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First Gaming Build $2000 AUD

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May 22, 2012 9:14:57 AM

Is this is solid first build for just over $2000 AUD? (Living in Australia)

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Parts -

Monitor: Samsung S23A750

Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer

PSU: OCZ Fatal1ty Series 750W Modular

MoBo: ASUS Sabertooth Z77

GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 OC

CPU: i5 3570K

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master V8

RAM: Corsair Vengeance (2x8) 16GB

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB

SSD: SanDisk Extreme 120GB

Opital Drive: Lite-On Blu-Ray Combo Drive

Fan Controller: NZXT Sentry 2

Fans: CM MegaFlow 200mm / CM 120mm Silent

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

What do you think?

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May 22, 2012 7:58:12 PM

16GB ram is overkill, I like it.
I could have fun with a rig like that!
I would personally drop the HD 7970 and get an NVidia 670 or 680 (if either can be found there). To quote regarding 7970 vs 680 "...the Nvidia card delivers more satisfying performance in most games, costs $50 less up front, and because it uses significantly less power than the AMD card it will also save you money in the long run."
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The rest looks good.
May 23, 2012 1:56:54 PM

Thanks for the advice mate.
May 23, 2012 1:57:16 PM

Best answer selected by Knowlesy7.