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I want to purchase a decent computer for gaming with a budget of 1000-1400 AUD

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July 26, 2011 8:50:40 AM

Hello, i want a new gaming computer, im not much of a computer whiz and i don't know much of building my own computer which i am getting a friend to build for me. This is the parts i have researched and chosen and was wondering if i could get recommendations for better parts for lower cost etc and i am buying from a australian store called Umart (http://www.umart.com.au/)

Intel Core i5 2500K Processor LGA1155 3.3GHz CPU
NZXT Sentry 2 Fan Controller - 5 Fan Control, LCD Touchscreen
Asus P8H61-M-LE V3 Socket1155 H61 2x DDR3 SATA3 USB2.0 GLAN uATX
Corsair 2GB Value Select PC-6400 (800MHz) DDR2 Single
Corsair 2GB Value Select PC-6400 (800MHz) DDR2 Single
Western Digital 1TB SATA3 HDD 32M Caviar Blue
Gigabyte GTX550 OC 550TI DDR5 1GB 970/4200MHZ HDMI
Samsung BX2240 21.5 Wide LED 5ms HEIGHT/SWIVEL/TILT Black
Asus DRW-24B3LT 24x DVDRW SATA LightScribe
Auzentech X-Raider 7.1 PCI Sound Card
10/100 PCI network card
NZXT PHANTOM Full Tower case w No PSU Black
Cooler Power Supply 850W Modular (ATX)
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM

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July 26, 2011 4:00:55 PM

Get a P68 or Z68 motherboard otherwise, you won't be able to overclock the 2500K. Also ditch the sound card & use onboard sound, get rid of the network card and use the onboard networking. Spend the savings on a 560-Ti graphics card. Also, which CM PSU are you geting? Not all CM psu's are recommended. I suggest something from the Corsair, Seasonic, PCP&C, or Antec lines with a 750 watt rating.
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