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First build. around $1500. seeking advice and improvement

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June 14, 2012 3:01:57 PM

Hey guys, just wanna get some advice on my first build.
I want it to be as powerful as possible while keeping it under $1600-$1700.
Will this be able to play BF3/metro say.... on ultra 1900x1080 reso
If not are there any improvements i can make to make it more powerful while keeping it at a decent price?

specs are:

Intel Core i5 3570K Intel Core i5 3570K – $245.00

CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler – $39.00

OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular – $94.00

CoolerMaster HAF 912 Advanced – $105.00

Lite-On IHAS324 24x DVDRW – $25.00

Corsair Vengeance CML8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 – $69.00

Seagate Barracuda 1TB ST31000524AS – $95.00

Gigabyte Force K3 Gaming Keyboard Matte Black – $29.00

Gigabyte Aire M77 Wireless Mouse – $25

ASUS VE247H 23.6in Widescreen LED Monitor – $169.00

EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB – $479.99 (CHANGED)

ASUS P8Z77-V Motherboard – $215 (CHANGED)

All up $1589

ALL AUSTRALIAN PRICES & USED PCCASEGEAR.COM
June 14, 2012 3:06:03 PM

It all looks good, throw in an SSD if you want.
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June 15, 2012 4:15:27 AM

Akuzetsu said:
why the change bra?
will this build give me a bit more performance?



It will play the same, looks like he got you ram thats 10 dallors cheeper a better PSU and a cheeper priced mobo that will do the same without the WiFI.
June 15, 2012 4:25:45 AM

thing is, i wont be able to connect to the net with an ethernet cable.
I need the WiFi unless you can recommend me a nice usb WiFi adapter
June 15, 2012 4:37:57 AM

Hey mate. That list is all looking good. With your RAM, just ensure you get the 'low profile' Corsair Vengeance, so it fits under your CPU Cooler properly (looks like you have it, but just incase).

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

If you can get to an MSY store to pick up that case. You'll cut your shipping in half from PCCaseGear too. Sending large boxes around Aus isn't cheap :)  Check the store locator on the website to see if one is near you.

http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=7040

Are you considering an SSD?

June 15, 2012 4:40:48 AM

Akuzetsu said:
thing is, i wont be able to connect to the net with an ethernet cable.
I need the WiFi unless you can recommend me a nice usb WiFi adapter



I might be wrong but i dont think you can use the WiFi mobo to conect to a wireless moden in your house.


I use something like this to hookup my kids PC http://reviews.cnet.com/bridges/western-digital-wd-live...;rcol
June 15, 2012 4:55:45 AM

true that Formata, good idea. Dunno about the ssd, $100 just for a speeder start up and use seems a bit much. You shink i should get one?

Niklas you serious, that would break my heart if the WiFi didn't connect... gotta check that up. Thanks for the link, I'll look more into that.

Do you guys have any advice on the motherboard, I'm pretty set on everything except the mobo
June 15, 2012 5:03:29 AM

You going for a single GPU board or sli/crossfire mobo ? The 700W PSU tells me you want to beable to SLI down the road ? if not a good QL 550W will do.
June 15, 2012 5:06:29 AM

Niklas_13 said:
You going for a single GPU board or sli/crossfire mobo ? The 700W PSU tells me you want to beable to SLI down the road ? if not a good QL 550W will do.




hmm i wouldn't mind using sli later on, i just want make the pc a bit future proof is all.

June 15, 2012 7:22:40 AM

The ASROCK has grate reviews, it a nice board, I myself went with the GA-Z77X-UD3H as you can see in my sig... Only because i have used so many GA board and have hade no problem with them, and the 20 bucks was not a problem for me.
June 15, 2012 1:44:20 PM

Have you considered getting something like a wireless adapter that plugs in through USB? I'm using this Rosewill one and it's been working great for the past year.
June 15, 2012 2:05:58 PM

Engima said:
Have you considered getting something like a wireless adapter that plugs in through USB? I'm using this Rosewill one and it's been working great for the past year.



yeh man i found this sweet usb wifi device which have gotten top review on new egg,
TP-Link TL-WN722N 150Mbps High Gain Wireless USB Adapter
but i've opted for a ASUS P8Z77-V Motherboard which has an internal wifi component for gaming online
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