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Help with a gaming build

Approximate Purchase Date: within the next couple of months


Budget Range: $2000 (Aus Dollar)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming mainly (currently World of Warcraft), movies

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: anything that's quite easy to get to Australia without difficulty


Country of Origin: Australia


Parts Preferences: not too fussed, as long as its going to perform and last

Overclocking: For now no, but would still like the option to later


SLI or Crossfire: Yes



Additional Comments: Would like it to be easily upgradeable, needs to be able to play World of Warcraft on max settings, as well as games like Crysis, not too noisy
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    Here's a build sources from PCCaseGear.com & mwave.com.au:

    CPU: $225-i5 2500K :
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=16531
    http://www.mwave.com.au/productdetail.asp?CartID=mAU@SIEI3DCNPRL3E8XLM1KNW4JSJ9S87QEQGJ1JRNZXDS9419&SKU=19010218

    Motherboard: $180- Gigabyte GA Z68X UD3H
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=17549
    http://www.mwave.com.au/productdetail.asp?CartID=mAU@SIEI3DCNPRL3E8XLM1KNW4JSJ9S87QEQGJ1JRNZXDS9419&SKU=28023571

    OS: $105- Windows 7 Home Premium SP1
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=17003
    http://www.mwave.com.au/productdetail.asp?CartID=mAU@SIEI3DCNPRL3E8XLM1KNW4JSJ9S87QEQGJ1JRNZXDS9419&SKU=39090362

    Case: $120-Antec Dark Fleet
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=14608
    http://www.mwave.com.au/productdetail.asp?CartID=mAU@SIEI3DCNPRL3E8XLM1KNW4JSJ9S87QEQGJ1JRNZXDS9419&SKU=16011196

    GPU: $558- 2X Sapphire Radeon 6950 2GB
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=17637
    http://www.mwave.com.au/productdetail.asp?CartID=mAU@SIEI3DCNPRL3E8XLM1KNW4JSJ9S87QEQGJ1JRNZXDS9419&SKU=42060728

    Cooler: $35- Cooler Master Hyper 212
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=12544
    http://www.mwave.com.au/productdetail.asp?CartID=mAU@SIEI3DCNPRL3E8XLM1KNW4JSJ9S87QEQGJ1JRNZXDS9419&SKU=18020515

    SSD: $239- OCZ Agility 3 120GB
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=17311
    http://www.mwave.com.au/productdetail.asp?CartID=mAU@SIEI3DCNPRL3E8XLM1KNW4JSJ9S87QEQGJ1JRNZXDS9419&SKU=22140513

    RAM: $85- GSkill Ripjaw 2X 4GB CAS 7
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=16929

    HDD: $60 -Samsung Spinpoint 1TB
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=12711
    http://www.mwave.com.au/productdetail.asp?CartID=mAU@SIEI3DCNPRL3E8XLM1KNW4JSJ9S87QEQGJ1JRNZXDS9419&SKU=22040155

    BluRay Burner: $100- LG
    http://www.mwave.com.au/productdetail.asp?CartID=mAU@SIEI3DCNPRL3E8XLM1KNW4JSJ9S87QEQGJ1JRNZXDS9419&SKU=17090071

    Power Supply :
    $180- Corsair Enthusiast TX850: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=17210

    $205- Silverstone 850 Watts Gold Certified: http://www.mwave.com.au/sku-34040719-SilverStone_ST85F_G_850W_Power_Supply_ATX_EPS_Silent_135mm_Fan_Active_PFC_80_Plu

    Total : Around 1900
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