Rate my system please.

Approximate Purchase Date: November

Budget Range: >$1700 (keep in mind, that on some products can be $100 more in aus compared to us)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: programing, development, adobe products, gaming, general use

Parts Not Required: keyboard mouse headset monitor os

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:,

Country of Origin: Australia

Parts Preferences: Intel.

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200

Additional Comments: here is parts i have come up with at the moment. I am going to upgrade to ivy bridge next year, hence the mb, i am also gonna get a big ssd then as well.
part store price
ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 pcg $219.00
intel i5 2500k cpl $219.00
Corsair 8G 1600Kit C9 cpl $115.00
EVGA 1280MB 560OC TI cpl $255.00
EVGA 1280MB 560OC TI cpl $255.00
Noctua NH-U9B-SE2 cpl $59.00
Corsair HX-850W cpl $219.00
C/Master Strom Scount No Psu cpl $98.00
Seagate 500G SATA3 7200RPM cpl $37.00
Seagate 500G SATA3 7200RPM cpl $37.00
Seagate 500G SATA3 7200RPM cpl $37.00
Patriot 32GB TORQX-2 msy $77.00
LG Blu-Ray Combo CPL $78.00

GLHF thanks.
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  1. Sounds like a nice system. I see no problems with it.
  2. Is there a reason you've chosen x3 500GB drives? RAID5?

    I would have thought you could get x2 1TB Samsung SpinPoint F3's for a similar price which would provide more storage space?
  3. this is good rig I'll rate it 1 out of 2 .
    suggestions :
    CPU Intel i7 260
    I think you will need more ram for programing.
  4. Since your plan is to upgrade to Ivybridge it might even be worth just buying an i3-2100 to use for the next few months.
  5. I agree get two larger hard drves and raid them, or get a small boot disk (SSD) and a 1TB drive for storage
  6. hmmm, i3 is only dual core, would the 3 hdd in raid prove to be better speed? or is it best going with 2? i believe 8gb of ram is more than enough, i can always upgrade to 12 when i go to ivybridge... thanks heaps guys, keep the comments coming :D
  7. Best answer
    Here's an alternative. Seeing how you plan on using most of the cables on your psu (3 hd's, dual cards, etc..) a non modular psu would do. $309.00
    ASRock Z68 Extreme7 Gen3 Motherboard $139.00
    Antec High Current Gamer 750W Power Supply HCG-750 $65.00
    G.Skill Ripjaws F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 <----- A better look at that board <----- review of that board,2995.html <----- Toms showed here in this review how the NF200 Bridge (x16 & x16) helps to reduce micro stutter with multiple vid cards
  8. Best answer selected by siege_templar.
  9. once again why_me you have helped me, you are a legend.
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