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Gaming Rig $1500NZD Opinions on part choices

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August 10, 2012 6:56:58 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Two/three months roughly

Budget Range: $1500NZD willing to spend a little bit more if worth it.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, ARMA2 BF3 Etc as well as internet browsing etc etc

Are you buying a monitor: Possibly...current one is 1600x900 so tempted to go to a full HD one

Parts to Upgrade: Complete system build

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Will be going though as can get discount :D 

Location: Auckland, New Zealand

Parts List:

Overclocking: Possibly, if I do, it wont be too significant

SLI or Crossfire: ?

Your Monitor Resolution: 1600x900 but thinking of going 1080

Additional Comments: Been trawling round the web and saw this site, seems like people know their stuff :p  . Just wondering if people could give some good advice on the parts...would be greatly appreciated :) 

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Current pc is a PoS...

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a c 295 4 Gaming
August 10, 2012 7:06:25 AM

Those prices... :ouch:  :ouch:  :ouch:  :ouch:  :ouch: 

The only things I'd suggest - it's pointless to get a 3570 with a B75 motherboard as you forfeit access to the multiplier so you can't overclock. Drop that to the i5-3450 and an H77 motherboard.

The 570 is a good card, the 7850 or 7870 would be better in its' price range.

And the HAF 912 will be a better case than the Elite 430 is.

Otherwise everything looks good.
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a c 295 4 Gaming
August 10, 2012 4:48:00 PM

sweedazz101 said:
Thanks for the reply :D 

Haha ikr, about $1200USD with conversion.

So with this mobo

Could I chuck this in

and keep the 3570 w overclocking potential?

Well the H77 still forfeits access to the multiplier - if you want to overclock go with a Z77, something like this:

The 7870 is a good choice.