Sanity check before ordering...

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Having sought the opinions of this board and before committing to an order tomorrow, would anyone change any of the following components without blowing my budget away £1k to £1.2K?



I'm going to use my existing monitor, optical drives and keyboard/mouse and I'm looking to enjoy many hours of happy gaming over several years on this rig.
 
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Streaming too and I want it to be fairly future-proof as with a young family this may probably be the last significant upgrade for a while!!
 
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Change the i7-2700K Sandybridge to a i5-3570K Ivybridge and save approx £35, no point buying old gen. Also if you want to save yourself another approx £100 grab the MSI 7950 instead (which uses a 7970 PCB anyway) - it can overclock to the same if not better than an actual 7970, the performance difference between the 2 is minimal.
 
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Looks good, couple of things: Thought the PSU came with a cable? Also, make sure the cooler will actually fit in your case as it's rather large.
 
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Ok, cheers for the feedback will change the CPU and do some reasearch on the MSI GPU. I've acquired a Fractal Design Define 4 case so I'm hoping that can accomodate the cooler. I need a spare kettle lead so at £1.43 I thought what the hek.

Anything else?
 
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