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Looking to build a gaming computer around $900-$1000

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June 18, 2013 3:31:59 AM

I am new to building computers so I don’t know if the parts I have chosen will work with each other.
Are there better components then the ones chosen (with similar or lower price)?

These are the components-
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Motherboard - $119 (definitely buying this)

Intel Core i5 3570K - $255 (secure the future)

Seagate Barracuda 500GB ST500DM002 -$60 (i don’t download much stuff)

ASUS GeForce GTX 660 Ti DirectCU II 2GB OC -$319 (is the asus one good?)

CoolerMaster HAF 912 Combat -$79 (or any other cheaper one) (suggestions please)

Corsair VS650 ATX Power Supply -$75 (or any other cheaper one)

RAM (don’t know which one to get) (suggestions please)

DVD burner (don’t know which one to get)

Am I missing any parts? Are there any essentials?

I would love to know if these parts are good or are there any better parts then these, I am open to any suggestions. I live in Australia and will be buying the components from this website www.pccasegear.com. Also I prefer NVidia for graphics cards.

Is this rig good enough for gaming It would be great if anyone could help me with building a computer for gaming.
June 18, 2013 3:55:41 AM

Your rig as built all fits together fine, you just need some DDR3, seems a shame not to go for haswell as it is on the market. I guess the motherboards are pretty pricey at the moment. I have that same motherboard you selected, I bought it for Lucid Virtu Universal MVP, so I could utilize the gpu on ivy bridge a little. Great motherboard, I once updated the bios and it got corrupted but was able to recover by just booting it with a usb drive with the bios file on it. I love asrock, but my computer does have trouble going to sleep(it will kill the monitor output but all the fans will keep spinning, and it won't reliably wake forcing a hard reset), so I either leave it on completely and just turn it off.

Biggest part you're missing is an SSD, even if you just got a small 32-64 gb ssd and set it up to use as a cache in Intels Smart Response Technology, you would get much better performance. Or preferably, grab an 128gb+ and just get rid of the rotating disk. That will make the computer seems generations ahead.

The GPU is more than sufficient for 1080P gaming, if you are going higher, may want to look at getting a beefier card.

DVD drive, Can't think of the last time I used mine, seems like a total waste, but thats just my use case. but they are like $15, or $2 at the thrift store.
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June 18, 2013 4:04:28 AM

cyrusfox said:

DVD drive, Can't think of the last time I used mine, seems like a total waste, but thats just my use case. but they are like $15, or $2 at the thrift store.


Gotta get the OS on there somehow :p  for a cheap and cheerful drive a lite-on ihas 124-04
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June 18, 2013 4:09:42 AM

drtoast said:
cyrusfox said:

DVD drive, Can't think of the last time I used mine, seems like a total waste, but thats just my use case. but they are like $15, or $2 at the thrift store.


Gotta get the OS on there somehow :p  for a cheap and cheerful drive a lite-on ihas 124-04


I haven't used a dvd to install an OS in over 4 years, its cheaper and it loads faster from a usb drive, not to mention windows gives tools for it (Windows 7 USB/DVD tool) http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/html/pbPage.H...

The above tool also works for windows 8, If you are installing vista or xp, then it is a bit trickier to do it from usb drive. Linux distros can be loaded live and trialed from a usb drive. Optical media dead.
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June 18, 2013 4:26:57 AM

And those who watch movies on their pc?

Got rid of my tv, just use the PC for it all xD
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