I am planning on building my first pure Gaming PC, which is also my first build and I have done some research and have to put together a list of parts that I wanted to include in my build. Money is not really an issue with me, but if I'm buying something that is not needed or has a cheaper alternative than by all means let me know.
I appreciate as much feedback as possible.
I am also from Australia, which rules out a couple sites regularly used here to source pc parts.
Approximate Purchase Date: August
Budget Range: 2000-2500
System Usage from Most to Least Important: I will be using it mainly for gaming (High end MMO's, Skyrim, BF3 ect.), purely gaming tbh as I have a laptop to watch movies and surf the internet with.
Are you buying a monitor: Yes
Do you need to buy OS: Yes
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: cplonline.com.au (Aussie Site)
Location: Melbourne, VIC, Australia
SLI or Crossfire: Yes
Your Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080
List of Parts.
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 612 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H ATX LGA1155
Memory: G.Skill Trident X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 670 2GB
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W ATX12V / EPS12V
Monitor: Asus VE276Q 27.0"
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit)
That list is looking really good: I would change that RAM... you want to get a kit that will fit nicely under that beast of a CPU cooler. A 1600MHz C9 DDR3 8 GB kit that is 'low profile' is great for a gaming build:
PCCaseGear, is another good site (see link above) and they're in your state, which saves you a shipping charge . It's a bit hard to recommend better value choices when I don't know how much you are paying for those individual parts. But as far as quality and compatibility goes you're looking good.
For a gaming rig, you cant get much better than this at the price point. Only things I would change are the GPU brand, would get a Gigabyte or ASUS instead, some CPU cooling that isnt stock, and maybe a different case as I prefer the HAF series. http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...