Building a new gaming PC for starcraft 2 and newer games

Hey guys my computer just died, literally blew up! Kept it alive for over 5 years. Im looking at building a new rig so i can play more the modern games like starcraft and crysis. Heres some specifications im looking at using. Any comments, recommendations about what i could do better ect? Price isnt really a problem but it would be nice to keep it around $1000. Im looking at using Price USA to get the stuff shipped to Australia via Cheers guys!

Case - Cooler Master RC-692 ($70 from newegg)

HDD - 1 Terrabyte preferrably (Ill get it local probably)

Motherboard - ASUS M4a89GTD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890GX.... ($145 from newegg)

PSU - Corsair HX series CMPSU 650 HX 650W ($120 from newegg)

RAM - Muskin enhanced Blackline 4GB ($75 newegg)

Windows 7 - Bloody expensive here in Australia... like everything else!!!! Friggen $15 for a sanmmich at lunch arrrrgh

CPU - AMD Phenom II X4 Black edition 3.2 Ghz ($150 at newegg)

CPU cooler - Corsair CWCH50-1 High eprformance CPU cooler ($68 from newegg)

Thanks guys, ill salvage what i can from my old computer regarding DVD-R and anything else i can save from it.
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  1. Do you have a gpu in mind?
  2. For the h50 grab another fan and do the push pull setup that is how i have done mine 22c idle 35c under load:)
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    This looks nice, I think its a nice budget gamer. I'd look at either the HD 6850 or the GTX 460 for powerful sub-$200 graphics cards.

    I'm not sure I'd recommend the 890GX, here's why: For a few bucks more you can get an FX board for doing crossfire for an upper end AMD rig or you can save a few bucks by going for an 870 or even 770 chipset. The 890GX doesn't have much on the 790GX except for USB 3.0. Pretty much the same chipset. In your case, I'd recommend looking at the 890FX boards from Asrock or go for gold with the msi FX70.

    Here's a nice one that would be just as good as a 890GX but you won't pay for the integrated graphics:

    Not sure why you'd go local for the hard drive, oem's are cheaper than retail drives so if you can score a deal on an oem in your neighborhood that would be good. I'd recommend the WD 1TB Black or the Samsung F3 which I have seen at new egg for $70 recently.
  4. I have used this case in a few build if you dont mind blue leds the cooling is amazing roomy
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  6. Thanks guys, this will be my first time building a computer from scratch. i love newegg but unfortunatley it doesnt ship to australia. Even with discounts though it doesnt make up for the cost of shipping and using a package fowarder onner lol
    It is likely that the grand total will be closer to $1,300 :(

    The cooler master 392 is a must! some good reviews i must say

    Im probably looking at a 1.5TB Samsung HDD for around $90, cheapest i can get locally

    Im having the greatest trouble working out what graphics card and mother board ill get. Ill check out the 890FX or 870 when i get home, im guessing crossfire is where you run 2 graphic cards together yes? im noob, probably wont need to do that so yes will probably scale down the mother board a bit. I doubt i will be learning how to overclock any time soon.

    Do you reckon the Radeon ive specified is any good? Seems to have some good reviews

    Merry Christmas!
  7. My bad, the graphics card i was looking at is a XFX HD-585X-ZAFC Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity

    The 5850 seems like a good card

    newegg has it for $200 so it is likely to be $300+ here

    edit: Its actually $400+ here! Looks like ill be shipping it from newegg for around $220 inc shipping, save alot of cash
  8. Might just splash out and get a 890fx board from gigabyte, they are pretty reliable
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  11. Thanks. Having problems with obtaining the components, as MSY is always out of stock but i got half a computer at the moment, waitin another week or two on the motherboard and case.

    Gonna ditch the CPU cooler and add another fan or two.

    Case - Cooler Master RC-692 = $160 (out of stock...)
    HDD - Samsung 2 TB = $95
    Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5 890FX DDR3 =$200 (out of stock...)
    GPU - Gigabyte 1GB 6870 PCI-E =$300
    RAM - 4 GB Kingston = ~$80
    Windows 7 = ~$90
    CPU - AMD AM3 Phenom II x4 965 3.4Ghz Quad Core = $166
    PSU - Corsair 650W = $138

    Total = ~$1200
  12. For any other aussies:

    Is a good site. Not as good as newegg =[ shame they dont ship here
  13. Thanks, was looking at getting the Corsair H70 from there. Its about $60 dearer though.. blown my budget already. Has a built in push/pull system which is pretty good.

    For package fowarding from the USA you can also use Price USA, they only charge a 5% surcharge. When i added shipping to my rig i think it was about a $200 saving. But i didnt want to wait 20 days or so.
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