Solved

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

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_info&products_id=17254 $95

Samsung SH-224BB/BEBS SATA DVDRW Drive OEM-http://pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=658_667&products_id=21346 $19

Silverstone Strider 500W ST50F-ES-http://pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=15_535&products_id=15319 $59

Thermaltake Black Commander MS-II Mid Tower Case-http://pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=25_1081&products_id=19880 $59

Seagate Barracuda 1TB ST1000DM003-http://pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=210_344&products_id=19747 $75

ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Motherboard-http://pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=138_711_1183&products_id=19867 $135

Intel Core i5 3570K-http://pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=187_346_1184&products_id=20138 $229

Sapphire Radeon HD7850 2GB OC V2-http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=193_1373&products_id=21182 $219

G.Skill Ripjaws X F3-10666CL9D-8GBXL (2x4GB) DDR3-http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=16509 $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.
15 answers Last reply Best Answer
More about good build comments opinions
  1. Best answer
    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_info&cPath=15_226&products_id=16290


    And finally, get 1600MHz RAM.
  2. you need a cpu cooler since you planning to OC in the future

    grab the Hyper 212
  3. 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_info&cPath=15_226&products_id=16290


    And finally, get 1600MHz RAM.


    so should i get this ram-http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=186_912&products_id=16510

    This drive-http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=658_667&products_id=19580-
    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_info&cPath=15_535&products_id=13454 (not sure if it will be powerful enough)

    Thermaltake Litepower 500W-http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=15_226&products_id=16290
  4. 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.
  5. 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=N82E16813157293
  6. 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=N82E16813157293


    The Z77 chipset is made for Ivy Bridge. I have the exact same board and processor. Whoever posted that review is an idiot.
  7. 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_info&cPath=15_220&products_id=20683

    Thanks for the help.
  8. 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_info&cPath=15_220&products_id=20683

    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.
  9. Novuake said:
    Still not a good PSU. LOL

    Those cors are cheap. You can pick them up at any electronics store. Its called a kettle cord.


    So this will do the job?
    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/1m-AU-3-Pin-to-IEC-Kettle-Plug-240V-Mains-Power-Lead-/370585812640?pt=AU_Electronics_Accessories_Power_Boards_Cables&hash=item5648a2bea0
  10. 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
  11. Battlefield 3 with some lowered detail yes.
  12. Novuake said:
    Battlefield 3 with some lowered detail yes.


    Do you know if this wireless card is good?
    TP-Link TL-WN881ND Wireless N PCI Express Adapter-http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=19577
  13. I don't know the brand but it has very good features.
  14. Best answer selected by timmy909.
Ask a new question

Read More

Homebuilt Systems Product