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$1000 - $1500 Gaming/Video editing PC Budget Help Please!

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June 19, 2013 2:06:56 AM

I need help with buying the parts, i want to be able to use 2 monitors and able to run multiple things at once, oh btw im from australia.. So i would appreciate it if you would send the links to the parts, thanks
June 19, 2013 2:43:20 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($225.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Motherboard: ASRock H87M Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($75.63 @ Mwave Australia)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($105.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($769.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Case: BitFenix Outlaw ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.09 @ Mwave Australia)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($112.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($21.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Total: $1465.72
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-19 19:43 EST+1000)
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June 19, 2013 2:53:35 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($225.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($159.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($149.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($105.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($209.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($209.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Case: Cooler Master HAF X ATX Full Tower Case ($179.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($21.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Other: CoolerMaster 800W Silent Pro Gold ($178.00)
Other: CPU Fan Cooler ($35.00)
Total: $1637.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-19 20:04 EST+1000)

If This were your build, what would you change?
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June 19, 2013 3:06:47 AM

ShieldK said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($225.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($159.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($209.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($209.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Case: Cooler Master HAF X ATX Full Tower Case ($179.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Other: CoolerMaster 800W Silent Pro Gold ($178.00)
Other: SanDisk Extreme Solid State Drive 120GB ($115.00)
Other: ASUS BW-12B1ST High Speed Burner ($109.00)
Other: CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler ($35.00)
Total: $1586.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-19 19:51 EST+1000)

If this were your build, what would you change ?


In your shoes, I would drop the dual 660s and grab a single 770 or 7970. Better upgrade path. I would also trash the Cooler Master (or as they are affectionately known around here, Crapper Master) PSU for a SeaSonic, Antec, Corsair, or XFX PSU, drop the HAF X down to a NZXT Phantom 410, get a standard optical drive, unless there's some reason you need that one, and use the resulting savings to get an Intel Core i7-4770k and ASRock Z87 Extreme4.
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June 19, 2013 3:17:11 AM

What would you prefer, i7 or AMD
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June 19, 2013 3:18:30 AM

ShieldK said:
What would you prefer, i7 or AMD


The i7 is a superior processor, but it's also more expensive.

Wait a tic, aren't you the OP of the "Building a PC less than $1500" I've been contributing to? Are you aware that you're only supposed to have a single thread for your build?
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June 19, 2013 3:21:38 AM

No i am not aware, i shall close this thread and ill move over to the other thread :D 
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June 19, 2013 3:24:47 AM

ShieldK said:
No i am not aware, i shall close this thread and ill move over to the other thread :D 


Danke schön. I'll see you in the other thread.
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