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Help assess my budget gaming build please?

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March 23, 2013 7:18:02 AM

Hi guys,

I'm about to purchase a new PC and was hoping if anyone could tell me if I was grossly overlooking anything with this build;


Motherboard - ASUS P8H61-MX USB3 LGA1155 DDR3 uATX

Processor - Intel Core i5-3470 Quad Core 3.2GHz 6Mb 22nm LGA1155

Memory- Kingston 4GB Kit (2x2Gb) DDR3 1333MHz Non-ECC Desktop RAM

Power Supply - Thermaltake Litepower 600W ATX Power Supply

Video Card - AMD Radeon HD7770 1GB

Hard Disk Drive - 500Gb 7200 RPM SATA-2 6Gb/s Hard Disk

Wireless LAN - ASUS USB-N53 Dual-Band 300Mbps Wireless-N USB Adaptor


This just hits my budget of ~$800AUD. Plan on getting it form Digitalstar.com.au.
Any help/comments would be appreciated!
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March 25, 2013 4:56:35 AM

i5-3470 won't work on ASUS P8H61 without BIOS update. To do that you will need previous gen CPU like i5-2500. If the shop you're buying from are assembling the PC you'll be fine, as I guess they will be smart enought to update BIOS. If you plan to assemble yourself you need another motherboard chipset like B75 or H77, but not H61
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March 25, 2013 5:56:28 AM

it would help if you could tell what would be the use of the system!
also make some cuts for +4gb of ram!it would be better!
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March 25, 2013 6:16:34 AM

I think something like the below would see your money better spent. All from Australian sites.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($195.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($79.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($70.00 @ Foxcomp)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($72.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($229.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($65.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($22.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Total: $821.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-26 00:16 EST+1100)
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