Final build advice before purchase. ~$1000

Approximate Purchase Date: this week hopefully

Budget Range: around $1000 AUD

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Web Browsing, Watching/Streaming Video

Parts Not Required: Monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: non-preferred

Country: Australia

Parts Preferences: no preference

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: After getting advice from these forums, i have a compiled a list ready to purchase this week. I have no plans on overclocking, mainly because i have no experience with it. Seeking final advice on this build, should i be right to start buying this week? thanks in advance


CPU: Intel Core i5-3550 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.00 @ PCCaseGear)
http://pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=187_346_1184&products_id=20137

Motherboard: Asus P8H77-V ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.00 @ Foxcomp)
http://www.foxcomp.com.au/ProductDetail.asp?ID=20033

Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($65.00 @ Scorptec)
http://www.scorptec.com.au/computer/41589-cml8gx3m2a1600c9

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($117.30 @ Mwave Australia)
http://www.mwave.com.au/sku-22040430-Western_Digital_WD_Caviar_Black_3_5%22_500GB_SATA_6_0Gb_s_7200RPM_32MB_Hard_D

Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($269.00 @ PCCaseGear)
http://pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=193_877&products_id=19849

Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($95.00 @ PCCaseGear)
http://pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=25_547&products_id=17170

Power Supply: OCZ 650W ATX12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ Mwave Australia)
http://www.mwave.com.au/sku-34040783-OCZ_ZT_Series_OCZ_ZT650W_650W_Power_Supply_ATX12V_v2_2_80_PLUS_BRONZE_Certified_

Total: $989.29
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  1. You can get better hard drives than that for cheaper. This one has double the cache size and capacity for about $20 less.
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=210_344&products_id=19747

    Other than that, looks all good.
  2. thanks, i'll put that saved money towards a ssd :)
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