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Need help on building ~$1700 AUD gaming/streaming setup

Hey guys! Im trying to build myself my very first gaming rig and i have under ~$1700(aud) to spend. Ive already got the setup but im not quite sure yet if im buying the right things or if its even a good setup efficiency/performance wise. Ill be using this mainly in gaming and streaming. A friend of mine suggested that this is a really good place to ask for 2nd opinions and recommendations before committing to the purchase. Hope you guys can help me with my decision. Thank you guys in advance and have a nice day!

Approximate Purchase Date: This coming monday/tuesday

Budget Range: $1700 AUD

System Usage:Gaming,Streaming(twitch tv)

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Do you need to buy OS:I can get free operating system from my university for i am a student so I can leave that out of the budget! :)

Location: Australia

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Not atm, but might consider in the future.

Monitor Resolution 1920x1080

PS: Yes i prefer having just 1 graphics card only


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($371.00 @ PCCaseGear)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($39.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($99.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($499.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Case: Corsair 600T White Graphite ATX Mid Tower Case ($189.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($149.00 @ PLE Computers)
Optical Drive: Pioneer BDC-207DBK Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($60.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Total: $1723.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-03 12:25 EST+1000)
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  1. good build

    but you miss some :
    - not haswell
    - why i7? useless for gaming
    - tall heatsink ram will have an issue with 212 evo
  2. Best answer
    here is the fix :)

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($269.00 @ Scorptec)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($39.00 @ Mwave Australia)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($195.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($95.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.00 @ Mwave Australia)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.00 @ Mwave Australia)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($499.00 @ Mwave Australia)
    Case: Corsair 600T White Graphite ATX Mid Tower Case ($189.00 @ Mwave Australia)
    Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($149.00 @ PLE Computers)
    Optical Drive: Pioneer BDC-207DBK Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($60.00 @ Mwave Australia)
    Total: $1693.00
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-03 19:49 EST+1000)
  3. AMD Radeon thanks for input man really appreciate it! I chose i7 because later on ill be installing engineering software on it eg. Cad,matlab etc. Do you think if i get an i7 haswell it would be better? I didnt know that ram is quiet tall. I have a question is the gtx770 better than the radeon Hd7970? And will this case good enough for this kind of setup in terms of cooling http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=25_1510&products_id=18956 ? Thanks again mate
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