1st Ever Build (Gaming $1500ish AUS) Tags: New Build Systems Last response: October 24, 2011 5:39 AM in Systems Share JarZman October 23, 2011 3:54:56 PM Hi. I'm new to PC building. Have always just store bought but now realize just how little you get for how much you spend. Approximate Purchase Date: Around Christmas time. Budget Range: $1500AUD but am pretty flexible. System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, general internet browsing. Parts Not Required: Hard Drive, RAM, Mouse, Keyboard, Speakers, OS and possibly monitor. Preferred Website(s) for Parts: www.pccasegear.com Country of Origin: Australia Parts Preferences: Intel, Nvidia, I like the look of the Coolermaster cases. Overclocking: Maybe, once I've read up on it and feel comfortable. SLI or Crossfire: Yes, not straight away but later down the track will add another 580. Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050, Additional Comments: Already have a good idea on a few of the parts I want (see below). Not sure on a MoBo, PSU & monitor. Intel Core i5 2500K EVGA GeForce GTX 580 CoolerMaster HAF 932 Case CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ CPU Cooler Subtotal = $980.00 It might also help to know that I'm using 2x4gb Kingston DDR3 / 1333mhz Would appreciate any feedback regarding parts already chosen, compatibility, whether a monitor with a HDMI input is something I should be looking at and any other suggestions. Thanks. More about : 1st build gaming 1500ish aus cutebeans October 23, 2011 4:07:45 PM Get a z68 asrock extreme3 gen3 motherboard Get at least 900w for SLI 580s. m 0 l Emelth October 23, 2011 4:09:01 PM go for the Z68 Mobo, 24" Monitor, and a 850W should be good enough just incase you go SLI later on m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer JarZman October 24, 2011 5:39:45 AM Thanks guys. I'm gonna go for the CoolerMaster Silent Pro Gold 1000W so ive got some buffer for the SLI and further upgrades. The Z68 looks good so ill get that and I saw this monitor ASUS VH242H 24". Quite like it. Has everything i need so ill most likely pick that one up. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solved1st Gaming PC build under $1000 AUS Forum SolvedAustralian $1500ish gaming build Forum Advice on 1st gaming PC build ever?! Forum SolvedGaming PC, First Build, Budget $1500ish Forum 1st ever build - Mid-High Gaming - Need advice Forum 1st Build ever - Gaming/everyday use Forum Tips and Advice for building 1st ever Gaming PC Forum Gaming PC 1st ever build, rate and suggest please. Forum My New Gaming Rig. My 1st ever build Forum 1st ever build - 1000e gaming rig Forum SolvedLooking for advice on $1,500-ish Gaming/Photo Editing Build Forum Solved$1500ish gaming build critique please Forum SolvedFirst Intel gaming build, advice? (Aus) $1000 - $1200 Forum SolvedBudget Gaming PC Build (Aus) advice needed Forum First ever build (i7 860) AUS Forum New gaming build under $900AUS Forum SolvedAUS - Looking to build a cheap gaming PC. Roughly $1200 (Intel / AMD) Forum Solvedmy 1st build ever Forum SolvedAUS -Solid AMD gaming build ~$1600 budget Calling all AMD enthusiasts :P Forum New 1500ish USD build; Primarily for gaming Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !