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New Gaming PC (first build) $1500 budget.

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July 15, 2013 11:18:04 AM

Budget: $1500 AUD (or a little higher)
System Usage: Mostly gaming, some movies and some music.
Parts not required: monitor, mouse, keyboard, headset, operating system.
Overclocking: Maybe
Monitor resolution: 27" 1920x1080p
I would like to play most game at high to max settings (Battlefield 3, Crysis 3, Bioshock Infinite, etc.).


Intel Core i5-4670K $269.00
CPU Cooler
Noctua NH-U9B SE2 $59.00
MSI Z87-G45 Gaming $199.00
Corsair 8GB $89.00
Samsung 120GB SSD $109.00
Seagate 1TB 7200RPM $75.00
Video Card
MSI GeForce GTX 760 $339.00
NZXT Phantom (Black) $159.00
Power Supply
Silverstone 750W $145.00
Optical Drive
Samsung SH-224BB $19.00

Total: $1462.00

I might go for 2 way SLI in future. Please give opinions and how does a GTX760 perform on 27" 1080p monitor?

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July 15, 2013 11:44:16 AM

PCPartPicker part list:
Price breakdown by merchant:

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme6 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($63.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($92.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($403.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($403.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1553.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-15 14:43 EDT-0400)

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July 15, 2013 11:48:52 AM

Go with this, slightly cheaper but pack a better GPU. Some of your parts were overpriced and some were redundant such as a $200 MOBO, do you really OC that heavily to justify such price? You can chose the Phantom if you want, just switch the Antec to NZXT case and the price will be roughly the same.

The Corsair PSU in here is a 80+ Platinum, the best of the bunch at the same price.