redneon wrote:Your system costs £642, the system I gave as an example on the last page was £524 and they perform pretty much the same.
It doesn't make sense to spend more money for the possibilty of SLI later when for less money you can have better performance now. In two or three years time just sell your current card and put the money towards a better single GPU.
Taking into account your preference for Nvidia and that you've gone from not wanting to overclock in the OP to specifying unlocked processors, I've put together the following system for £583.94 or £558.94 with the £25 discount.
EVGA GeForce GTX 660 993MHz 2GB PCI-Express 3.0 HDMI
Gigabyte Z77-D3H S1155 Intel Z77 DDR3 ATX
Intel Core i5-3570K CPU
Corsair 430W Builder Series CX 80+ Bronze PSU
Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) Tactical DDR3 1600MHz CL8 1.5v
Pioneer DVD-RW 24x SATA Internal - Retail Box
XIGMATEK Asgard Pro Chassis
Seagate 1TB Barracuda SATA 6Gb/s 64MB 7200RPM Hard Drive
If you're going to be doing a bit of programming/compiling at home you could also swap the i5 for a i7-3770K for £668.92 or £628.92 with the £40 discount and still cheaper than your Ebuyer build.
In fact if you will be doing any significant programming/compiling at home you would actually be better off going for the FX8350 as opposed to the i5-3570K as the 8350 will outperform the i5 at properly multi-threaded applications. Also leaving enough budget for 2 monitors will increase your productivity enormously (but you know that already).
Also an SSD can dramatically improve compile times depending on the programming platform and project size so you might want to consider that too.
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