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April 19, 2014 10:50:56 PM

Hi,
I'm having a PC made at PLE (Australia) for mainly gaming (on highest or second highest settings) and use of Photoshop. Budget is around $1450 (no higher and includes peripherals), and no overclocking desired.

NOTE: I don't have a huge range of components from PLE- but I cannot/will not buy anywhere else (not entirely my choice unfortunately). The list of components I can choose from in this customised build can be found here: http://www.ple.com.au/ViewKit.aspx?KitId=612996


Current chosen components (based on many reviews and benchmarks) are:

Monitor: Asus VS247HR 23.6" Full HD WS 2MS LED ($179)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder 2013 4G ($55)
Keyboard: Logitech G105 ($56)
CPU: Intel Core i5 4570 3.2gHz
CPU Cooler: None
Motherboard: ASUS H87-PRO LGA1150 ATX
RAM: G.Skill 8gb (2x4) DDR3 Ripjaws X C9
Hard drive: WD Black WD1003FZEX 3.5" 1TB
Graphics card: XFX Radeon R9 270X Black Edition
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 24x Black SATA DVD Writer OEM
Sound card: Integrated
Case: Silverstone Redline RL04 Black Mid Tower
Power Supply: FSP Raider Edition 550W
Cooling Fan: BitFenix Spectre 120mm
Wireless Card: TP-LINK WN721N 802.11n 150MBPS Wireless USB Adapter
Power Protection: Power Shield ZapGuard 6 Way Surge Board Black
OS: None (I already have Windows 7)

My questions are: 1) what do you think of my build? I have looked around a lot and fairly happy with build at the moment but just wanted to see if I've overlooked anything. 2) Also case-wise: I would have preferred to have a full tower but there's very few budget options available to me at PLE. Will mid-tower be fine for my build? 3) I also don't know much about wireless options and don't know if I even need a wireless card, or if the one I've chosen is good enough. I have two boxes- one's iiNet ethernet (with option to connect to ethernet cable) and the other's a Netgear wireless modem. Could I go card-less and just use ethernet cable?

Thanks a lot for your help! :) 

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April 19, 2014 11:02:12 PM

-wireless usb is laggy online not recommended for gaming. but heres a better build.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Micro Center)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.00 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($78.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: A-Data Premier Pro SP900 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($69.99 @ TigerDirect)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($319.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 230T Windowed-BLUE ATX Mid Tower Case ($73.80 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VE248H 24.0" Monitor ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN881ND 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($18.83 @ Mwave)
Keyboard: Logitech G510s Wired Gaming Keyboard ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Logitech G600 MMO Gaming Mouse Wired Laser Mouse ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1435.47
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-20 02:02 EDT-0400)
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April 19, 2014 11:12:37 PM

Mmm nice, will modify- I like that build. Might be a little tricky getting those parts from PLE- no need for unlocked CPU, CPU cooler or Z87 mobo since I'm not gonna overclock- but thanks for the quick answer! Do I need a wireless card if I use ethernet cabling? Thanks
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April 19, 2014 11:09:31 PM

lajadora said:
Hi,
I'm having a PC made at PLE (Australia) for mainly gaming (on highest or second highest settings) and use of Photoshop. Budget is around $1450 (no higher and includes peripherals), and no overclocking desired.

NOTE: I don't have a huge range of components from PLE- but I cannot/will not buy anywhere else (not entirely my choice unfortunately). The list of components I can choose from in this customised build can be found here: http://www.ple.com.au/ViewKit.aspx?KitId=612996


Current chosen components (based on many reviews and benchmarks) are:

Monitor: Asus VS247HR 23.6" Full HD WS 2MS LED ($179)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder 2013 4G ($55)
Keyboard: Logitech G105 ($56)
CPU: Intel Core i5 4570 3.2gHz
CPU Cooler: None
Motherboard: ASUS H87-PRO LGA1150 ATX
RAM: G.Skill 8gb (2x4) DDR3 Ripjaws X C9
Hard drive: WD Black WD1003FZEX 3.5" 1TB
Graphics card: XFX Radeon R9 270X Black Edition
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 24x Black SATA DVD Writer OEM
Sound card: Integrated
Case: Silverstone Redline RL04 Black Mid Tower
Power Supply: FSP Raider Edition 550W
Cooling Fan: BitFenix Spectre 120mm
Wireless Card: TP-LINK WN721N 802.11n 150MBPS Wireless USB Adapter
Power Protection: Power Shield ZapGuard 6 Way Surge Board Black
OS: None (I already have Windows 7)

My questions are: 1) what do you think of my build? I have looked around a lot and fairly happy with build at the moment but just wanted to see if I've overlooked anything. 2) Also case-wise: I would have preferred to have a full tower but there's very few budget options available to me at PLE. Will mid-tower be fine for my build? 3) I also don't know much about wireless options and don't know if I even need a wireless card, or if the one I've chosen is good enough. I have two boxes- one's iiNet ethernet (with option to connect to ethernet cable) and the other's a Netgear wireless modem. Could I go card-less and just use ethernet cable?

Thanks a lot for your help! :) 


well your gpu isnt good...neither is your processor..check this build

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3uX85
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3uX85/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3uX85/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($304.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H87-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($101.39 @ Mwave)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($519.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair Graphite Series 230T Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Thermaltake SMART 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Micro Center)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VS229H-P 21.5" Monitor ($147.58 @ Amazon)
Wireless Network Adapter: Netgear A6200-100NAS 802.11a/b/g/n/ac USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($61.60 @ Amazon)
Total: $1388.47
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-20 02:08 EDT-0400)

better gpu better cpu good networking and an ips display with good colours and good response time

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April 19, 2014 11:14:45 PM

if you're using connection no need for wireless. if you have a router at home far from your room get a pci wireless card as they are more suitable/reliable for gaming than usb adapters.
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April 19, 2014 11:38:26 PM

Oh ok, awesome. Might just use ethernet cabling and upgrade other parts like you both said. Thanks so much! Will look around for those parts :)  Cheers
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