This is quite a bit out of my price range but i can justify spending this much.
can anyone tell me if anything is not compatible?
Approximate Purchase Date: Within a week or two.
Budget Range: 800-1000
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, movies, amateur video editing.
Are you buying a monitor: no
Parts to Upgrade: Need whole computer.
Do you need to buy OS: Yes
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: none
Location: Sydney Australia
Parts Preferences: Reliability is high in my list.
Overclocking: If this helps gaming performance and looks
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe at a later date as an upgrade.
Your Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1200
Additional Comments: Ok so im completely new at this and am willing to try to learn more about comparisons and what to look our for. Basically I want a PC that will run games like Dota 2, Battlefield, ARMA, Crysis, Skyrim ect VERY smoothly and on the highest settings.
I also want my PC to handle very light video editing, mainly youtube stuff but am aiming to get more advanced as the years go on. Happy to keep this at a low priority with an option to upgrade parts in the future (10% of the time is used for editing ect)
My biggest problem is I have no idea where to start, a base build that I can do some research on would be awesome. The ability to see alternative options and compare my findings based on price and performance.
Ideally im looking for quality, reliability and price (in that order around the $1200 mark)
Any help is appreciated, also looking for options to pick up and have labour included/ excluded pending the benefits)
something like this would be awesome if i can get the price down to include labour. any ideas without sacrificing performance too much? (also i just randomly selected these items based on popularity)
PCpartpicker does not have a thorough list of stuff or of stores for Australia, so don't rely too much on it.
by the way, the H77 MoBo is not for overclocking, try the Z77 if you want to go that route.
Otherwise the system looks good.
I don't have experience with the OCZ PSUs, but make sure you don't skimp on this item, you don't want the system to fry.
Concerning cases, a full tower is massive and you don't need that much space. Consider a midATX to save some bucks -- check out Fractal Design R4 or Antec P280 (my two current favorites).