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First time build, gaming pc

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February 8, 2013 9:58:41 AM

Hello, Im building my first gaming pc next week, these are all the parts im ordering off scan....

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H, Intel Z77, S 1155, DDR3, SATA III - 6Gb/s, SATA RAID, PCIe 3.0 (x16), D-Sub/ DVI-D/ HDMI, ATX

CPU: Intel Core i5 3570K,1155, Ivy Bridge, Quad Core, 3.4GHz, 5 GT/s DMI, 650MHz GPU, 6MB Smart Cache, 34x Ratio, 77W, Retail

GPU: 2GB XFX Radeon HD 7850 Core Edition, 4800MHz GDDR5, 28nm, GPU 860MHz, 1024 Cores, DVI/HDMI/mDP +Free Games

PSU: 600W Corsair Builder Series CX CP-9020048-UK, 80 PLUS Bronze, SLI/CrossFire, EPS 12V, Quiet Fan, ATX, PSU

HDD: 1TB Toshiba DT01ACA100 3.5" HDD, SATA III - 6Gb/s, 7200rpm, 32MB Cache

RAM: 8GB (2x4GB) Corsair DDR3 Vengeance Jet Black Low Profile, PC3-12800 (1600), Non-ECC, CAS 9-9-9-24, XMP, 1.5V

DVD: LiteOn IHAS124-04 24x DVD±R, 8x DVD±DL, DVD+RW x8/-RW x6, DVD-RAM x12, SATA, Black, OEM

CPU Cooling: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro v2 S775/1155/1156/1366/AM3/AM2+/AM2/939 Up to 130 Watts

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP1, Operating System, Single, - OEM

Case: Sharkoon T9 Value Green Edition Mid Tower Case inc Front USB 3.0/Audio & Cable Management

I guess i just want to ask if it will be comfortable running games on high graphics settings, and any tips with building, as it is my first time, thankyou.

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February 8, 2013 10:21:42 AM

Mapsx15 said:
hey, whats your budget? but i wouldn't recommend the sharktoon, i own the t28, its an appealing case in looks, but there aren't much fan options. So i would recommend these

they both have good cooling, and doesn't cut on looks. (i assumed you are Australian, popular cases over here)

Hey, my budget is about £50 (im from england). Thanks for the tip though ill see if i can find them cases on a UK site.
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February 8, 2013 10:24:34 AM

Are you overclocking?
February 8, 2013 10:32:17 AM

I want to yeah, but i don't know how to do it yet though lol. I've been a console gamer for a long time, and i'm making the move to PC now. Thought it would be best to build it myself so i know the parts and i could keep the cost down.
February 8, 2013 10:42:16 AM

i guessed you meant 500, i didn't include a case fan cause the UK version didn't have the coolermaster evo, And there is heaps of different cases, this was just to get the price total...

PCPartPicker part list:
Price breakdown by merchant:

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£163.19 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£101.98 @ Dabs)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£41.51 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£49.14 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card (£215.32 @ Amazon UK)
Case: BitFenix Outlaw ATX Mid Tower Case (£35.99 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£47.99 @ Novatech)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer (£14.40 @ Novatech)
Total: £669.52
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-08 12:39 GMT+0000)
February 8, 2013 10:47:00 AM

but if you can get all of what you got for the same price, go ahead, just swap the psu out for a 500 watt corsair, or just get the seagate HDD, and use that extra, well earned money, in getting a 7870 GPU, that'll let you max out the settings. :) 
February 8, 2013 12:01:47 PM

Thanks man, Seems a better build then what i had with the upgrade on the gpu. Ill get it all ordered now.
February 8, 2013 12:26:36 PM

With the 3570K you might want a cpu cooler for future overclocking it also extends the life of the cpu