First time building, help definitely needed

Hi All

I'm planning on building on my first gaming rig and need a bit of advice/feedback on the parts that i am selecting. I live in australia, so I am not able to order from newegg, NCIX, etc, but ive put the newegg links for all of the parts im looking at.

Purchase Date: within the next 2 weeks

Budget Range: 1000-1300

Used for: Gaming; both FPS and RTS, web browsing

Parts not Required: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, Speakers, OS

Preferred Website: if any aussies out there have found a good site that ships to australia, then please let me know. if not i will by using either or

Parts Preference: intel chipsets obv, pretty set on the 7850 GPU, but apart from that, its all fair game.

Overclocking; possibly down the track, hence the 2500K

Crossfire; quite possibly, maybe 2 7850s down the track

Monitor resolution; 1920x1080

Parts i have chosen so far:

Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 @ $118 (

CPU: i5 2500K @ $219 (

GPU: Sapphire 7850 2GB @ $249 (

RAM:G.Skill Sniper 8G Kit (4Gx2) DDR3 1600 @ $49 (

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200RPM @ $72 (

Optical Drive: Samsung SATA 22x Black DVD RW @ $23 (

Case: Coolermaster HAF 912 A @ $105 ( couldnt find the HAF 912 on newegg, i put the 932 in the link, let me know if the 912 is horrible

PSU: ASUS U-75HA 80+ 750Watt @ $99 (

Total is about 950, though if i can get away with cheaper for anything, thats always good. i would like to have some left over for an SSD in a month or so.

All feedback welcome, please don't bash though, this is my first time.

Peace out
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  1. Try this:

    Case: NZXT Phantom - $129.99
    PSU: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MKII 750W - $109.99 ($20.00 MIR)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H - $149.99
    CPU: 3.4GHz Intel Core i5-3570K - $249.99
    Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo - $33.99
    HD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB - $99.99
    RAM: Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 - $42.99
    Optical: Lite On DVD Burner - $17.99
    Video Card: EVGA Geforce GTX 670 Superclocked Edition - $419.99

    Total: $1,249.81 - $20.00 MIR = $1,229.81

    A little more than the initial build but still comes in at under $1300 - but you get Ivy, all current hardware, an excellent case, and the reigning champ of GPUs right now.
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