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October 31, 2010 7:22:00 AM

Hey guys, i'm pretty new to this stuff and was wondering if i'm getting any parts that i will regret or are incompatiable or if i could swap any parts out with some that are cheaper and do the same job.
I just really wanna make sure i'm getting the right parts.... I'm going to be using the PC for mostly gaming (call of duty black ops when its out) and surfing the web youtube etc.
Just general feedback etc would be nice, thanks heaps :) 

Tower case: NZXT Zero 2 ($232)
DVD Drive/Writer: Samsung SH S223C ($50.00)
CPU Processor: Intel i5 760 ($331.00)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar black 1TB ($156)
Ram: G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3 Dual channel 4GB 2x2 GB ($221)
Motherboard: ASUS P7P5DD-E ATX ($277)
Power Supply: Antec 550W ($170)
Graphics Card: Gigabyte Geforce GTX 460 1Gig ($380)

Those are also in NZD the total for all those parts come to $1817 which is $1368 USD i believe
Parts i'm getting from http://www.pp.co.nz

Thanks again :) 

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October 31, 2010 9:22:11 AM

Hello and welcome to the forums
That's a great config.If you are going to put another GTX 460 later on,then upgrade the PSU otherwise you are all good.
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October 31, 2010 1:57:28 PM

looks good, you kiwis pay a lot for PC parts though...
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November 1, 2010 1:26:00 AM

nemesisnz said:

Tower case: NZXT Zero 2 ($232)
DVD Drive/Writer: Samsung SH S223C ($50.00)
CPU Processor: Intel i5 760 ($331.00)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar black 1TB ($156)
Ram: G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3 Dual channel 4GB 2x2 GB ($221)
Motherboard: ASUS P7P5DD-E ATX ($277)
Power Supply: Antec 550W ($170)
Graphics Card: Gigabyte Geforce GTX 460 1Gig ($380)



To give you an idea of what you'd save if you built it yourself (or possibly had a different website do it).

NZXT Zero 2 - $119

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel i5 760 - $209

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB - $89

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec 550W - $55

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Gigabyte Geforce GTX 460 1GB (plus a free game) - $199

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


=/ Yeah.... Hate to see people get ripped off. Buy a PC from somewhere else.
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November 1, 2010 1:28:26 AM

Raidur said:
To give you an idea of what you'd save if you built it yourself (or possibly had a different website do it).

NZXT Zero 2 - $119

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel i5 760 - $209

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB - $89

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec 550W - $55

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Gigabyte Geforce GTX 460 1GB (plus a free game) - $199

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

=/ Yeah.... Hate to see people get ripped off. Buy a PC from somewhere else.

Like America?
Thats actually a decent price for New zeeland.
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November 1, 2010 5:22:11 AM

*Sorry i spammed this up a bit, didn't realise i could quote all in one post haha stupid me. /Fixed
Maziar said:
Hello and welcome to the forums
That's a great config.If you are going to put another GTX 460 later on,then upgrade the PSU otherwise you are all good.


Thanks mate! what PSU would you recommend if i ended up getting that 2nd GTX 460 :D ?


ct1615 said:
looks good, you kiwis pay a lot for PC parts though...


Haha thank you, yeah we do.. not many business's to compete with each other here :S

Raidur said:
To give you an idea of what you'd save if you built it yourself (or possibly had a different website do it).

NZXT Zero 2 - $119

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel i5 760 - $209

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB - $89

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec 550W - $55

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Gigabyte Geforce GTX 460 1GB (plus a free game) - $199

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


=/ Yeah.... Hate to see people get ripped off. Buy a PC from somewhere else.


Wow thanks man, I know those are USD figures but still... I used a currency converter and if I ended up getting all my parts from newegg instead of that NZ computer store pp.co.nz I would end up saving $580 NZD ($437 USD)!!!!
That's such a massive saving, now I just need to know what kind of price the shipping will have as i know it will be quite pricey to have parts shipped from the U.S to N.Z but i doubt it will be $580 shipping lol hopefully not.

Timop said:
Like America?
Thats actually a decent price for New zeeland.


Hehe yeah we always get ripped :( 

This is an awesome community, i didn't expect such a quick response from ppl, much appreciated guys :) 
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November 1, 2010 6:05:11 AM

Ah got ya, I was wondering about the weird domain... and I saw USD on your post and the website, and didn't think much after that hehe.

My bad. :) 
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November 1, 2010 6:25:45 AM

Raidur said:
Ah got ya, I was wondering about the weird domain... and I saw USD on your post and the website, and didn't think much after that hehe.

My bad. :) 


It's cool :) 

Damn i just checked newegg's shipping policy and they don't ship internationally :( 
Are there any other sites with decent prices that do ship internationally? Cheers!
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November 1, 2010 6:58:03 AM

How about this?

ASUS P7P55D-E LX + I5 760+ + RAM COMBO
http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentvie...
SAMSUNG SPINPOINT F3 1TB
http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentvie...
ASUS DRW-24B1LT 24X LIGHTSCRIBE DVD WRITER SATA
http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentvie...
SAPPHIRE ATI RADEON HD6870 1GB GDDR5 PCIE
http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentvie...
ANTEC TRUE POWER TP-550 550W
http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentvie...
COOLERMASTER HAF 922
http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentvie...

$1,670.01

That case you listed is in there for the same price.
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November 1, 2010 9:10:40 AM

nemesisnz said:
*Sorry i spammed this up a bit, didn't realise i could quote all in one post haha stupid me. /Fixed


Thanks mate! what PSU would you recommend if i ended up getting that 2nd GTX 460 :D ?

Consider a good 650W+ PSU,like Corsair HX650
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November 1, 2010 10:22:47 AM

mosox said:
How about this?

ASUS P7P55D-E LX + I5 760+ + RAM COMBO
http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentvie...
SAMSUNG SPINPOINT F3 1TB
http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentvie...
SAPPHIRE ATI RADEON HD6870 1GB GDDR5 PCIE
http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentvie...
ANTEC TRUE POWER TP-550 550W
http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentvie...
COOLERMASTER HAF 922
http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentvie...

$1,670.01

That case you listed is in there for the same price.


Thanks man!!
Are you from new zealand? i didn't notice computerlounge, actually pricespy.co.nz doesn't seem to pick it up for some reason O_o
Those combo deals are really good, i also found another combo deal on there that would be ideal http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentvie... (CL EXTREME LIAN-LI K62 DRAGONLORD CASE + CORSAIR HX650 PSU) cheaper than getting the antec 550w and NZTD case and it gives me that extra 100W for if i decide to put in another GTX 460 in the future and i think i like the look of the lian li case more :D 
hmmm is the SAPPHIRE ATI RADEON HD6870 1GB GDDR5 PCIE worth the $40 more? instead of getting the gigabyte geforce gtx460? http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentvie... if it's alot better i'll get it but if not i'll stick with the gtx460
and dvd writer/drive i'll just get from pp.co.nz for a little bit cheaper :) 

Maziar said:
Consider a good 650W+ PSU,like Corsair HX650


Perfect! just spotted a good combo deal with this in it haha such great timing thanks
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November 1, 2010 10:24:57 AM

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November 1, 2010 11:14:01 AM

Nah, I'm from Europe, I found the shop in pricespy (I did search HD 6870, there's more sites). That Lian Li case in your combo is very nice.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4XCT9yibwQ

That motherboard doesn't have SLI or Crossfire so get the more powerful card, the HD 6870.

LE: For SLI and CF you need this:
http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentvie...

And you can get this card
http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentvie...
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November 1, 2010 6:20:08 PM

For all that $$$ you are spending you should get a Gigabyte GA-890XA-UD3 with a Phenom 955BE.

It looks as if the Radeon HD6850 would save you a good bit of money, too, and would be a monster in Crossfire (snag the Corsair 650w).

Drop the 1TB drive --- Put the money toward a 2 x SpinPoint F3 HD502HJ RAID for your OS & games (probably the best performance upgrade you can make).

Man, oh, man, are SSDs pricey where you live :ouch: 
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November 1, 2010 6:22:04 PM

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