Nov 3, 2012
Approximate Purchase Date: January

Budget Range: £700 max, however a little over is ok if the spec is good

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Moderate gaming (games i'm playing atm include portal 2, metro 2033, however would like to play games like farcry 3), listening to music, internet surfing, word processing, watching films, little F@H

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:,,

Country: UK

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU, nvidia graphics card with 3 1280x1024 monitors

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1280x1024 x3

Additional Comments: Ideally i would like a window, possibly getting the Phantom 410 in black orange. Would like good future proofing so sata 3 ports, usb 3, enough pci ports for soundcards and such.

Rough Idea: I've made 2 lists on ebuyer of what i've been looking at, but i'd like other peoples opinions
List 1:
List 2: (One i would most likely get atm)

Thanks for your replies in advance people :D
PCPartPicker part list:
Price breakdown by merchant:

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£168.94 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£26.65 @
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£94.97 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£32.16 @
Storage: Sandisk 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£59.99 @ Ebuyer)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card (£166.39 @
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black/Orange) ATX Mid Tower Case (£79.69 @
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£70.16 @ Ebuyer)
Total: £698.95
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

It fits the budget, with the best 660 gtx, a good z77 board, a good cooler and low profile memory for no problems with fitting, just put the cpu and mobo on amazon cause it's cheaper.


Nov 3, 2012
That pcpartpicker is a great website, never heard of it before. Thanks for the input too man, appreciate it. i'll look into it a bit more :)
I have a arctic freezer rev 2 pro in at the moment, do you think that'll be capable of cooling an i5 overclocked?