I am looking to build my first PC ( gaming laptop user till now) and was just wondering if you guys could check my parts/ suggest some changes.
Approximate Purchase Date: Within 2 weeks
Budget Range: 1800
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (Witcher 2, Modded Skyrim, BF3, etc.), Internet
Parts Not Required: Mouse and headset
Preferred Website for Parts: Umart.com.au - Milton (or any RELIABLE Australian website that ships cheaply enough to Brisbane)
Overclocking: Possibly in the future
SLI or Crossfire: Possibly in the future
All I have at the moment is a Gaming laptop and a mouse, so Ill need an OS, Monitor and keyboard aswell (I've included some in my list just for an estimate on price- please give me suggestions especially for the Monitor/ Keyboard).
Here is a list of parts I have chosen as a rough guideline/ price estimate.
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($230 at Umart.com.au)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO w Transparent 12cm ($35 at Umart.com.au)
Motherboard: Unsure (around $100- $140)
Memory: G Skill 16G(2x8G) DDR3 1600MHZ PC3-12800 CL10(10D-16GBXL) ($79 at Umart.com.au)
SSD: SanDisk Extreme SSD 240G - SATA3/MLC/SF-2281/3Yrs ($179)
Storage: Western Digital WD20EFRX RED NAS- 2TB/INTELLIPOWER/DDR2/150MBs/3.5 ($139 at Umart.com.au)
Video Card: GeForce 670 ($400ish) or 680 ($550ish)
Case: HAF 932 Advanced ($164 at Umart.com.au)
Power Supply: SilverStone ST75F-P 750W Power Supply, 80Plus Silver ($143 at Umart.com.au)
Optical Drive: LiteON SATA DVD-RW 24X Black ($28 at Umart.com.au)
Sound: ASUS Xonar DG 5.1 PCI Sound Card ($30 at Umart.com.au)
Monitor: Unsure- possibly 24inch or a good quality, cheapish larger monitor that fits in the budget. (maybe $150 to $200?)
Keyboard: Saitek Cyborg V7 USB Backlit Gaming Keyboard ($95 at Umart.com.au) (open to suggestions on this one! I have no clue about gaming keyboards!)
OS: Windows 8 ($40) (also unsure on this... Everything I've seen of it looks pretty bad, opinions?)
Total: Around $1800
Once again, I just stuck this together as a really rough idea of what I want. I am open to suggestions. Also, as I am in Australia, please do not suggest parts and prices from Newegg, unfortunately they do not ship to Australia! Umart is a computer shop that is local to me, so I would prefer to buy parts from them, but if there is a cheaper, reliable option, I am willing to try it.
Hey guys, I just wanted to say a thankyou to all of your input, in the end, one of my neighbours told me he was selling a dual gtx 670 build for $1900... So I went for that instead of building my own Thanks for the suggestions anyway!