Budget gaming PC build - ArmA 2/3, DayZ Standalone

Hi, as the thread title suggests, I need a build capable of running ArmA 2, ArmA 3 and DayZ Standalone.

I saw this structure on a few threads, so I'll use it.

1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc
Gaming (ArmA 2 and 3, DayZ Standalone) video editing, web browsing and schoolwork

2) What's your budget? Are tax and shipping included?
Under $1000 Australian. Unsure of tax and shipping.

4) If reusing any parts, what parts will you be reusing? Please be especially specific about the power supply. List make and model.
Hopefully none.

5) Will you be overclocking?
If need be.

6) What is the max resolution of your monitor? What size is it?
Max resolution is 1440x900 (hoping to upgrade) 19"

7) When do you plan on building/buying the PC?
As soon as I earn the money, not sure when that will be.

8) What features do you need in a motherboard? RAID? Firewire? Crossfire or SLI support? USB 3.0? SATA 6Gb/s? eSATA? Onboard video (as a backup or main GPU)? UEFI? etc.
Definitely not sure about most of these, but I know for sure that onboard video will not be my main GPU.

9) Do you already have a legit and reusable/transferable OS key/license? If yes, what OS? Is it 32bit or 64bit?
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  1. I think this should do the trick.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    Motherboard: Asus P8H77-V ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($120.40 @ Mwave Australia)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($45.00 @ Mwave Australia)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($75.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($219.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.95 @ Mwave Australia)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($19.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 3-Pack (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.00 @ Scorptec)
    Total: $885.35
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-09 02:27 EST+1100)

    If you have any questions, just ask.
  2. ^good build.

    You can save a couple of bucks on the motherboard though.

    They're basically the same thing - the ASRock even has more SATAIII ports and has an onboard LAN chipset.

    And maybe PSU to this.

    Be sure to upgrade to a 1920x1080 monitor soon though, the 7850 is overkill for 1440x900. :P
  3. Hey, I'm building a rig for the same games, and I must say, the Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 or 7950 will do you just fine... Since the requirements for the game have recently been released, I think your best option for CPU would be to buy an Intel i5-3570k if you can afford it, as it's a bit faster than the 3470. I'll definitely be buying Arma 3 and the standalone too, so I'll probably be seeing you around!
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