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Gaming rig 1500-1600 $AUD max

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April 7, 2014 3:27:08 AM

Games that I would be mostly playing is BF4, Crysis 3 and the upcoming Watchdog. Would like you experts to help me out. Want this with an ssd, an ASUS GTX 770 or 780 for VCARD and an ASUS mobo,, Z87-A or Z87-PRO. Might do SLI in the future. And I might OC too. Thanks

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April 7, 2014 3:37:06 AM

including monitor, OS?
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April 7, 2014 3:40:46 AM

Here is something for your budget. The budget didn't allow for bigger wattage PSU if you will be doing SLI in the future. You will need extra $50-$70 AUD for PSU with bigger wattage

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($269.00 @ PCCaseGear)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($39.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($195.00 @ CPL Online)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($99.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Storage: Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($85.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($415.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Case: Thermaltake Chaser A31 ATX Mid Tower Case ($98.00 @ CPL Online)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($142.00 @ CPL Online)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($21.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($115.00 @ CPL Online)
Total: $1547.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-07 20:44 EST+1000)
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April 7, 2014 3:42:08 AM

AMD Radeon said:
including monitor, OS?


Sorry. Forgot to put it. I have my 1080 monitor already. Just the OS. Maybe 8.1?. No peripherals.
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April 7, 2014 3:47:53 AM

it is revision from the build above
with 750W GOLD Antec PSU, so that you can SLI GTX 770 later
good luck :) 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($269.00 @ CPL Online)
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 ($189.00 @ CPL Online)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($95.00 @ CPL Online)
Storage: Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($85.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.00 @ CPL Online)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($415.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Case: BitFenix Shinobi Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($75.00 @ CPL Online)
Power Supply: Antec TruePower Classic 750W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($149.00 @ CPL Online)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($21.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($115.00 @ CPL Online)
Total: $1521.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-07 20:50 EST+1000)

edit : you dont want Asus Z87-A. it has only 8 phase VRM
Asrock extreme4 is the most popular one with 12 phase VRM
those number justify mobo's quality and OC performance
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April 7, 2014 3:50:41 AM

Hi. I want to ask why did you pick Crucial over Samsung. I heard the Samsung has the lowest failure rate.
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April 7, 2014 3:52:51 AM

What would the speed of this rig run up to? non-OC'ed and OC'ed and at what is the recommended voltage/?
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April 7, 2014 3:53:26 AM

^ depends on the model, cheap samsung isnt that reliable
840 PRO is expensive

Crucial is better solution for low cost SSD. it has marvell controller which is the most durable chip atm
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