Hows this gaming build?

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Hello there,

Ive made a build with OS and peripherals for under 1500£
Is it good?

Here it is - Your basket
Product Name Qty Price Line Total
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560Ti OC 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card **Supplied with FREE Batman: Arkham City PC game** £179.99
(£149.99) £179.99
(£149.99)
Intel Core i5-2500K 3.30GHz (Sandybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor - Retail with FREE TrackMania 2 Canyon PC Game £167.99
(£139.99) £167.99
(£139.99)
Asrock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 Intel Z68 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard £154.98
(£129.15) £154.98
(£129.15)
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium - Retail (GFC-00025) £124.99
(£104.16) £124.99
(£104.16)
Corsair Obsidian 650D Gaming Midi Tower - Black £124.99
(£104.16) £124.99
(£104.16)
Logitech G19 Gaming Keyboard (920-000978) £109.99
(£91.66) £109.99
(£91.66)
Intel 320 Series 80GB 2.5" SATA-II 25nm Solid State Hard Drive - Retail with FREE TrackMania 2 Canyon PC Game £109.99
(£91.66) £109.99
(£91.66)
Razer Mamba Wireless Laser Gaming Mouse £103.99
(£86.66) £103.99
(£86.66)
Antec TruePower New Modular 750W '80 Plus Bronze' Power Supply £85.99
(£71.66) £85.99
(£71.66)
Samsung SpinPoint F4 EcoGreen 2TB SATA-II 32MB Cache - OEM (HD204UI) £60.98
(£50.82) £60.98
(£50.82)
Creative T6160 5.1 Speaker System (51MF4105AA003) £53.99
(£44.99) £53.99
(£44.99)
Corsair XMS3 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (CMX8GX3M2A1600C9) £47.99
(£39.99) £47.99
(£39.99)
Corsair Gaming Audio Series HS1A Analogue Gaming Headset £39.98
(£33.32) £39.98
(£33.32)
Akasa AK-CCX-4002HP Venom CPU Cooler (Socket LGA775/LGA1155/LGA1156/LGA1366/AM2/AM3) £37.99
(£31.66) £37.99
(£31.66)
Samsung SH-S222AB/BEBE 22x DVD±RW SATA ReWriter (Black) - OEM £16.99
(£14.16) £16.99
(£14.16)
Akasa AK-FN059 120mm Ultra Quiet Viper Cool Fan - 3/4 Pin £13.99
(£11.66) £13.99
(£11.66)
Boogie Bug AimB.Pad XL Gaming Mouse Surface £12.98
(£10.82) £12.98
(£10.82)
Sub Total : £1,206.51
Shipping cost assumes delivery to UK Mainland with:
DPD Next Day Parcel
(This can be changed during checkout) Shipping : £22.20
VAT is being charged at 20.00% VAT : £245.74
Total : £1,474.45
 
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Hows this fowler - Your basket
Product Name Qty Price Line Total
MSI ATI Radeon HD 6950 OC Twin FrozR III Power Edition 2048MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card with Dirt3 & Deus Ex PC Games £224.99
(£187.49) £224.99
(£187.49)
Intel Core i5-2500K 3.30GHz (Sandybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor - Retail with FREE TrackMania 2 Canyon PC Game £167.99
(£139.99) £167.99
(£139.99)
Asrock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 Intel Z68 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard £154.98
(£129.15) £154.98
(£129.15)
Crucial RealSSD M4 128GB 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s Solid State Hard Drive £134.99
(£112.49) £134.99
(£112.49)
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium - Retail (GFC-00025) £124.99
(£104.16) £124.99
(£104.16)
Corsair Obsidian 650D Gaming Midi Tower - Black £124.99
(£104.16) £124.99
(£104.16)
Logitech G19 Gaming Keyboard (920-000978) £109.99
(£91.66) £109.99
(£91.66)
Razer Mamba Wireless Laser Gaming Mouse £103.99
(£86.66) £103.99
(£86.66)
Antec TruePower New Modular 750W '80 Plus Bronze' Power Supply £85.99
(£71.66) £85.99
(£71.66)
Samsung SpinPoint F4 EcoGreen 2TB SATA-II 32MB Cache - OEM (HD204UI) £60.98
(£50.82) £60.98
(£50.82)
Creative T6160 5.1 Speaker System (51MF4105AA003) £53.99
(£44.99) £53.99
(£44.99)
Corsair XMS3 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (CMX8GX3M2A1600C9) £47.99
(£39.99) £47.99
(£39.99)
Corsair Gaming Audio Series HS1A Analogue Gaming Headset £39.98
(£33.32) £39.98
(£33.32)
Akasa AK-CCX-4002HP Venom CPU Cooler (Socket LGA775/LGA1155/LGA1156/LGA1366/AM2/AM3) £37.99
(£31.66) £37.99
(£31.66)
Samsung SH-S222AB/BEBE 22x DVD±RW SATA ReWriter (Black) - OEM £16.99
(£14.16) £16.99
(£14.16)
Akasa AK-FN059 120mm Ultra Quiet Viper Cool Fan - 3/4 Pin £13.99
(£11.66) £13.99
(£11.66)
Boogie Bug AimB.Pad XL Gaming Mouse Surface £12.98
(£10.82) £12.98
(£10.82)
Sub Total : £1,264.84
Shipping cost assumes delivery to UK Mainland with:
DPD Next Day Parcel
(This can be changed during checkout) Shipping : £22.20
VAT is being charged at 20.00% VAT : £257.41
Total : £1,544.45
 
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i would change the 6950 to either of these ones:
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-036-HS&groupid=701&catid=56&subcat=1752
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-274-SP&groupid=701&catid=56&subcat=1752

top one is alot cheaper, but still with a decent cooler, bottom one can be changed into a 6970 by following instructions on the internet somewhere.

personally i wouldnt send so much on peripherals, but if you want to then theres no reason why not

Here we go reaper -
Your basket
Product Name Qty Price Line Total
Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 6950 TOXIC 2048MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card with FREE DIRT3 & Deus Ex Games £239.99
(£199.99) £239.99
(£199.99)
Intel Core i5-2500K 3.30GHz (Sandybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor - Retail with FREE TrackMania 2 Canyon PC Game £167.99
(£139.99) £167.99
(£139.99)
Asrock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 Intel Z68 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard £154.98
(£129.15) £154.98
(£129.15)
Crucial RealSSD M4 128GB 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s Solid State Hard Drive £134.99
(£112.49) £134.99
(£112.49)
Corsair Obsidian 650D Gaming Midi Tower - Black £124.99
(£104.16) £124.99
(£104.16)
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium - Retail (GFC-00025) £124.99
(£104.16) £124.99
(£104.16)
Logitech G19 Gaming Keyboard (920-000978) £109.99
(£91.66) £109.99
(£91.66)
Razer Mamba Wireless Laser Gaming Mouse £103.99
(£86.66) £103.99
(£86.66)
Antec TruePower New Modular 750W '80 Plus Bronze' Power Supply £85.99
(£71.66) £85.99
(£71.66)
Samsung SpinPoint F4 EcoGreen 2TB SATA-II 32MB Cache - OEM (HD204UI) £60.98
(£50.82) £60.98
(£50.82)
Creative T6160 5.1 Speaker System (51MF4105AA003) £53.99
(£44.99) £53.99
(£44.99)
Corsair XMS3 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (CMX8GX3M2A1600C9) £47.99
(£39.99) £47.99
(£39.99)
Corsair Gaming Audio Series HS1A Analogue Gaming Headset £39.98
(£33.32) £39.98
(£33.32)
Akasa AK-CCX-4002HP Venom CPU Cooler (Socket LGA775/LGA1155/LGA1156/LGA1366/AM2/AM3) £37.99
(£31.66) £37.99
(£31.66)
Samsung SH-S222AB/BEBE 22x DVD±RW SATA ReWriter (Black) - OEM £16.99
(£14.16) £16.99
(£14.16)
Akasa AK-FN059 120mm Ultra Quiet Viper Cool Fan - 3/4 Pin £13.99
(£11.66) £13.99
(£11.66)
Boogie Bug AimB.Pad XL Gaming Mouse Surface £12.98
(£10.82) £12.98
(£10.82)
Sub Total : £1,277.34
Shipping cost assumes delivery to UK Mainland with:
DPD Next Day Parcel
(This can be changed during checkout) Shipping : £22.20
VAT is being charged at 20.00% VAT : £259.91
Total : £1,559.45
 
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can save £30 by going with the 6950 toxic, can unlock the shaders to give a 6970 in all but name(not guranteed). I ordered 2, 1 of which I've test and its unlocked. memory is 'weaker' than the 'real' 6970 but that doesn't make a big difference to the performance maybe a fps here or there.

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2011/08/29/sapphire_toxic_hd6950_video_card_review
 
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Still not trusting those Agility SSDs. You can get a Win 7 + HDD bundled to save a tenner, and that would leave enough for a Crucial M4 128GB. Dunno about that case but there are alternatives.
 
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Still not trusting those Agility SSDs. You can get a Win 7 + HDD bundled to save a tenner, and that would leave enough for a Crucial M4 128GB. Dunno about that case but there are alternatives.

Case is awesome, I've been using it myself for over a year with no complaints, and the tool-less installation was very handy. What is the issue with the Agility?


As to unlocking the 6950, I was under the impression that they had stopped that now? If they haven't then the 6950 is the obvious choice
 
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Case is awesome, I've been using it myself for over a year with no complaints, and the tool-less installation was very handy. What is the issue with the Agility?


As to unlocking the 6950, I was under the impression that they had stopped that now? If they haven't then the 6950 is the obvious choice

only the toxic is advertised to be able to, no flashing just flick the switch as one is pre-modified.

op in http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?t=18316787 managed to unlock the twin frozr iii but I wouldn't risk it, the toxic is a bit more expensive but no risks involved(you flick a switch and it works or doesn't no risk of a brick).
 
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i would change the 6950 to either of these ones:
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-036-HS&groupid=701&catid=56&subcat=1752
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-274-SP&groupid=701&catid=56&subcat=1752

top one is alot cheaper, but still with a decent cooler, bottom one can be changed into a 6970 by following instructions on the internet somewhere.

personally i wouldnt send so much on peripherals, but if you want to then theres no reason why not

agree about the mouse/kb, there are much cheaper alternatives, G400/Sidewinder X4, cheap but still quality.
 
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Case is awesome, I've been using it myself for over a year with no complaints, and the tool-less installation was very handy. What is the issue with the Agility?


As to unlocking the 6950, I was under the impression that they had stopped that now? If they haven't then the 6950 is the obvious choice

Lots of reports of failure and incompatibility. They've been releasing firmware fixes, but I'd just play it safe with a M4.
 
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I've spent ~£100 on my kb/mouse(loggitech g15v2 and g9) and £200 on logitech z5500 speakers(not used in 1 1/2yrs, been meaning to clear a space on my desk for them but never got around to it till recently and they'll be being used soon), so much for not spend lots on peripherals ;)

also have a g11 and razer mouse £60, also £50 on medusa 5.1 headset but thats broken(for lan use leaving my g15 and g9 at home).
 
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