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September 12, 2011 1:54:04 PM

Hi, I'm looking to build/buy a new computer... It will be used for streaming and watching Blu-Ray/HD movies, stream movies to TV. I will also have a lot of programs opened at once, I will also play some games mostly FPS. I won't be ever overclock so should i get the i5 2500 and what kind of motherboard with it? and will the GTX 560 run as good on the i5 2500 if i got that instead of the i5 2500k? Also whats the difference between a overclocked and factory GPU? if I don't get a overclocking CPU I shouldn't get a overclocked GPU?
Will ALL these parts be compatible with each other?

Also what do you think about the power supply?

and whats your opinon on the razer death adder?

Budget: $1500 - AUD

I will purchase all items from: http://pccasegear.com/

Motherboard: ASUS P8P67-M PRO Motherboard B3 - $139.00
CPU: Intel Core i5 2500K - $219.00
Graphics Card: ASUS GeForce GTX 560 DirectCU II TOP 1024MB - $259.00
Memory: Corsair CML8GX3M2A1600C9W 8GB (2x4GB) Vengeance DDR3 - $89.00
Hard Drive: Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB HD103SJ - $55.00
Optical Driver: Lite-On IHAS524 24x DVDRW Super AllWrite - $39.00
Power Supply: Silverstone Strider Plus 600W ST60F-P - $99.00
CPU Cooler: CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ CPU Cooler - $33.00
Monitor: ASUS VE248H 24in Widescreen LED Monitor - $215.00
Keyboard: Das Keyboard Model S Professional Silent - $149.00
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Gaming Mouse V2 - $59.00
Mouse Pad: Razer Goliathus Fragged Omega Control Refresh - $16.00
Case: CoolerMaster CM 690 II Advanced with Window - $125.00

Total: $1496.00

will this computer be good for many years to come because I don't want to upgrade anytime soon.

I also don't want to use a lot of electricity (minimise) my bills are going crazy....

More about : 1500 budget

September 12, 2011 2:19:52 PM

Having the option to o/c is always nice a long with being able to use the HD3000 graphics. You have a nice build going up there. If you wanted to cut cost without cutting quality you could look at these options down below.

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $122.00
ASRock Z68M USB3 Motherboard

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $65.00
G.Skill Ripjaws F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $79.00
Antec High Current Gamer 520W Power Supply HCG-520

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $115.00
CoolerMaster HAF 912 Advanced
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September 12, 2011 2:26:29 PM

Why_Me said:
Having the option to o/c is always nice a long with being able to use the HD3000 graphics. You have a nice build going up there. If you wanted to cut cost without cutting quality you could look at these options down below.

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $122.00
ASRock Z68M USB3 Motherboard

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $65.00
G.Skill Ripjaws F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $79.00
Antec High Current Gamer 520W Power Supply HCG-520

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $115.00
CoolerMaster HAF 912 Advanced


Thanks for that info.. I'll change the RAM

The ASRock I'm just worried they won't be good I mean I've heard good stuff but I've also heard bad stuff...

And the Power Supply I'm not sure how much the system I currently put uses... Help? Thats why I chose the 600watt because I also want to future proof and I want a modular power supply.

The HAF I was looking at it but it doesn't have any dust filters and my current PC gets dust in a few weeks after cleaning and I'm sick and tierd of it, and my house is pretty clean ;)  And I heard the CM 690 Is a very good case for cooling except for the back plate where the motherboard goes some motherboards don't fit correctly on the cut out hole for the CPU.

Edit: I changed from the 6950 to the GTX 560 was that a good choice also which is a better card?
And will this computer be good for many years to come because I don't want to upgrade anytime soon.

I also don't want to use a lot of electricity (minimise) my bills are going crazy....
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September 12, 2011 3:07:13 PM

Processor : i5 2500K - $220
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MoBo : ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 - $125
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM : G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - $55
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Disk : Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200rpm - $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics : ASUS ENGTX560 TI DCII TOP/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 - $230
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case : COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Steel ATX Full Tower Compucase Case - $140
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU : SeaSonic X750 Gold 750W Modular - $160
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD : Lite On 24x DVD Burner : $21
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total : $1011 after rebates

Just having an option to overclock is always nice. This motherboard features PCIe 3.0 slots, so you'll be able to get future high end Nvidia and/or AMD GPUs.
Didn't include Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse.
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September 12, 2011 3:43:24 PM

008Rohit said:
Processor : i5 2500K - $220
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MoBo : ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 - $125
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM : G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - $55
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Disk : Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200rpm - $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics : ASUS ENGTX560 TI DCII TOP/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 - $230
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case : COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Steel ATX Full Tower Compucase Case - $140
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU : SeaSonic X750 Gold 750W Modular - $160
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD : Lite On 24x DVD Burner : $21
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total : $1011 after rebates

Just having an option to overclock is always nice. This motherboard features PCIe 3.0 slots, so you'll be able to get future high end Nvidia and/or AMD GPUs.
Didn't include Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse.

The OP is in Australia hence the links to pccasegear.
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September 12, 2011 3:52:41 PM

Too lazy to search in PCcasegear. :p 
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September 12, 2011 4:17:40 PM

what about a BR player? or is this strictly for streaming?
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September 12, 2011 11:06:58 PM

Au_equus said:
what about a BR player? or is this strictly for streaming?


strictly streaming


So what do use think? any opinions? more suggestions?

Also could someone please explain to me how the power supply works and how much electricty will it use? thanks. Also should I change from the "Corsair HX-650 Power Supply" to the "Corsair GS-600 Power Supply"? I just want to be future proof.

Question: If you change your power supply do the other components not work with the new one I heard something like this but I'm not to sure... I'd like confirmation please

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3P-B3 Motherboard - $195.00
CPU: Intel Core i5 2500k - $225.00
Graphics Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB - $269.00
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL (2x4GB) DDR3 - $65.00
Hard Drive: Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB HD103SJ - $55.00
Optical Driver: Lite-On IHAS324 24x DVDRW - $29.00
Power Supply: Corsair HX-650 Power Supply - $139.00
Monitor: ASUS VS248H 24in Widescreen LED Monitor - $225.00
Keyboard: Das Keyboard Model S Professional Silent - $149.00
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Gaming Mouse V2 - $59.00
Mouse Pad: Razer Goliathus Fragged Omega Speed Refresh $16.00
Case: CoolerMaster CM 690 II Advanced with Window - $125
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit with SP1 OEM - $95.00

Total: $1646.00
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