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Are these computer Builds any good for a Gaming PC?


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tinycrash

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Hey, i have a budget of $1100 so i build these 2 computers online, i am quite new at this, so i was hoping you guys could tell me if these builds are any good, and if i should change anything.

http://www.pccasegea...tion=wish_lists

http://www.pccasegea...tion=wish_lists

also, i already have a mouse, speakers and a monitor. (:

Thanks (:




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iammykyl

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Gday tinycrash, Posted Image

Both builds would work, each has good and not so good parts combination. For a gaming build, the i7 CPU is over the top. A i5 3570K will give top performance with the ability to OC should you require it. $$ saved should be used on the best GPU you can afford.
A ATX Mobo will give more room on the board for working, run a little cooler and a Z77 chipset gives you better features.
Providing you are not likely to run Crossfire or SLI, a 600/650 watt PSU is more than you require giving you wiggle room to add things like, 3 screens, more fans, etc.
I usually select low profile RAM, performs the same as ones with fancy heat sinks, but ensures no problems when fitting CPU coolers.
I don't consider the wd10ezrx suitable for a OS drive. IntelliPower is marketing speak, people think it means a variable speed drive, I have never seen specs for such a drive, I do not think they exist. The drive max speed is 5400 rpm, when it is idle for an undefined time, it comes to a stop, when access is needed again it takes time to come back up to operating speed..
Case, Nice, but need to check if it has washable air filters.
Below link is a good starting point for a build, can be tweaked up or down a little. let us know what you think.


> http://pcpartpicker.com/au/p/z5Cs


NB. OS is not included.




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The changes you've made seem pretty good, but could you suggest to me where i should order these parts from? i would prefer to order them all from one place, but the ones you listed are from seperate ones. (: thankyou very much (:
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If you go back to the CPP link, > top right, > click on, Price Markup By Merchant.


Scan $874.00 but they do not sell the PSU $116 or the case $85 Total $1,075
PC Case and Gear, $900.00 but they do not sell the RAM. they do sell the case, but not shown. Change brand of RAM, $65. Case $85 Total $1.050, but all from here.
The following takes a little work but could save you a $$$ After you have decided on your build, go to > http://www.staticice.com.au/
Search for a part, ex, i5 3570K > http://www.staticice...i5-3570K&spos=5


Local stores will often do a price match for pick ups, like Umart on line. My local store beats just about everyone, but the worst on-line site you have ever seen.
> http://www.msy.com.au/


How is the budget?
We can select a non modular PSU to bring the price down and an alternative caseas well.




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Hi.
How did yu go with your ordering? An update would be geatly appreciated.
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