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12-Jan-2012, 01:26 AM #1
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I am planning on building a gaming PC with a budget of around $900 Australian dollars and this is the list of components I have come up with.

Graphics card: $225.15

Leadtek WinFast GTX 560 Ti 1GB GDDR5
Case: $52.50

Xigmatek Asgard II
Power supply unit: $85

OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W Modular High Performance Power Supply
Motherboard: $115.80

MSI P67A-GD55 (B3)
Processor: $212

Intel Core i5-2500K
Hard drive: $90

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB
Optical drive: $20

LG GH22NS50 DVD Burner
Network card: $13

TP-Link TL-WN350GD 54M Wireless
Memory: $37.70

G.Skill F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL 4GB (2x 2GB)

I Have done quite a bit of research on these components but would like to clarify a few questions.
Are all of these components completely compatible with each other?
Will all of the components fit into the case?
Am I getting the best price and value for all of the components?
Do you have any suggestions to change a component?

Thanks, James
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12-Jan-2012, 04:02 AM #2
I would say add an SSD for the OS of you're system and 4 gigs of ram is okay but 6 or 8 will help alot more.

You picked a great graphics card if you you are needing to save money you can go with the 560 which is what I use with 6 gigs ram and 3.1 ghz cpu and I can max bf3 and crysis 2 no problem.
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01-Feb-2012, 06:35 PM #3
What do you plan on playing with it? I agree with ryan on the ram, but again it really all depends on what you play. I have 16GB in my rig which is a bit overkill for now. Had a little trouble with the Gigabyte GTX 560TI for some reason. I have had to tweak with it in order to prevent it from crashing.. not sure if it's just my GPU or not.

OS: Windows 7 32 bit. Intel i7-2600k.
GPU: Gigabyte Standard OC GTX 560 Ti
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01-Feb-2012, 08:56 PM #4
Your case is a little small if you decide to add a 3rd party CPU cooler later.
I would look at a Corsair or Seasonic PSU's.
I would recommend ASUS or Gigabyte Mobos.
You can check your motherboard's website for compatible RAM.
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01-Feb-2012, 09:55 PM #5
I will suggest use Z68 chipset instead of P67 CHipset .... Motherboard manufacture is start to discontinue the product using P67 chipset...
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