Advice on $1200 gaming PC

This will be my first build. I am working with a friend who has given me some advice and would just like some verification if this setup would be suitable. Any comments/speculations would be greatly appreciated :)


Approximate Purchase Date: 1 week

Budget Range: $1000 - $1400

System Usage: Primarily Gaming

Parts Required: CPU GPU PSU SSD HD RAM MB CASE

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: http://www.staticice.com.au/

Country: Australia

Parts Preferences: CPU - i5-3550k http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=8966

GPU - Radeon 7850 http://www.netplus.com.au/product/VDSA7850-04/Sapphire_ATI_AMD_HD7850_OC_2Gb/

PSU - 750 Silverstone http://www.vtechindustries.com.au/750w-silverstone-st75f-p-power-supply,-80plus-silver,-100%25-modular-cable,-silent-135mmfan-with-19dba,-4x-6pin-pci-e,-2x-8pin-pci-e,-2x-4%252B4p-eps

SSD - Agility 3 http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=9329

HD - 1TB Caviar Green http://www.ple.com.au/ViewItem.aspx?InventoryItemID=609131&CategoryID=458

RAM - 8GB Corsair Vengeance http://www.netplus.com.au/product/MYD316-02008CK/8Gb_DDR3_Corsair_2X4Gb_1600Mhz_Kit_Vengeance_Performance_CL9_CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9

MB - AsRock Z77-Extreme4 http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=9040

CASE - Aero Cool Black Hawk http://www.austin.net.au/ProductList/ProductDetail/tabid/104/ProductCode/CAS-AEHAWK/Default.aspx

DVD - Anything will do



Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Crossfire

Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1200 16:10

Additional Comments: This is my first post/build and would just like to know if I am on the right track or not.
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  1. http://pcpartpicker.com/au/p/bCd8

    heres my take. if you want a 670 in your build, you will have to throw 200 more dollars which i dont think its worth that much given you can get yourself another 7850 in crossfire. enjoy!
  2. I'm sorry but i don't understand what you mean by a 670.
  3. GTX 670 from nvidia
  4. plays anything maxed out at 1080p
  5. ah ok thanks, so your saying that if i double up my gpu's its just as good as a top card? so this looks all good/compatible?
  6. you dont need to add another card in just yet. one 7850 already gets you 50 fps in bf3 at ultra
  7. sounds good! thank you for your input :)
  8. no problem
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