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July 22, 2012 8:27:44 AM

Hey. Im going to buy these sometime next week and would like to know if this is a good gaming pc for ultra bf3 and gw2.
http://pcpartpicker.com/au/p/cJAy
Thanks for any feed back. :) 
July 22, 2012 8:54:10 AM

jajig said:
The SSD is much cheaper from Amazon and they ship to Australia. IIRC shipping was about $30 and took 1 week.

You can also buy direct from Crucial.

http://www.crucial.com/store/listmodule/SSD/~262144~/li...

http://www.amazon.com/Crucial-2-5-Inch-Solid-State-CT25...



Thanks for that. I just had a look on amazon and they don't ship "Restrictions" to australia. :(  anyway i'm looking at this guy in adelaide http://www.pcdiy.com.au/ who i have bought parts for my old pc off.
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July 22, 2012 9:35:52 AM

youve built a number cruncher not a gamer

no need to go above an i5 3570k or 8gb of ram for a gamer

pccasegear do custom builds and get good reviews on aussie forums, mwave is going through a bit of a crisis postage will be about 50 bux an theyll build it for 100 more
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July 22, 2012 9:55:05 AM

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no need to go above an i5 3570k or 8gb of ram for a gamer


True, a 3570 and 670 with 8gb ram and an ssd will laugh at any game you throw at it for the near future. (Yes, the ssd will mostly only affect pre-gaming load times, but don't underestimate how awesome that can be.)
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July 22, 2012 11:07:27 AM

So i5 3570k is better and which 670 would you say is better the dcu top oc or something else?
why only 8gbs of ram for gaming?
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July 22, 2012 11:38:07 AM

Aussie here (that somehow makes me more knowledgeable in this situation).

That RAM, while it isnt tall, will conflict with the 212 EVO in the far left slot (I have that board, RAM and cooler, can vouch personally). The solution is to get Low Profile RAM. I'l explain why 8GB later.
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

An equivalent Seagate HDD can be found cheaper from MSY. In general PC Case Gear, MSY and Umart have the cheapest prices.
http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=8903

Do you really need such a large SSD? I'm having trouble filling my 128GB.

Its not that an i5-3570k is better than the 3770k, its just that an i5 is all you need for a gaming rig. Getting an i7 is a waste of money as games wont take advantage of it's hyper-threading, and it doesn't perform any better in games. Video editing, rendering and computing tasks is when you want an i7.

I would say the Gigabyte, ASUS or MSI are the best 670 cards out there, I would recommend the Gigabyte as the ASUS is often more expensive, with the MSI being ridiculously more expensive.
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Current games rarely use 4GB's on their own, so you accommodate for the worse case scenario and get 4GB for games and another 4GB's for the OS and background programs to run. 16GB is overkill for a gaming rig, but again, if your video editing and rendering the extra memory is useful.
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July 22, 2012 12:14:38 PM

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