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August 3, 2009 11:35:36 AM

Hello,

Since my post seem to have got me no where ill try again.

Im looking to build a Gaming PC, which will also be used for some Graphics Design. I have around $2500. I have the Keyboard, Screen, Mouse Speakers from my last PC. But everything else will be needed.

I can get parts from many different places in Australia and also of ebay if need be.

Can anyone please help me??

Thx

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August 3, 2009 11:55:46 AM

I can give you a Line up on newegg from u.s.a and you can look for similar parts in your area?
August 3, 2009 12:03:39 PM

I7
ASUS P6T
6GB DDR3 GSkillz
GTX 275 (Suffice for resolutions 1920X1200)
A WD Black 640GB/ 1TB HDD
CM 690 CASE
Corsair 750TX

~AUD 1600
Source -> MSY
http://www.msy.com.au/Parts/PARTS.pdf
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August 3, 2009 2:00:42 PM

This is what i had from MSY but never seemed to get an answer. or suggestions on anything. :( 


Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 920 @ 3.5GHz
Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD4P
6GB KIT DDR3 2000 G.Skill-Trident
WD VelociRaptor 300 GB SATA (Order from Online)
1GB GTX 285 ASUS
Thermaltake Armor+
Apevia 1100 Walock
Auzentech X-Studio 5.1
August 3, 2009 2:01:36 PM

Full, Theres plenty of PC shops around my area. so that be good cheers.
August 4, 2009 4:04:43 AM

adam, you wont notice much difference in performance between a DDR3 2000 and a DDR3 1600MHz RAM...but if the price difference is not much, then its OK...

And as for the HDD - The Velociraptor is IMO not worth it...It commands a very high price premium for very less increase in performance...
Instead you could get 2x WD Black 640GBs in RAID 0, that would be cheaper than the Velociraptor and would be faster and would give more space...

GPU - @ what resolution do you game...I still would suggest the GTX 275 for resolutions upto 1920X1200...The difference in performance between a GTX 275 and GTX 285 is very negligible...but the price difference is not...So rather than spending excess money on the GTX 285 for just a few FPS increase, I would suggest you save that money as by this year end, ATI would launch the DirectX 11 cards and you can get them...or if their performance is not good, you can always add one more GTX 275 in SLI...

PSU - 1100W ??? You wont need that much power even for a GTX 275 Tri-SLI...
I would suggest at the max, you get a Corsair 850TX...If you dont find them, then get any PSU from better manufacturers like Seasonic, Silverstone, PCP&S, Enermax, Antec Signature,...

And as for sound card, I would suggest you first try out the onboard sound as these boards come with HD audio chip...If not satisfied, then get one...
Maybe instead of the UD4P mobo, get the ASUS Rampage Gene...It has onboard premium sound and is a enthusiast level board with very good features...
August 4, 2009 6:32:10 AM

I just brought a 23' 5ms DVI WS Samsung 2333SW Screen.

So if i swap the following as listed below i should be ok?
This is the first PC i have built.

Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 920 @ 3.5GHz
Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD4P
6GB KIT DDR3 2000 G.Skill -Trident the price isnt much difference. from 1600.
2x WD Black 640GBs If i raid 0 these how reliable are they ?
GTX 275
Thermaltake Armor+
Corsair 850TX

Auzentech X-Studio 5.1 (reason was i got given a 5.1 system for xmas and would like to use it but if i can split it down to 2.1)

Is there anything else missing?

Will any extra cooling be needed?

Thx
August 4, 2009 6:42:30 AM

^ That looks better...

And as for the RAID 0, they are obviously not as reliable as a single drive configuration...But there is a very good performance increase...
You could add another HDD for keeping data for backup...So that would take out the risk factor of loosing your data...

And you might want to add an aftermarket CPU cooler to that list...At stock, they would lower the temps and while overclocking, it is very much needed...
Get any of these
Scythe Mugen 2
Xig Dark knight
Sunbeam CCTF 120MM with 1366 retention kit
Titan fenir
August 4, 2009 8:12:28 AM

Ok heres what its looking at atm based on the availability that i can get them.

Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 920 @ 3.5GHz - $405
Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD4P - $319

6GB KIT DDR3 2000 G.Skill -Trident - $219
or
CORSAIR TR3X6G1866C9DF 6GB PC3-15000 (DDR3-1866) Triple Channel Memory - $210

2x WD Black 640GBs - $155 each - $310
896M GTX 275 Gigabyte - $290
Thermaltake Armor+ - $169

Corsair 850TX Would have to hunt around for it but around the $280
or
Antec TPQ 850W - $279

Xig Dark knight - $80

If needed adding the Auzentech X-Studio 5.1 $77

~$2150.

My next question is Killer NIC™ M1 worth putting in? I have issues with my ADSL as of the area im in. A friend suggested i look into, it would cost around $250 and since ive dropped in PC cost price and have these issue what do you think?


Thx for ur help and imput Gkay09
August 4, 2009 9:08:12 AM

Ill have to have a look around for WD HDD that was just a price i got from a store earlier today.

Which way would you go in regards to RAM and Power supply??

Ive read a few reviews on them. The problem i have is that my Connection when Online comes in spikes and it ends up timing me out of games. Ive contacted my ISP and they said it fine.
August 4, 2009 9:38:42 AM

RAM and PSU, Corsair would be first choice...
About the NIC, its your call...from what I have read, I told my view...
But it would be good, if you can try it out once with your connection before you buy that...So that you can check if it has any advantages...
August 4, 2009 10:08:55 AM

OK cool. ill have a look as for my connection well...

Thx very much for ur help Gkay.
August 4, 2009 10:12:03 AM

:)  Good luck with your build...
August 4, 2009 10:36:35 AM

jeez australia prices are nuts. no offense.
August 4, 2009 1:46:11 PM

no offence taken. yeah i know kinda sucks. when u guys say look wat i can get for 2.5k then look what aus dollar can get :(  OH well least i can finally get a PC that wont keep crashing on me now lol.
August 4, 2009 1:53:34 PM

how much can you get the Asus P6T for? because that has integrated 5.1 audio output.
August 10, 2009 11:46:04 AM

ASUS P6T-SE $290
ASUS P6T $297

ASUS P6T-Deluxe $432
ASUS Deluxe-OC-Palm $549
August 11, 2009 6:09:26 AM

Does anyone know where in Australia you can buy Corsair products??
Everywhere i go doesnt sell them.

Ie been told to replace the CORSAIR 6GB with Kingston 6GB 1333MHz Kit and the Corsair 850TX with Superflow 850W.
August 11, 2009 6:26:50 AM

Corsair 3 x 2GB 6GB DDR3 1600 Dominator TR3X6G1600C8D I can pick these up for $270 of ebay. Thoughts?
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