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

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May 10, 2010 2:19:38 PM

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=N82E168...

GPU - Radeon 5870 HD 1gb

PSU - 750w Antec TX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM - G.skill Ripjaws 1600 4gb kit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOBO - 1156 – ASUS P7P55D-E PRO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD- Samsung F3 1TB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU - i5 750

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May 10, 2010 3:41:12 PM

lol lets hope that that best answer comes from a person with a nice name. And its a good build btw nothing to add.
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May 10, 2010 4:43:10 PM

Combo the case with the 750W earthwatts PSU. $195 w/ $40 MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

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=N82E168...

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.
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May 11, 2010 1:11:57 AM

Original post edited :pt1cable: 
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May 11, 2010 1:23:41 AM

Oh Also might want an optical drive. Any cheap one will do. Sony $20
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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...


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May 11, 2010 4:18:40 AM

banthracis said:
Oh Also might want an optical drive. Any cheap one will do. Sony $20
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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 :/ 
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May 11, 2010 6:12:07 AM

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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