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Hello. First of all this is my first post in these forums so hi to everyone. Secondly, I apologise now if this post turns out to be quite long but I want to get the best advice possible so I am going to give as much info as possible. (I'm from England so can order off any site that ships here.)

I have done a little research but could do with some expert advice, I want a rig that is going to be good enough to play the best games for the next few years, not just now, without throwing money at something that is going to put Nasa's electronics to shame.

I don't want to be a bargain shopper but i want to spent enough to get something pretty decent. I want to spend 1 thousand 500 on the computer including the pc screen, mouse and keyboard and windows 7. I currently have an optical drive in this pc will that need upgrading?

Id like to play all the new game on high settings and would like to overclock the pc so will i also need a decent case with a good air flow and an after market cooler for the processor?

This is what i have so far is there anything you could improve on?

Video Card - Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 Windforce 3X 2048MB GDDR5 PCI-Express
Screen - Samsung S23A750D 23" 120Hz 3D Widescreen Ultra Thin LED Monitor
Mobo - Asus P8Z77-V DELUXE Intel Z77 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard
Processor - Intel Core i5-2500K 3.30GHz (Sandybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor (I have been told these processors are better for overclocking and more stable?)

case - Corsair Graphite 600T Midi Tower Case - Silver
storage - Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache
Power supply - Corsair Enthusiast Series TX 750W V2 High Performance '80 Plus Bronze'
ssd - Crucial 50GB Adrenaline Cache SSD
Ram - Corsair Vengeance Blue 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-15000C9 1866MHz Dual Channel Kit
Thanks in advance.

Edited by mattyg206, 15 October 2012 - 11:03 AM.

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If over clocking you do need the extra cooling on the cpu and the best air flow case. And i would go with the 3570k (all k series of intels are overclockable) ivy bridge cpu. For an ssd i would get at least 120gb and use a regular hdd to store things on. An ssd life span is based on its reading and writing. So the less you use of the ssd for things that are unimportant the better (storing video and picture files as one example). And having a bigger ssd will help in case you want to go with another windows os later and it happens to use more gb storage. With ssd it is best to stay below half its max storage (so under 60 gigs for a 120 gig drive).

And lastly i would not overclock. All it does is add extra stress to your cpu (and there for shortening its life span) for very little gains in most circumstances. Most games are gpu dependent so overclocking the cpu will not help in those cases any way. And you can easily damage your cpu as well as your mobo with the extra heat your cpu will be putting out.
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Hi mattyg206, Posted Image

What will be the games you play? this may need to be your deciding factor. I suggest you do some more research, Please get back with your thoughts. Some starter below.

2011. > http://www.tomshardw...aming,3019.html
2012. > http://www.tomshardw...copic,3050.html
2012. > http://techreport.co...ision-2-vs-hd3d this one is very good.

AMD compatible displays. > http://sites.amd.com...d3d-panels.aspx
Nvidia comparable displays, > ??? Please post any link you find.

Does your choice of CPU matter, > http://techreport.co...with-today-cpus
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How are you going with your research/decisions? .
Your optical drive will be OK providing it is SATA. What is your current computer specs? we may be able to incorporate parts in your new build.
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