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1st PC Build ($1500-1600 AUD) - Any suggestions before I pull the trigger?

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December 1, 2013 10:55:17 AM

Hey Toms Hardware community,

I'm looking to build a pc which will mostly be used for gaming and some heavy multi tasking. I've spent some time doing research and this is what I've come up with:

http://au.pcpartpicker.com/user/cyannotteal/saved/30G8

My budget is $1600 - I'll look to grab the keyboard and monitor in the future when I have more cash. Any suggestions before I pull the trigger on it?

I also had a few questions regarding the build...
- I've gone with 1866 RAM - Is this the best choice with this build, or should I consider 1600 or 2133 (minimal price difference)?
- What are your thoughts on the case? I'm looking for a mid tower which will fit everything in without too much heartache
- Is this wireless network adapter ok with these parts? I've got an iinet BoB lite at home if that helps

Thanks for reading. If you had any other tips I'd love to hear them.

Cheers

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December 1, 2013 11:10:23 AM

It's great,but I have a problem with the motherboard, PCI x16 running at 4x, that means if you want to crossfire/sli in the future you won't be able to, I would suggest to go with a mobo with 2 PCI x16, or x16 with x8 or x8 with x8, just NO x4. It will bottleneck the second Gpu. But if you aim just playing always at one Gpu, then shoot the gun.
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December 1, 2013 11:53:40 PM

Spartans said:
It's great,but I have a problem with the motherboard, PCI x16 running at 4x, that means if you want to crossfire/sli in the future you won't be able to, I would suggest to go with a mobo with 2 PCI x16, or x16 with x8 or x8 with x8, just NO x4. It will bottleneck the second Gpu. But if you aim just playing always at one Gpu, then shoot the gun.


Awesome, thanks for the info - Had no idea about this issue. Although I don't plan to crossfire/sli, things can always change in the future. Any suggestions on an alternative mobo at a similar price?
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December 2, 2013 4:10:21 AM

Sweet - I'll look into it. Thanks for your help
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December 2, 2013 6:32:20 AM

chickndinnr said:
Sweet - I'll look into it. Thanks for your help


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