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December 27, 2012 10:16:21 PM

I am about to build a new gaming pc, i've never really done something like this and my 'expert ' friends aren't as knowledgable as they think.
I was figuring that parts would be a bit cheaper after christmas to.
Anyway what i need help with is choosing a motherboard and a gpu, and possibly a cpu.

Budget: 1400-2200(preferably closer to the 1800 mark

System usage most to least important: Gaming,
general web browsing, downloading and a bit of school work

I was thinking of using pc case gear as my supplier and possibly msy

Country: Australia

Over clocking: eventually

SLI/crossfire: i'm not really sure

Uneeded parts: monitor( im using an oldish panasonic tv), keyboard mouse

anyway this is what i was thinking, though its probably all wrong

Case: Aerocool x predator
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Cpu: intel I5 3570k
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Mobo: Asus sabertooth Z77
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

GPU: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 680 2GB Super Overclock
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Hard drive: Seagate Barracuda 2TB
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

SSD:SanDisk Extreme Solid State Drive 120GB
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

RAM: G.Skill Trident-X 16GB Kit (8Gx2)
http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=9270

so anyway any advise/ suggestions would be greatly appreciated

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December 27, 2012 11:31:34 PM

Your links are not working for me.

My thoughts:

1. 3570K is as good as it gets.

2. Add a cpu cooler like a cm hyper212. It will run cooler and quieter, letting you OC the 3570K easier and higher.

3. I think the sabretooth is overpriced. Most any Z77 based motherboard will do the job for much less.

4. Since you have the funds, I like the GTX680.
Some will suggest that a much less expensive GTX670 will come close to the GTX680.
And... I prefer the cards with a direct exhaust cooler. They get heat directly out of the case.
EVGA makes some good ones.

5. Ram is cheap, I have no problem with 16gb, but since no game, by itself will use more than 2-3gb, a 8gb kit will do the job.
Buy low profile ram to clear any cpu cooler, and DDR3 1600 is as fast in FPS as higher priced ram.

6. My preferred SSD brands are Intel and Samsung. Their purchasers seem more satisfied.

7. You did not mention a monitor. Consider a 2560 x 1440 monitor. Yes, they are expensive, but they will be good for several gaming builds.
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