So my IB build is looking like this so far...

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YOUR BASKET
1 x Palit GeForce GTX 680 Jetstream 4096MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card £539.99
1 x Asus Z77 Sabertooth Intel Z77 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard £179.99
1 x CM Storm Trooper Full Tower Gaming Case - Black £99.98
1 x XFX 750W XXX Edition Modular '80 Plus Silver' Power Supply £96.98
1 x LiteOn iHBS112-37 12x BluRay-RW / 16 x DVD±RW Drive - Black (OEM) £76.99
1 x Phanteks PH-TC14PE CPU Cooler - Black (Socket LGA 2011/1155/1156/1366/775/AMD AM2/2+/AM3) £66.98
1 x Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-15000C9 1866MHz Dual Channel Kit (CMZ8GX3M2A1866C9) £52.99
Total : £1,130.41 (includes shipping : £13.75).




Plus a Corsair Force GT 120GB/240GB.
A monitor (not sure which).
And an IB i7/SB i7 depending.
The graphics card I might change depends really but this is a rough idea.

How do you guys think this is shaping up? :)
 
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Going for a full black Rig. Plus I already have black vengeance (I meant to add low profile Black Vengeance instead of normal)
 
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Lol. Well it's that motherboard or the UDH5 and I really want my Rig to be completely black tbh xD if I can I would get the Gigabye g3 sniper :p
 
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Looks pretty nice and with the LP Vengeance RAM you won't have any issues with clearance.

For the SSD, I would recommend a Crucial M4 - as the 128GB one is a really great price now. The 256GB version is also rather well priced and performs great. The Vertex 4 is also worth a look too (it performs nicely and comes with a 5 year warranty).

Since you are spending so much already, you may want to get an even better PSU like this Corsair AX 750W. This unit is even more efficient than the XFX, while also being incredibly stable, fully modular, semi-passive and comes with a 7 year warranty.
 
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Ahah well last terms 6 weeks xD Im buying £300 worth of stuff when I next get mine (case and PSU) then waiting till later then Ill get some more cash and more stuff. :) Yeah I might change the PSU depends really would be helpful to know exactly how much Ill have to spend on it :c I got told the Corsair Force GT series are meant to be pretty good for SSD's.
 
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get low profile ram with air coolers, especially big ones.

What about the hard drive? I would take a 128GB M4 and 2TB hard drive over a 240GB SSD for the same budget.

EDIT : Jeez, over £500 for a GPU.
 
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What resolution are you playing at to need a £500+ CPU?

Fair point, if going to be gaming at 1080p then I would swap your video card for a normal 2Gb GTX680 and save yourself a ton of dough. You might also want to consider the HD7970 3Gb (still overkill) which is being heavily discounted next week.

It's such a shame your letting aesthetics influence your buying choices so much because I would you bought the Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H which comes with a Antec Kuhler 620 Watercooler which you could either sell or use instead of your Phanteks PH-TC14PE.
 
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Not a big fan of watercooling. Like I said the graphics card will probably change by the time I get around to the actual buying of it this is more of a rough idea. (though I am going for a 680 just not really sure which as of yet still a couple of months till I buy the main parts) but other than that Im getting that I might want to change the graphics card/ssd and possibly PSU then? but really all depends I suppose :p
 
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The 620 isn't your typical watercooler. It's an all in one no hassle setup that costs as much as high end air.
 
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maybe get the samsung green ram that everyone is raving about instead? (if you really want high speed ram that is)

+1

running 2133mhz 16gb here,cheaper than those vengeance,to the op those are sealed watercooled units,no filling up ect

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=BU-002-SA 16gb kit

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY-017-SA 8gb kit

looked at the bitfenix merc alpha case? save some more £££

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-010-BX
 
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