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New Gaming Build for Friend (Critiques Please)

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May 14, 2012 3:03:14 AM

Hi Guys,

Just looking for a critique on this gaming rig im putting together for a friend, I buy from the website PcCaseGear as I am Australian, I was just wondering whether anyone thinks they could improve the builds performance but still keep it below $2000 including postage?

Case: CoolerMaster CM Storm Trooper - $185.00
CPU: to an Intel Core i5 3570K - $249.00
Chipset: ASUS Sabertooth Z77 Motherboard - $265.00
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB - $499.00
SSD: Corsair Force Series 3 120GB SSD - $149.00
RAM: Corsair CMP8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 - $79.00
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB SATA DVDRW Drive OEM - $22.00
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB ST31000524AS - $99.00
PSU: Seasonic X-760 80Plus Gold 760W - $225.00
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit with SP1 OEM - $95.00
Sub-total (before postage): $1867

~ He likes an occasional LAN so i figured the storm trooper would be a decent looking upgrade proof case with a carry handle.
~ I think he might limit his screen count to lets say two 24inch monitors running at full 1920x1080 res.
~ Preferred games are RPG genre such as (no surprise) Skyrim, Reckoning, soon to arrive Diablo 3 ect.
~ He's not a hardcore gamer so i doubt there will be any need for an aftermarker Cooler (no OCing)

Edit: Quick replies would be really helpful guys? I want to try to iron this out ASAP :/ 

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May 14, 2012 2:06:52 PM

no issue with performance or compatibility. All quality items. I think the rig is a little pricey, but that's must be the was it is in Australia.

Having had to lug a gaming box to many a lan party in my day. I would suggest a uATX size case and MB unless you friend is really in shape. I used a NZXT Vulcan for a long time to game with.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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