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Hey there, finally i decided to get a budget build for this christmas for £700 (max) and these are the specs:

I5 2500K

Asus MAXIMUS IV GENE-Z

Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB 1600MHz CL9 DDR3 Vengeance

Fractal Design ARC Mini

Thermaltake 675W Toughpower XT Modular PSU

Any other suggestion for psu? or this is good?

Asus 1GB GeForce GTX 560TI

OR (Which one is better?)

MSI nVIDIA GTX560Ti OC

Corsair CWCH60 Water Cooler

Any other suggestion for cpu cooler? or this is good?

This is what I have come up with however I don't know if it is worth the money or should I change some components to something different from what I have here....

Please feel free to list down any different components if it will make the system better max budget £700.....

(this rig is going to be used to play bf3 and mw3....)

Thanks in advance
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I'll make a suggestion for your CPU cooler, if you have the cash, I'd upgrade to an H80
I'd also get the MSI card, I like the factory OC'd cards, you still have a warranty thumb.gif
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Everything looks good to me. You could max out your ram speed with DDR3 2200/2100 (overclocked through bios) but what you have there should be fine. As a general rule I gravitate toward asus over other brands unless there's a massive price difference... however I've never heard anything bad about the twin frozr II and would go with that in this case. Really great coolers on those things.

Are you re-using an old HDD or going SSD? What's the story there?
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what res you intending on? 1gb vram is lowish for even 1080p at decent AA + AF
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i would suggest the ASUS P8P67 WS REVOLUTION instead of the ASUS MAXIMUS IV better value for more space and an extra pci-express slot.

also if you are willing to go AMD i would get the MSI Twin Frozr II Radeon HD 6950 2GB which is better thumb.gif
Edited by UltraHoboLord - 12/15/11 at 5:12pm
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what res you intending on? 1gb vram is lowish for even 1080p at decent AA + AF

it would be fine if he SLIed but he would need a 700W-ish power supply
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Everything looks good to me. You could max out your ram speed with DDR3 2200/2100 (overclocked through bios) but what you have there should be fine. As a general rule I gravitate toward asus over other brands unless there's a massive price difference... however I've never heard anything bad about the twin frozr II and would go with that in this case. Really great coolers on those things.
Are you re-using an old HDD or going SSD? What's the story there?

Yh i will be using my 500gb hdd and then ina month will get the crucial m4 64gb ssd
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Vertex 4 256GB Corsair H100 Corsair AF120 x2 Corsair SP120 x4 
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post #8 of 18
Looks really solid to me. I vote for the Asus 560ti but they are both good. Maybe a 750w-850w for SLI if you think you might want to.
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Originally Posted by Spacedinvader View Post

what res you intending on? 1gb vram is lowish for even 1080p at decent AA + AF

right now i have a 22inch samsung syncmaster scree... but considering to get a asus 24inch later on in the future...
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Vertex 4 256GB Corsair H100 Corsair AF120 x2 Corsair SP120 x4 
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Corsair AF140 x1 Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit BenQ XL2420T Corsair K60 
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Corsair AX850 Corsair C70 Corsair M60 Mionix Sargas 900 
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Corsair AX850 Red Individually Sleeved Modular ... Phobya Y-adapter 4Pin Molex to 4x 3Pin (12V) 30... Phobya Y-adapter 4Pin Molex to 4x 3Pin (12V) 30... 4 in 3 HDD cage 
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Vertex 4 256GB Corsair H100 Corsair AF120 x2 Corsair SP120 x4 
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Corsair AX850 Red Individually Sleeved Modular ... Phobya Y-adapter 4Pin Molex to 4x 3Pin (12V) 30... Phobya Y-adapter 4Pin Molex to 4x 3Pin (12V) 30... 4 in 3 HDD cage 
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