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Help on my gaming pc build (under 1000aud)

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December 24, 2013 8:19:57 PM

My first time making a gaming pc. This is what I've come up with. Can anyone give me any advice on how to improve it, make it cheaper perhaps or improve the performance without making it go over 1000aud too much?

PCPartPicker part list: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/2puyj
Price breakdown by merchant: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/2puyj/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/2puyj/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($268.00 @ CPL Online)
Motherboard: MSI H87M-G43 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($115.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($99.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.06 @ PLE Computers)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($309.00 @ CPL Online)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.00 @ CPL Online)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($23.00 @ CPL Online)
Total: $1059.06
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-25 15:16 EST+1100)

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December 24, 2013 8:33:57 PM

first you would need a z87 board if you want to overclock . if you don't want to overclock go with the intel 4570 or 4670
here is a build for you

PCPartPicker part list: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/2pv2m
Price breakdown by merchant: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/2pv2m/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/2pv2m/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($227.00 @ CPL Online)
Motherboard: ASRock H87M Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($99.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.06 @ PLE Computers)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($309.00 @ CPL Online)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($69.00 @ PLE Computers)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($85.00 @ CPL Online)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($23.00 @ CPL Online)
Total: $978.06
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-25 15:33 EST+1100)
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December 24, 2013 8:39:30 PM

it is a revision of your build, with better price/performance parts selection
K version of i5 is for OC, h87 mobo doesnt support it

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($205.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Motherboard: ASRock H87M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($105.00 @ CPL Online)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($99.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($68.00 @ CPL Online)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($309.00 @ CPL Online)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.00 @ CPL Online)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($23.00 @ CPL Online)
Total: $987.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-25 15:38 EST+1100)
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