Seem like a Solid <$950 gaming Build?

Okay, ive got a $950 budget, i live in Australia, and will be purchasing around End of April. I DONT Need OS, Monitor, Keyboard, mouse, optical drive.

Website - www.pccasegear.com

I Came up with this so far, could you suggest different parts if necessary to bring the price down at all. :)

CPU- Intel Core i5 2500k - $215 ( Not sure on weather IVY BRIDGE will be worth the upgrade or not, i so i need a motherboard to fit both of these)

Case- CoolerMaster Storm Enforcer - $99

Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H Motherboard - $145 ( need to be under $145 if your suggesting another)

PSU- OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W Modular - $79

GPU- ASUS GeForce GTX 560Ti DirectCU II TOP 1GB- $255

CPU Cooler - CoolerMaster Hyper TX3 Evo- $29

HD- Seagate Barracuda 500GB ST500DM002 - $79

RAM- Corsair Vengeance CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 - $59

Will it all fit together and in the case? Suggest any parts that are cheaper/better on www.pccasegear.com.

Thanks!
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  1. Everything looks great. Can't really save much money without sacrificing a lot of performance.

    My only nitpick

    cooler... spend $10 more and get the hyper 212 evo http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=207_23_845&products_id=18670
  2. ebola28 said:
    Everything looks great. Can't really save much money without sacrificing a lot of performance.

    My only nitpick

    cooler... spend $10 more and get the hyper 212 evo http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=207_23_845&products_id=18670

    I dont really have the extra $10, my original budget was $800, but now im paying some into it aswell, i only have $150, so i cant, will that cooler be sufficient enough? And should i wait for ivy bridge?
  3. The IB equivalent to the i5-2500k is the i5-3570k. It is said to OC better, produce less heat, and require less power (around 75W compared to the 95W of the i5-2500k); it will also release at around $215-225.
  4. yes, your cooler will suffice... and I know ivy will produce slightly less heat and use slightly less power, but I haven't read a single thing showing that it overclocks better.

    Being in AU, it will probably cost a lot more as well being new and supply being low. Plus, its still not out yet.

    Thumpin, your build looks great
  5. ebola28 said:
    Everything looks great. Can't really save much money without sacrificing a lot of performance.

    My only nitpick

    cooler... spend $10 more and get the hyper 212 evo http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=207_23_845&products_id=18670



    Is this the EVO? great price at MWave

    http://www.mwave.com/mwave/SKUSearch.asp?scriteria=BD11524&pagetitle=Cooler%20Master%20RR-B10-212P-G1%20Hyper%20212%20Plus%20Intel%20Core

    Opps I didn't notice , ur in AU, sorry
  6. Decided im going to upgrade the board so it can upgrade further in future to ivy bridge and SLI and ill just got with the tx3 cooler.

    This is the board. - Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 Motherboard -$155

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=17549
  7. the z77 you first linked was made for ivy, but is backward compatible with sandy. stick with the first one, the NEW z77
  8. ebola28 said:
    the z77 you first linked was made for ivy, but is backward compatible with sandy. stick with the first one, the NEW z77

    Okay sweet, so then should i got with the Hyper 212 evo cooler? or can i upgrade somewhere else for an extra $10?
  9. So should i go with z68 (Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3) or z77 (Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H) if i plan to either go Ivy Bridge straight off the bat, or upgrade to it later and go with the I5 2500k.
  10. Anyone? :)
  11. go with the z77. It's the newer chipset that has been designed for ivy.
  12. go with the z77 no matter what, and if you want to spend $10 somewhere in your build, put it towards the cooler upgrade
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