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Is this a good $950 PC build, comments? opinions?

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December 26, 2012 8:48:51 AM

I will be using this for Gaming (BF3, League Of Legends, Hitman absolution), video editing, internet browsing, watching movies.(Most important to least important).
I plan on overclocking it in the future.

I live in Australia so i only use Australian sites.

I need an OS but no moniter.

I am not including delivery.

I am not sure if the 500W Power supply will do the job.

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit with SP1 OEM -http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $95

Samsung SH-224BB/BEBS SATA DVDRW Drive OEM-http://pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&... $19

Silverstone Strider 500W ST50F-ES-http://pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&... $59

Thermaltake Black Commander MS-II Mid Tower Case-http://pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&... $59

Seagate Barracuda 1TB ST1000DM003-http://pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&... $75

ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Motherboard-http://pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&... $135

Intel Core i5 3570K-http://pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&... $229

Sapphire Radeon HD7850 2GB OC V2-http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $219

G.Skill Ripjaws X F3-10666CL9D-8GBXL (2x4GB) DDR3-http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $49

Total cost:$939
The postage to me costs:$88
Please any comments if it will all work together or any improvement i could make.

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a b B Homebuilt system
December 26, 2012 11:37:09 AM

Just 3 things...

Samsung is horrible at DVD-RW drives. Get an LG.

You really need a better PSU. Silverstone is not very reliable.
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...


And finally, get 1600MHz RAM.
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a b B Homebuilt system
December 26, 2012 12:31:27 PM

you need a cpu cooler since you planning to OC in the future

grab the Hyper 212
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December 27, 2012 8:22:40 AM

Novuake said:
Just 3 things...

Samsung is horrible at DVD-RW drives. Get an LG.

You really need a better PSU. Silverstone is not very reliable.
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...


And finally, get 1600MHz RAM.


so should i get this ram-http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

This drive-http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
LG GH24NS90 24x SATA DVD-RW Drive OEM

And the PSU is a bit out of my price range so i will be looking around for a cheaper one, for a max price of $65. I have looked at these ones
Antec Neo Eco 450C 450W Power Supply-http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... (not sure if it will be powerful enough)

Thermaltake Litepower 500W-http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
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a b B Homebuilt system
December 27, 2012 9:41:30 AM

You need atleast a 500W to run that Graphics card. Unfortunately that thermaltake is junk too.

LG drive is fine and s is the RAM.
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December 27, 2012 10:07:14 AM

Also does the MOBO work with the Processor? because it is ivy bridge.

So does the ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Motherboard work with the Intel Core i5 3570K. because i read a review on new egg about the MOBO saying it does not work with ivy bridge? only sandy?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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a b B Homebuilt system
December 27, 2012 10:51:07 AM

timmy909 said:
Also does the MOBO work with the Processor? because it is ivy bridge.

So does the ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Motherboard work with the Intel Core i5 3570K. because i read a review on new egg about the MOBO saying it does not work with ivy bridge? only sandy?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


The Z77 chipset is made for Ivy Bridge. I have the exact same board and processor. Whoever posted that review is an idiot.
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December 27, 2012 10:52:16 AM

Novuake said:
You need atleast a 500W to run that Graphics card. Unfortunately that thermaltake is junk too.

LG drive is fine and s is the RAM.


i should be able to get that Antec PSU, except it went a little over my budget of 1030 (including postage).
Also where can you get PSU power cords? because it says it's not included. Or could i go with the CoolerMaster Extreme 2 525W-http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Thanks for the help.
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a b B Homebuilt system
December 27, 2012 11:04:32 AM

timmy909 said:
i should be able to get that Antec PSU, except it went a little over my budget of 1030 (including postage).
Also where can you get PSU power cords? because it says it's not included. Or could i go with the CoolerMaster Extreme 2 525W-http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Thanks for the help.


Still not a good PSU. LOL

Those cors are cheap. You can pick them up at any electronics store. Its called a kettle cord.
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December 28, 2012 12:16:15 AM

Novuake said:
Yes that's perfect.


So-Antec Neo Eco 520C 520W Power Supply
-Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit with SP1 OEM
-LG GH24NS90 24x SATA DVD-RW Drive OEM
-Seagate Barracuda 1TB ST1000DM003
-ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Motherboard
-Intel Core i5 3570K
-Thermaltake Black Commander MS-II Mid Tower Case
-G.Skill Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL (2x4GB) DDR3
-Sapphire Radeon HD7850 2GB OC V2

And I'm ready to order.

And this should be able to run BF3 and LoL maxed out at atleast 50+FPS? 1920 x 1080
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a b B Homebuilt system
December 28, 2012 7:21:18 AM

Battlefield 3 with some lowered detail yes.
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a b B Homebuilt system
December 28, 2012 2:28:22 PM

I don't know the brand but it has very good features.
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January 8, 2013 12:33:01 AM

Best answer selected by timmy909.
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