My new PC. need help!

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Hey, is this good for £800.Im new to building PCs and not to sure on the best graphics card(s) to get, any help would be good!

Thanks :)

Case
InWIN MANA-136 BLACK GAMING CASE


Overclocked CPU
Overclocked Intel® Core™i5-2500k Quad Core (3.30GHz @ max 4.60GHz)


Motherboard
ASUS® P8P67 (NEW REV 3.0): USB 3.0, SATA 6.0GB/s, CrossFireX™


Memory (RAM)
8GB KINGSTON HYPER-X GENESIS DUAL-DDR3 1600MHz, X.M.P (2 x 4GB KIT)


Graphics Card
1GB AMD RADEON™ HD6770 - DVI,HDMI,VGA - DX® 11


2nd Graphics Card
1GB AMD RADEON™ HD6770 - DVI,HDMI,VGA - DX® 11


Memory - 1st Hard Disk
1TB SERIAL ATA 3-Gb/s HARD DRIVE WITH 16MB CACHE (7,200rpm)


1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM


Power Supply
CORSAIR 650W ENTHUSIAST SERIES™ TX650 V2-80 PLUS® BRONZE


Processor Cooling
TITAN FENRIR EVO EXTREME HEATPIPE CPU COOLER
 
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Thanks, just after i posted that i have been looking on here and it does seem abit cheaper but i still dont know what graphics card to get? do i get two cheaper ones or one better one? do i go GTX or radeons HD. Is there much of a difference for the ones that are a simliar price?
 
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Hey, yes it will be for gaming :) iv done a new basket from this shop and wondered if this is better and am i missing anything? This is my first pc im building >.< sorry if this is totaly wrong!

Product Name Qty Price Line Total
Gainward GeForce GTX 570 1280MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card **Supplied with FREE Batman: Arkham City PC game** Gainward GeForce GTX 570 1280MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card **Supplied with FREE Batman: Arkham City PC game** £233.99
(£194.99) £233.99
(£194.99)
Intel Core i5-2500K 3.30GHz (Sandybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor - OEM Intel Core i5-2500K 3.30GHz (Sandybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor - OEM £159.98
(£133.32) £159.98
(£133.32)
Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3 Intel Z68 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3 Intel Z68 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard £99.98
(£83.32) £99.98
(£83.32)
Corsair Builder Series CX 500W V2 '80 Plus' Power Supply (CMPSU-500CXUKV2) Corsair Builder Series CX 500W V2 '80 Plus' Power Supply (CMPSU-500CXUKV2) £52.99
(£44.16) £52.99
(£44.16)
Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB SATA 6Gb/s 16MB Cache - OEM (WD5000AAKX) Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB SATA 6Gb/s 16MB Cache - OEM (WD5000AAKX) £32.99
(£27.49) £32.99
(£27.49)
Corsair A70 High-Performance Dual Fan CPU Cooler (Socket AM2/AM3/LGA775/LGA1155/LGA1156/LGA1366) Corsair A70 High-Performance Dual Fan CPU Cooler (Socket AM2/AM3/LGA775/LGA1155/LGA1156/LGA1366) £32.99
(£27.49) £32.99
(£27.49)
OcUK Vantage Gaming Tower Case - Black OcUK Vantage Gaming Tower Case - Black £29.99
(£24.99) £29.99
(£24.99)
Kingston HyperX Blu 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (KHX1600C9AD3B1K2/4G) Kingston HyperX Blu 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (KHX1600C9AD3B1K2/4G) £26.99
(£22.49) £26.99
(£22.49)
Sub Total : £558.25
Shipping cost assumes delivery to UK Mainland with:
DPD Next Day Parcel
(This can be changed during checkout) Shipping : £13.75
VAT is being charged at 20.00% VAT : £114.40
Total : £686.40
 
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if you can afford it have a look at the BeQuiet Efficient Power 600W '80 Plus Gold' , requirement for 570 gtx is 550w+.

graphics wise it's down to what you can get for your budget, if your looking at the 570 gtx then the ati match price wise would be the 6950.

if your looking at particualr games have a browse around for reviews/bench marks to see how they stack up.

rest of your spec looks fine, just need to check the cooler will fit into the case.
 
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Thank you :) yer ill look for that psu. i dont really know what is compatible with what lol. I will check out those benchmarks! good idea :D
 
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I have changed the case and the fan so its a bigger case and a smaller fan just in case!

will this be enough to keep it cool while gaming? ^^

Zalman Z9 Plus Tower Case with Fan Controller - Black

Akasa AK-CC4005SP01 Venom Nano CPU Cooler (Socket LGA775/LGA1155/LGA1156/LGA1366/AM2/AM3)
 
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well checked the ocuk spec list for the case and corsair for the cooler and got the following dimensions, looks like you get a 25mm difference between case and cooler, the only issue i can see is that the case has case fans on the side, if there inline with the processor i think you might have a problem:

a70
Heatsink dimensions 159.5mm x 124.6mm x 129mm

case
Case Dimensions: 466.5mm x 185mm x 437mm (D x W x H)
 
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hmmm im not even sure where thoose numbers apply >.< for the heat sink dimensions does that mean from where it sits on the processor or what? from the numbers it fits in well but im guesing from what you wrote is that theres are sizes im not understanding corretly. i have changed it now becuase i really didnt undersatnd the sizes at all so hope this works >.<
 
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hmmm im not even sure where thoose numbers apply >.< for the heat sink dimensions does that mean from where it sits on the processor or what? from the numbers it fits in well but im guesing from what you wrote is that theres are sizes im not understanding corretly. i have changed it now becuase i really didnt undersatnd the sizes at all so hope this works >.<

sorry for not being too clear matey.

if i've read it right the a70 is 160mm tall and the case is 185mm wide, which is where i got the 25mm gap from, and i'm fairly certain most 120mm fans are 25 deep, so if they sit on the case in line with the processor they would near enough touch the cooler.

new case should be fine as it has extra space to work with.
 
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Great built..... I go with a hd 6950 2gb though.... They max most games out....quite cheap.... And with over clockers you get two free games with them.

If you were thinking about sli / cross firing at one point... I'd think about getting a higher watt psu
 
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ohhh thanks! that makes sense.
Sorry for being a bit dumb lol. first time pc build xD
i just want the best i can get for lowest money lol! like a lot of people im sure :D
if u can think of any other improvements that would be very welcome ^^
 
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ohhh thanks! that makes sense.
Sorry for being a bit dumb lol. first time pc build xD
i just want the best i can get for lowest money lol! like a lot of people im sure :D
if u can think of any other improvements that would be very welcome ^^


It's ok going for the lowest money but the mistake I made was buying parts then wanting to upgrade later... Meaning I wasted money on a low psu... And a motherboard that couldn't crossfire.....

Get parts with upgrades in mind.... You don't want to shell out for whole new components like I'm having to do now :(
 
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ah thanks! sounds like a fair reason to go with the radeon ^_^ i dont think ill be getting sli/cross for a long time xD

Gainward GeForce GTX 570 1280MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card **Supplied with FREE Batman: Arkham City PC game** £254.99
(£212.49) £254.99
(£212.49)


HIS ATI Radeon HD 6950 IceQ X Turbo 2048MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card with FREE Dirt3 & Deus Ex PC Games HIS ATI Radeon HD 6950 IceQ X Turbo 2048MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card with FREE Dirt3 & Deus Ex PC Games £224.99
(£187.49) £224.99
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