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First PC Build (Gaming PC)

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by JuicyFlipper, Jan 12, 2012.

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  1. JuicyFlipper

    JuicyFlipper Thread Starter

    Jan 8, 2012
    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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  3. ryanl809


    Dec 26, 2011
    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.
  4. muckman2


    Feb 1, 2012
    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
    Building a Gaming PC
  5. black-wolf


    Aug 8, 2008
    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.
  6. sonexpc


    Mar 31, 2011
    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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