Hi everybody, this is my first time making a desktop and I don't feel particularly confident in building it myself. Therefore I'm probably going to pay PC Case Gear or another supplier (I live in Melbourne, Australia) to build it for me. The main requirements I have are: being able to max out games (DOTA 2, Assassin's Creed III, Borderlands 2 and future games) and connect to my WiFi network as Ethernet is not an option. At this point in time it is unlikely that I will be overclocking.
Here is what has been suggested for me: (Prices in AUD at PC Case Gear)
CPU: Intel Core i5 3570 $205 Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3V Motherboard $65 Graphics Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD7970 GHz Edition 3GB $479 RAM: G.Skill F3-10600CL9D-16GBNT 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 $79 Case: CoolerMaster CM 690 II Advanced USB3.0 $109 Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 620C 620W Power Supply $85 Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB SATA DVDRW Drive OEM $19 SSD: Samsung 840 Series 120GB SSD Retail Box $105 HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB ST2000DM001 $99 OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit with SP1 OEM $95 PCI Card: TP-Link TL-WN881ND Wireless N PCI Express Adapter $19 Assembly Fee: $119 ($99 for everything except additional HDD and PCI Card, which cost $10 each) Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Gaming Mouse V2 $49 Keyboard: Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2013 Elite Mechanical Gaming Keyboard $159
I have not yet decided on a monitor, although I am leaning towards a 27'. I also have a question: If I choose to pay the supplier to assemble it, will I have to pay for a power cord for the Antec Neo 620C 620W? Because it says specifically that 'No power cord included. By reusing your existing cord, you can reduce waste and help protect the environment.' Any feedback on supplier/monitor selection and any problems in the system would be appreciated a lot. Cheers.
That's a pretty good start. I'd lose the expensive peripherals for now - there's no reason to pay $160 for a keyboard. You can always add that later. Just get cheap ones for now. If you build it yourself you don't have to pay the $120 assembly fee, and you should definitely learn how.