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1st build, $1200 rig, is this a good choice of components?

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June 24, 2012 11:07:16 AM

Hi, I'm planning on building my first rig and I'd just like an experienced persons opinion as to whether the following components are compatible. I'd also appreciate any suggestions for different components that may suit my project better. Also, please let me know if there's anything i've missed.

I apologize in advance if this thread is in breech of any rules, If it's in the wrong place, or If I'm frustratingly nooby.

Here's a link to my newegg wishlist:

And a link to the PSU:

Approximate Purchase Date: Before the end of July

Budget Range: $1200 ish

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Mostly gaming, also Blu-Ray movies and general internet browsing

Country: Australia


SLI or Crossfire: Yes, but not at the moment

Additional Comments: I won't actually be buying from newegg, as I live in Australia. Obviously I would like the quietest computer possible but I don't really care about that. I am yet to decide on a monitor, keyboard or mouse.

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June 24, 2012 11:20:27 AM

If that is all you are using it for, I would same some money on the processor and get an i5

such as for overclocking
or save a few more and get

And I would invest in a better PSU, that is one area you really do not want to skim on. Such as

But look for similar products. your products will thank you later.

Otherwise it looks good
June 24, 2012 12:14:47 PM

For gaming i wouldnt take that processor, but an i5 like DarkStone82 said.
In games it will give exactly the same performance.