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Mid Range Gaming Build Help ($1300)

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July 12, 2014 8:03:25 AM

This build is being put together in Australia, so the prices are going to be crap compared to North America. So please take that into account before telling me I am paying too much for parts.


Intel Core i5 4690 $245.00
Galaxy GeForce GTX 770 GC 2GB $369.00
G.Skill Ripjaws F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 $99.00
Samsung SH-224DB 24x DVDRW OEM $19.00
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit with SP1 OEM $115.00
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB 7200RPM $65.00
Antec One Gaming Case $74.00
Silverstone Strider Essential 700W $95.00
Samsung 840 EVO Series 120GB SSD $99.00
ASUS B85M-E Motherboard $99.00
Sub-Total: $1279.00


Is there anything in this build that should be changed? Is the supplied Intel cpu fan good enough or is an aftermarket fan essential?

Thanks for reading.
July 12, 2014 8:26:54 AM

You call that a mid-range computer? Wow

You can go with Windows 8 if you prefer. It should be cheaper (non-pro version) than Windows 7. You don't have a very good PSU. You can go with Antec, Seasonic and XFX PSUs (good Corsair PSUs are more expensive) that are in the 550-650W range. Only go further than that wattage if you have dual-GPUs or 2 PSUs or are over clocking extensively with something like liquid nitrogen or water.

If G Skill Ares (low profile) RAM is cheaper then get that (DDR3-1600mhz).
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