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New Build $3.5K-$4K Budget Gaming PC

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November 27, 2013 3:24:45 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Start of next year

Budget Range: $3500AUD -$4000AUD- Willing to go a little over if it is necessary

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Application Development, 3D CAD Design (Solidworks), Coding, Photoshop, internet

Are you buying a monitor: Yes - would like to go for multi screen gaming or a high res single screen

Parts to Upgrade: New Build

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: http://www.msy.com.au/ OR http://www.pccasegear.com/

Location: Melbourne AUSTRALIA.

Parts Preferences: None, as long as they provide good proformance

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe (with multi screen I would suggest Yes)

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080, 1920x1200 or 2560x1440 (Buying New, Currently have 1080p)

Additional Comments: Am open to all suggestions, watercooling, colour coding (White/Blue)(Black/Green) idk something cool. Would like to be able to play most games on ultra on 3 screens,

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I have had my gaming pc for 4 years and when I bought it, I got mid to high end parts which I have made last for a lot longer than it should have.

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November 27, 2013 3:31:18 PM

Are you going to render and edit or just play?
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November 27, 2013 3:40:38 PM

Francisco Costa said:
Are you going to render and edit or just play?


Both, But majority will be gaming. So its more of a gaming PC but would like to do some rendering as well
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November 27, 2013 3:48:25 PM

Here you go:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4930K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor ($659.00 @ PCCaseGear)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 240M 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($154.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Motherboard: ASRock X79 Extreme9 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($379.00 @ CPL Online)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($368.00 @ CPL Online)
Storage: Plextor M5S Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($199.00 @ Scorptec)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($168.00 @ CPL Online)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($829.00 @ CPL Online)
Case: NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($139.00 @ CPL Online)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 850W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($239.00 @ CPL Online)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($22.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Total: $3156.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-28 10:48 EST+1100)
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November 27, 2013 3:58:39 PM

g-unit1111 said:
Here you go:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4930K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor ($659.00 @ PCCaseGear)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 240M 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($154.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Motherboard: ASRock X79 Extreme9 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($379.00 @ CPL Online)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($368.00 @ CPL Online)
Storage: Plextor M5S Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($199.00 @ Scorptec)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($168.00 @ CPL Online)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($829.00 @ CPL Online)
Case: NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($139.00 @ CPL Online)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 850W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($239.00 @ CPL Online)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($22.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Total: $3156.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-28 10:48 EST+1100)


All looks pretty good, Just a few questions,

1) Why would you choose the ASRock Extreme 9 over the extreme 6?

2) What Monitors would you recommend for 3 screen gaming

3) would a single 780 TI be enough for 3 screen gaming?

4) is 1600 ram good enough? Why not get 1866+?
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November 27, 2013 4:03:12 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($379.00 @ CPL Online)
CPU Cooler: NZXT HAVIK 140 90.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($69.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme6 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($209.00 @ CPL Online)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($215.00 @ CPL Online)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($184.00 @ PLE Computers)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.00 @ PLE Computers)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($799.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Gunmetal/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($129.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($105.00 @ PLE Computers)
Monitor: Asus PB278Q 27.0" Monitor ($599.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Total: $2755.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-28 10:59 EST+1100)

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4930K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor ($659.00 @ PCCaseGear)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($149.00 @ PLE Computers)
Motherboard: ASRock X79 Extreme6 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($239.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($439.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($184.00 @ PLE Computers)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.00 @ PLE Computers)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($799.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($799.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Case: NZXT Phantom 630 (Gunmetal) ATX Full Tower Case ($185.00 @ CPL Online)
Power Supply: Corsair RM 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($217.06 @ Mwave Australia)
Monitor: Asus PB278Q 27.0" Monitor ($599.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Total: $4336.06
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-28 11:02 EST+1100)
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November 27, 2013 4:43:13 PM

mastrom101 said:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4930K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor ($659.00 @ PCCaseGear)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($149.00 @ PLE Computers)
Motherboard: ASRock X79 Extreme6 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($239.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($439.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($184.00 @ PLE Computers)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.00 @ PLE Computers)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($799.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($799.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Case: NZXT Phantom 630 (Gunmetal) ATX Full Tower Case ($185.00 @ CPL Online)
Power Supply: Corsair RM 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($217.06 @ Mwave Australia)
Monitor: Asus PB278Q 27.0" Monitor ($599.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Total: $4336.06
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-28 11:02 EST+1100)


I would prefer this one.
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1) Why would you choose the Corsair Vengence over what g-unit1111 put in his?
2) why a single monitor over 3 monitors?
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November 28, 2013 1:18:39 PM

1. For color coding as you requested. Either set is good.
2. I prefer single, not a fan of bars in between my games but it's up to you.

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November 28, 2013 2:24:07 PM

mastrom101 said:
1. For color coding as you requested. Either set is good.
2. I prefer single, not a fan of bars in between my games but it's up to you.



I see, thanks :) 

Yeah i'm thinking a single screen might be the way to go.
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November 28, 2013 2:30:09 PM

Alex_castro64 said:

1) Why would you choose the ASRock Extreme 9 over the extreme 6?

2) What Monitors would you recommend for 3 screen gaming

3) would a single 780 TI be enough for 3 screen gaming?

4) is 1600 ram good enough? Why not get 1866+?


1, I just picked that one at random, no reason why.

2. Well displays are one thing that is entirely personal preference. There's lots of different variables that go into picking a monitor and as far as brands go I typically recommend Asus as they have good color contrast and refresh rates.

3. Depends on the resolution of your monitors.

4. Yes. The higher up you go in RAM speed doesn't really affect performance in gaming, but if you plan to render it could. The thing you have to be careful with is the voltage - if the voltages don't match you could fry your motherboard.
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November 28, 2013 3:58:49 PM

g-unit1111 said:

1, I just picked that one at random, no reason why.

2. Well displays are one thing that is entirely personal preference. There's lots of different variables that go into picking a monitor and as far as brands go I typically recommend Asus as they have good color contrast and refresh rates.

3. Depends on the resolution of your monitors.

4. Yes. The higher up you go in RAM speed doesn't really affect performance in gaming, but if you plan to render it could. The thing you have to be careful with is the voltage - if the voltages don't match you could fry your motherboard.


Fair enough

Thanks for the info.

I think I will go with a high res single screen. And i think that RAM will be fine, thanks :) 
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