Pc build help :)

hey guys, im building myself a new pc as my laptop is 5 yrs old and i am interested in becoming a pc gamer, i am one to get the best of the best but in this case my budget is around $2200 with keyboard, mouse, os. this is what i have come up with so far as australia is sooooo expencive compared to america.

i would appreciate your input and dont mind citicism as i am a noob to pc.
cheers guys

here is my build:

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($379.00 @ CPL Online)

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($49.00 @ Scorptec)

Motherboard: MSI Z77 MPOWER ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($189.00 @ PCCaseGear)

Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($124.00 @ CPL Online)

Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($149.00 @ PCCaseGear)

Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card ($539.00 @ PCCaseGear)

Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($125.00 @ CPL Online)

Case Fan: Noctua NF-P12 PWM 120mm Fan ($27.00 @ PLE Computers)

Power Supply: Silverstone Strider Plus 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V /

EPS12V Power Supply ($175.00 @ Scorptec)

Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($29.00 @ Scorptec)

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($120.00 @ Scorptec)

Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K95 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($189.00 @ CPL Online)

Mouse: Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse ($52.00 @ CPL Online)

Total: $2146.00

well the build looks good, i would personaly  go for the new AMD R9-280X card from msi. performance will be equal but the card is cheaper.

also i would go for the intel i7-4770K with Msi Z87 Mpower or Mpower Max. and a Noctua NH-D14 cpu cooler.

But the Msi z77 Mpower with i7-3770K is offcourse also a great choice.


You will also want another SSD one is never enough. I think that cpu is over kill for just gaming. What kinda monitor you got?


So this is final most final build, I'm undesisive on the mobo.



So can you guys see a difference between this


Or this


Again I will be gaming and also editing and what not.


From what I've read the mpower will be a slightly better oc'er
The price difference is $130 so the gd65 would be better dollar/performance.

if I do go with the gd65 I was thinking of getting a 2tb hardrive or something of the sort With the savings between the boards.


Buying parts from all those different stores will kill you in terms of shipping. Also for australian hardware recommendations check this: http://whirlpool.net.au/wiki/rmp_sg_whirlpoolpcs_gaming_configs_1

These lists on the whirlpool forums are specifically for australia and specifically about maximising value in one area. The $1800 ($2300) one seems to fit your budget. Although for a first time gamer I'd recommend going cheaper but hey if you got the cash go for it.

They chose the i5 cpu which is cheaper but for games will have equal performance to an i7.

They also put most of the money into the graphics card which I agree with. Although the 780 is perhaps a bit overkill for 1080p gaming. If you plan on doing only gaming, I recommend the R9 280X as it's very good and significantly cheaper than that 770. But go with the 780 if you want to upgrade to a huge monitor in the future (4K)


Ok so I have a very different build now.



Looks good. U sticking a HD in it or using portable?

looks good to me but why a 850W psu? 650W will be more then enough for a single GPU setup.

by the way the Msi Z87-GD65 gaming you talked about ealier is also a great choice.

External hd for the time being.

thanks for the pickup on the 850, I forgot I changed to single gpu.

so I ended up ordering It. I gotta wait till 4/11 as the case i doesn't come in till then grrrr so keen to build this, never built one before


I guess its too late now, but i recommend sites http://www.umart.com.au/http://www.msy.com.au/ and http://www.mwave.com.au/ as a fellow Australian. These are a bit cheaper than pc case gear and scorptech. The products may only be a few dollars cheaper that the other sites (although i did find a psu that was $80 cheaper), but overall you can save around $50+.