windows 8 Pro 64 bit
04-07-2012, 07:36 PM, (This post was last modified: 04-07-2012, 07:38 PM by Brandonsr.)
RE: Build check for roughly £1000 PC?
Why not get the 7870 over the 6970 its cheaper and slightly better.

heres the comparison

and heres the card
Case: Corsair Carbide Air 540 CPU: i5 3570K Cooler: Water Loop Motherboard: ASrock Extreme 3 Gen 3 Z68
Corsair Vengeance 8gb] Video Card: EVGA GTX 1070 FE Power Supply: Corsair TX 750w
Samsung 840 120gb
Acer S231HLbid 23" Mouse: RAZER DeathAdder 3.5G Keyboard: Ducky DK9008G2 PRO MX Cherry Blue

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