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First time PC build in Australia, info appreciated

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January 2, 2013 8:27:10 AM

Hi

I am looking to build my first PC. I have been looking around and I will be buying via pc case gear.

I would like to base my parts list using one of the existing packs that they do, if you think there is a better performing part for a better price please let me know.

I know nothing about overclocking etc, basically I am after a unit that can play games like skyrim etc at a high level

I have a budget of $1100 maximum.

CPU: Intel Core i5 3570K - $229
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M Motherboard - $115
Graphics: ASUS GeForce GTX 660 DirectCU II 2GB OC - $259
Memory: Corsair Vengeance CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 - $55
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB ST1000DM003 - $75
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB SATA DVDRW Drive - $19
Case: Sharkoon T28 Green Case USB 3.0 - $69
Power Supply: Corsair VS450 Builder Series ATX Power Supply - $55
Total - $876

Also, is it worth installing a SSD?

I appreciate any/all help in advance, thanks!
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January 2, 2013 9:04:20 AM

Looks good but get an xfx 550w psu. Also, the xfx 7870 ghz is faster then that 660 and is cheaper. Since you play skyrim, definatly get a ssd, skyrim without ssd suck balls. Get an intel 330 series 180GB SSD as it is only $20 more than the 120GB one. I would get the full atx extreme4 if you case supports atx. You will need an aftermarket cooler if you plan to oc. I suggest the cooler master hyper 212 evo.
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January 3, 2013 4:16:59 AM

camohanna said:
Looks good but get an xfx 550w psu. Also, the xfx 7870 ghz is faster then that 660 and is cheaper. Since you play skyrim, definatly get a ssd, skyrim without ssd suck balls. Get an intel 330 series 180GB SSD as it is only $20 more than the 120GB one. I would get the full atx extreme4 if you case supports atx. You will need an aftermarket cooler if you plan to oc. I suggest the cooler master hyper 212 evo.


Thanks for your info brother
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