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June 28, 2014 5:18:17 PM

Thermaltake USB3.0 Urban r31 case $105 (main things with a case is headphones ez to plug into usb and roomy inside and hopefully a case that is noob friendly with attaching the motherboard.

980DE3/U3S3 AM3 motherboard $65

x8 FX-8350 $229

2g 760gtx Gainward-Phantom $264

Kingston V300 SATA3 120g $75

Seagate SATA3 7200rpm 1tb $64

8G Kit 2400 Kingston-Beast $119


Noctua NH-D14 $88


Corsair 80Plus Gold CS550 $115

Not sure but I'm thinking of putting my old dvd drive in... it burns so I'm happy with that, I doubt I'll bother with a bluray since I'm no longer collecting dvds/bluray movies anymore and just have them as files nowadays.


Alright guys this is what I've worked out my next rig to be and was wondering if this would run fine? .. I already have a decent monitor/keyboard/headset/mouse/windows etc

My aim is to run things on high/ultra on all games if possible but without having to OC .. .Perhaps I should shop around for a OC version of the 760 gtx ... I will be getting these parts gradually in the upcoming months. Hoping by xmas i'll have it all. I have a budget of 40 a week and I'm starting now :) ... I got a dual core rig atm and getting a 750gtx 2gig ti to get me by until I get this build.

So in summary question is.

PSU enough? Anything looks out of the ordinary? Should this work fine?

Thanks for your time
June 28, 2014 6:42:55 PM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/b4RdrH
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/b4RdrH
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/b4RdrH/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($76.66 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($83.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.91 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 4GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($249.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $823.50
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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June 28, 2014 8:21:20 PM

Would it make too much of a difference to Australia?.... I'm so tempted to just buy it asap so cheap and attractive.
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June 28, 2014 9:07:07 PM

$938 converted to aus... still better than what I made up :) 
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June 28, 2014 9:11:11 PM

What will the extra 2gig do? Will that help ultra settings at all? .... I readup somewhere that someone only hit over 2gig vram when using the skyrim mod. But I can't ignore that price anyway and it looks future proof that gtx card not that I totally understand it.
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June 29, 2014 7:30:00 AM

correction 938 is not the real price ...see here in australia ...they do not have the same parts avaibility
http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/67FjNG
PCPartPicker part list: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/67FjNG
Price breakdown by merchant: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/67FjNG/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($249.00 @ CPL Online)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($39.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Motherboard: ASRock H97M PRO4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($109.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($105.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($68.00 @ CPL Online)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($305.00 @ CPL Online)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.00 @ CPL Online)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($105.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Total: $1079.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

i changed the gpu for a cheaper one
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June 29, 2014 1:43:15 PM

This should be about as good,

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.00 @ PCCaseGear)
CPU Cooler: Thermaltake CLP0605 79.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($39.00 @ CPL Online)
Motherboard: ASRock H87 Performance ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($124.00 @ PLE Computers)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($99.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($68.00 @ CPL Online)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 280 3GB Double Dissipation Video Card ($259.00 @ PLE Computers)
Case: Corsair SPEC-02 ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.00 @ CPL Online)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.00 @ CPL Online)
Total: $976.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

kept it all red and black.:p 

This gpu should be better,but there's only one in stock so you should be quick,
http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-video-card-fx797atd...
already more expensive too i see.
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June 30, 2014 3:34:42 AM

Unfortunately I can't buy it straight away... I've got some money saved, but need to do my tax and accumulate.. But it's really promising to know that it's not 2,000 dollars to build a highend gaming machine.

You know every computer I've had has been amd... Perhaps it's time to do intel but I've never had issues with Athlon... 400mhz and then I had a 2ghz and then my dual core...

Also why do you chose i5 and not a low end 7? Or is the price too much for what you get?
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June 30, 2014 8:20:36 AM

i5 intel cpu are so good ....you do not need to buy a i7 one for gaming i5 is already a killer cpu
the utility of the i7 cpu is only about video editing and cfd

i still waiting from amd to release a new fx series cpu...really not futur proof so far
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June 30, 2014 5:13:12 PM

Yeah ive read up that imm better off spending an extra 100 on gpu rather than cpu unless im playing huge multi games like bf4 constantly.. perhaps planetside 2.. well I got 200 saved up and tax return coming soon hoping that will b enuff for that 1k rig ... wont a 3 gig gpu be more futurr proofthan 2gig??
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June 30, 2014 7:17:58 PM

''wont a 3 gig gpu be more futurr proofthan 2gig?? ''

right now 2 gb vram is enough so far ...of course 3 gb of vram is more futur proof
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July 1, 2014 12:34:33 AM

Hmm seems the 280 graphics card is the better choice compared to the 760.... But if I do end up with more with my return the 770 looks tempting, not really too much of a price jump.

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July 1, 2014 12:43:07 AM

If I remember I'm thinking K version of a cpu is one that can be overclocked right?... How about a S version 4970s for example not sure exact number is right but hope u get the q :) 
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July 1, 2014 5:47:07 AM

the ''S'' mean ...need less power consumption ....but the performance is lower then the non-s cpu

the ''K'' mean unlocked cpu .... that mean you can do overclocking by adjusting the voltage and frequency
the ''K'' series is not recommended if you do not know what you doing , you can stress to much the cpu
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July 2, 2014 2:03:14 AM

I'm not happy with picking that motherboard, Tbh the reviews on newegg scared me... actually even if they rate something 4 or 5 eggs and say something negative makes me worry lol... Sounds stupid I know but looking at what was said, this card could be great but it's a really hit or miss board.

Hmmm so is there a safer option board? Brands etc. certain specs to keep an eye out for. Ofc socket set has to match the cpu I know that much :) 
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