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January 23, 2013 6:57:14 AM

Hey guys I was just wondering if this was a suitable gaming pc build. And any suggestions how to make it any cheaper/better. Buy the way I live in AUS so they have to fit in my budget.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/au/p/yWfo
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/au/p/yWfo/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/au/p/yWfo/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($135.00 @ Covetech)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H61MA-D3V Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($63.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($60.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GT 630 2GB Video Card ($79.00 @ Scorptec)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.00 @ PCCaseGear)
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)
Monitor: Asus VE228H 21.5" Monitor ($149.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Keyboard: Gigabyte GK-KM6150 Wired Standard Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($11.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Other: Windows 7 Home Premium ($92.65)
Total: $765.65
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-23 19:49 EST+1100)

Many thanks :) 

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January 23, 2013 8:23:47 AM

Here is a later model , better processor for less $119

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

And a better later model motherboard for only a little more $69
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

RAM of the right voltage for an sb or IB processor . $35
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
Less RAM but enough for gaming

Graphics card for $109
that will game well
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

partpicker might find you better prices
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January 23, 2013 8:41:06 AM

I disagree with the RAM suggestion, but otherwise Outlander is spot on! The RAM you chose looks to be 1.5v, which is right. The RAM he suggested was also 1.5, so I am not sure why he thought your 8GB choice was wrong.
January 23, 2013 8:49:36 AM

nvalhalla said:
I disagree with the RAM suggestion, but otherwise Outlander is spot on! The RAM you chose looks to be 1.5v, which is right. The RAM he suggested was also 1.5, so I am not sure why he thought your 8GB choice was wrong.


Im spot on about the RAM too . Games are 32 bit programs and wont use more than 3.3 gig for the same reason a 32 bit OS cant use more RAM than that .
You can check this any time you like by running your favorite game in a window and heading to Task Manager where you can see exactly how much RAM the game will use .

The answer will [ obviously ] surprise you

and getting less RAM makes the 7770 fit in roughly the same budget
January 25, 2013 10:35:18 AM

You mentioned the voltage, I thought you were implying he had the wrong voltage. I agree you dont need more than 4GB for most games, although there are some with 64bit executables. As the MB you suggested has 4 slots, he can add 8GB more down the road when he has the money. Just dont wait too long, once DDR4 starts ramping up most companies stop making DDR3 and the price goes up quick. So, if you need to save the money, Outlander is correct on the RAM suggestion too.
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