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First time custom build, need advice please

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May 22, 2013 1:05:53 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: approx. 2 weeks

Budget Range: $1000-$1300

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Movies, internet use

Parts Not Required:keyboard, mouse, monitor, keyboard

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: MSY http://www.msy.com.au/Parts/PARTS.pdf

Country: Australia

Parts Preferences: I5 3570k,

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: ?

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: would like the option to overclock, preferrably MSY parts only as I live near their shop but would look around some more when I have all the parts and estimated price

My build so far:

CPU: i5 3570k = $234
http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=8967

Motherboard: asus p8z77-V pro = $209
http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=8981

VGA: radeon 7870 sapphire oc = $220
http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=8937

Memory: 8gb 2133 corsair vengeance = $82
http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=10146

HHD: 2tb seagate SATA 3 = $91
http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=8876

Case: cooler master storm enforcer = $86
http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=8876

PSU: coolermaster 750w = $101
http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=4985

Optical drive: Samsung DVD writer = $19
http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=5580

Wifi adapter: PCI-E TP-link WDN 4800 = $47
http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=8817

Case fan: thermaltake thunderblade 120mm = $13
http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=7164

CPU cooler: thermaltake frio cooler fan = $75
(i was going for hyper evo 212 but not in stock)
http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=7663

HDMI cable: 5m = $9

Assembly by MSY = $70

Total = $1257

Opinions and advice would be really helpful and appreciated, thanks
a b K Overclocking
a b C Monitor
May 22, 2013 1:20:24 AM

If you can, wait some more. Intels Haswel and Nvidias 700 series GPU reveals are

just around the proverbial corner. Thus very relevant to you, someone who's emphasizing

gaming. Even if you're not going to buy the new components, there might be a price drop in

current generation ones.

You could save money if you assembled things yourself. Maybe you could get an even better

GPU then too. Might also better justify that PSU. I think a GTX 680 might be better for gaming

than your chosen card.
a b K Overclocking
a b C Monitor
May 22, 2013 1:16:16 PM

Cooler Master PSUs are crap, and there's far better fans that you could go with than the Thermaltake Frio. You don't need the case fan either. You can also leave the HDMI cable off since your monitor will include DVI-D link and that's a better connection for PC monitors, and those cables are included with your monitor. You also don't need 2133 for an Intel rig either, 1600 is plenty.

This would be a better PSU: http://msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=5090
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