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July 29, 2011 11:08:55 AM

Hi everyone,

I got recommended to come here and ask the community for advice to help me finalize on building my new computer. What I've come up with so far is (and i don't plan on overclocking),

Edit; Sorry, didn't see that post

Approximate Purchase Date: In the next 2 weeks
Budget Range: $900-1000
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Music, Movies/TV Shows, Surfing, Socialising
Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, HDD
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: http://www.msy.com.au/Parts/PARTS.pdf
Country of Origin: Australia
Parts Preferences: I guess whatever suits my budget and is still good in quality
Overclocking: Yes
SLI or Crossfire: Yes
Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080

So far i've gotten these parts:

Processor; i5 2500k 3.3ghz http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=7581
Mobo; GB Z68XP-UD4
GFX; -----
Ram; G Skill Ripjaws 1600 2x4g http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=7684
PSU; Corsair GS-600 http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=7220 or
Corsair HX-750 http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=4987
Case; Thermaltake Chaser MK-I

Thanks in advance :) 

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July 29, 2011 7:06:34 PM

ahh sorry, i'll edit!
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July 29, 2011 8:06:26 PM

i5-2500k is a beast with good overclocking potential while the i5-2400 isn't. If you plan to overclock, then the i5-2500k along with a P67/Z68 is the way to go. If you're not ever going to overclocking, then you can save money by going with the i5-2400 along with a H61/H67 motherboard. You didn't list a hard drive, and people here go with the Samsung Spinpoint F3. This seems to be it in msy: http://msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=2519. Both power supply are from Corsair which is good, but the HX-650 should be better. Here's a review of the GS600: http://www.overclock.net/power-supplies/736001-corsair-...
July 29, 2011 8:15:58 PM

Thanks for a reply!
Ahh, so i'll go with the 2500k then in that case. I plan on just using my 2 hard drives i have atm which are http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=7993, i was thinking of getting a SSD drive but they're quite expensive in australia for a large capacity, and with the PSU, can either of them handle the parts i have mentioned? or do i need more watts?
July 29, 2011 8:18:13 PM

They can both handle the parts you have listed.
August 5, 2011 12:57:52 AM

Just about a few hours from going to get my parts and I've edit some of my parts but i'm stuck between the GTX570 or Radeon6970, i do plan on using SLI/crossfire in the next month, or should I get a GTX580? (but will have to wait more then a few months to do SLI) and is my PSU enough to run SLI/Crossfire with any of those cards?
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