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January 28, 2011 1:37:28 PM

Hey guys so im pretty close to purchasing this custom build from a guy on ebay who builds custom computers just wondering what you guys think of the price/quality of the components?

Case: NZXT Guardian 921RB (Blue)



OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit



CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-2600 Processor(8M Cache, 3.40 GHz)



RAM: 8gb of DDR3 XMS3 1600MHz corsair



Graphics: N580GTX Twin Frozr II



Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD3R



Primary HDD: Corsair Force Series 60GB SSD2.5 MLC SSD, 285/275MB/Sec



Secondary HDD:1TB SATA2 7200RPM HDD



Optical: Dual Layer DVD-RW: Sony 24x DVD/CD Writer



Network: Built in Gigabit ethernet adapter, Asus internal wireless adapter



PSU: 750W 80 plus Gaming PSU w/ 3 y.r warranty



Misc: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 pro 3rd party cooling solution


Total AU: $2258



What do you guys think? I am a bit concerned about getting the MSI 580, i have read that people have had quite a few problems with them regarding using there afterburner software, i really want to get a Overclocked card, but not if its going to be riddled with problems - does anybody know any other really good cards around that price range which can be easily overclocked?


Also can anybody suggest a good gaming monitor? 23+ inches only please
Regards,

Ben

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January 28, 2011 2:10:40 PM

Even if budget is less of an issue for high end gaming configs i'd hold out for price revisions at the top of the food chain as the HD 6990 and GTX 590 is soon to be unleashed ^^
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January 28, 2011 2:31:11 PM

Here is what I came up with it is a little more but it includes a 23.6" Monitor, 2 EVGA 580's, a full tower case, and a 1200 watt PSU.


Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 932
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: CORSAIR Professional Series AX1200 1200W 80plus Gold
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD4
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: i7 2600K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video cards: 2 EVGA 015-P3-1580-AR GeForce GTX 580
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD: Corsair Force CSSD-F60GB2-BRKT 2.5" 60GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitor: ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Grant total after shipping $2589.49 after rebates $2554.49

This is a monster system, and I am not sure what your budget is, where you will be purchasing, or what you will be using it for. Your setup is good, Im not a fan of Corsair memory from personal experience, the cooler is ok but the Cooler Master Hyper 212+ is a much better cooler for the same price.
As for the Monitor I have a 22" Asus and I have no complaints, It has great picture quality and the built in speakers are pretty d**n good for built ins, I personally use them when I am not wearing my headphones, they get pretty loud and they are crisp. Let me know what your budget, place of purchase and I can help a little more.
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January 28, 2011 3:35:28 PM

d1rtyju1c3 said:
Here is what I came up with it is a little more but it includes a 23.6" Monitor, 2 EVGA 580's, a full tower case, and a 1200 watt PSU.


Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 932
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: CORSAIR Professional Series AX1200 1200W 80plus Gold
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD4
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: i7 2600K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video cards: 2 EVGA 015-P3-1580-AR GeForce GTX 580
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD: Corsair Force CSSD-F60GB2-BRKT 2.5" 60GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitor: ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Grant total after shipping $2589.49 after rebates $2554.49

This is a monster system, and I am not sure what your budget is, where you will be purchasing, or what you will be using it for. Your setup is good, Im not a fan of Corsair memory from personal experience, the cooler is ok but the Cooler Master Hyper 212+ is a much better cooler for the same price.
As for the Monitor I have a 22" Asus and I have no complaints, It has great picture quality and the built in speakers are pretty d**n good for built ins, I personally use them when I am not wearing my headphones, they get pretty loud and they are crisp. Let me know what your budget, place of purchase and I can help a little more.


Thanks heaps for your response Dirtyjuice,

I definetly reckon that your setup is alot better, the only problem is i live in Australia - Parts are more expensive, and newegg wont ship to anywhere outside of the US (so i cant use prices from there to judge what anything will really cost me!)

My budget is around the $2500AU mark, for the computer itself, the monitor between $200-300.
The only other issue is that i have quite limited knowledge when it comes to building the computer itself and i would really need to find somebody local if i where to buy each part indivually and also have them tune it overlock it/ tweak settings etc, which is why i mainly have just contacted Ebay users and gotten them to build it for me, its a bit of a pain and more expensive, but its a tough situation im in, Anyway hope you can help

Regards,

Ben
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January 28, 2011 4:04:37 PM

Building a Computer is very simple and not as hard as many would think. If you need advice just start a thread with your question and you will get the help you need.

As you can see it is cheaper to build your own Rig.

What are some Hardware sites in AU? Then I can help out a little more.
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January 28, 2011 4:32:52 PM

what is your zip I think I have one built for you at pc case gear.
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January 28, 2011 4:54:10 PM

Hear is what I have come up with at PC Case Gear. It isnt as good as my original build from newegg but it is still a monster Rig and will out perform your original build by alot.

Case: CoolerMaster HAF 932 Case
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

PSU: Corsair HX-1000 Power Supply
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

MOBO: Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD4 Motherboard
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

CPU: i7 2600
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws XL F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL (2x4GB) DDR3
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Video Cards: 2 EVGA GeForce GTX 570 1280MB 012-P3-1570-KR
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

SSD: OCZ Vertex 2 80GB SSD
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

HDD: Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB HD103SJ
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

CD/DVD Burner: Lite-On IHAS324 24x DVDRW
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Cooler: CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ CPU Cooler
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Monitor: ASUS VH242H 23.5in Widescreen LCD Monitor
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...


For a grand total of $2662 before shipping

Man stuff in Australia is expensive. I had to downgrade a few things but it should perform very close to my first build.
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January 28, 2011 4:57:48 PM

contact me my ebay is bped3319. i be glad to help you
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January 29, 2011 10:54:08 AM

Cheers Dirtyjuice and thanks Brpeden82!

Hey Dirtyjuice that website looks really good (yeah i know stuff in AUS is so much more expensive it really sucks). How does that website work that you where linking stuff from? will they build it for me? or do i just order indivual parts and build it mys elf?

Cheers mate
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January 29, 2011 11:28:59 AM

Best answer selected by windacks1.
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January 29, 2011 2:15:57 PM

I would buy the parts and have to assemble it yourself, but like I said it is not hard and you will get a lot of satisfaction from building it yourself, give it a try it is fun and as long as you take it slow and read the motherboard manual you wont have any problems, it clearly explains each connection, what it does, and shows a pic of each connection. Try it. I know it is nerve racking :pt1cable:  the first time but it is well worth it in the end [:bohleyk:1] . Thanks for the BA! :D 
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January 29, 2011 2:18:14 PM

If you do decide to build your own and have any questions shoot me a message and I will be happy to help.
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