Aug 7, 2011
Approximate Purchase Date: This week

Budget Range: $700 AUD

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Parts Not Required: Monitor/keyboard/Mouse/OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: or

Country of Origin: Australia

Parts Preferences: Preferably m-ATX, but not a huge deal.

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Like I mentioned above, if we could keep it small to fit in my desk, that would be cool. If not, then it's not a big deal.

Thanks in advance.
I would aim for so mething along the lines of:

Intel Core i5-2400

i5-2500k isn't worth it if youre not overclocking and this will outperform any current AMD CPU in games assuming you have a decent GPU which is obviously recommended for games.

2x4GB G.Skill Ripjaws 1333Mhz

Corsair/Kingston etc. are good too, also 8GB is more than enough for gaming.

ASRock H61M/U3S3

Don't need anything more expensive than this if youre not overclocking. This also has USB 3.0 and SATA 3

Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB

Not hugely imaginitive since everyone has one of these but theres a reason for that, it's fast, reliable and cheap.

Gigabyte GTX 560Ti 1GB

This version has dual fans which should mean it will stay cool and quiet. Also, the GTX 560Ti will have no problems maxing any game at 1920x1080.

NZXT Vulcan

Decent case for the price but this is just a suggestion, its up to you really because cases are pretty personal. Also it is m-ATX.

Corsair CX430 430W

Enough power for your needs and i hear it's very quiet and i know it will be reliable, Corsair are very trustworthy.

EDIT: Sorry forgot to add, on Newegg that came to around $720 USD. You could cut down the price if you want by getting a cheaper HDD or 4GB of RAM.