$500-$600 Gaming PC

Benjinicky

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Hi,
I've never built a computer before so this will be a first. I would just like a bit of help with the parts that I should use.
I have a few ideas of the parts I might like to use but your help would be appreciated.

I'll be using the PC for: gaming, school work (word, PowerPoint, surfing the web etc) watching videos online and, well... that's about it.

I'm from Sydney, Australia so make sure I can get them from here.
So far I've come up with this:

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-GL Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card
Case: Cooler Master RC-361-KKN1 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer

Is this build any good? What games will it be able to run and at what settings?
Thanks,
Benjinicky
 

Novulux

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If you plan on playing at that max res with those types of games, it may be best for you to take cutebeans suggestion for an HD 7850 if possible.
 

Benjinicky

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I found a PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 1GB on Mwave for $169.99 so I think I'll go with that cause its not too expensive.
 

Benjinicky

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Will the extra GB of VRAM be worth the extra $60?
 

excella1221

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Except it isn't $60. :p

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131473&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161405&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

$5-10 difference after rebates, $15-20 before.
 

Benjinicky

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I'm in Sydney, Australia so unfortunately NewEgg is unavailable
 

cutebeans

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($122.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($60.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Memory: G.Skill Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($35.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.00 @ Scorptec)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($179.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Case: Thermaltake VN900A1W2N (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 400W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($62.10 @ Mwave Australia)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($22.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Total: $601.10
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-15 18:45 EST+1100)

Yeah, it fits the budget. PCpartpicker isn't as extensive as it is in the states though.
 
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