New Gaming PC under $1100Aud

Approximate Purchase Date: In about 2-3 weeks

Budget Range: About $1100Aud

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Web surfing, Word documents and movies/music

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: All, except DVD drive and HDD

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: and

Location: Blacktown, Sydney, Australia

Parts Preferences: Prefer Intel and Nvidia

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050, looking to upgrade to 1920x1200

Additional Comments: Would like one of those small self contained water cooling blocks

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Planetside 2! Don't think my E8500 and 4850ATI will handle the game :)

Include a list of any parts you have already selected with descriptively labeled links for parts. Please do not post only links.

Antec 1100 Case

Corsair CWCH40 H40

G.Skill Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8G Kit

OCZ Agility3 120GB SATA3 SSD AGT3-25SAT3-120G

Antec VP-650P PSU
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  1. Hey there. I will list prices from MSY, but link from PCCaseGear because they have better detailed info. I too have a preference for nvidia, but at that budget it's tough ATM... until the gtx 660Ti arrives, it's just too much to stretch to a gtx 670 :) which makes the 7870 a great buy, performs similar to a gtx580. Not a big fan of the cheaper LCS either, so I have listed a great performing Air CPU Cooler to fit in your budget.

    CPU - Intel 3570K $235.00

    CPU Cooler - CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO - $36

    MOBO - Asrock z77 EXtreme4 - $145

    RAM - G.Skill Ares F3-1600C9D-8GAO 8GB - $55

    SSD - SanDisk Extreme Solid State Drive 120GB - $99

    GPU - Gigabyte 7870 OC 2GB - $329

    CASE - Coolermaster HAF RC-912A - $99

    PSU - Antec High Current Gamer 620W - $93

  2. No SLI or CF = no need for a Z77-Extreme4 motherboard.

    This one should be good enough
  3. Cheers guys, thanks for the advice and links.
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