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Need help for a new gaming build, $1350 AUS.

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October 3, 2012 3:39:48 AM

Hey guys, I need help with a new gaming build. I have $1350 to spend, I want it to run most, if not all games on at least medium settings. It would be a lot easier for me if you use Scorptec.com.au or pccasegear.com seeing as they are local for me.

Thank's guys :) 

Sorry, didn't read the pinned post.

Approximate Purchase Date: Soon.

Budget Range: $1350

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Hd movies. Surfing the web.

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: scorptec.com.au , Pccasegear.com

Location: Australia, Melbourne

Parts Preferences: I want to stick to Intel, I do not mind about other stuff.

Overclocking: Maybe.

SLI or Crossfire: I would like to, if it's in my price range.

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I would really like the NZXT Phantom 410 case, or something similar.

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a c 279 4 Gaming
October 3, 2012 3:55:07 AM

Here you go:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($235.00 @ Mwave Australia)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($36.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($145.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($45.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($105.00 @ Scorptec)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($358.90 @ Mwave Australia)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($116.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($141.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($22.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Total: $1287.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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October 3, 2012 3:58:13 AM

Damn that was quick, this is why I love you guys.

I have had a lot of driver issues with Radeon, is there a good alternative? Or should I be okay with the 7950?
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October 3, 2012 3:59:20 AM

+1 to G-Unit's build.

I would stick with PC Case Gear. They tend to have the cheapest prices and most items and my experience with them has been great so far.

Each side releases bad drivers every now and then, its just myth that AMD/ATI drivers are less reliable than Nvidia.
The main competition to the HD7950 is the 660Ti. The 7950 performs better overall and at higher resolutions than the 660Ti, but it doesn't perform as well in some popular games. They are both about equal (if you don't factor in overclocking, which is easy on the 7950 and very limited on the 660Ti).
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a c 279 4 Gaming
October 3, 2012 4:01:04 AM

EnragedTurtle said:
Damn that was quick, this is why I love you guys.

I have had a lot of driver issues with Radeon, is there a good alternative? Or should I be okay with the 7950?


Catalyst 12.7 will solve any issue you can think of.
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October 3, 2012 4:01:35 AM

Yeah, a friend recently built his PC using parts he brought from PC Case Gear, it all turned out good.
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October 3, 2012 4:02:57 AM

Sweet, what's the performance of the 7950 compared to a Gtx 680 or something similar?
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