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October 7, 2012 10:50:04 AM

Hey guys I'm wanting to build myself a computer for gaming mostly I've found some parts that i think would be good but cant decide on a motherboard or power supply, id like a modeler power supply. i have no interest in overclocking or water cooling but would like to be about to play games on high settings also id like a good sound card thats not to pricey as ill upgrade that later when i get better speakers.

Corsair obsidian 650D
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Intel I7-3770k 3.50ghz quad core
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Evga geforce gtx580 3gb
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Corsair dominator platnium 16GB
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Samsung 830 Series 256GB SSD
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Seagate Barracuda 3TB 7200rpm
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

This is what im thinking so far any suggestions would be great. as i really cant decide on a good motherboard or power supply and if all the parts will fit together the way i need them to and if you couldnt guess this my first home build haha please help me.

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October 7, 2012 10:54:53 AM

oh also ill be using windows 7 64bit
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October 7, 2012 11:08:58 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next month.

Budget Range: no more than $2000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming
Are you buying a monitor: Yes



Parts to Upgrade:whole lot what to build from scratch.

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: ive been looking at tigerdirect but anywhere is fine

Location: Gosford, N.S.W. Australia

Parts Preferences: i want to use the corsair obsidian 650D case

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: i havnt looked into the moniter yet but would like high resolution capability as i will also be hooking up to my 50 inch full HD Tv via HDMI

Additional Comments: will be using windows 7 64bit. .

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: im running games on my laptop and it sucks i want something that will play games on high with no lag like BF3 or skyrim
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October 7, 2012 11:28:47 AM

Another Aussie, a lot more of us here recently.

TigerDirect dont ship to Australia or have any Australian branch. I'm going to use PC Case Gear, which is located in Melbourne as I dont know of any stores in Sydney. There should be no large price difference between them and any Sydney based stores.

CPU: i5-3570. $209
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Mobo: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H. $145
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
This board supports overclocking while the CPU I recommend doesnt. If you change your mind about overclocking, switch to the 3570K.

RAM: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2x4GB) 1600mhz CL9 1.5v. $50
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

PSU: Silverstone Strider Plus 750W. $149
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
Bit overkill, but will support Crossfire/SLI if you decide to later.

GPU: Gigabyte HD7970. $419
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 7200RPM. $155
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
I personally dont think you will need 3TB, but you included it in your original rig so I put it here.

SSD: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB. $105
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Case: Corsair 650D. $199
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Optical: Samsung 24X DVD-RW. $19
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Monitor: ASUS VE248H 24in. $195
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Total: $1645
I personally think you should spend the extra $30 for the 3570k and another $30 for a good heatsink so you can overclock.
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October 7, 2012 11:30:48 AM

Best answer selected by Luke199200.
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October 7, 2012 11:35:30 AM

What, no questions? :lol: 
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October 7, 2012 11:37:57 AM

Thanks mate :)  so will this build last a while before upgrade ? and play BF3 on high or ultra ? sorry i know im a noob haha
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October 7, 2012 11:40:29 AM

Here is my recommendation:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($105.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($45.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($105.00 @ Scorptec)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($419.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Case: Corsair 650D ATX Mid Tower Case ($199.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.95 @ Mwave Australia)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($22.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Monitor: ViewSonic VA2448m-LED 24.0" Monitor ($159.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Total: $1391.95
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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October 7, 2012 11:40:29 AM

Ultra settings unless you throw some more more monitors onto it to make an Eyefinity setup. Its about as powerful you can get without being ridiculously wasteful.
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October 7, 2012 11:41:37 AM

Oh I'm way too slow.
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October 7, 2012 11:46:49 AM

Thanks heaps guys :)  made my day haha
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October 7, 2012 12:22:38 PM

just bought the lot thanks chalk hope all go's well haha thank god for credit cards.
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