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Gaming Comp with future-proofing in mind (under 1500)

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July 15, 2013 10:35:32 AM

long story short, I've been debating, checking prices, reading reviews and living on THW forums etc, so far, this is what I have come up with:

CPU................Intel i5-4670K.............................269
MOBO.............Asus Z87-Plus.............................228
Cooling...........Corsair CWCH H90.......................108
RAM...............G.Skill Trident-X 8GB KIT (2400).....99
Graphics.........Asus GTX660-DC2O-2G................233
HDD...............Corsair Neutron GTX SSD 120G.....149
HDD...............WD Green EZRX SATA3 1TB............69
Media Drive.....ASUS SATA DVD RW ......................22
PSU................Aerocool True Power 750W..............89
Case...............Aerocool Strike-X ADVANCE (black)..89
Software .........Win8 (64bit)................................105
TOTAL............................................................1460


Couple of reasons I've settled for this thus far;

- I figured when the price drops I can just pick up another GTX660, saves forking out now for a high ender right now, hence the 750w PSU now,

- I've never had problems with ASUS before, as a matter of fact, I play BF3 comfortably on a ASUS A73S lappy, thou I doubt it'll hold up to BF4 standards,

- truth be told I know nothing about SSD's hence why I did so much background checking, found this specific brand/series to be "acceptable" by THW so figured why not,

- I'm assuming that this board, CPU combo will last a while, when I update next I kinda want to only have to OC and convert to SLi and stick in some more ram possibly,

- Case I am not fussed on,

- Need something at least half decent for BF4 launch :D 

any thoughts would be greatly appreciated

(also note, Australian prices, all taken from MSY.com.au, haven't shopped around yet as I'm still debating on possible alterations)
a b 4 Gaming
July 15, 2013 11:15:07 AM

You can get a much better build for the same price complete with SSD, i5 4670K, Nvidia 770 (Equivalent to 680 = 2 times powerful than the 660) and an awesome motherboard with some pretty good overclocking capability. So you should definitely go for this build. It is good one. I am sure that this would be good for you.





PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($269.00 @ PCCaseGear)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($39.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($165.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Memory: Avexir Standard Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($61.25 @ Mwave Australia)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($479.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Case: Antec One Hundred ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($139.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($19.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($105.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Total: $1513.25
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-16 04:11 EST+1000)

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