New Gaming PC Build (need feedback).

Approximate Purchase Date: Sometime this week

Budget Range: $1000-$1400

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, casual internet surfing, light video editing and other daily uses

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: Yes
Windows 8 64bit OEM
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=25441

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: http://www.pccasegear.com/

Location: Victoria, Australia.

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

CPU: Intel Core i5 4440 $205.00
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=24882

GPU: Galaxy GeForce GTX 770 GC 2GB $389.00
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=23603

Motherboard: ASRock H87 Performance Motherboard $129.00
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=23622

HDD: Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB 7200RPM $99.00
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=22282

Optical Drive: One being provided by friend.

RAM: Corsair Vengeance CML8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 $115.00 http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=17729

Case: Thermaltake Chaser A31 Black Tower $99.00
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=22717

PSU: Enermax NAXN 650W Modular 82Plus Bronze Power Supply $95.00 http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=26113

Sub-Total: $1246.00

Additional Comments: Just wanting feedback, tips and suggestions and would like to save money where ever possible, while keeping similar gaming performance.
Also wondering whether I should get an aftermarket cooler or not.


Cheers!
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  1. Don't get the Corsair RAM. Way too overpriced. Get a 8gb set from GSkill for around $80.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231460
  2. Jacob McIntosh said:
    Don't get the Corsair RAM. Way too overpriced. Get a 8gb set from GSkill for around $80.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231460


    Unfortunately I can't purchase from newegg since I'm from Australia , but I found the same RAM you recommended here http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=19475 for $15 less, and I've made the change to my cart.
  3. Toshiba does not make the best HDDs. Seagate drives are better at the same price: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=210_344&products_id=19554

    For the case, these would be a better option:
    Bitfenix Shinobi Black With Window: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=20007&cPath=547
    Corsair 400r: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=18306&cPath=547
    The Shinobi is cheaper and the 400R is a bit over.

    Here would be a much better quality psu: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=15_226&products_id=19763
  4. realchaos said:
    Toshiba does not make the best HDDs. Seagate drives are better at the same price: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=210_344&products_id=19554

    For the case, these would be a better option:
    Bitfenix Shinobi Black With Window: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=20007&cPath=547
    Corsair 400r: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=18306&cPath=547
    The Shinobi is cheaper and the 400R is a bit over.

    Here would be a much better quality psu: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=15_226&products_id=19763


    Thanks for the tips I switched out the HDD, PSU and case for the Bitfenix
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