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Realitytripp

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I'm looking at building a gaming computer to run Total War: Rome 2 with good quality. I have never built a computer before and I was wondering if these parts could work together to acheive that goal:

Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-VLK PCIe 3.0
GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB GDDR5
CPU: i5-3570k 3.4 GHz 6mb cache
PSU: Ultra LSP 650w ATX
RAM: Ballistix 8GB DDR3
Hard Drive: Toshiba 1TB 7200RPM Sata 3.5"
Case: Thermalake VL 800 series V3 black edition

I don't really know tech terminology so if you need more info please let me know and ill do my best to get it for you. Like I said this is my first time building a computer so please forgive me
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iammykyl

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Gday Realitytripp, Posted Image
Those parts look pretty good, A couple of things not on your list are, a optical drive and a OS.we will do a check to make sure all are compatible.

We would like a little more information please.
What is your max budget?
Do you have the following.
Monitor? brand/model please.
Mouse?
Keyboard?

In what country will you be purchasing the parts?
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OS: Windows 7 Ultimate
Monitor: Acer G185H

I have a monitor and a keyboard from my current computer and the total for all the parts probably around $900-$1100 budget. Also Ill be buying my parts in the US.

And thank you for the help

Edited by Realitytripp, 25 August 2013 - 03:29 AM.

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iammykyl

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Thanks for the additional infor.
You will find your selected parts at the link below. Everything is compatible but have a couple of observations.
The case gets pretty bad reviews, flimsy, virtually no cable management, very tight space to work in + more, only comes with one fan and for a gaming rig you need to have much better airflow than that will give.
The PSU is old tech, very poor quality, I would never use it. You need a quality PSU that delivers clean stable power otherwise you will end up with heaps of problems and most likely damage to the components.
> http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1w2XQ.
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Gday.
Sorry to not have given options for parts as it was very late. I have changed the HDD, case and PSU.

Updated parts list, > http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1wcve

> Case, http://www.antec.com...394&fid=5022074

Let us know if you are within a reasonable distance from one of these Micro Stores.
> http://www.microcent...es/default.aspx
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