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Two new systems. Core i3 & Core i7

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June 29, 2011 3:10:34 AM

Hi everyone,

I'm building two computers, one dedicated gaming and hardware testing system and the other an all-rounder: music, movies, gaming, work.

#1

Approximate Purchase Date: One month

Budget Range: 1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, hardware testing

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, monitor, mouse, case, blu ray drive, HDD.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: any (I live in Australia, pricing is similar to US, so just looking for ideas.)

Country of Origin: (Australia)


Parts Preferences: by brand or type: Core i7 2600k, GTX 570 or HD 6950/6970

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: It needs to be powerful, no bottlenecks.


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#2
Approximate Purchase Date: One month

Budget Range: 600

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Web editing, word processing, gaming, music

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, GPU, CPU, RAM

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Any (I live in Australia, so the pricing is about the same, I'm just looking for ideas.)

Country of Origin: Australia

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: LGA 1155 motherboard

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I already have 4GB of 1600Mhz DDR3 and a GTX 460 along with a Core i3 2100, just need the rest.

Thanks everyone. :) 

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June 29, 2011 9:11:12 AM

The prices in Oz are significantly higher than the US, but this is as close as I can come. I would try http://www.shopbot.com.au as they usually have some decent deals for parts.

Here's a stab at that $1,000 AUD gaming build.

http://www.onlinecomputer.com.au/product_info.php?produ... $141.00
Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 Motherboard

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=... <----- That's the board there with pics, specs, etc....

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $129.00
Antec EarthWatts 750W

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $219.00
Intel Core i5 2500K

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $199.00
Inno3D GeForce GTX 560 1GB OC

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $99.00
CoolerMaster Storm Enforcer

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $49.00
G.Skill Ripjaws F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL (2x2G) DDR3

G.Skill Ripjaws F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL (2x2G) DDR3
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $59.00
Seagate Barracuda 1TB ST31000524AS

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $29.00
Lite-On IHAS124 24X DVDRW OEM
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June 29, 2011 9:51:35 PM

That build looks pretty good thanks. :) 
Except I don't need the HDD, ODD or case.
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July 6, 2011 3:52:38 AM

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