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Mid budget gaming PC build

Hello friends!
i've been a gamer for quite some time but never had the courage to buy/make my own gaming computer. i think i've suffered long enough so here i am trying to get some help and input on this

firstly, i am new to this. i have done a good amount of research but im not 100% confident in my own knowledge, so please be gentle!

Approximate Purchase Date:
this week/next week
Budget Range:
$500-$700 (AUD)
System Usage from Most to Least Important:
Gaming: Tera online, Wow, GW2, Surfing the web
Are you buying a monitor:
Not at the very moment, will eventually
Do you need to buy OS:
No (Will be using Windows 7 64bit)
Preferred Website(s) for Parts:
http://www.msy.com.au/ or http://www.cnettech.com.au/Default.aspx
(i intend on buying locally rather than ordering online)
Location:
Melbourne, Victoria Australia
Parts Preferences:
Intel CPU, otherwise no preference
Overclocking:
No / Maybe for GPU (need advice! ><)
SLI or Crossfire:
No
Your Monitor Resolution:
1440 x 900
Additional Comments:
I pretty much would love to run Tera in max settings with good FPS, if that's available on my budget!

So far, I've been looking at:
CPU: Intel i5-3570 $215
Mobo: AsRock Z77-PRO3$105 AsRock H77-PRO4-MVP ? $94
GPU: HD 7850 2GB $219 or HD 7870 2GB $249
RAM: 2x4G DDR3... not sure what brand
PSU: ANTEC VP-550P? $67

thank you very much for your help and again, please be gentle ><
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  1. go with :

    CPU: Intel i5-3570

    Mobo: AsRock Z77-PRO3

    GPU: HD 7870 2GB

    this is best and you will able to max games at your resolution.and even you can upgrade 1080p monitor in future as hd 7870 will handle games at 1080p
  2. If you dont overclock take the h77 motherboard, its cheaper
  3. Downgrade the cpu to a i5-3470. and upgrade your gpu to a hd 7950, it can be overclocked very well...
  4. why to do that?

    if he takes the 3470 why to take the z77?only in case of upgrading!

    in my opinion go for one h77!
    also in every graphics card you take you need one 23 or 24 inch screen!
    or the graphics card will be wasted!
  5. Troll
  6. who did you say that to?
  7. Onion rings
  8. wear them as a neckless(careful ban is close)
  9. Marcopolo123 said:
    Downgrade the cpu to a i5-3470. and upgrade your gpu to a hd 7950, it can be overclocked very well...


    i think i'll downgrade to the H77, the reviews seem mostly good for the AsRock H77-PRO4-MVP , a lot of people praising it, main complaints are DOA so i think i'll be okay with that?

    as for the cpu/gpu,
    as far as i've heard tera is mostly CPU based, and hardly touches your gpu
    also i'd rather have a better CPU and upgrade the GPU later on :)

    Anonymous said:

    also in every graphics card you take you need one 23 or 24 inch screen!
    or the graphics card will be wasted!


    but the graphics card takes stress off the main ram, right? and i already stated that i do intend on upgrading my monitor down the road ;o

    as for RAM, can anyone recommend some good brands? and i should be right with 2x4G DDR3 right?

    also, ANTEC PSU's? i've heard mixed reviews, considering going for ANTEC VP-550P but would like to hear more opinions i suppose!

    thank you all for your help, i really appreciate it :)
  10. firstly only if you upgrade ton an 3470k or 3570k or 3770k or something that can be oc the z77 would worth!
    otherwise go for the h77!graphics card with ram?what does this have to do?

    i say that you must take one 23 or 24 inch screen monitor or otherwise the graphics card would be wasted!playing on low settings then why to take this card?
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