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July 7, 2013 12:03:26 AM

Hi everyone,

I hope I am posting this in the right place. This is my first build and though I have checked everything myself for compatibility I would really appreciate a more experienced opinion.

Apologies for the lack of a PCPartPicker list. They did not have my RAM or PCU listed.

All of the prices are for MSY, a computer store here in Perth, Australia.

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 (MSY $209)
Mobo: ASRock H77M (MSY $69)
Memory: G.Skill-NT 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3-1600 (MSY $80)
Storage: Kingston V300 120GB SSD (MSY $105)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card (MSY $283)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case (MSY $72)
Power Supply: Antec VP 600P (MSY $82)
ODD: Asus SATA DVD RW (MSY $22)
WiFi USB Adaptor: TP-Link WN822N Wireless N300 High Gain USB Adapter (MSY $23)
Keyboard/Mouse: Logitech MK270 Mouse/Keyboard Combo (MSY $31)
Monitor: 22” Samsung LCD (free courtesy of my generous brother)

Total: $940

As long as I can play most games on a medium-high setting I will be happy. I do not need to purchase an OS.

Cheers
July 7, 2013 12:16:00 AM

get a gtx 760 insted of the 660 ti its cheaper and better
July 7, 2013 12:33:38 AM

mrdmatt123 said:
get a gtx 760 insted of the 660 ti its cheaper and better


I did consider it but unfortunately here in Perth they are more expensive. I can't recall by how much but around $80 I think. If I can get it cheaper though I'll swap it. How does the rest of it look?
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July 7, 2013 12:46:18 AM
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Shellybean92 said:
mrdmatt123 said:
get a gtx 760 insted of the 660 ti its cheaper and better


I did consider it but unfortunately here in Perth they are more expensive. I can't recall by how much but around $80 I think. If I can get it cheaper though I'll swap it. How does the rest of it look?


I would look into a modular psu as wires can be a pain however corsair is usually the best as far as cable management so if you cant get one you should still be fine, other than that it should be fine unless you want to overclock, then you would need to get a k series cpu
July 7, 2013 12:49:44 AM

gtx 760 prices are any where from 310 aud bone stock to 350 aud for an oc version. Prices are from Sydney, but might defer slightly to the ones from Perth
The 660ti is roughly the same here around 300 bucks. Found one for 279$ hmm Go with the 760 if you can chip in another 30 bucks or so, if not stick with the 660ti, the performance difference is not really that great anyway.
July 7, 2013 7:15:06 AM

Cheers for the reply ritmo99. I am actually considering going a completely different route and going for a Gigabyte Radeon 7870 instead. $35 cheaper and seems to be on par performance-wise. I have also gone for a modular PSU and changed my SSD to a Plextor.

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 (MSY $209)
Mobo: ASRock H77M (MSY $69)
Memory: G.Skill-NT 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3-1600 (MSY $80)
Storage: Plextor M5S 120GB SSD (MSY $99)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69)
Video Card: Gigabyte AMD Radeon 2G 7870 GPU (MSY $235)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case (MSY $72)
Power Supply: Antec HCG-Modular 620M (MSY $113)
ODD: Asus SATA DVD RW (MSY $22)
WiFi USB Adaptor: TP-Link WN822N Wireless N300 High Gain USB Adapter (MSY $23)
Keyboard/Mouse: Logitech MK270 Mouse/Keyboard Combo (MSY $31)
Monitor: 22” Samsung LCD (Shane)

Total: $1032
July 8, 2013 2:56:57 AM

You're loosing out on a lot of performance when comparing the 2 cards.
July 8, 2013 3:00:19 AM

Yes I think I jumped on the 7870 bandwagon a little early. After actually doing a little research I believe I will stick with the GTX 660 Ti :-)
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