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$900 gaming build - first build!

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November 14, 2012 5:31:04 AM

Hey everyone,

I'm about to create my first build and would like a little help:

Approximate Purchase Date: before the end of the week

Budget Range: 850-930 after shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, video and audio editing

Are you buying a monitor: Yes



Parts to Upgrade: WHOLE NEW SYSTEM

Do you need to buy OS: Yes - windows 7 home premium OEM

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: www.pccasegear.com

Location: Australia, NSW, postcode 2340

Parts Preferences: not fussy with branding

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: already have a 1600*900 intending to purchase a 1920*1080

Additional Comments: i would like to run crysis 3, without melting parts... (but who wouldn't :)  )

Why Are You Upgrading: current laptop is celebrating its tenth birthday this year, it needs to die.

NOTE: i already have a complete system in mind, i am just posting for opinions on it. it is:

Postage: standard eparcel, which is $57

CPU: i5 3470
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

MotherBoard: ASRock B75M-R2
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Case and PSU: Thermaltake Black Versa II Mid Tower Case with 500w
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Fans:XSPC 120mm Xinruilian Fan 1200RPM
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Memory: G.Skill Ares F3-1600C9D-8GAO 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Graphics: Palit GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB OC
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...


HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB ST1000DM003
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Keyboard: Gigabyte K7100 USB Ultra Slim Keyboard
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

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

wireless: TP-Link TL-WN881ND Wireless N PCI Express Adapter
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

ODD: Samsung SH-224BB/BEBS SATA DVDRW Drive OEM
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit with SP1 OEM
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...


Thankyou for any help you can give

-Lord Tumnas

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November 14, 2012 7:52:08 AM

Hmm, things seems OK but I'd suggest you go for the 3570k as you can overclock when doing vid/aud editing. And don't take that B75, it's for business use. Go for the Z77, and choose a better brand like ASUS or Gigabyte.
November 14, 2012 8:28:39 AM

I cant afford a 3570k as much as id love it
What does the different chipsets matter?
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November 14, 2012 3:19:56 PM

Asus and Gigabyte are not better brands than ASRock. The're all on-par with some good boards, some great boards, and some bad boards. Even worse, many of Gigabyte's and Asus' lower end boards are unreliable whereas ASRock has much more consistently good quality among their lower end boards.

The chipset would mostly matter just for having extra features with the IGP and for overclocking a K edition i5 or i7. If you don't get a K edition, then there's a lot less incentive to get an expensive motherboard. Being for business use doesn't matter, a B75 board could work just fine for a gaming system's motherboard. Even Tom's own system builders for the SBMs have done one or two gaming systems with B75 boards and recommend them.
November 14, 2012 4:37:34 PM

I've had Gigabyte, MSI, and Asus boards and they can all kiss my ASRock.
November 14, 2012 5:22:30 PM

OP I realize that it's a little out of budget, but to show what you could do with sjust a little more money put into it, here's a build suggestion:
http://pcpartpicker.com/au/p/nIyM

The main difference between this and yours is the video card. The Radeon 7850 is far superior to the GTX 650 Ti. It's almost as fast as the GTX 660 on average.
November 14, 2012 6:01:45 PM

Why not use Mwave or IJK? I live in NSW, and IJK has a much better postage policy, charging $10 per volumetric metre, while Mwave just charge $11.50 per like item, even if it costs like $2.
November 15, 2012 3:10:59 AM

blazorthon said:
OP I realize that it's a little out of budget, but to show what you could do with sjust a little more money put into it, here's a build suggestion:
http://pcpartpicker.com/au/p/nIyM

The main difference between this and yours is the video card. The Radeon 7850 is far superior to the GTX 650 Ti. It's almost as fast as the GTX 660 on average.



Thank you very much, i think that will end up being the system, the price increase is justified i guess :) 
November 15, 2012 5:16:56 AM

Glad to help.
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