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Gaming PC computer around $1000-1500 Aus

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November 2, 2012 8:47:27 AM

hello I'm kind of struggling to what parts I need for my computer. And This is what I've got


- GeForce GTX 660 Ti
- 16 GB Ram DDR3
- Intel core i7 3770k
- Mother Board Z 77 Sata3/USB3
- 1 TB HDD
- Overseer RX-I Thermaltake Full Tower case
860W
- DVD-RW burner double layer
- bluray Combo BD-ROM/DVD-RW

And about the PSU, How much power is needed if I had all these parts. And is there any recommended Changes?. Basically I'm going to list the parts I want and bring it to the computer shop so they can build it for me.
November 2, 2012 8:56:51 AM

I would cut the 16GB of RAM down to 8GB unless you specifically need it. Also, a higher end graphics card might not be so bad at your budget, something like a 7950 since it OCs like crazy (I personally own 2 and they are amazing cards), comes close to a GTX680 even.

RE the PSU, if you're planning on staying with a single GPU config then a good quality 600W PSU is more than enough, even for some heavy OCing. If you're planning to go SLI or CF, then perhaps a 800W PSU would be good. In either case, get a very good quality one, look for 80+ certs and all that. A PSU is not something you should cheap out on.
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November 2, 2012 9:03:16 AM

rene13cross said:
I would cut the 16GB of RAM down to 8GB unless you specifically need it. Also, a higher end graphics card might not be so bad at your budget, something like a 7950 since it OCs like crazy (I personally own 2 and they are amazing cards), comes close to a GTX680 even.

RE the PSU, if you're planning on staying with a single GPU config then a good quality 600W PSU is more than enough, even for some heavy OCing. If you're planning to go SLI or CF, then perhaps a 800W PSU would be good. In either case, get a very good quality one, look for 80+ certs and all that. A PSU is not something you should cheap out on.


Cool thanks for the reply, is there a good quality 800W power supply that you recommend?
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November 2, 2012 9:19:36 AM

I would get a Corsair or Seasonic PSU
PLus i would change the i7 3770k down to a i5-3570k
I would get a AMD HD7950 or GTX670 graphics card
You will only need 8gb of ram for gaming but 16gb is cheap enough so u can happily get 16gb for very little price difference
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November 2, 2012 9:38:19 AM

kitsunestarwind said:
I would get a Corsair or Seasonic PSU
PLus i would change the i7 3770k down to a i5-3570k
I would get a AMD HD7950 or GTX670 graphics card
You will only need 8gb of ram for gaming but 16gb is cheap enough so u can happily get 16gb for very little price difference

What's the price difference between 660 ti and 670?
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November 2, 2012 10:21:52 AM

Average Aussies prices from where i buy stuff is $325 cheapest 660TI , cheapest GTX 670 is about $435
So your looking about an extra $100 to move up to a 670
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November 2, 2012 11:06:48 AM

kitsunestarwind said:
Average Aussies prices from where i buy stuff is $325 cheapest 660TI , cheapest GTX 670 is about $435
So your looking about an extra $100 to move up to a 670

Theres a CORSAIR HX Series HX850 850W and CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750W
Both 80+ gold certified.
Which one would you prefer if I had all these parts i've selected.
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