Hi People, I seriously need help. I want to build myself a Hardcore Gaming Rig for under 2500 Australian Dollars. My dad won't let me buy parts any higher than this price.
Mostly I'll be playing Flight Simulator X on ultra high settings. Other games i might play would be WoW, Age of Empires 3, Empire Total War, and CS:SOURCE. I'll also be playing Crysis or Half Life 2.
So as you can see I'm really into gaming. I live in Australia, Melbourne, Victoria. Unfortunately the prices over here are quite high, compared to NewEgg.
The only two shops that I know of and close too are Centrecom and MSY. I'm not too sure about buying online, because I never tried it.
I will definitely be overclocking the CPU. I'll be starting from scratch, which means that I don't have a monitor or an Operating System. I will definitely be using Intel Processor. I'll also do SLI or Crossfire in the future, probably 6 months later, until I get more money. I'll also be using Windows Vista Home Premium or Basic, for DX10.
Would Someone that has a good understanding of Building computers or choosing the right parts please design me a good rig under $2500 for extreme gaming, mostly for FSX, Strategy and FPS.
Also check prices on centrecom.com.au and msy.com.au, because I'll be buying according to these prices.
COMON go stab and rob someone for $124 =D Anyway hope this helped you as this is an awesome rig and within your budget...
I would change the CPU cooler to something slightly more affordable like scythe mugen 2
Change the HDD to Proximon's suggestion, it will be faster and more reliable than the seagate
Perhaps xfire 2 4850's instead of the GTX 260's, that way you could get by with the 650tx PSU, and this would greatly reduce the price. A 16x9 res monitor will be able to play any game with 2x4850's for a year at least, perhaps longer. Honestly though a 4870 1gb would probably be a good fit for that monitor, only Crysis would require anything more than that.