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December 28, 2012 7:22:38 AM

Hi, so i have been selecting parts for my new gaming build and im pretty new to this sort of thing.
My budget is 2000 Australian and i don't need a monitor or operating system.
Here's what i was thinking of getting but its probably gots some faults.

cpu: Intel Core i5 3570K

Gpu: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 680 2GB Super Overclock

Hard drive: Seagate Barracuda 2TB ST2000DM001

Os Drive::SanDisk Extreme Solid State Drive 120GB

Motherboard: ASUS Sabertooth Z77

Case: Aerocool X-Predator Case Devil Red Edition

PSU: CoolerMaster Silent Pro Gold 1000W
Total Price: 1643

Any advice or suggested changes would be greatly appreciated.

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December 28, 2012 7:24:18 AM

Oh and G.Skill Trident X F3-1866C8D-16GTX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 for ram
up the total to 1800
December 28, 2012 7:29:47 AM

whats the purpose of your rig? and on what resolution?
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December 28, 2012 7:35:00 AM

Purpose: general gaming, i've always wanted to mod the bejesus out of skyrim.
Resolution: i can't say im sure, the highest i guess (1080p?)
December 28, 2012 9:23:39 AM

Then you should try and get a 680 with a higher VRAM(3 or 4 GB) to mod Skyrim very well
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December 28, 2012 9:58:47 AM

you don't really want a 16 gigs of ram for gaming , and 2 gb vram is good for single 1080p monitor.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: NZXT HAVIK 140 90.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($58.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($180.98 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($45.86 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($183.77 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card ($469.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1430.53
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-28 06:58 EST-0500)