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August 30, 2013 5:43:53 PM

I'm building a new gaming PC and I want it to be really good but with a budget of about 2000 bucks (I live in Australia so things are pretty damn expensive)

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
Cooler: Corsair H80i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
RAM: Kingston 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (Will get more down the track)
Storage - Already Have one
Motherboard: ASUS Z87 Deluxe/Dual
Case: Thermaltake Chaser A31 Snow White Tower
Graphics Card: 2 year old 6950 and (I'm planning on a GTX 780 or New amd Cards soon)
PSU: Depends on card

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August 30, 2013 5:54:38 PM

looks good to me.
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August 30, 2013 6:18:00 PM

You are WAAAYYY overspending on a motherboard and on RAM.
There are a hundred reasons why the Asus you chose is a horrible idea.

8GB is MORE than enough for gaming.

PCPartPicker part list: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/1y9O4
Price breakdown by merchant: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/1y9O4/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/1y9O4/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($275.00 @ PCCaseGear)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($145.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($199.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($105.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($124.00 @ PLE Computers)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($779.00 @ PLE Computers)
Case: Thermaltake Chaser A31 ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.00 @ Scorptec)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.00 @ PLE Computers)
Total: $1815.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-31 11:17 EST+1000)


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August 31, 2013 2:56:36 PM

Novuake said:
You are WAAAYYY overspending on a motherboard and on RAM.
There are a hundred reasons why the Asus you chose is a horrible idea.

8GB is MORE than enough for gaming.

PCPartPicker part list: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/1y9O4
Price breakdown by merchant: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/1y9O4/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/1y9O4/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($275.00 @ PCCaseGear)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($145.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($199.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($105.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($124.00 @ PLE Computers)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($779.00 @ PLE Computers)
Case: Thermaltake Chaser A31 ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.00 @ Scorptec)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.00 @ PLE Computers)
Total: $1815.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-31 11:17 EST+1000)




Based on your suggestions Im getting:

http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/1ys0o
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August 31, 2013 4:12:31 PM

Dont bother ever putting more than 8gb of RAM in your computer, going over 8gb you wont even notice a difference.
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August 31, 2013 10:06:59 PM

OK wait, do not get that Zalman PSU, I am not sure if its reliable, and I prefer to be sure.
Stick to trusted PSUs.

EDIT : actually scrap that, its a decent unit.
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/661

Then you are all set.
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