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Needing help on first build 'Gaming PC' GPU and monitor.

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July 28, 2013 5:58:34 AM

Hey Guys,

I've been running through and looking back through the prices of a first build 'gaming pc'. I'm in Australia using MSY for components and just general stores/Ebay for the rest.

My purposes for the PC include gaming on high-max settings, general browsing and possibly later on, some video editing if I decide to head into the world of Youtube. The games I am wanting to play include Arma II/III, BF3/4, Skyrim, ESO, Minecraft, GTA V (if they release it on PC) and some other games/MMO's.

Currently I'm not certain on a budget for the entire build itself however I really only want to spend a maximum of $1400-1500 on the PC itself and hopefully, I want the end result of all the components (monitor, keyboard, new mouse and headset) to be around $2000 give or take. However currently at this point in time I can only cover the actual build (thus the build will most likely not be completed until November/December). I already have a build together that, currently I am happy with (I can post it here in the future if you would like), though I am unsure of a few things regarding the GPU, case, monitor, headset and possibly keyboard.

I came across that MSY had recently stocked a Sapphire 7950 (I'm looking at a MSI 7950) and I'm not sure which would be better, any ideas?

http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=10768

http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=10180

As for the monitor I looked around a little for a good quality one with inbuilt speakers for under $200 and found this (for a little over $200, I thought the webcam was a little bonus). Anything that you know of that is possibly better?

http://www.asus.com/us/Monitors_Projectors/VK248HCSM

Also been told this is a good monitor?

http://www.benq.com.au/product/monitor/rl2450h/

Sorry for the long text, I tend to just keep typing and not stop, if you could be of any help it would be much appreciated.

(Also, sorry for the repost... I thought it would be better to put it in a more suitable area of the forums)

-Thanks all, brenno29

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July 28, 2013 7:58:43 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($269.00 @ Scorptec)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U14S 55.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($80.00 @ Scorptec)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($199.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($172.37 @ Mwave Australia)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($75.00 @ Scorptec)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($479.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($95.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($119.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($21.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($109.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Monitor: AOC i2367Fh 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($196.59 @ Mwave Australia)
Keyboard: Gigabyte Force K3 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($25.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Mouse: Gigabyte GM-M6900 Wired Optical Mouse ($22.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Total: $1861.96
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-29 00:59 EST+1000)
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July 28, 2013 3:41:26 PM

Sorry if I am confusing everyone but, I already have a general idea of what I want,

"I already have a build together that, currently I am happy with (I can post it here in the future if you would like), though I am unsure of a few things regarding the GPU, case, monitor, headset and possibly keyboard."

I only need help with the GPU and monitor (as well as some other peripherals). I can provide the list of the parts I'm looking at if you all would like.

-Thanks, brenno29
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