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April 12, 2014 2:14:03 AM

Hello Guys,

I am going to build my first computer system and i need some advice from Experts, basically the computer would be use more for university purpose and little bit for gaming, and right now i am studying Building Design and we use programs such as Revit, Auto CAD and Photoshop, and later on i am moving to the Architecture program and they use programs such as Rhino, 3ds Max and Maya. my aim is to build a system that would last long and works smoothly (5 years)

Its been a while now i did my own research, and i would like the system look fancy and also perform great, i am not really sure if i want to overclock the computer but might give a try as there is a lot of tutorial video on the net.

My budget is 2000Au$ and this build 300$ out budget
Here my part list and wonder if it is compatible and also if extra cable is needed,

Case: NZXT H440
MoBo: MSI Z87-GD65
GPU: ASUS Geforce GTX780 Direct CU II OC 3GB
CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz
Cooler: Corsair Hydro Series H80i
RAM: G.SKILL Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) (Note: Plan to go to 32GB later on)
SSD: Samsung 840 EVO Series 250GB SSD
HHD: Seagate 2TB Barracuda
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64bit (Note:to support more than 16GB RAM)
PSU: Corsair RM650 Watt
Extra : Arctic Silver 3.5gm Thermal Compound
2 SATA III Cable 180 Degree 30cm Red (to connect to SSD and HHD)Not sure
Monitor: Already have
Mouse: Already have
Keyboard: Already have

i would really appreciate your help as in less than 2 weeks im buying all the components to build it on the 2nd week of Easter break


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a b 4 Gaming
April 12, 2014 2:47:49 AM

Did something else, $85AUD above budget

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($389.00 @ CPL Online)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H60 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($95.00 @ PLE Computers)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-HD3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($169.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Memory: G.Skill AEGIS 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($170.99 @ Mwave Australia)
Storage: Crucial M500 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($149.00 @ CPL Online)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.00 @ CPL Online)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($579.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Case: Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($128.00 @ CPL Online)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($142.00 @ CPL Online)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($165.00 @ CPL Online)
Total: $2085.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-12 19:47 EST+1000)