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June 10, 2011 11:12:34 AM

Hi I have no computer and I need to game, I am currently wanting to purchase from centrecom.com.au as my friend works there is this rig any good? would you add anything to make it better or anything to make it cheaper?

- Intel CPU: (50003)Intel CPU Core i5 2500, 3.30GHz, 6MB CACHE, LGA1155
- Intel Motherboards: (51028)Asus P8H67-MV3 v3 Intel Mainboard (B3 Stepping) - 4x DDR3, 6x Sata, Gigabit Lan, L1155
- Desktop Hard Drives: (51591)Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB 7200RPM 64MB SATA3
- Optical Drives: (39837)LG GH22NS50 SATA DVD Re-Writer (22x - Black)
- Desktop Memory: (47557)Kingston DDR3 4GB PC-16000/2000 XMP T1 (2x2GB) CL9 HyperX Ram
- Graphics Cards: (50652)Gigabyte nVidia GTX560 1GB Super OC, DVI X2, Mini HDMI Graphics Card
- Cases (PSU included): (48023)Cooler Master Centurion RC-600 - Black ATX Tower Case (500W)
- Microsoft Windows: (41767)Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit DVD - OEM
Benq 22" GL2240 BLACK LED - 5MS / 1920x1080 / VGA / DVI

-$1,290.10

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June 10, 2011 11:32:21 AM

Hmm.

If you wanted ever to Overclock, you'd need a different MoBo and a different CPU (namely i5 2500k CPU and a P67 or Z68 Mobo)

I'd suggest you went for a WD Blue or ideally WD Black instead of the green. Black is the best in terms of performance, but both are somewhat faster though use more power (I was always under the impression WD Green were the storage drives.)

If you can squeeze a bit extra, you could get the GTX 560 Ti which has slightly better performance than the standard 560.

I would never use a case+PSU combo. You really want a well known PSU from a recognised and trusted manufacturer, such as Antec or Corsair. Personally, I always overcompensate how much Wattage I actually need, but I would suggest that 500W is verging on the low side - you could maybe do better by getting a 650W :) 

Good luck with whatever you choose! :) 
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June 10, 2011 11:41:07 AM

If you want to make it cheaper drop to an i3 2100 CPU if you want to make it better get a better GPU. I also agree with everything Nihilis said.
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June 10, 2011 12:38:18 PM

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June 10, 2011 12:40:02 PM

What did you decide to get?
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June 10, 2011 12:57:37 PM

- Intel CPU: (50003)Intel CPU Core i5 2500, 3.30GHz, 6MB CACHE, LGA1155
- Intel Motherboards: (51028)Asus P8H67-MV3 v3 Intel Mainboard (B3 Stepping) - 4x DDR3, 6x Sata, Gigabit Lan, L1155
- Desktop Hard Drives: (51591)Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB 7200RPM 64MB SATA3
- Optical Drives: (39837)LG GH22NS50 SATA DVD Re-Writer (22x - Black)
- Desktop Memory: (47557)Kingston DDR3 4GB PC-16000/2000 XMP T1 (2x2GB) CL9 HyperX Ram
- Graphics Cards: (50652)Gigabyte nVidia GTX560 1GB Super OC, DVI X2, Mini HDMI Graphics Card
- Cases : Cooler Master Elite 335 - Black Tower Case (No PSU)
- Microsoft Windows: (41767)Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit DVD - OEM
-PSU: Thermaltake Litepower 600W ATX Power Supply
-Boot up SSD: Kingston V Series 30GB 2.5" SSD SATA 3Gbs
Benq 22" GL2240 BLACK LED - 5MS / 1920x1080 / VGA / DVI

I am using the SSD as my boot up drive and it's only around 40 bucks and the 2tb is just for storage.
Couldn't find a 650watt PSU that wouldn't go over my price limit but from looking at reviews and specs for what I am putting in 600watt should be fine.

the Graphics card is actually a Ti model just the gigabyte super OC Ti version but the website does not state it's Ti had to call them up and check it out for my self ><
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June 10, 2011 1:01:33 PM

Good choice.
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