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January 8, 2010 11:31:27 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This week

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming (Crysis, COD MW2 etc.), University stuff (Architechture) and normal stuff (internet, word etc.)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Need everything

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Umart-http://www.umart.com.au/newindex2.phtml?bid=5

PARTS PREFERENCES:

Intel Core i7 860 2.8ghz Quad LGA1156
Asus P7P55D Pro
DDR3 4GB G.Skill Ripjaws 1600mHz CL8
Samsung 1TB F3 SATA II 7200RPM 32M
Sapphire HD5850 1G GDDR5 PCIE 2D HDMI
Antec Nine Hundred 2 Black Case (No PS)
Antec TruePower 650W TP-650
LiteON IHAS324 SATA DVD-RW 24X Black
LG W2253TQ-PF Gloss Blk 2ms
Logitech Deluxe 250 Desktop USB
Logitech X-140 2.0 Speakers System
D-Link DWA-547 RangeBooster N650 Wireless LAN PCI Adapter
Antec 120mm SmartCool Fan
Data cable for SATA HDD
Power cable for SATA HDD

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Need it to be below $2300 AUD. Any improvements to be made, but still within budget would be nice. :D 

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January 8, 2010 11:43:20 PM

Do you need hyperthreading? If not id go down to a core I5 750, that saves you a few dollars. I'd then put those saved dollars into a better PSU, such as a 650W Corsair HX series. If you can, get a 5870 or even xx90 if you can. The nine hundred two comes will all the fans you need so dont waste your time on that smartcool fan. The data and power cables will come with the motherboard and PSU respectively. I dont like GSkill but thats just a personal thing, take a look at corsair memory if you want.
January 9, 2010 12:02:00 AM

Ok, for the cpu I was looking at the speed when I chose the i7. I'll see what I can do with the PSU. The smart cool fan was for cooling the GPU, because I'm not sure on size.
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January 9, 2010 12:05:52 AM

Honestly you won't see much difference between the 860 and the 750, plus its significantly cheaper. The 5xxx series cards have incredible cooling due to the re-vamped power distribution circuit around the board making it incredibly efficient so the nine hundred two's fans will be all your GPU needs for its cooling, the case will also fit your GPU just fine. I'd definately look into the Corsair PSU as well, you dont want to skimp on your PSU.
January 9, 2010 12:08:15 AM

Ok, thanks for the help. :) 
January 9, 2010 12:42:21 AM

One other question, can I Xfire the 5850 with the 5870?
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