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March 13, 2014 11:28:53 PM

Hi guys,
My friend is wanting to build a gaming pc, primarily for playing Titanfall, Minecraft and Other FPS games. Could I please have some system suggestions.

Approximate Purchase Date: some time next week

Budget Range: 1000-1200AUD

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, School Work, Internet Browsing

Are you buying a monitor: No



Parts to Upgrade: All except Optical Drive

Do you need to buy OS: Yes (Unless Windows installation can be carried from pc to pc)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: mwave.com.au
Pc Case Gear


Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia

Parts Preferences:
Windows 8.1
Cooler Master Storm Enforcer


Overclocking: If can be fitted into budget

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: Currently Running a 1080p

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Current Pc can't run games anymore.

Thanks guys.

Also, gtx 770 on sale at $399 is it worth it?

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March 14, 2014 12:07:46 AM

supports sli/cfx
if he wants an ssd it will be another 100 or a gtx 760 instead
can overclock but needs aftermarket cooler

PCPartPicker part list: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/39AV0
Price breakdown by merchant: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/39AV0/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/39AV0/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($189.00 @ CPL Online)
Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($135.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($105.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($399.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Power Supply: XFX TS 550W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($99.00 @ PLE Computers)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($115.00 @ CPL Online)
Total: $1210.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-14 18:06 EST+1100)
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March 14, 2014 12:45:21 AM

Bad_Kitty13 said:
supports sli/cfx
if he wants an ssd it will be another 100 or a gtx 760 instead
can overclock but needs aftermarket cooler

PCPartPicker part list: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/39AV0
Price breakdown by merchant: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/39AV0/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/39AV0/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($189.00 @ CPL Online)
Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($135.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($105.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($399.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Power Supply: XFX TS 550W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($99.00 @ PLE Computers)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($115.00 @ CPL Online)
Total: $1210.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-14 18:06 EST+1100)


Im partial to intel myself, also, he doesn't want to overclock, should have mentioned that, what about this?
http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/39Bkc
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March 14, 2014 1:02:47 AM

that looks great intel performs better anyway.
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