$1500 - $2000 All round PC

Approximate Purchase Date: 1 week

Budget Range: $1500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: programming, gaming, watching movies, surfing the internet

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, mouse pad, speakers, O/S

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: http://pccasegear.com http://www.centrecom.com.au http://www.msy.com.au/Parts/PARTS.pdf

Country of Origin: Australia

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: Intel CPU, Corsair Obsidian 800D Case (But if there is a case with better cooling I'd change it)

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080, 1920x1200

Additional Comments: Prefer a window on the case the pc must be quiet. I'd like a LED monitor. Also I'd like rubber grommets for the cable management like the "Corsair Obsidian 800D" has


Case: Corsair Obsidian 800D Case - $379.00 / PC Case Gear

CPU: Intel Core i7-950 - $338.00 / CentreCom

Motherboard: Asus P6X58D-PREMIUM - $338.00 / CentreCom

RAM: Corsair CMP4GX3M2B1600C8 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 - $152.00 / PC Case Gear

Graphics Card: XFX ATI Radeon HD5870 - $499.00 / PC Case Gear

Hard Drive: Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB HD103SJ - $69.00 / PC Case Gear

Optical Drive: ASUS DRW-24B1LT DVDRW SATA LightScribe - $45.00 / PC Case Gear

Monitor: BenQ V2400ECO 24 Inch Widescreen LED Monitor - $329.00 / PC Case Gear

Power Supply: Corsair HX-650 ATX Modular - $143.00 / PC Case Gear

Total: $2292.00
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  1. mosox said:


    Whoops I made a mistake about the CPU fixed it.

    I don't really like those cases, because they don't have rubber grommets for the cable management like the "Corsair Obsidian 800D" has.

    I changed the graphics card to the 5870.

    I changed the monitor to a BenQ V2400ECO 24 Inch Widescreen LED Monitor

    But now it's $300 dollars over
  2. You can use a drill/holesaw and buy rubber grommets from hardware/electrical shops if thats a deciding factor in case choice, your confident enough to be building a pc, dont be afraid to cut a few holes in there to make it what you want it to be :)
    Moto
  3. Motopsychojdn said:
    You can use a drill/holesaw and buy rubber grommets from hardware/electrical shops if thats a deciding factor in case choice, your confident enough to be building a pc, dont be afraid to cut a few holes in there to make it what you want it to be :)
    Moto


    Hey, thanks for the great idea might just do that. But I don't like that case so do you have any ideas for another case and how I could make this build cheaper?
  4. I just clicked your links, and browsed the case menu on there, see what you like the look of, pick say three-five cases you like and we'll review them to find a suitable one at a suitable cost
    going for another case will likely bring the cost down a lot, and maybe take a 5770 instead of the 5870, they're still great cards for gaming but should be a fair bit cheaper and possibly downgrade the Mobo, I'm not sure of your requirements on that though,
    plenty of scope for bringing the cost down though.
    Moto
  5. this for 2000, meets your requirments, except for window

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=shopping_cart&product_id=13929
  6. ^Empty basket on that link G :(
    Moto
  7. system again,
    Intel Core i7 950 $349.00
    SpinPoint F3 1TB $69.00
    Lite-On IHAS524 $29.00
    BenQ V2400ECO 24 Inch $329.00
    Antec TruePower TP-650 $128.00
    Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R Motherboard Rev2 $259
    Gigabyte ATI Radeon HD5870 1GB Ultra Durable $459
    NZXT Phantom Case Black $199.00
    G.Skill Ripjaws F3-12800CL8T-6GBRM (3x2GB) DDR3 $179
    Total: $2000.00
  8. Motopsychojdn said:
    I just clicked your links, and browsed the case menu on there, see what you like the look of, pick say three-five cases you like and we'll review them to find a suitable one at a suitable cost


    Anyone have a opinion on gordo_46's build?

    Umm sorry about this but I'll be able to get the components at the end of this week but I will have to change the price to $1500 as I cannot wait any longer, sorry for the hassle. So do you know what I can change to make it much much cheaper? but i'd like it to fit the requirements I need it for.

    I'd like it to have very good airflow...
    Cases:

    CoolerMaster CM 690 Pure Black - $109.00
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=25_31_504&products_id=11753

    CoolerMaster CM 690 II Advanced with Window - $129.00
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=25_31_504&products_id=13773

    CoolerMaster HAF 932 Case - $179.00
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=25_31_504&products_id=8042

    CoolerMaster HAF X Case - $249.00
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=25_31_504&products_id=14840

    Corsair Obsidian 800D Case - $379.00
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=25_961&products_id=12727
  9. ^Thanks G :)

    That CM 690 will be a decent enough case, and its also the cheapest, as your cutting budget I'd say take that one
    G's build is a nice one but if you want to drop cost and buy now,
    http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/product_info.php?sort=2a&products_id=43363 $209
    http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/product_info.php?sort=2a&products_id=43090 $175
    you could shave a couple of dollars off the psu and get your original choice of ram, but I wouldn't unless you really really need to take off the last few dollars, also your monitor could go back down but thats up to you ofc.
    Moto
    Moto
  10. Motopsychojdn said:
    ^Thanks G :)

    That CM 690 will be a decent enough case, and its also the cheapest, as your cutting budget I'd say take that one
    G's build is a nice one but if you want to drop cost and buy now,
    http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/product_info.php?sort=2a&products_id=43363 $209
    http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/product_info.php?sort=2a&products_id=43090 $175
    you could shave a couple of dollars off the psu and get your original choice of ram, but I wouldn't unless you really really need to take off the last few dollars, also your monitor could go back down but thats up to you ofc.
    Moto
    Moto


    Well I guess I'll just wait 2 more weeks then...

    mosox said:


    I'm looking for LED ones.


    Do use think this build is good enough for the money? And do you think there will be enough airflow in the case...

    Case: Corsair Obsidian 800D Case - $379.00 / PC Case Gear
    CPU: Intel Core i7-950 - $338.00 / CentreCom
    Motherboard: Asus P6X58D-PREMIUM - $338.00 / CentreCom
    RAM: Corsair CMP4GX3M2B1600C8 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 - $152.00 / PC Case Gear
    Graphics Card: XFX ATI Radeon HD5870 - $499.00 / PC Case Gear
    Hard Drive: Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB HD103SJ - $69.00 / PC Case Gear
    Optical Drive: ASUS DRW-24B1LT DVDRW SATA LightScribe - $45.00 / PC Case Gear
    Monitor: BenQ V2400ECO 24 Inch Widescreen LED Monitor - $329.00 / PC Case Gear
    Power Supply: Corsair HX-650 ATX Modular - $143.00 / PC Case Gear

    Total: $2292.00

    Asus P6X58D-PREMIUM or Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R Motherboard Rev2 for my type of build.

    Thanks.
  11. from my build u could drop
    to the i5 760, Benq g240, asrock $119 mb since u won't be doing extreme oc, 119 dual channel cl7 gskill, 550w Earth watt and 690 with window or nzxt lexa s
  12. u have to use triple channel memory with x58, generally it is 3x2gb
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