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July 20, 2013 5:18:50 AM

I've built custom computer rigs for people before but have never had the money to do my own. However now I do! So I've put a bit of time into research an planning, for I want my machine to be the best it can be without becoming too expensive. I set my budget at around $1600 AUD which I'm pretty sure isn't to much different to the US dollar at the moment. I want this rig to be future proof, have alot of freedom and be able too last me through a lot of gaming.
The build I came up with is as follows, If there's any parts you think should be swapped with something more appropriate then let me know! All help is really appreciated

Motherboard: (Socket: 1150) MSI Z87-G45 Gaming Motherboard ($199)
Processor: Intel Core i5 4670K ($275)
Heatsink: CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler ($39)
RAM: Corsair Vengeance Red CMZ16GX3M4X1866C9R 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3 ($185)
GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 770 Gaming Edition 2GB ($499)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB SSD ($119)
Western Digital WD Black 1TB WD1002FAEX ($95)
PSU: Antec High Current Gamer 850W Modular HCG-850M ($175)
CASE: CoolerMaster CM Storm Stryker Case ($185)
OS: Microsoft Windows 8 Pro 64bit OEM ($155)
Total: ($1926)

Any recommended changes? Is there any better cases for $ then the one I have chosen? Also are the choice of CPU, MB, RAM and GPU the best 'bang for buck' and cheapest solution in regards to not having to upgrade in the future? With the SSD also, is the samsung 840 the best choice? IS it better to pay a bit more for the 840 pro? Or another brand?

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July 20, 2013 7:03:36 AM

Id recommend the Corsair 500R case w/ Corsair HX850 PSU


If into OC'ing, Id check the GD65 ... THGs new layour truncates long url's so you will have to reply / quote my post to copy / paste.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...|13-130-693^13-130-693-TS%2C13-130-692^13-130-692-TS&percm=13-130-692%3A%24%24%24%24%24%24%24

Consider the Seagate 7200.14 3x the capacity, faster thruput
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/desktop-hdd.15-st40...
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July 20, 2013 7:42:06 AM

Thanks heaps Jack. I checked out that Hard drive and it seems foolish to get the WD one now, will definitely grab that one as it's only an extra $40 from where I'll be getting parts. (http://www.pccasegear.com) I might get the GD65 for an extra $50 too, recommended yeah? I think I would do OC if I knew the components were more than capable. What makes you recommend that case and PSU?
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July 20, 2013 9:18:09 AM

Would a OCZ FATL1TY 750w PSU be good enough for this build? Is its power and quality enough to do the job? I've been offered a new one for only $100.
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