First time build, what do you think? *edited*

First time I've had the money to build my own PC So I'd like to get it right. Will get be getting myself another 5870 when they drop in price so I want the rest of the rig to be able to handle two cards even though I don't have them yet. I know you guys probably get sick of these threads so I will name one of my future children after the poster of the most constructive feedback.


APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 1 week or so

BUDGET RANGE: $1700 AUD so about $1500 USD

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, downloading

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Australia

OVERCLOCKING: yes

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: eventually

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: want a good all rounder, that can handle crossfire when I get there and a bit of overclocking. Want lots of HDD space but not at the cost of space, get 2 HDDs? Partition?


Case - Antec 902
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129058&Tpk=antec%20902

GPU - Radeon 5870 HD 1gb

PSU - 750w Antec TX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006&cm_re=corsair_psu-_-17-139-006-_-Product

RAM - G.skill Ripjaws 1600 4gb kit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231303&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=3463938&SID=

MOBO - 1156 – ASUS P7P55D-E PRO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131621&cm_re=ASUS_P7P55D-E_PRO-_-13-131-621-_-Product

HDD- Samsung F3 1TB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185&cm_re=samsung_hdd-_-22-152-185-_-Product

CPU - i5 750
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  1. Might wanna fill out the link in my sig to list the unspecifieds.

    Anyway,

    Here's a combo that'll save an extra 15 dollars.

    ASUS P7P55D-E PRO + i5 750

    These G. Skills

    The Corsair 750w TX

    And this XFX 5870w/ free game

    And let's hope you're thinking about getting an HDD like this.

    Samsung Spinpoint F3
  2. lol lets hope that that best answer comes from a person with a nice name. And its a good build btw nothing to add.
  3. Combo the case with the 750W earthwatts PSU. $195 w/ $40 MIR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.387485

    GPu doesn't matter much. XFX, Gigabyte is $400, Sapphire $390 atm. Either works.

    You should link which RAM kit you're getting. Should be the 7-8-7-24 DDR3 1600 kit. $120
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231303

    HD is important. Should list what requirements you need. Offhand 500gb 7200.12 or Spinpoint F3's are good.

    Also, read and fill out sticky in my sig for better advice.
  4. Original post edited :pt1cable:
  5. If you wanna OC, grab a CM Hyper 212 plus. Great performance for a bargain price. $30

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065&
    Tpk=cm%20hyper%20212%20plus

    rest is fine. Just be sure to take advantage of the combos.
    CM Hyper 212 plus + MOBO, save $18 $199
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.384947

    case and PSU combo I linked above.
  6. Oh Also might want an optical drive. Any cheap one will do. Sony $20
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118030

    Just noticed you're from australia, so NVM the combo's unless you've got someone from the states to deliver it to ya.

    Actually I did once bring most of a build to China for a cousin...
  7. banthracis said:
    Oh Also might want an optical drive. Any cheap one will do. Sony $20
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118030

    Just noticed you're from australia, so NVM the combo's unless you've got someone from the states to deliver it to ya.

    Actually I did once bring most of a build to China for a cousin...


    I just noticed he was from Australia, too.

    @OP Don't think Newegg ships internationally :/
  8. 143miah said:
    I just noticed he was from Australia, too.

    @OP Don't think Newegg ships internationally :/



    yeah was just using it as a reference as it's a pretty comprehensive online store, I'll be buying locally.

    and looks like my first born will be named Banthracis or Banny for short.

    thanks guys
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