Does this gaming build look ok?

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I'm buying in bits as money allows so this'll be built over the next few months. I'll get the motherboard and CPU last which assuming it's been released gives me the option of going for a devils canyon cpu. Ignoring any current or upcoming ocuk offers does this build look ok?

Corsair Obsidian Series 250D Mini ITX Compact Gaming Case - Black (CC-9011047-WW) £71.99
Intel Core i7-4770K 3.50GHz (Haswell) Socket LGA1150 Processor - Retail £251.99
Corsair Hydro H100i High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler (CW-9060009-WW) £88.00
MSI Z87I Gaming AC Intel Z87 (Socket 1150) DDR3 ITX Motherboard £129.95
TeamGroup Vulcan RED 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-17100C11 2133MHz Dual Channel Kit (TLD38G2133HC11ADC01) £59.99
Asus Radeon R9 280X DirectCUII OC 3072MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card £239.99
Kingston 120GB SSDNow V300 Drive SATA 6Gb/s 3 2.5" (7mm height) Solid State Hard Drive - (SV300S37A/120G) £52.99 (OS drive)
Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache - OEM (ST2000DM001) HDD £59.99 (Game drive)
SuperFlower Golden Green HX 550W "80 Plus Gold" Power Supply - Black £55.99
Samsung SE-218CN/RSBS Ultra Slim External DVD-RW Drive - Black (Retail) £29.99 (External as I don't want to ruin the case looks)
Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-Bit DVD - OEM (WN7-00614) £74.99

Gelid Solutions GC-3 3.5g Extreme GC-Extreme Performance Thermal Compound £10 ish
 
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instead of the items in your spec, because
240gbssd > 120gb ssd and also kingston changed the nand supplier of the v300, and basically halved its performance
cheaper, faster ram. it's taller, but that doesnt matter as you're using an aio cooler
you'd want a modular psu. yes, the cxm isnt as good as the golden green, but it's modular
 
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All looks good. Maybe you should go to a 240gb ssd to store your games on as this will increase the performance. If you don't want to you could try looking at one of the hybrid SSHD as it is faster than a normal HHD
 
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i'd save cash and get an i5.
why not get a Z97 to be the most up to date. around the same prices.
i got a 2nd user 280x for 165 with warranty. maybe do that and save loads.

i7 is the way I want to go this time but thank you for the Z97 suggestion. I'll keep my eye out on 2nd hand 280x's.
 
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1 x Crucial M500 240GB SATA 6Gb/s Solid State Hard Drive - (CT240M500SSD1) £85.99
1 x TeamGroup Xtreem LV 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-19200C10 2400MHz Dual Channel Memory Kit (TXD38G2400HC10QDC01) £59.99
1 x Corsair Builder Series CX 500w Modular '80 Plus Bronze' Power Supply (CP-9020059-UK) £49.99
Total : £205.57 (includes shipping : £8.00).



instead of the items in your spec, because
240gbssd > 120gb ssd and also kingston changed the nand supplier of the v300, and basically halved its performance
cheaper, faster ram. it's taller, but that doesnt matter as you're using an aio cooler
you'd want a modular psu. yes, the cxm isnt as good as the golden green, but it's modular

I'll go with the crucial M500 then but I'll go for the smaller 120GB. Using it as an OS drive I don't need bigger. I currently had a 60GB SSD as an OS drive and whilst it all fits it hasn't got much space left.

The memory I'll have to look at again as it seems to depend what offers are on at the time.

Despite not being modular I'd like to stick with the superflower PSU. They seem to have such a good reputation.
 
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As silent mentioned i5 instead of i7 I went in search of why and I'm now thinking maybe I should just go with a i5 4670k?

stulid, why the Antec Kuhler instead of the H100i?
 
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Google it,

H100i and pink LED, H100i and Win8.1

See what you find.

They problems can be fixed, but its not instant out of the box perfection.
 
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The reviews indicate that the H100i performs better than the Kuhler. I'll have to look into them both some more.
 
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