Parts upgrade price/performance

Hi all,
It's time for a pc upgrade. (Mobo died, so any excuse is a good excuse!)

Approximate Purchase Date: Next fortnight

Budget Range: best price/performance around $900 AUD

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, live streaming said gaming, movies etc etc

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, psu (silverstone DA750w) HDD's, Headphones, sound card, case.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (Australia ftl),,,

Country of Origin: Australia

Parts Preferences: none

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: possibly in the future, but unlikely

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200

Additional Comments: Here is what i think atm:

Intel Core i5 2500K Processor LGA1155 3.3GHz CPU $219.00
Power Color HD6950 1G GDDR5 PCIE2.1 2DVI DISP HDMI DX11 $249.00
G Skill 8G(2x4G)DDR3 1600Mhz PC3-12800 CL8(F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM) $120.00
Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H60 High-performance CPU Cooler $108.00
Asus P8Z68-V PRO Socket 1155 Intel Z68 Chipset $259.00
Total $955.00
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  1. Looks pretty good, I would consider an Antec Kuhler over the Hydro.
  2. I found the PowerColor 6950 2G for $265. A worthy upgrade i think.
  3. Nice, the 2GB will benefit you in the future if you crossfire or upgrade your resolution, and as newer games come out.
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