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December 1, 2013 9:06:28 PM

Hello all,
I've been planning out a new computer for quite some time now and I'm trying to decide between a few components.
Currently, my build looks like this:

Intel Core i5 4670K
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
AsRock Fatal1ty Z87 KILLER
ASUS GTX 760 DirectCU II OC
Intel 330 120GB SSD (Salvaged from my laptop)
Seagate Barracuda 1TB
G. Skill Ripjaws X - 1600 MHz Single 8GB
Corsair Graphite 230T w/ Window
Corsair GS700-V2
Samsung SATA DVD RW

My budget I've set is $1200 and that build comes to $1188 (I live in Australia, prices suck). The first component I'm deciding between is the motherboard. AsRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer or the AsRock Z87 Ext4?
The next is the gpu. I can get a GTX 680 off eBay for around $300 on a good day, the other option is a GTX 760. I'll probably buy a second 680/760 and SLI them in the distant future.
The last is to do with the CPU cooler. The CM Hyper 212 EVO or something else like a liquid cooler? I plan on overclocking to 4.6 or something around that. I'm open to suggestions, especially with regards to motherboards, so thanks all for your time.
December 1, 2013 9:11:39 PM

Looks like a good rig, have to agree about prices there, have seen some that really shocked me, especially as so much is from China and you all are so close ;) 
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December 1, 2013 9:26:28 PM

Yeah. I'm not sure why Aussies pay so much... oh well, just gotta work that little bit harder then. Btw, the Extreme 4 is $10 more than the Fatal1ty board. Is it worth the difference? Also, what about motherboards from other companies? Motherboards such as the MSI Z87-G45, Asus Z87-A and the Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H? Those are all around $195.
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December 1, 2013 9:45:39 PM

Z87-A is good, Fatal1ty is good mobo also, the GB would be my 3rd pick, MSI I won't touch, poor QC. Of those I'd go the Asus, OCs well, handles DRAM well and BIOS is good ;) 
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December 1, 2013 11:14:00 PM

Ahh ok brilliant, thanks. One last thing, is it worth it to buy a second hand GTX 680? Or should I just buy a brand new GTX 760? What are the dangers of buying second hand graphics cards?
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December 2, 2013 9:26:59 AM

Really depends on who you buy through, I prefer to see and test test first, if guaranteed, prob in good shape if it's a reputable vendor
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