First Time Build - Gaming Rig (Australia)

Hi Guys,

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: (Aussie Site)

Location: Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Overclocking: Maybe

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)
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  1. Best answer
    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:

    G.Skill Ares F3-1600C9D-8GAO 8GB = $58

    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.
  2. 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.
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