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First build $2000 budget

Just posting this here because im not really sure of the compatibility of these components or if there are better ones out there, I have done a little research on each component but still not completely sure. Any and all advice would be appriciated.

Thanks


Approximate Purchase Date: this month

Budget Range: $2000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: www.scorptec.com.au/www.msy.com.au

Country: Australia

Parts Preferences: Intel Ivybridge CPU

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I Would like to be able to play games with maxed settings. This is also my first build so not too sure if it will all work together.


CPU: Intel Core i5 3570K - $249.00
http://www.scorptec.com.au/compute [...] 637i53570k

MOBO: Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 Motherboard - $279.00
http://www.scorptec.com.au/compute [...] rtooth-z77

Memory: Corsair 16GB Kit (2x8GB), 1600Mhz - $149.00
http://www.scorptec.com.au/compute [...] m2a1600c10

Harddrive: Western Digital WD20EARX 2TB Caviar Green - $129.00
http://www.scorptec.com.au/computer/41099-wd20earx

Case: Corsair CC650DW - $215.00
http://www.scorptec.com.au/computer/40528-cc650dw

Optical Drive: LG CH12LS28 Blu-Ray Combo Drive - $65.00
http://www.scorptec.com.au/computer/41862-ch12ls28

GPU: ASUS ENGTX560-TI-DC2-1GD5 - $249.00
http://www.scorptec.com.au/compute [...] i-dc2-1gd5

PSU: Corsair CMPSU-850TXM - $189.00
http://www.scorptec.com.au/computer/42515-cmpsu-850txm

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64bit - $139

CPU Cooler: Corsair Hydro Series H80 CPU Cooler - $139.00
http://www.scorptec.com.au/computer/41710-cwch80

I guess watercooling is overkill but i have room in my budget and i like the idea of it.

Thanks
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  1. okay, you will likely want to make the following changes:

    -7970 or 680 instead of 560ti. A 560ti is unacceptable for that budget.

    -a decent 500W PSU unless you plan on going SLI/CF. If you do then get a 650W. Look at http://www.scorptec.com.au/computer/35744-cmpsu-650hx or http://www.scorptec.com.au/computer/40815-m12ii-520

    -you only need 8GB of ram for gaming. 16GB does nothing unless you have a specific purpose (like professional video editing). These are about the best deal on that site: http://www.scorptec.com.au/computer/41420-f3-12800cl9d-8gbsr2

    -unless you need that motherboard for a specific reason, it's overkill. I'd recommend http://www.scorptec.com.au/computer/45270-z77-extreme4

    man, i hate that site. So hard to find things.

    edit:
    those changes (with the nice hx PSU) bring the total to $1828.00

    Also I just realised you have no SSD. this is a must for your budget. It will move your startup time from 1-2 minutes to ~20 seconds. This is the only one priced decently on that site: http://www.scorptec.com.au/computer/44433-sdssdx-120g-g25

    Total cost: ~$1950.

    I'm not you, so tell me if anything doesn't fit your needs/wants.
  2. Best answer
    Less $$$ and more FPS.

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=25_961&products_id=18307 $155.00
    Corsair Carbide 500R Case - Black

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=15_995&products_id=15350 $129.00
    Silverstone Strider Plus 750W ST75F-P 80 PLUS Silver 100% modular

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=138_711_1183&products_id=19870 $199.00
    ASRock Z77 Extreme6 Motherboard

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=187_346_1184&products_id=20138 $249.00
    Intel Core i5 3570K

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=207_23_845&products_id=18376 $59.00
    CoolerMaster Hyper 612 PWM CPU Cooler

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=186_912&products_id=19632 $59.00
    G.Skill Ares F3-1600C9D-8GAO 8GB (2x4GB)

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=658_667&products_id=17834 $19.00
    Sony AD7280SGB DVDRW OEM

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=210_344&products_id=19747 $99.00
    Seagate Barracuda 1TB ST1000DM003

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=210_902_1161&products_id=19744 $159.00
    Patriot Pyro SE 120GB SSD

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=193_1372&products_id=19915 $359.00
    Sapphire Radeon HD7870 2GB GHZ

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=375_974&products_id=17003 $95.00
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit with SP1 OEM

    Total: $1,581.00 inc. GST *not including shipping
  3. Why_Me said:
    Less $$$ and more FPS.

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=25_961&products_id=18307 $155.00
    Corsair Carbide 500R Case - Black

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=15_995&products_id=15350 $129.00
    Silverstone Strider Plus 750W ST75F-P 80 PLUS Silver 100% modular

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=138_711_1183&products_id=19870 $199.00
    ASRock Z77 Extreme6 Motherboard

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=187_346_1184&products_id=20138 $249.00
    Intel Core i5 3570K

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=207_23_845&products_id=18376 $59.00
    CoolerMaster Hyper 612 PWM CPU Cooler

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=186_912&products_id=19632 $59.00
    G.Skill Ares F3-1600C9D-8GAO 8GB (2x4GB)

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=658_667&products_id=17834 $19.00
    Sony AD7280SGB DVDRW OEM

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=210_344&products_id=19747 $99.00
    Seagate Barracuda 1TB ST1000DM003

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=210_902_1161&products_id=19744 $159.00
    Patriot Pyro SE 120GB SSD

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=193_1372&products_id=19915 $359.00
    Sapphire Radeon HD7870 2GB GHZ

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=375_974&products_id=17003 $95.00
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit with SP1 OEM

    Total: $1,581.00 inc. GST *not including shipping
    +1 it's a better build imo less money to i would go with it. ;)
  4. Best answer selected by snowy992.
  5. Thank you both for your help. Why me thats a kick arse build and will be the one ill go with, also gives me some extra money to upgrade my sound system

    Thanks again
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