Here is a link to the site I am building it on Intel i5-3450S, EVGA GeForce GTX 460, Cooler Master HAF 922 - System Build - PCPartPicker United Kingdom
CPU: Intel Core i5-3450S 2.8GHz Quad-Core Processor £145.49
CPU Cooler: Corsair CAFA50 61.0 CFM CPU Cooler £26.99
Motherboard: MSI P67A-GD53 (B3) ATX LGA1155 Motherboard £83.99
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory £59.98
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £80.63
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 460 1GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) £115.03
EVGA GeForce GTX 460 1GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) £115.03
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Mid Tower Case £78.14
Power Supply: Corsair 600W ATX12V Power Supply £52.32
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer £12.53
Monitor: AOC 2236Vwa 60Hz 22.0" Monitor £91.18
Basically my budget is about 1200euro. I spent a good bit of time making sure all the bits are compatible and work together for max performance. Its a lot of money to spend and I'm sort of new to building computers myself so just wanted a second opinion on it, also there is a few aspects I was unsure about.
Things I am unsure about
~I was unsure about the cpu cooler and harddrive. Basically I don't know how important coolers are and how much I should spend. Also will the harddrive slow down the performance of the desktop? I could go for a smaller but faster performance harddrive.
~Will the cpu I have chosen allow the graphics cards run in sli to there max?
~For a gaming pc would you think I have prioritized its performance to allow for maximum gaming speed for my budget?
~I don't have an os included, should I buy one, get a beta or pirate one? what is your opinion on it?
Any feedback (positive or negative) is really appreciated thanks.