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November 9, 2012 5:07:41 AM

Hey Guys, I am helping my friend buy a new gaming PC and his absolute limit is $1400. My goal is to be able to run Battlefield 3 and some recent games on extreme settings at 1080p with a decent frame rate (around 60fps would be fine)

My current list of parts is around $1440 but there is another $100 build fee. I'm just wondering if I can trim down any parts?

This is the website I am buying from (I'm an Australian): http://www.umart.com.au/newindex2.phtml?bid=4

and here is my current configuration:

Case
Lian Li Lancool PC-K60 Black Case
$96

Motherboard
Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H MB, Intel Z77 Chipset, Socket 1155, 4x DDR3, SATA3, USB3.0, GbELAN, 7.1 CH
$145

CPU
Intel Core i5 3570K LGA1155 CPU 3.4Ghz 6Mb Cache Ivy Bridge
$231

CPU cooler
Cooler Master Hyper 412 Slim Cooler
$45

Memory
G Skill 16G(4x4G) DDR3 1600Mhz PC12800 RL 9-9-9-24(CL9Q-16GBRL)
$88

Hard drive
Western Digital 1TB SATA3 HDD 64M Caviar Blue WD10EZEX
$83

Graphics Card
Power Colour AX7950-3GBD5-2DHV2 HD7950,3G DDR5,DVI,HDMI,2XminiDISPLAY,800 Mhz,
$300

Power supply
Antec 620W High Current Gamer Power Supply, 80+ Bronze
$93

Wireless
Asus PCE-N10 WLAN PCI-E
$30

DVDRW
Samsung 22X DVDRW Black SATA (SH-S223C-BL)
$19

Monitor, Keyboard and Operating System come to $310


Any recommendations would be very helpful,
Thanks guys

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November 9, 2012 9:49:13 AM

All good choices. You might want to change that cooler though to the cheaper, better Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO or the more expensive but very good Noctua NH-D14.

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November 9, 2012 9:49:43 AM
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Generally pretty good. The only thing that SHOULD be changed is RAM. You don't need 16GB of RAM, for gaming and general purposes. The only sort of stuff that needs anything like that is fairly high-end photo/video editing. If you really want 16GB, you should use 2x8GB, not 4x4, of low profile RAM.
The Gigabyte HD7950 is probably worth a little extra, over the Powercolor, although you may need to get elsewhere.
The 212Evo is generally regarded as best value budget cooler.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($36.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.00 @ Scorptec)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($325.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Total: $410.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-09 22:42 EST+1100)

Note that Vengeance RAM is low profile type. Don't get ones with silly high heatsinks, they will clash with cooler.
November 10, 2012 3:12:31 AM

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