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Looking at making a desktop for games (sick of laptop)

Here is a sort of mid-range build I came up with. Please advise of compatibility and any changes I could make to save money/make things better.

Intel Core i5-3570K LGA1155 $225.00
CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Evo CPU $39.00
Asrock Z77-Pro3 LGA1155 $114.00
8Gb DDR3 Corsair 2X4Gb 1600Mhz $58.00
1Tb WD Caviar Black $104.00
Asus GTX670 DCII 2Gb D5 $489.00
Samsung S27B550VS 27" LED LCD $289.00
Samsung 24X SATA DVD Writer $19.00
Antec Three Hundred TWO Tower $79.00
500W CoolerMaster Extreme ATX $59.00
Logitech MK520 Wireless $99.00
MS Windows 7 Home Premium $96.00
NetPlus Professionally Built $50.00
NetPlus NetCare 2+1 Warranty $0.00

Total Price (Inc GST) $1,720.00*


***All prices are in AUD (Australia)
Please use this website http://www.netplus.com.au/online-quote if you can come up with better builds
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Intel Core i5-3570K Asrock Z77-OC-Formula Gigabyte GTX680 SOC 2Gb 16Gb DDR3 G.Skill Ares 1833Mhz 
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256Gb Samsung SSD 840 Pro 2Tb WD Caviar Black LG GH24-NS90 24X SATA Black Noctua NH-C14 
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Win 7 64-bit Asus PB278Q 27" PLS 2560 x 1440 CoolerMaster CM Storm Quick Fire Pro Corsair 850W HX-850 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
CoolerMaster HAF-XM Window Logitech G700 Cooler Master BattlePad Corsair Vengeance 2000 
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bitfenix LED RED bitfenix LED RED 
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Intel Core i5 2500k 4.7Ghz ASUS P8P67-M Asus GTX 560 G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 4GB DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB SATA II 7200RPM Asus DRW-24B3ST Black 24x Dual Layer SATA DVD RW Cooler Master 212+ Windows 7 Home 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
DELL Ultrasharp U2311H 23" 1920 x 1080 DELL Ultrasharp U2311H 23" 1920 x 1080 8MS CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W ATX12V Antec Three Hundred Gaming ATX Case Black 
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The Red Devil
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Intel Core i5-3570K Asrock Z77-OC-Formula Gigabyte GTX680 SOC 2Gb 16Gb DDR3 G.Skill Ares 1833Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
256Gb Samsung SSD 840 Pro 2Tb WD Caviar Black LG GH24-NS90 24X SATA Black Noctua NH-C14 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win 7 64-bit Asus PB278Q 27" PLS 2560 x 1440 CoolerMaster CM Storm Quick Fire Pro Corsair 850W HX-850 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
CoolerMaster HAF-XM Window Logitech G700 Cooler Master BattlePad Corsair Vengeance 2000 
OtherOther
bitfenix LED RED bitfenix LED RED 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500k 4.7Ghz ASUS P8P67-M Asus GTX 560 G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 4GB DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB SATA II 7200RPM Asus DRW-24B3ST Black 24x Dual Layer SATA DVD RW Cooler Master 212+ Windows 7 Home 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
DELL Ultrasharp U2311H 23" 1920 x 1080 DELL Ultrasharp U2311H 23" 1920 x 1080 8MS CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W ATX12V Antec Three Hundred Gaming ATX Case Black 
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post #2 of 24
get a msi power edition gtx 670..better cooler and oc higher and cheaper..and put the cash tword a little better psu..just my opinion
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corsair h100 win7 64 asus vg27h 120hz logitech g510 
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ocz zx 1250 nzxt switch 810 razor naga steel searies 
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corsair dominator platnum crucial m4  samsung 840 asus blueray 
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corsair h100 win7 64 asus vg27h 120hz logitech g510 
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ocz zx 1250 nzxt switch 810 razor naga steel searies 
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post #3 of 24

I'd stick with the ASUS GPU. ASUS have the best cooling. My 7850 at a max OC of 1050/1450 never goes above 57C, even running Furmark for 30+ minutes. Awesome cards!

The RAM could be HyperX instead, it's a bit cheaper, and good stuff too. Looks good though, but yeah, if you ever want to SLI or crossfire, a bigger PSU would be needed.

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i7 2600k ASUS Sabertooth Z77 Sapphire 290 Tri-x 4GB OC CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Intel 520 120 GB SSD Seagate Barracuda 1 TB 250GB Samsung 840 EVO SSD LG Blu-Ray Lightscribe Combo Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Swiftech H320 (CPU only) Windows 7 Ultimate 27" Shimian 1440p Monitor 1000W Corsair PSU 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
800D custom painted and fixed up! 15 year old Microsoft Custom Minecraft Mousepad Logitech 2.1 Speakers (wub wubbity wub wub) 
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i5 3570k MSI Z68 MA-ED55 MSI GTX 750 Ti 6GB Corsair XMP 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
500GB WD Blue ASUS DVD Burner Hyper 212+ Windows 8.1 
PowerCase
Rosewill HIVE 750W Rosewill Blackbone 
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AMD Sempron 145 Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 4x MSI GTX 750 Ti 6 GB Corsair XMP 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
500 GB Seagate Barracuda Stock Windows 7 LG 20" 900p display 
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Dell generic Rosewill HIVE 750W Rosewill Thor V2 Dell generic 
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i7 2600k ASUS Sabertooth Z77 Sapphire 290 Tri-x 4GB OC CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Intel 520 120 GB SSD Seagate Barracuda 1 TB 250GB Samsung 840 EVO SSD LG Blu-Ray Lightscribe Combo Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Swiftech H320 (CPU only) Windows 7 Ultimate 27" Shimian 1440p Monitor 1000W Corsair PSU 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
800D custom painted and fixed up! 15 year old Microsoft Custom Minecraft Mousepad Logitech 2.1 Speakers (wub wubbity wub wub) 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 3570k MSI Z68 MA-ED55 MSI GTX 750 Ti 6GB Corsair XMP 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
500GB WD Blue ASUS DVD Burner Hyper 212+ Windows 8.1 
PowerCase
Rosewill HIVE 750W Rosewill Blackbone 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Sempron 145 Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 4x MSI GTX 750 Ti 6 GB Corsair XMP 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
500 GB Seagate Barracuda Stock Windows 7 LG 20" 900p display 
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Dell generic Rosewill HIVE 750W Rosewill Thor V2 Dell generic 
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post #4 of 24
Definitely don't get that PSU..
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Samsung 840 EVO 250GB WD Black - WD Blue  LG WH14NS40 Blu Ray Burner Swiftech H240X 
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Win 8.1 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro x64 Acer XB270HU 27" IPS 144hz G-Sync Corsair K70 Cooler Master V1000 
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Samsung 840 EVO 250GB WD Black - WD Blue  LG WH14NS40 Blu Ray Burner Swiftech H240X 
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Win 8.1 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro x64 Acer XB270HU 27" IPS 144hz G-Sync Corsair K70 Cooler Master V1000 
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post #5 of 24
Cooler master Power Supplies tend to fail quite a bit more often than you would probably like. I would suggest a PSU from a more reliable source like Seasonic, rosewill, NZXT, or Corsair to name a few.

I would suggest the MSI version of the 670 but i see the site doesnt have it.

Maybe spend $30 more for the ASRock Extreme 4. itll overclock better and has a bit more.
    
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Intel 320 Series 80gb Western Digital Caviar Blue 640gb TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-H653R CoolerMaster Hyper212+ 
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post #6 of 24
Buy a better power supply (http://www.overclock.net/t/183810/faq-recommended-power-supplies)
I'd suggest the Corsair 200R rather than your selected case
I'd suggest a radeon 7950 instead of a GTX 670; it's the best value at the moment
samsung 30nm RAM is some of the best RAM and also very cheap
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Maybe spend $30 more for the ASRock Extreme 4. itll overclock better and has a bit more.
Also, do this^
post #7 of 24
you can get a gtx 680 for 480 dollars..the asus isnt worth the premium..check out the msi card..searously will overclock higher then every card and has a great cooler..if not the best cooler at that. and you can pick them up for under 400..or spend 500 on a gtx 680 lightning..the fastest 680 and you can unlock it..mine will do 1450mhz on air.. sorry it isnt on the site...i would order everything else from there and a card from somewhere else..its simple to install a card your self..a monkey could do it
Edited by snitchkilla11 - 12/16/12 at 7:27pm
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corsair dominator platnum crucial m4  samsung 840 asus blueray 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
corsair h100 win7 64 asus vg27h 120hz logitech g510 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
ocz zx 1250 nzxt switch 810 razor naga steel searies 
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post #8 of 24
That GTX 670 you linked is a massive rip off, you can get a 7950 that's much better for like $289 or a 7970 for around $350 ish.
post #9 of 24
Pretty nice setup.

I agree with others, maybe spend a little less on GPU (Nvidia or AMD)and a little more on the PSU. You would likely even have a few bucks left over for some more RAM or fans etc.
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post #10 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by snitchkilla11 View Post

you can get a gtx 680 for 480 dollars..
All the prices are in australia money, so they are probably more than we would pay here.
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