Solved Gaming PC for Under $2500 Aus Tags: New Build Systems Last response: May 1, 2012 1:06 AM in Systems Share C_reid April 24, 2012 3:52:33 AM Corsair TX-750 V2 750W ATX Power $141.00 Noctua NH-U12P Special Edition SE2 $74.50 Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM $92.00 Intel Core i5 2500K Processor LGA1155 3.3GHz CPU $225.00 Western Digital 2TB SATA3 64M Black(WD2002FAEX) $191.00 Kingston 8G(2x4G) DDR3 1600MHz CL9 HyperX $52.00 Gainward GTX580 Phantom 3072Mb PCI Express $525.00 Crucial RealSSD C400 128G SATA3 M4 Series $199.00 NZXT Phantom 410 Mid Tower Case White NO PSU $129.00 BenQ GL2750HM 27" 2ms VGA DVI HDMI Speaker $299.00 Total $2292.50 This is a list of components i have put together and am considering building what do you think? I know the graphics card is not the best but it will more than match what i want it to do. Some light gaming Diablo 3, Battlefield 3 etc. Also although Ivy Bridge will soon be available for me to but is this still considered a good rig? Any suggestions would be appreciated. I am in Australia and may be building this in the next month or so. OC: yes Sli: In the future yes More about : gaming 2500 aus Why_Me April 24, 2012 4:15:17 AM That's a decent build although the power supply is over kill for a single 580 and not near enough for dual 580's. A 650 will suffice just fine for a single 580. Also your lacking a motherboard up there. C_reid April 24, 2012 4:36:18 AM ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 MB, LGA1155 Intel Z68 Must of missed it Woops! Is that a good board? Corsair TX-650 V2 650W ATX Power $113.00 Will that be a better power supply? Related resources [Homebuilt] AUS Gaming PC around AU$1000 - Forum Gaming PC , ~$ 2500 AUS - Forum Best Brand for under $80 ( aus ) - Forum Help with AUS $1100 Gaming PC - Forum Selling new core i5 2500 k gaming pc - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Cam_Durack April 24, 2012 4:42:14 AM This is my $2500 build from pccasegear. http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=wish_list... #EDIT# It's without the monitor though. C_reid April 24, 2012 4:48:54 AM Thanks Cam i noticed you had the i7 and I dont really need the hyper threading so the i5 is want i plan on getting. Also extra cooling do you think it is necessary i have a cpu cooler but not sure on extra case fans? any opinions? Best solution Why_Me April 24, 2012 4:49:58 AM Share C_reid said:ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 MB, LGA1155 Intel Z68 Must of missed it Woops! Is that a good board? Corsair TX-650 V2 650W ATX Power $113.00 Will that be a better power supply? That's a good board. If you wan to save a few more dollars then look at the Asrock extreme3 Pro3. It's the equivalent to that board but it's meant for a single card set up. Cam_Durack April 24, 2012 4:51:44 AM C_reid said:Thanks Cam i noticed you had the i7 and I dont really need the hyper threading so the i5 is want i plan on getting. Also extra cooling do you think it is necessary i have a cpu cooler but not sure on extra case fans? any opinions? If you already have a CPU cooler then I will stick to that but if I were you I would try to fill up all of the case fans spots. EDIT = I would also go for a Z77 Motherboard. oddlyinsane April 24, 2012 5:02:42 AM Get a 7950. Similar priced to 580. Much better however. Even better when overclocked. C_reid April 24, 2012 5:33:35 AM It was my understanding that gen 3 boards are IB ready so i thought get a gen3 and when IB is out and i am ready to buy one it wont be a huge issue. am i right in assuming this? C_reid May 1, 2012 1:06:37 AM Best answer selected by C_reid. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources AUS - Under $800 Gaming Forum New PC Build $900-1150 Aus D Forum $1600-$2200 aus gaming computer for 55inch HDTV Forum * Under $2000 Gaming PC * [Australia] New Builder Forum New Gaming Rig - Mid Level AUS $1500 Forum AUS New Build Forum [ AUS ] First $800 Gaming PC Forum New to building ($1,000 budget) Forum Build for gaming, first build. Forum First Time build, mid range gaming machine Forum [Solved] New gaming rig build help Forum Gaming PC at or around $1000 Forum Gaming PC Lads (Bday Present) Forum [Solved] $3000 Gaming PC Forum About 1k Gaming build Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !