Gaming Rig $1500NZD Opinions on part choices

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 www.pbtech.co.nz as can get discount :D

Location: Auckland, New Zealand

Parts List:

http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=CHACLM0431&name=COOLER-MASTER-Elite-431-PLUS-wcm500W-PSU-Peak-Mid-

http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=DVWLGH220&name=LG-GH24NS90-24X-SATA-INTERNAL-SATA-DVD-WRITER-Blac

http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=CPUIT3570&name=Intel-Latest-Core-i5-3570-Ivy-Bridge-3.4GHz-6M-L3-

http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=MEMGSK0361&name=G.SKILL-Ripjaws-X-8GB-(2x4GB)-DDR3-1600MHz-(PC3-12

http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=VGAEVG1573&name=EVGA-GeForce-GTX570-SC-1.2GB-GDDR5--DirectX-11Dual

http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=HDDSE2104&name=Seagate-1TB-Barracuda-7200.12-SATA3-HDD-64M-CACHE-

http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=MBDGBM2705&name=Gigabyte-GA-B75M-D3H-LGA1155-Sandy--Ivy-Bridge-Int

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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  1. 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.
  2. Thanks for the reply :D

    Haha ikr, about $1200USD with conversion.

    So with this mobo http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=MBDAS59295&name=Asus-P8H77-M-PRO-Intel-H77-mATX-Ivy-Bridge-Socket-

    Could I chuck this in http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=VGASAP7870&name=Sapphire-HD7870-GHZ-EDITION-2G-GDDR5-PCI-E-Video-c

    and keep the 3570 w overclocking potential?
  3. If you want to overclock an i5-3570K you should move to a Z77 board. Like this
    http://pcpartpicker.com/nz/part/asrock-motherboard-z77pro3

    If you don't want to overclock, do as g-unit said and go with the 3450 and an H77 motherboard.
  4. sweedazz101 said:
    Thanks for the reply :D

    Haha ikr, about $1200USD with conversion.

    So with this mobo http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=MBDAS59295&name=Asus-P8H77-M-PRO-Intel-H77-mATX-Ivy-Bridge-Socket-

    Could I chuck this in http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=VGASAP7870&name=Sapphire-HD7870-GHZ-EDITION-2G-GDDR5-PCI-E-Video-c

    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: http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=MBDAS59297&name=Asus-P8Z77-V-LX-Intel-Z77-ATX-Ivy-Bridge-Socket-11

    The 7870 is a good choice.
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