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October 14, 2009 5:34:01 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE:This Week BUDGET RANGE: $1800 AU

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: movies, net, Gaming, music

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard,mouse

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:Australia

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe in future

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

Case
Antec NINE-HUNDRED-TWO - $174
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

PSU
Corsair HX-620 - $169
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

CPU
Intel Core i5 750 - $249
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

CPU cooler
CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Plus CPU Cooler - $52
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Thermal Paste
Arctic Cooling MX-3 - $15
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Motherboard
Gigabyte GA-P55-UD4 - $195
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

RAM
G.Skill Ripjaws F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH (2x2GB) DDR3 - $119
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Graphics
PowerColor Radeon HD5750 - $215
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Hard Drive
Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB - $109
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Optical Drive
LG GH22NS50 SATA DVDRW OEM - $59
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Monitor
Samsung P2350 - $299.00
http://www.scorptec.com.au/computer/35033-p2350

2x extra fans to fill spots in case
Arctic Cooling F12 Pro 120mm Case Fan - $9 each
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

That brings us to $1674 plus about $60 shipping.

More about : thoughts build

October 14, 2009 6:03:52 PM

When you assemble it, consider putting the DVD on the bottom and moving the fan bays up a couple slots to get more front airflow to the RAM/CPU (especially the bay with the extra internal fan.) Experiment with the side fas as either intake or exhaust, though you really dont need the extra fans for cooling.

I cant comment on the monitor. Everything else is good parts.
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October 14, 2009 7:39:44 PM

Wow, prices in AU are steep.
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October 14, 2009 9:51:39 PM

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=10870
More wattage, less $. You will only lose the modular cables of the 620HX, but proper cable managment is neither difficult nor time-consuming. Besides, modular cables don't really help all that much anyway; you still need to manage them.

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=8806
Better performance, less $, but less space. If you can budget for it, you can get two of these and set them up in RAID 0 for maximum performance and over 1TB of space.

These suggestions are more nitpicks than anything else though; it's a great looking build. Good luck!
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October 15, 2009 5:20:25 AM

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When you assemble it, consider putting the DVD on the bottom and moving the fan bays up a couple slots to get more front airflow to the RAM/CPU (especially the bay with the extra internal fan.) Experiment with the side fas as either intake or exhaust, though you really dont need the extra fans for cooling.


Thanks for the suggestions, I will play around with the fans a bit. I know that I wont need the extra cooling but the case has two extra spots for fans and I thought I may aswell fill them up.

Quote:
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
More wattage, less $. You will only lose the modular cables of the 620HX, but proper cable managment is neither difficult nor time-consuming. Besides, modular cables don't really help all that much anyway; you still need to manage them.

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
Better performance, less $, but less space. If you can budget for it, you can get two of these and set them up in RAID 0 for maximum performance and over 1TB of space.

These suggestions are more nitpicks than anything else though; it's a great looking build. Good luck!


Thanks for the input. I may look into the power supply although I am an electrician so I am pretty picky with my cable management so I will probably stick with the modular PSU.

Other than that it sounds like I have a fairly solid build and I may look into getting these bits in the next day or two.
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