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December 31, 2013 1:43:43 AM

Hey I'm trying to get a gaming build for under $1200 for a buddy. Would this work?

http://www.pccasegear.com/sc/CM2

Would appreciate any help, thanks!

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December 31, 2013 1:54:09 AM

looks good, throw in an aftermarket cooler for the CPU (k series chips are for overclocking and the stock intel cooler wont be good enough for overclocking). If your not overclocking drop the K series CPU :)  A hyper evo 212 is a good cooler that wont break the bank.
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December 31, 2013 1:54:18 AM

Everything will work, Psu is strong enough and that Mobo will allow for Ocing, which i am guessing he is going since you picked that chip but I would suggest a better quality one. the G-43 has some mixed reviews on this site. What country are you from?
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December 31, 2013 1:56:07 AM

I dont get why you would use an m-ATX motherboard and then get an ATX case

The RAM should be 1.5 volt [ or less]
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December 31, 2013 2:16:50 AM

Thanks everyone!

zink1701 said:
looks good, throw in an aftermarket cooler for the CPU (k series chips are for overclocking and the stock intel cooler wont be good enough for overclocking). If your not overclocking drop the K series CPU :)  A hyper evo 212 is a good cooler that wont break the bank.


We defiantly will be over-clocking it, I forgot to put a cooler on the list but the 212 sounds great.

Abscent said:
Everything will work, Psu is strong enough and that Mobo will allow for Ocing, which i am guessing he is going since you picked that chip but I would suggest a better quality one. the G-43 has some mixed reviews on this site. What country are you from?


Yea I originally was going for another model but it wasn't available in Australia. If you could suggest something better at a similar price available here that would be great! I'v had no luck myself.

Outlander_04 said:
I dont get why you would use an m-ATX motherboard and then get an ATX case

The RAM should be 1.5 volt [ or less]


Personally I have no experience with cases, which model do you think I should be using for the board?

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December 31, 2013 2:32:32 AM

Are you able to order from another site? I looked through that site and you pretty much went as cheap as you could with this build, at least on there
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December 31, 2013 2:42:34 AM

Here this is the best I could figure out and managed to keep it to just ordering from 2 places, threw on a r9 270x since they are in stock, cheaper same performance as a 760 and kept you under budget. Added the Air cooler with a better Mobo to OC with and a better quality Psu

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($268.00 @ CPL Online)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($39.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87-HD3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($143.00 @ CPL Online)
Memory: Kingston HyperX 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: Asus Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card ($275.00 @ CPL Online)
Case: Cooler Master K380 ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.00 @ CPL Online)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($109.00 @ CPL Online)
Total: $1164.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-31 21:41 EST+1100)

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December 31, 2013 5:36:14 AM

Abscent said:
Here this is the best I could figure out and managed to keep it to just ordering from 2 places, threw on a r9 270x since they are in stock, cheaper same performance as a 760 and kept you under budget. Added the Air cooler with a better Mobo to OC with and a better quality Psu

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($268.00 @ CPL Online)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($39.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87-HD3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($143.00 @ CPL Online)
Memory: Kingston HyperX 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: Asus Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card ($275.00 @ CPL Online)
Case: Cooler Master K380 ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.00 @ CPL Online)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($109.00 @ CPL Online)
Total: $1164.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-31 21:41 EST+1100)



Love it! Thanks so much for taking the time to put together that list, stocked to put this baby together.
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