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Gaming PC ~ $1300-1500 Budget ----- Australian Build-----

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July 9, 2011 8:00:24 AM

Howdy Folks!

Thought I'd get some opinion on this new build of mine, which is almost finished.

Please show everyone respect and listen to their thoughts/opinions even though they may clash with your own.

Feel free to listen to the awesomeness of http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EOSDOA0tCs&feature=play... whilst you read my build.



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Approximate Purchase Date: This Week


Budget Range: $1300-1500


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, movies, trollin'


Parts Not Required (ie already bought): HSF, RAM, PSU, Case, Monitor


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: MSY


Country of Origin: Australia


Overclocking: Yes


SLI or Crossfire: Yes in the future perhaps


Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080


Additional Comments:


* CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz

* HSF: Noctua NH-D14

* MOBO: Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3R-B3

* RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB(2x4GB) DDR3-1600 F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM

* HDD: WD 3.5" Black 1TB WD1002FAEX SATA3 7200rpm HDD

* SSD: Force 3 120GB 550/510 R/W

* PSU: Corsair 850TX V2

* GPU: GTX 275. Will upgrade in the near future to a HD 6950 2gb

* OPTICAL DRIVE: ASUS SATA DVD RW

* CASE: HAF 922

* OS: Windows 7 - 64 bit

* Monitor: Acer 24" LED aka (1900 x 1080)

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July 9, 2011 11:52:23 AM

Why_Me said:
http://pccasegear.com/ <---- try this place...I think you will find the shipping a lot cheaper. :p 



MSY doesn't ship. So I'm not sure where you're coming from.

You also linked the same board I already had on my build, yet at higher price?

Apart from that, the HHD looks good,

cheers.

:heink: 
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July 9, 2011 6:20:00 PM

silverclaw said:
MSY doesn't ship. So I'm not sure where you're coming from.

You also linked the same board I already had on my build, yet at higher price?

Apart from that, the HHD looks good,

cheers.

:heink: 

Same board? You might want to check again m8. The board I linked is a totally different board not to mention it's a 12 phase board vs the 8 phase board you linked. Also check those boards out and then look at the h/s.
July 10, 2011 3:38:57 AM

Why_Me said:
Same board? You might want to check again m8. The board I linked is a totally different board not to mention it's a 12 phase board vs the 8 phase board you linked. Also check those boards out and then look at the h/s.


I'm honestly can't see the difference...
July 16, 2011 9:54:17 AM

silverclaw said:
I understand that they're two different boards. No doubt.

However the board I linked is 12 phase vs your 8 phase. Forgive me for my ignorance, I always thought having more phases was better for overclocking?

Or is it a little more complicated than that?


That's an 8 phase board you linked which isn't bad by any means.

http://thessdreview.com/featured/gigabyte-z68x-ud3h-b3-... <----- Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3

http://techreport.com/articles.x/20911/5 <----- Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3

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July 17, 2011 7:31:32 AM
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silverclaw said:
I board I linked IS 12 phase.

You haven't really answered my question about 8 vs 12 either.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... <----- this is the board you linked...if you disagree then go back to your first post and click the link. Then either use google or click the two links in my last post...which is the same bloody board as you linked. It's an 8 bloody phase board.

More phases the more stable the over clock..or that's supposed to be the desired affect. Tweaktown hit a stable o/c with that board @ 5.09Ghz so that board you linked is a good one for o/c.


http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/4113/gigabyte_z68x_ud3...
July 17, 2011 10:10:12 AM

I guess I'm looking at the wrong parts...

Is their anyway to count the number of phases visible?

Once again, sorry for my ignorance, I'd rather know how to actually find the number of phases on a mobo rather than just being told X board has __ because it just does..
July 22, 2011 10:14:17 PM

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