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$1500 AUD gaming build

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April 17, 2011 10:10:34 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Soon - possibly tomorrow


Budget Range: 1500ish AUD


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


Parts Not Required: All needed


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Australian - PC case gear possibly


Country of Origin: Australia


Parts Preferences: Any


Overclocking: Most likely not right away, but want the option


SLI or Crossfire: Same (want the option, not right away)


Monitor Resolution: 1900x1080 unless alternative (need to buy it)


Additional Comments: Need your guys advice, particularly on the PSU (I am not sure which to get, I have left that blank). Also need advice on what keyboard & mouse to get. Don't want to spend too much, but want some appropriate for gaming.

Case
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.ph [...] s_id=11652 $135.00
CoolerMaster HAF 922 Case

MOBO
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.ph [...] s_id=16802 $215.00
ASRock P67 Extreme4 Motherboard B3

CPU
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.ph [...] s_id=16531 $269.00
Intel Core i5 2500K

CPU Cooler
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.ph [...] s_id=12544 $33.00
CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ CPU Cooler

DDR3 Dual Channel (RAM)
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.ph [...] s_id=13931 $119.00
G.Skill Ripjaws F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3

HDD
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.ph [...] s_id=12711 $69.00
Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB HD103SJ

Optical Disk Drive/ODD
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.ph [...] s_id=12865 $29.00
Sony AD7240SGB 24X SATA DVDRW OEM

GPU
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.ph [...] s_id=16576 $299.00
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 Ti Overclocked 1GB

OS
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.ph [...] s_id=12847 $105.00
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM

Monitor
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.ph [...] s_id=16708 $215.00
ASUS VE247H 23.6inch Widescreen LED Monitor


PSU, Keyboard, Mouse ??????

Thanks in advance

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April 17, 2011 1:34:24 PM

Bump in the hope of advice >_>
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April 17, 2011 1:46:26 PM

HAF-922 was one of my favorite cases .... back in the day. But it's sorely outdated missing necessary features like front USB ports. In mid tower, I'd recommend the Antec 902 V3. Full tower I'd go HAF-X or ANtec DF-85.

PSU - In the DF-85, I'd use the CP-850 but it's made especially for Antec DF-85, 1200, P183 and P193. In everything else, I'd use the XFX Black 850 (or 750 id budget is really tight)

MoBo - At $215, I'd be using the Asus Sabertooth w/ its militarized components and 5 year warranty. If serious about SLI, the Asus WS Revolution gets you x16 x16 via the NF200 chipset but pccasegear has ridiculous price for it.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/p67-gaming-3-way-sl...

Cooler - Normally I recommend something better than the Hyper 212 such as the Mugen 2 which does 7C better ... on this side of the world, it's $10 more than the 212....by you it's double....yikes. However if money is tight, SB is very thermally efficient and OC's to 4.5 GHz are doable on stock cooler w/ temps under 70C

http://www.guru3d.com/article/asus-sabertooth-p67-tuf-r...

GFX - The 900 MHz 560's rock ..... just finished testing 1 of the 2 my son has .... oc'd it to 1004/4800 w/o having to touch voltage ..... temps top out at 75C under OCCT's GPU test.



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April 17, 2011 4:29:19 PM

JackNaylorPE said:
HAF-922 was one of my favorite cases .... back in the day. But it's sorely outdated missing necessary features like front USB ports. In mid tower, I'd recommend the Antec 902 V3. Full tower I'd go HAF-X or ANtec DF-85.

PSU - In the DF-85, I'd use the CP-850 but it's made especially for Antec DF-85, 1200, P183 and P193. In everything else, I'd use the XFX Black 850 (or 750 id budget is really tight)

MoBo - At $215, I'd be using the Asus Sabertooth w/ its militarized components and 5 year warranty. If serious about SLI, the Asus WS Revolution gets you x16 x16 via the NF200 chipset but pccasegear has ridiculous price for it.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/p67-gaming-3-way-sl...

Cooler - Normally I recommend something better than the Hyper 212 such as the Mugen 2 which does 7C better ... on this side of the world, it's $10 more than the 212....by you it's double....yikes. However if money is tight, SB is very thermally efficient and OC's to 4.5 GHz are doable on stock cooler w/ temps under 70C

http://www.guru3d.com/article/asus-sabertooth-p67-tuf-r...

GFX - The 900 MHz 560's rock ..... just finished testing 1 of the 2 my son has .... oc'd it to 1004/4800 w/o having to touch voltage ..... temps top out at 75C under OCCT's GPU test.

Thanks for the reply of questions
1) Is there any advantages to a full-sized tower over mid-tower other than easier install?
2) Would you recommend the Asus WS Revolution for $340 with free shipping? Or is that still over the top price for that MOBO?
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