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July 7, 2013 1:58:58 AM

Hey everyone,
I'm building my first PC and I was wondering if this is a good enough gaming PC for some of the games I would like to play. (BF3, Crysis 3, Minecraft). Open to suggestions for changes of parts, but can't spend more than around $1100 AUD.

CPU: Intel i5 3570
MoBo: ASRock Extreme4 Z77
GFX: Palit GTX 760
PSU: Corsair CX 600w
RAM: 8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 @ 1600Mhz
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB
OS: Windows 7
Case: Corsair 200R

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a b 4 Gaming
July 7, 2013 2:05:02 AM

If you're planning to overclock, you'll need the "k" variant of the 3570 - the 3570k.
If not, you don't need a Z77 motherboard - H77 will be suitable for you.

I'd also personally change the HDD for a WD Caviar Black, as they're extremely quick and well made, but they're quite a bit more expensive than a Barracuda.

Also, I'd go for the MSI Twin Frozr GTX 760 - The Palit one looks the best (imo), but the MSI performs the best.

Finally, drop the CX600 in favour of an XFX 550W PSU - they're much better than Corsair's CX series.
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July 7, 2013 2:42:53 AM

JRAtk94 said the right words.
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a b 4 Gaming
July 7, 2013 2:46:55 AM

Ectorr said:
JRAtk94 said the right words.


Thankyou, kind sir.
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a b 4 Gaming
July 7, 2013 2:48:54 AM

Do you want to OC your system? If you don't:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($208.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B85M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($92.00 @ PLE Computers)
Memory: Avexir Standard Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($61.25 @ Mwave Australia)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($339.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($65.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.00 @ PLE Computers)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($21.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($105.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Total: $1049.25
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-07 19:46 EST+1000)

If you do:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($259.00 @ Mwave Australia)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($35.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro4-M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($89.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Memory: Avexir Standard Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($61.25 @ Mwave Australia)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($319.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Case: BitFenix Merc Alpha (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($53.54 @ Mwave Australia)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.00 @ PLE Computers)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($21.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($105.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Total: $1100.79
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-07 19:48 EST+1000)

( An OC-ed 7950 is better than a OC-ed GTX760, in case you're wondering ).
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July 7, 2013 3:33:27 AM

Thanks for your answers, I will probably switch up my system according to the pricing and some reccomendations from you all. Also, should I pay a labour fee and get it built for me or build it myself? I've been thinking about it and I'm steering towards building it myself. Thoughts?
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July 7, 2013 3:46:01 AM

Trierph said:
Thanks for your answers, I will probably switch up my system according to the pricing and some reccomendations from you all. Also, should I pay a labour fee and get it built for me or build it myself? I've been thinking about it and I'm steering towards building it myself. Thoughts?


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a b 4 Gaming
July 7, 2013 3:46:58 AM

Where's the SSD? And Ectorr is right - seems like cheating to have somebody else do it... cheating yourself out of your money ;-)
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July 7, 2013 3:57:02 AM

Thanks guys, all answers were great!
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