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November 27, 2012 4:40:50 AM

Hi guys. This is, hopefully, going to be my first gaming build. My current computer can hardly browse the web since it's so old so i want to upgrade to a new one. The games i am going to play on it are Starcraft 2 mostly and maybe guild wars 2 at a later date. This is my first time building a pc so i don't know if some of the components that i have in my head are going to be overkill for what i want to do with it.

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: Maybe in 2-3 weeks time

Budget Range: I don't want to go over $1000.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Preferably since i'm from Australia

Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Parts Preferences: For the cpu i would prefer Intel but if i could get away with an amd cpu i don't mind.

Overclocking: I would prefer not to.

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080

Additional Comments: So yeah, i want it to be able to play starcraft 2: WoL and the new one when it comes out hopefully at high or ultra settings. I don't mind if i have to overclock but i would prefer not to.

Thanks guys, hopefully you can help me out :) 

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November 27, 2012 5:12:41 AM

Here you go.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($95.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($249.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($77.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Power Supply: Silverstone Strider Essential 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($59.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($19.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 3-Pack (64-bit) ($99.00 @ Scorptec)
Total: $912.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-27 18:13 EST+1100)
December 4, 2012 2:11:15 AM

Best answer selected by Floatzel98.