$2000 gaming rig NZD

Hi i'm considering buying/building a new gaming pc but i'm not sure what the best parts would be.

Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next couple of weeks

Budget Range: $2000 or less after shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, web surfing.

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Parts to Upgrade: Everything new from scratch.

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: http://pricespy.co.nz/

Location: Auckland, NZ

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU, others dont matter

Overclocking: Maybe, if i need to

SLI or Crossfire: Not for now, maybe in the future.

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My old desktop is ancient and my laptop isn't too great for gaming.
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  1. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.34 @ PB Technologies)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($56.35 @ PB Technologies)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($208.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
    Memory: Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($86.50 @ Aquila Technology)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.00 @ PC Force)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($606.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
    Case: BitFenix Shinobi ATX Mid Tower Case ($101.20 @ PB Technologies)
    Power Supply: FSP Group 600W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($130.00 @ PC Force)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer ($35.21 @ Aquila Technology)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($152.29 @ Ascent Technology)
    Monitor: ViewSonic VA2448m-LED 24.0" Monitor ($213.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
    Total: $1996.89
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
  2. Here's what I would suggest:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.34 @ PB Technologies)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($56.35 @ PB Technologies)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($208.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($91.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($98.90 @ Computer Lounge)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($606.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($103.50 @ PB Technologies)
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($161.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($40.00 @ PC Force)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($152.29 @ Ascent Technology)
    Total: $1826.38
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-16 18:48 NZDT+1300)

    And then I leave monitor open ended as that's a personal preference thing.
  3. There are items listed on pricespy that are not currently in stock .
    Run your searches again but tick the option to show only available items . Djangos RAM selection hasnt been in stock anywhere for nearly 5 months .

    Sill the builds suggested are pretty much where you need to be .

    Fortunately you are in Auckland so you can visit Computerlounge
    http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/
    and Playtech on the North Shore
    http://www.playtech.co.nz/

    They will have hardware bundles that should save you some money

    Something like this
    http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/systems/systemdetail.asp?systypeid=4
    could be tweaked by adding a cpu cooler and an SSD as a boot drive
  4. yea double check the prices all those are really high i would say try amazon or new egg or tiger for those parts ..
  5. goodguy713 said:
    yea double check the prices all those are really high i would say try amazon or new egg or tiger for those parts ..


    Newegg and Tiger Direct don't ship to New Zealand. :lol:
  6. dam those prices are pretty high still lol must suck to be there .. I was going to say try this build.. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/DQ5D
  7. goodguy713 said:
    dam those prices are pretty high still lol must suck to be there .. I was going to say try this build.. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/DQ5D


    Yeah some countries the prices are ridiculous. You should browse the link in my signature and check out the stores for Kenya and Sri Lanka. :ouch:
  8. One $NZ is about 85 US cents

    everything costs about 15- 20 % more just to be the same price
  9. Outlander_04 said:
    One $NZ is about 85 US cents

    everything costs about 15- 20 % more just to be the same price


    I use this website for currency conversion: http://www.xe.com/

    It's pretty accurate for the most part.
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