Help With Build for gameing

I am looking to build a PC to use for gaming + some photoshop + video editing aswell. Mainly still for games.

Will be getting a 1920x1080 24" monitor.

Have looked around and think this should work for latest games ect:

1. Coolermaster CM 690 II Advanced Black Case ´+
2. Coolermaster GX 650W PSU
Coolermaster CM690 II Lite with Coolermaster GX 650W.. |
= £106.78 + Free Delivery

3. i5 - 3570K 3.40Ghz
Intel Core i5-3570K 3.40GHz (Ivy Bridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor - Retail - Aria PC
= £166.79 + Free Collection

4. Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H LGA1155
Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H Socket 1155 VGA DVI HDMI 7.1.. |
= £68.93 + Free Delivery

5. Corsair 2x4GB Vengeance BLue 1600mhz DDR3
8GB (2x4GB) Corsair Vengeance Blue Low Profile 1600MHz CL9 DDR3 Dual/Quad Channel Kit [CML8GX3M2A1600C9B] - Aria Technology
= £59.99 + Free Collection

6. Sapphire HD7870 OC Edition 2GB
Sapphire HD 7870 GHZ OC Edition 2GB GDDR5 Dual DVI.. |
= £174.99 + Free Delivery

7. 1TB Western Digital Caviar Green SATA III HDD
1TB Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EZRX 3.5" SATA III Hard Drive - HDD - Aria Technology
= £53.26 + Free Collection

8. Samsung 224BB 24x DVD-RW
Samsung 224BB 24x DVD Re-Writer - SATA - Black - OEM - Aria Technology
= £14.12 + Free Collection

Total: £644.86

Is it possible to get more power for similar budget or similar setup for less?
For PC budget £600-£700. + LCD £100-£150 + Windows 7 for £70.
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Gaming. Sorry, I couldn't let it go. I can't really help with the build but I'm sure someone will be along soon to help.
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In terms of the general spec it should do you pretty well. Ive got the same build in terms of processor, gpu and ram and dont have any complaints gaming at 1080p.

If you wanted to push the budget out a bit, you could always look at going to a 7950 which shouldnt be too much more or possibly some better cpu cooling so you can overclock your 3570. If your not gonna overclock the cpu, just go for the standard 3570.. might save you a couple of quid.


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I am thinking of OC , but that at later date, also at later date planning to get SSD aswell.

Must admit I wish Id got an ssd for mine. The one thing letting the build down now is the hard drive is just a bog standard 7200rpm 1tb drive which is a bit of a bottleneck... That said, just about everything's working great so far

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