Gaming PC under $900 aud

Hey guys I'm fairly new to computer building and I'm looking for a new intel gaming pc. That can play BF3, COD, Portal 2, Gmod, etc on medium to high to ultra settings.


Approximate Purchase date: about a month


Budget range: 800-900 max


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, media, surfing the net, business work.


Parts not required: none, i need new keyboard, mouse, monitor etc


Preferred website(s) for websites: don't mind as long as its from Australia


Country of orgin: Australia


Overclocking: yes a bit

SLI or CrossFire: yes


Extras/needs: atleast 8gb ram, 500gb+ HHD, maybe an SSD, need a monitor 1920 x 1080. Also need a keyboard and mouse


Cheers
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  1. AUD$900 is USD$875

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper TX3 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 750GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.61 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($244.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($106.24 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $861.78
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-08 07:14 EST-0500)
  2. I would go with something like this

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($244.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic M12II 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($115.17 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $885.06
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-08 08:10 EST-0500)
  3. I also need a monitor and keyboard and a mouse
  4. On my phone so ill just hit up a quick reply, drop to i5 3470, drop the cooler, mobo to as rock b75. If that's not sufficient to cover the peripherals gpu to 7870.
  5. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($188.79 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Asus P8H77-V LE ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($103.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($52.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($71.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Monitor: Samsung S20B300B 60Hz 20.0" Monitor ($125.99 @ Amazon)
    Keyboard: Logitech MK100 Wired Slim Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $864.65
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-09 00:58 EST-0500)
  6. Using Australian suppliers this is the best i could do around the budget without sacrificing too much performance, no keyboard or mouse included.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    Motherboard: ASRock B75 PRO3-M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($75.00 @ Scorptec)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($229.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($19.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    Monitor: Samsung S22B300B 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($135.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    Total: $916.00
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-09 21:58 EST+1100)
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