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First gaming PC build trying to keep under 700-800

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March 18, 2013 4:12:25 AM

Im in Australia so its hard to price on newegg all the time :p 
This is my first build and tips and helpful feedback on any of these parts would be greatly appreciated!
Will be playing games like far cry 3 black ops 2 crysis 3 and also creating websites and would like to watch 3d movies and maybe play a 3d game every now and then.



Motherboard:

- $79 @ MSY AsRock H77M Intel H77 1155/2xDDR3/SATA3/USB3.0/HDMI/DVI/Glan/RAID mATX

CPU:

- $195 @ MSY Intel BX80637I53470 i5-3470 3.2/3.6GHz LGA1155 IVY Bridge Boxed CPU

Graphics Card:

- $237 @ MSY Gigabyte GV-N660OC-2GD 2GB GTX 660OC PCI-E VGA Card

Memory(RAM):

- $84 @ K.S. Computers Auburn Corsair 16GB Memory Kit (2x8GB) 1333MHz CL9 DDR3 DIMM
280 Parramatta Road, Auburn NSW 2144

Storage:

- $55 @ MSY Samsung 3.5" 1TB SATA HDD (on sale now)

Power Supply:

- $49 @ MSY Thermaltake Lite-Power LitePower 600Watt ATX Silent PSU Power Supply

Optical Drive:

- $19 @ MSY Samsung OEM SATA Dual Layer DVD Burner ReWriter

SSD:

- $62 @ MSY(VIC Clayton Clearance) Patriot 32GB Torqx2 "PT232GS25SSDR" SSD-128M

Case:

- $50 @ MSY Thermaltake VN900A1W2N Commander MS-II Black USB3.0 Mid Tower Case (No PSU)

Operating System:

- Windows 7 64-bit


Minimum Build - $827

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March 18, 2013 4:44:10 AM

I would buy 8gb memory instead 16gb as 8gb is planty enough gaming and otherstuff
16gb only useful if you do photoshop or animation video editing
That money can go for the 7870 or even if possible a 660TI
because 7870 would be little better @ 1080p gaming than the 660 and 660ti will be even better.
Other than that looks good to me mate. Goodluck :) 
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March 18, 2013 4:49:18 AM

use tom's build marathon since it's pretty recent... also if I were you i'd get AMD FX 8350 for that CPU price range because it seem games are taking use of more cores and 8350 actually beat the i5s at crysis...
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