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About $900($1400NZ) Semi Gaming System

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February 5, 2010 2:28:21 AM

Hi Guys im just wondering what you guys would recommend for a Semi-Gaming System.
The main sort of Games I would be playing is FPS's such as TF2, the COD series and most probably the upcoming bad company 2.

I was thinking of something along the lines as:


- Intel Core i5 661 Clarkdale 3.33GHz Dual Core
- Sapphire 5770 1gb VAPOR-X
- G.SKILL Eco Low Voltage 4GB kit (2GB x 2) DDR3-1600
- ASUS P7P55D mobo
- Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB SATA II 7200RPM 32MB
any suggestions on case and powersupply

Just like to comment that I live in New Zealand so im kind of restriced from using sites like newegg.com, tigerdirect.com, etc. But a site will probably will use is New Zealand sites: www.playtech.co.nz, www.computerlounge.co.nz


Im kind of a noob at this so suggestions are appreciated ;D
February 5, 2010 6:26:02 AM

using http://www.pccasegear.com (Australian website, not sure if they ship to NZ, if not then you should be able to source parts) you could get a pretty decent system for under $900.

Case/PSU - CoolerMaster Gladiator 600 with 500W - $119.00

CPU - Intel Core i5 750 Intel Core i5 750 - $239.00

GPU - Powercolor Radeon HD5670 512MB - $105.00

HDD - Western Digital Green 500GB - $69.00

RAM - G.Skill Ripjaws F3-12800CL8D-4GBRM (2x2GB) DDR3 - $156.00

MB - Gigabyte GA-H55M-S2H mATX Motherboard - $118.00

Extra Cooling (Not necessary unless perhaps you overclock) - Nexus Real Silent Blue LED 120mm (5 pack) - $45.00

Sub-Total: $851.00


IF you spent an extra $90 you could upgrade the graphics to a PowerColor Radeon HD5770 ($189), or you could just not get the extra fans and only be spending $45 more then your budget.

Of course all of this is from an Australian store and dosent include postage but it would be a good template to work off.
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February 5, 2010 9:28:07 AM

ok, just realised $1400 NZ= $1115 AU, lol. Ill add some upgrades to the above setup.

CPU - Intel Core i5 750 Intel Core i5 750 - $239.00

HDD - Western Digital Green 500GB - $69.00

RAM - G.Skill Ripjaws F3-12800CL8D-4GBRM (2x2GB) DDR3 - $156.00

MB - Gigabyte GA-P55-UD3R Motherboard - $149.00

Case - NZXT Lexa S Mid Tower Case - $109.00

PSU - APEVIA 600W Dark Side Power Supply - $95.00

GPU - Sapphire Radeon HD5770 1GB - $195.00

Extra Cooling - CoolerMaster Silent 140mm Blue LED Fan - $19.00

Sub-Total: $1031

With heatsink and a bigger case (Lexa S is usually too thin to fit a decent heatsink) for overclocking:

Case - NZXT Hades Mid Tower Case - $139.00

Heatsink - Xigmatek HDT-S1283 Red Scorpion Edition - $59.00

Sub-Total: $1120

If your overclocking (reccomended with the i5 750) go with the second option, but both setups will smash any decent game on medium-max settings depending on the resolution you play on.

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February 5, 2010 10:05:37 AM

Why the "GREEN" series hdd for the main hdd? poor choice as it will slow everything, get a black series or samsung F3 series instead for more overall general performance (loading times etc)
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February 5, 2010 10:13:18 AM

ahh yes thats true didnt really pay much attention to the HDD, it was just one of the cheaper options that left more money to spend on other things.

Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB HD103SJ - $109.00

Brings total build cost to $1160

Though if you only want a 'semi' gaming system you could save you self about $250 and settle for a less powerful system, this is probably more then you are asking for, though will do well for games released in future as well i presume.
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February 5, 2010 9:18:23 PM

This is great guys, i dont think i will do any OCing though
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February 5, 2010 9:48:38 PM

in that case id go with the first option i mention but get the samsung F3 drive and instead of the i5 750 get the i5 661, its 3.33Ghz costs $40 more but is the best option if your not overclocking. That comes down to $1111, give or take depending on the case you get, just choose something you like the look of. Make sure you get one that dosent come with a powersupply unless you know its a decent brand and is at least 80% efficient.
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February 6, 2010 3:34:37 AM

Kwl cant wait to build it =D
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February 6, 2010 9:26:58 PM

If you havent sourced all the parts yet, it would alot better for future upgradability to get Gigabyte GA-P55M-UD4 Motherboard, because it supports 8x 8x in SLI, if you wanted to get another HD5770. the mobo i chose earlier had only 16x 4x, so SLI wont be an option.
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February 7, 2010 7:01:33 AM

hey just a question what about the asus boards like a P7P55D
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February 8, 2010 6:21:29 AM

P7P55D says its $309, the one i posted before that is 8x 8x in SLI mode is the best/cheapest option if you wish to upgrade the GPU in the future.

Edit: sorry thats the deluxe version, the one i think your talking about is cheaper, but only 16x 4x in SLI, so although your dishing out some extra cash, you will save alot if you wish to upgrade in the future.
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