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September 24, 2012 6:47:41 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Next week
Budget Range: Sub $1000 (USD or AUD, either way)
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming
Are you buying a monitor: Yes
Do you need to buy OS: No
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: www.pccasegear.com.au
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Overclocking: Maybe
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe
Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I have a Macbook Pro that just can't handle most games, so I am building a gaming PC to play e.g. GW2, Skyrim

I used to build my own gaming systems 10 years ago and am barely now getting back into the game. :o )
I put together this system right here and am curious to hear your feedback/improvement suggestions/saving potential:

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77M-D3H-MVP Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($105.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 1GB Video Card ($179.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Power Supply: OCZ Fatal1ty 550W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Monitor: Asus VE228H 21.5" Monitor ($145.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Keyboard: Thermaltake KB-CHP001US Wired Gaming Keyboard ($45.00 @ Mwave Australia)

Total: $959.00

(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-24 16:35 EST+1000)

Thanks guys! :o )

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September 24, 2012 7:12:24 AM

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $59.00
CoolerMaster K350 Gamer USB 3.0

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $59.00
Silverstone Strider 500W ST50F-ES

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $65.00
ASRock B75M Motherboard

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $124.00
Acer S220HQLBD 21.5in Widescreen LED Monitor

or...

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $125.00
LG E2251T 21.5in Widescreen LED Monitor

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $225.00
Gigabyte Radeon HD7850 2GB OC

or...

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $265.00
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 OC 2GB

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $13.00
Logitech K200 Media Keyboard
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September 24, 2012 1:18:12 PM

Thanks for the feedback. Have made some changes based on your suggestions (7850, gamer case, MoBo). I am very happy with it.
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September 25, 2012 8:07:20 AM

Best answer selected by nildey.
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