CPU Bottlenecks?

#1
Hey ARRSE, I am looking into purchasing a custom gaming machine in the near future (with Dino PC) and I've summarised all my preferred components into a sub £1K machine. Though I would like to ask for your opinion and any suggestions to improve it, if it needs to of course.

The constraints are: Cost no more than £1000 + shipping and 1920 x 1080p display, as I'm content with just that. Here are the actual specs in question.


i5 3570K
Xigmatek Dark Knight Nighthawk SD1283 - Cooler
Microsoft® Windows 8 Standard 64-bit
Asus P8H61-MX USB3
8GB Corsair 1600mhz Vengeance (2x4GB)
500GB S-ATAIII 6.0Gb/s
22x DVD±RW DL S-ATA
HD 7950 3GB
Onboard 7.1 Audio
Office 2010 Home and Student
Bullguard Internet Security V12
Creative Inspire T10
LG 21.5" E2242C-BN LED
Internal Card Reader
Xigmatek Asgard Pro
600W Xigmatek
3 Year SureCare Warranty

Cheers in advance,
Knight
 
#4
Left or right handed?
:), Right handed would be much preferred. The formatting of the page just arose by deleting unnescessary stuff out of the text field.
 
#6
If it's a gaming PC, why not use an SSD instead?
The machine would also be used for student and home purposes, with gaming as the main priority. Though I don't use much of any storage device I've used so far, I wouldn't be able to afford it with a £1000 budget. Thanks for the suggestion though.
 
#8
Look at a Nvidia Gtx660Ti instead of your 7950, in my experience Nvidia is a better partner for Intel systems and the AMD cards work better with their own CPU architechture, dont mix and match.
Bin the Hard drive for a solid state drive.
A grands a fair chunk, you could get a far better system if you do it yourself than if you go through a 3rd party.
 
#10
Let me consult my crystal ball and magic bean counters:) Just give us a sec to explore the links.

Update: Thanks for all the information so far guys. It looks like I've got some solid suggestions to work with now. Now to reconsider the build. If I've got any more concerns, I'll definately come back to you guys. Cheers:)

Knight,
 
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#11
You listed Microsoft Office 2010 which linked to Amazon at £84.99.

Try using Open Office which is remarkably similar to Microsoft Office and is FREEEEEE.

Spend the £84.99 on beer or a joystick or something
 
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