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Help choosing parts for a $1500 gaming PC

Last response: in Systems
October 6, 2010 7:15:48 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Earliest: 2 or 3 weeks, Latest: December

Budget Range: $1500 AUD

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming gaming gaming and gaming :) 

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: None really, link me whatever website.

Country of Origin: Australia

Parts Preferences: I've been a long time Intel user but i wouldn't mind using AMD if its best value, would prefer GFX to be a GTX 460 so i can SLi my current 460 (unless you find me a better card that would also be better than the SLi in the price range for this build). Would prefer a Mid tower also.

Overclocking: Of course, as well as possible xD

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Monitor Resolution: currently 1680X1050, but will upgrade to 1920X1080 down the road.

Additional Comments: I am willing to go a bit over budget to fit things such as CPU coolers in but i would prefer it to be around that price range. As mentioned before this is strictly for gaming, i have another pc for everything else. Also, im not very picky on this but a window in the case would be cool.

I want the best performance for gaming $1500~ can buy me, Thanks in advance for any help :D 
October 7, 2010 2:57:30 AM

I really don't know Australian currency.. ill do meh best.

i5 750 - CPU
Asus sabertooth p55 - motherboard
haf 922 - case
nh-d14 - cooler
gtx 460
C7 1600mhz ram
dvd burner
spinpoint f3 - hard drive
HX650 power supply
windows 7
October 7, 2010 7:12:44 AM

hey thanks for reply, that's a pretty awesome build and I actually have around a $100 to spend :)  I might keep it for future monitor. if I buy two of those f3 500gb will they work well in RAID 0? the case is awesome too. quality build thanks alot.
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October 7, 2010 10:18:30 AM