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[New Build] could someone check components (buying today)

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August 29, 2011 6:40:47 AM

Hey guys I know I've posted similar stuff before but if someone could just go over these components one last time (I'm ready to buy today)

ANY criticism is welcome since this is my first build!

I already have the GPU's, case and monitor:

GPU: 2 x Gigabyte GeForce GTX 570 1280MB Overclocked V2 in SLI
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
$738

CASE: Coolermaster CM 690 2 Advanced
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
$115

LCD: Samsung BX2440
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
$199

Ok this is what I need to get and am about to order now:..

If you see any issues or have some advice please don't hesitate to comment!

CPU: Intel Core i5 2500K
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
$219

MOB: ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
$209

MEM: G.Skill Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D 8GB DDR3
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
$65

HD1: Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB HD103SJ
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
$69

HD2: Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB HD103SJ
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
$69

PSU: Corsair TX-850 V2
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
$175

OPT: ASUS DRW-24B3ST 24X DVDRW Drive
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
$25

All up, if I purchase this, I'd have spent $1883 which is just over budget :o 

If you see anywhere I can shave off some price, or anywhere I should spend a bit more somewhere for better quality I'd appreciate any feedback

cheers guys

PS: I know I got the wrong video card (shouldv'e got Radeon), but that's already been bought so yeah...

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August 29, 2011 7:03:11 AM

You are in good shape, but I wonder why you are shopping there.

MSY
http://www.msy.com.au/

Umart
http://www.umart.com.au/

Last time I looked both those places had better prices? Not that I have shopped for anyone in Australia in a few months.
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August 29, 2011 7:10:41 AM

cheers proximon, I'll check those sites out. I have heard of MSY (really bad things actually) but yeah I'll compare their prices
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August 29, 2011 7:13:12 AM

All the parts are good quality and will perform well together.

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August 29, 2011 7:17:17 AM

thanks warhead, appreciate the positive feedback!
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August 29, 2011 8:03:29 AM

Why_Me said:
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $149.00
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 Motherboard


hmm I see your point: why do I need 2 more SATA 6G connectors, an extra PCIE x4 port, and one more USB3 socket for $60 more.

Why_Me said:
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $157.00
Antec High Current Gamer 900W Power Supply HCG-900


I actually liked the look of that PSU, it's price/W is the best, until I read this review: http://www.hardocp.com/article/2011/02/15/antec_high_cu...

Why_Me said:
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $169.00
Silverstone Strider Plus 850W


the corsair tx-850 is only $6 more
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August 29, 2011 8:16:49 AM

Proximon said:
You are in good shape, but I wonder why you are shopping there.

MSY
http://www.msy.com.au/

Umart
http://www.umart.com.au/

Last time I looked both those places had better prices? Not that I have shopped for anyone in Australia in a few months.


PCCG is the best in Aus 20 bucks more for a site that is reliable with the best customer sevice. Buy from PCCG
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August 29, 2011 8:17:13 AM

Proximon said:
You are in good shape, but I wonder why you are shopping there.

MSY
http://www.msy.com.au/

Umart
http://www.umart.com.au/

Last time I looked both those places had better prices? Not that I have shopped for anyone in Australia in a few months.


Nah man PCCG is the place in Aus, mabye 20 bucks more expensive but they are the best
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August 29, 2011 9:20:16 AM

yeah I reckon pccasegear seem ok, their website layout is much better than some of those other sites!
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August 29, 2011 10:16:58 AM

I'm in the US, so I can't say really. But I have heard nothing but positive feedback on MSY. They just don't spend money on a fancy website.

And having locations all over, perhaps you can avoid shipping costs as well.
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August 29, 2011 1:27:04 PM

Yeah you should have gotton a Radeon! Hehe... But yeah, nice build, just wondoring why the two GPU's instead of a +/-120GB SSD?
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August 29, 2011 1:37:14 PM

for some reason last week I was set on getting these GTX570's as a pair. I thought I'd researched enough but now it seems not, I would have been better off getting a single 6970 for 20 bucks more http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

and then using the extra dough on an SSD

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August 29, 2011 2:16:26 PM

Proximon said:
I'm in the US, so I can't say really. But I have heard nothing but positive feedback on MSY. They just don't spend money on a fancy website.

And having locations all over, perhaps you can avoid shipping costs as well.


http://www.productreview.com.au/p/msy-technology.html
http://www.atomicmpc.com.au/News/237155,msy-targeted-by...
http://www.itnews.com.au/News/254934,msy-fined-for-misl...
http://ozsoapbox.com/melbourne/newbie-guide-how-to-shop...
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August 29, 2011 5:04:50 PM

Your plan is fine - but if I were you I would get an SSD boot drive and a 1TB or 2TB data drive instead. Depends how many games you normally play. If it is only 8 or 10 - then a 100GB-128GB boot drive is fine and affordable. If it is more than that - your plan is better. However, given the price difference - I would still get 1.5 or 2TB drives.
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