$2800 i7 Gaming Build

Hey guys,

im looking to get a new pc soon and need some advice and feedback, heres what i've got so far.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within two weeks (hopefully) BUDGET RANGE: $2800 AUD roughly $2900 AUD absolute maximum.

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming (Crysis, Crysis Warhead and Wars, COD4 Both Company of Heroes, S.T.A.L.K.E.R Shadow of Chernobyl, and general FPS games.), Browsing the net, listening to music, downloading, movies and general office use (word processing i.e Homework)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, speaker, OS and HDD.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: www.shopbot.com.au, or www.staticice.com.au

PARTS PREFERENCES: Refer to my config so far.

OVERCLOCKING: Yes but i have no experience in this. SLI: Yes

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Big thing is that i live in Australia and things are a bit more expensive over here, so i am unable to use newegg (very pissed off about) also i have been searching for these parts for months trying to get the best rig for my money. With the motherboard is that better than an ASUS p6t Deluxe v2, cos i was recommended that one, also does eVGA E-LEET utility work with non-eVGA products?

Case - Antec TWELVE HUNDRED -- The Unbeatable Gaming Case - Black, NO PSU, Front ports: 2 x USB2.0, 1 x eSATA, 1 x Audio In and Out.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129043&Tpk=antec%201200

Power Supply - Corsair 1000W Corsair HX-1000 ATX Modular Power Supply, 140mm fan, 3-Way SLI Certified, 6 PCI-E Connectors, Universal AC input 90~264V.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139007&Tpk=corsair%20hx1000

Video Card - XFX GTX 285 PCI-E 2.0 1GB DDR3 512-bit, 648/2484MHz. Dual Dual-Link DVI, HDCP, Fan, NVIDIA PhysX Ready.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150367

Monitor - Benq 24" G2400WD Widescreen LCD BLACK, 2MS (GTG) , VGA/DVI/HDMI, 1920x1200 (16:10), TILT STAND, 3YR ONSITE WTY.
If u can recommend another monitor for the same price that would be great.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824014173

Motherboard - EVGA 132-BL-E758-A1 X58 SLI Motherboard LGA1366, X58, QPI 6.4GT/s, 6x DDR3-1333, 2x PCI-Ex16, 9x SATA-II, RAID, 2x GigLAN, 8Chl, Firewire, ATX.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188039

CPU - Intel Core i7 920 (2.66Ghz/ 8MB/ 4.8GT QPI/ Quad Core).
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115202

Ram - G.Skill 6GB (3x 2048mb) DDR3 1600 (PC12800 - F3-12800CL9T-6GBNQ) RAM Module Kit (TRIPLE PACK for i7)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231225

Also just any SATA DVD/CD Burner. BTW i posted Newegg links for the products but i cant use newegg as previoulsy stated i just like their site. I'm also not sure wether i should eVGA or XFX for the vid card.
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  1. With the motherboard is that better than an ASUS p6t Deluxe v2, cos i was recommended that one, also does eVGA E-LEET utility work with non-eVGA products?
  2. i was thinking about going along the lines of 2 gtx 260's but i will be getting a second 285 later on this year atm i'm really stuck for the motherbaord choice between the ASUS p6t Deluxe V2 or the eVGA Non-Classified x58.
  3. Why would you go with a nVidia GTX 285 when it performs the same (if not worse) then a Radeon 4890 which is also much cheaper?

    Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 4890
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102830
    $245 ($20 MIR)

    Also go with the Asus P6T Deluxe (cheaper then the v2 with small difference) (or a cheaper x58 motherboard is fine). You can even get better performance then the 295 if you crossfire two 4890s.
  4. Some budget friendly changes:
    Antec 900 case
    Corsair 850TX PSU (maybe even 750TX, depending on video card choices)
    Asus P6T or Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD4P motherboard

    2x GTX 260 or 2x GTX 275 in SLI is a good match for 1920x1200 resolution.
  5. To PhillipV, I have now idea where you got your info from but a single GTX 285 shits on a Radeon 4890, and with that Asus p6t Deluxe the V2 is cheaper and only has the SAS HDD option removed. As for WR2 thanks for the advice but with the case and PSU I will not be changing those to quickly as I need those for future upgrades and SLI options, But I'm still not sure whether i should get the eVGA or ASUS motherboard, as nobody can definitively tell me which one is better.
  6. should i take this lack of replies as a sign of a good build?
  7. vasilli_65 said:
    the case and PSU I will not be changing those to quickly as I need those for future upgrades and SLI options
    What future upgrade and SLI options are you considering which the 1200 and 1000W PSU support that the 900 and 850W PSU does not support?
  8. I agree with WR2 there is no need for enormous PSU's for this build 850W will be ample.
  9. Im looking in the immediate future of another gtx 285 and later on in further build with gt300 cards in SLI definately
  10. actually the 285 is pretty equal to a standard bin 4890 (900mhz)

    and since the 4890 supports DX11 and ATi cards scale better than NVidia cards in multi-gpu setups so it gets my vote.
  11. ATI 4890 doesnt support Direct3d 11 it supports 10.1 only ATM
  12. ^ Nope, unofficially the last 4 generations of ATi cards have support for DX11.
  13. K thnx for that im now looking to get the PC this weekend ill repost the specs in a sec
  14. Case - Cooler Master HAF RC 932, SECC, USB 2.0 x 4, IEEE1394a x1, eSATA x 1, Mic x 1, Audio x 1 (RC-932-KKN1). $220.00


    Power Supply - Corsair 1000W Corsair HX-1000 ATX Modular Power Supply, 140mm fan, 3-Way SLI Certified, 6 PCI-E Connectors, Universal AC input 90~264V. $390.00


    Video Card - EVGA Manufacturer: EVGA. The GTX 285 SC Graphics Card is a 1GB, 512-bit, GDDR3 Card. It has 2x Dual-link DVI, 1x HDTV and Digital Vibrance Control DVC T [EVGA-01G-P3-1285]. $590.00


    Monitor - BenQ 24 Widescreen LCD Monitor, 1920x1200 Resolution, 250cd/m2, 4000:1, 2ms, D-Sub, DVI, HDMI, HDCP, Black (G2400WD). $335.00


    Motherboard - EVGA 132-BL-E758-A1 X58 SLI Motherboard LGA1366, X58, QPI 6.4GT/s, 6x DDR3-1333, 2x PCI-Ex16, 9x SATA-II, RAID, 2x GigLAN, 8Chl, Firewire, ATX. $ 530.00


    CPU - Intel Core i7 920 (2.66Ghz/ 8MB/ 4.8GT QPI/ Quad Core). $450.00


    Ram - G.Skill 6GB (3x 2048mb) DDR3 1600 (PC12800 - F3-12800CL9T-6GBNQ) RAM Module Kit (TRIPLE PACK for i7) $ 200.00

    TOTAL : $ 2715.00

    As you've noticed i have $100 extra room if there is anything i need to change or upgrade please tell :D
  15. Anyone I5 with GTX 295 ??? why not recommend it to him
  16. CHRISTLUBAS said:
    Anyone I5 with GTX 295 ??? why not recommend it to him


    Did you think to check the date on this thread? How many pages back did you have to dig through to find this thread anyways ?
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