New Gaming Rig Tags: Homebuilt Gaming Systems Last response: December 15, 2011 4:06 PM in Systems Share Adz85 December 14, 2011 5:35:03 PM Building a new gaming rig for around 1.1K Anyone have any major objections with the following, or is anything incompatible? Prices are in Australian $ from my local shops - can't do newegg Monitor - Samsung 23" S23A300B - $169 Case - Lancool K62 - $99 Mouse - G500 - $69 Keyboard - ? - $15 Mobo - Asus P8P67 - $112 CPU - Core i5 2400 - $188 PSU - Antec Earthwatts 650W - $99 Gfx - Powercolour HD 6870 - $168 RAM - G.Skill Ripjaws-X F3-12800CL9D-8GBX - $52 HDD - Caviar Green 1TB - $99 Total - $1070 Cheers Adam More about : gaming rig elayman December 14, 2011 5:39:29 PM I'd bump up to the i5 2500k. It's $20 more and still within budget but gives you a lot more room for OC, even if you don't think you'll want to now, it's a good option. sadams04 a b B Homebuilt system a b 4 Gaming December 14, 2011 5:40:47 PM All good but the hard drive. Samsung, Seagate or Hitachi (in that order). Enjoy that rig! Related resources Extremely slow HDD - New gaming rig - Forum New Gaming Rig High End - Forum [Build Log]: Gaming Rig [ New Update! 2-24-13] [Very Cool] [1.5k Views] - Forum New semi-budget gaming rig advice - Forum New Gaming Rig Please Help - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Adz85 December 15, 2011 3:19:22 PM Will consider the CPU upgrade, but I think I'll stick with the HDD, Western Digital hasn't failed me thus far. Any specific reason why I should choose another, or is it just preference? sadams04 a b B Homebuilt system a b 4 Gaming December 15, 2011 4:06:39 PM The WD will be noticably slower and have a higher failure rate. It may serve you just fine though... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumNew Gaming Rig ForumLooking for a new gaming rig ! 800-850 Help please! ForumNew gaming rig ForumNew Gaming Rig Feedback/Help ForumNew AMD Gaming Rig ForumNew Gaming Rig or 'Steam Box' PC ForumNeed new gaming rig ForumBlack screen and other problems when gaming with new rig ForumNew Gaming Rig - What Monitor ForumBuilding a new gaming rig and I would like an opinion on it. ForumNew gaming rig - budget $500 ForumNVIDIA GeForce gt 630m ForumBuilding a new Gaming Rig (under 1000); New to building ForumNew Gaming Rig Advice ForumNew Gaming Rig - Let Me Know what you think! EVERYONE WELCOME More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !