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New DIY GAming rig

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January 14, 2013 7:45:55 AM

Ive bein looking at a new computer for sometime now and have decide to build my own gaming rig.

ive come on here to ask u guys on some advice on this build. ive installed a graphics card and new psu in my old store bought pc and that is really the only experience ive had.

so getting down to it i only really play wow and some strategy games nothing really demanding and am looking at spending just over $1000 on the computer, already have a gaming keyboard and mouse as well as monitor and sound system.

so im thinking a i5 3570k for the cpu, and either a asus maximus V gene or a asrock pro4-m both Z77, for the mobo could anyone else suggest a good motherboard don't plan on ocing it, and a GTX 670 for the gpu. a 650w psu,a ssd and hd havent decided on brand yet but when buying the main components will see about them then, and will be using the old potical drive out my old pc. Also wondering if ill need a full tower or a mid one will be enough.

Thankyou in advance.

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January 14, 2013 8:21:20 AM

if you're not ocing THEN
save some money and get Z75 or H77 motheboard and i5-3470.

here's good balanced build
January 14, 2013 8:29:43 AM

The only reason im not gunna OC it is i really dont know how or why lol.
is it worth doing??
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January 14, 2013 8:32:44 AM

If you're just playing wow and some light strategy games i'd have to say no. Might as well leave it as is and keep the system as stable as possible and improve the lifespan.

Only reason to do it for you would be experience just so you know how it's done.

Also if it helps out, i agree with butremor, he has provided a good build there.
January 14, 2013 8:35:58 AM

Ok thanks guys wood this play any fps gamers well?? i might start playing them on pc if i get a half decent one. and wood there be anypoint upgrading any of this just to get a bit more go??
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January 14, 2013 8:40:06 AM

Take a look at the article below, it is Tom's review of the 7870, it has loads of benchmarks for all recent games. You should be able to see what kinda fps you will get in each game.

On 1080p at high settings you should get good frame rates, some games ultra settings. WoW you can max easy.
January 14, 2013 7:03:59 PM

Forgot to mention I'm from Australia so could I get a new build from the Australian part of pcpart plz thanks guys

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January 14, 2013 7:15:28 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($95.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.00 @ Scorptec)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($269.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($65.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Power Supply: Silverstone Strider Essential 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($59.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($19.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Total: $844.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-15 08:15 EST+1100)
January 14, 2013 10:52:45 PM

Found this for $435 inc. postage how's that sound??

Intel Core i5 3570K 3.40GHz/3.80Ghz Turbo Quad Core

LGA1155 Ivy Bridge Unlocked CPU

+ Asrock Z77 Pro4-M mATX Socket 1155 Motherboard

+ Kingston 8GB (2x4G) 1333MHz (PC3-10600) DDR3 Dual RAM
January 16, 2013 12:06:02 AM

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