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August 23, 2013 11:29:50 PM

Hey, i've decided i want to build my first computer and i'm still learning whats good and whats not i was just wondering whether anyone could give me some advice on what i'm considering getting

CPU - Intel Core i5 3570K

Mobo - MSI H61M-P31 (G3)

GPU - Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 1GB GDDR5 256 bit

HDD - SeaGate Barracutta 7200 1Tb

SSD - Intel 525 30GB Internal OEM Micro SATA Solid State Drive - i'm was gonna put the OS on this

Optical Drive - LiteOn IHAS124-04 24x DVD±R

Case - CiT Vantage Case

PSU - Corsair Builder Series CX 430 Watt ATX/EPS 80 PLUS Bronze Power Supply Unit

RAM - Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800)

i'll hopefully be playing on 1920 x 1080

will this setup work? is there anything i should add or need

Thanks

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a b 4 Gaming
August 24, 2013 12:09:59 AM

I'm guessing you're on a limited budget. With the exception of the SSD, this should all work. The SSD is too small. Either go with one between 80GB and 128GB for the OS or don't bother.

http://www.intowindows.com/windows-8-install-size/

-Wolf sends
a b 4 Gaming
August 24, 2013 12:10:05 AM

Hmm not bad... Total price? I might be able to help you lower the price and get better parts.
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August 24, 2013 12:23:51 AM

RazerZ said:
Hmm not bad... Total price? I might be able to help you lower the price and get better parts.


Total Price is around 1600NZD

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a b 4 Gaming
August 24, 2013 1:04:32 AM
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Took a while, finally done :D . Made changes for the better such as a much more powerful graphics card, ability to overclock, better case, etc. Also there is absolutely no need for 16GB of ram.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($320.84 @ PB Technologies)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($56.35 @ PB Technologies)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($159.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
Memory: Kingston XMP 10th Anniversary Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($102.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($148.95 @ Computer Lounge)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($97.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($363.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Scout 2 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($169.00 @ PC Force)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($139.38 @ Aquila Technology)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($40.24 @ PB Technologies)
Total: $1595.76
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-24 20:02 NZST+1200)
August 24, 2013 1:15:51 AM

RazerZ said:
Took a while, finally done :D . Made changes for the better such as a much more powerful graphics card, ability to overclock, better case, etc. Also there is absolutely no need for 16GB of ram.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($320.84 @ PB Technologies)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($56.35 @ PB Technologies)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($159.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
Memory: Kingston XMP 10th Anniversary Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($102.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($148.95 @ Computer Lounge)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($97.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($363.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Scout 2 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($169.00 @ PC Force)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($139.38 @ Aquila Technology)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($40.24 @ PB Technologies)
Total: $1595.76
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-24 20:02 NZST+1200)


Thank you very much, this is much more efficient. I really appreciate it.
a b 4 Gaming
August 24, 2013 8:16:59 AM

rtil6 said:
RazerZ said:
Took a while, finally done :D . Made changes for the better such as a much more powerful graphics card, ability to overclock, better case, etc. Also there is absolutely no need for 16GB of ram.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($320.84 @ PB Technologies)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($56.35 @ PB Technologies)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($159.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
Memory: Kingston XMP 10th Anniversary Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($102.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($148.95 @ Computer Lounge)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($97.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($363.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Scout 2 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($169.00 @ PC Force)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($139.38 @ Aquila Technology)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($40.24 @ PB Technologies)
Total: $1595.76
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-24 20:02 NZST+1200)


Thank you very much, this is much more efficient. I really appreciate it.

Glad to help :D .
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