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February 15, 2013 11:32:23 AM

Hey guys, so I haven't really kept up with computer hardware since 2009, and I have more or less forgot what little technical know-how I had. I am going to buy a new gaming setup within the next 5 days, and I was wondering if any of you could help. I have $1-1.5k approximately to use, and I would like this computer to last for the next 1-2 years before I upgrade. I live in Australia btw.

Thanks in advance.

Also, I never really cared, but how much does the motherboard matter?

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February 15, 2013 11:55:56 AM

no motherboard no computer :D 
give me a few minutes while i look up newegg
oh btw how many monitors you have and whats the resoulotion
February 15, 2013 11:57:44 AM

Monitor and Windows 7 included. Have a look:

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 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($75.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($137.00 @ Adorama)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($429.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($76.49 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG UH12NS29 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($264.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1602.36
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-15 08:56 EST-0500)