First build for gaming pc budget $900 AUD

Approximate Purchase Date: this week

Budget Range: 850-900 Aus dollar

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming > internet > watching movies

Are you buying a monitor: no

Do you need to buy OS: no
Please note that if you're using an OEM license of Windows, you will need a new one when buying a new motherboard.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Location: City, State/Region, Country - Melbourne Victoria Australia

Parts Preferences: Intel Nvidia Asus

Overclocking: maybe

SLI or Crossfire: no

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I am currently thinking about this build parts are as follows

Core i7-3820 - $292
AsRock X79 Extreme3 - $229
1G GTX560 Asus - $179
8G Kit 1600 G.Skill Sniper - $59
Thermaltake SpaceC raft VF- I USB3.0 - $99
Seagate SATA3 500G - $71
Total Price $929

I am unsure as to weather these parts will work togeather as this is my first build. Any help will be greatly appreicated.
Thanks in advance
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  1. Don't forget the PSU, unless already included in the case.

  2. Case comes with a 500w PSU i am unsure if this is enough though to run the GPU as i havent built a pc in over 5 years
  3. Well the minimum power requirements on the NVIDIA website is 450W, and thermaltake is a solid PSU brand, so I wouldn't worry too much
  4. Thermaltake is not a solid PSU brand. Many of their PSUs are junk, and I would expect any included in a case to be such.

    I have heard many complaints about MSY over the years, about poor service and rude staff. I don't live there and have no first-hand knowledge, but I do believe they should be avoided by novices.

    Let's shop at PCCasegear and see how that goes... you can comparison shop elsewhere.

    Your CPU and board selection would not be right given your current budget... in fact it's not right for any gaming rig, really. You need to get a 2500K or 3570K, and a Z77 MB. This will save some money for the important PSU and a better GPU... which will have a big impact on gaming.
  5. Thanks mate ill take a look
  6. That Proximon build has you back on track. Not really any benefit for you to build on the x79 platform in this budget range, much better off maximising that GPU. As posted by Proximon if you can stretch that little bit extra for a 7850, you're looking at a serious GPU, otherwise to keep you in budget, you could look at the gtx 560 which is no slouch, but no 7850 either.

    See the 7850 pushing past the similarly priced gtx 560 Ti in most games here:,3148-6.html

    To save you a few extra bucks, still quality parts, to go with Proximons list:

    PSU: Corasir CX V2 500W

    RAM: G.Skill Ares F3-1600C9D-8GAO 8GB
  7. I have chosen the following parts
    1G GTX560 asus
    8G Kit 1600 G.Skill Ares
    asus U-75HA 750W(80Plus)
    Coolermaster HAF RC-912A

    If anyone thinks there is anything wrong with these peices please let me know asap as i will purchase tomorrow
  8. If you got a good deal on the Asus PSU it's OK. Not a great PSU and overkill for your system, but it should work.

    Everything else is OK.
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