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New Build - Update

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September 18, 2011 9:45:16 AM

The PC will mainly be used as just for normal day to day things however I will be watching blu-ray/hd movies and I will be streaming movies to the tv. I'll also have a lot of programs open at once... programs such as MYOB and other accounting programs (excel etc) I won't just have accounting programs open... I'm not much of a gamer but I might play black ops, battlefield 3 and FIFA 11. And I expect not to buy or upgrade any components for the PC for 3-4 years because I don't have the money to keep upgrading parts... Also I won't ever overclock my computer, because I believe they will downgrade my components. I don't want a huge electricity bill and I'd want a modular power supply. I also won't ever go SLI or Crossfire.

My budget is $1,500.00 AUD. I also know thats a lot for my build, but if you could you can suggest better specs for a cheaper price, but not loose performance please do. Will all the components below work well together?

I'll be purchasing the parts from

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3P-B3 Motherboard - $195.00
CPU: Intel Core i5 2500k - $219.00
CPU Cooler: CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ CPU Cooler - $33.00
2x CPU Coooler Fan: CoolerMaster 120mm SickleFlow Fan 2000rpm - $24.00
Graphics Card: PowerColor Radeon HD6870 1GB - $169.00
Memory: Corsair Vengeance CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 - $69.00
Hard Drive: Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB HD103SJ - $54.00
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 - $219.00
Keyboard: Logitech G110 Gaming Keyboard - $65.00
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Gaming Mouse V2 - $59.00
Mouse Pad:Razer Goliathus Fragged Omega Speed Refresh - $16.00
Speakers: Logitech Z523 2.1 Speaker System - $85.00
Case:CoolerMaster CM 690 II Advanced with Window - $125.00
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit with SP1 OEM - $95.00

Total: $1595.00

or Cherry Infinity USB Keyboard $35.00 not sure if this is a good keyboard I don't want a keyboard that will freeze when you press multiple keys at once.

And i need a printer that has fax,scanning etc a all in one printer my budget for that is $200.00 AUD, cartridges cheap but good quality prints? Separate from my build

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September 18, 2011 12:11:27 PM

Yes it is all going to work.

If you are never ever going to overclock then it might be worth your while just getting the non-K edition or the i5-2400 depending on whether the saving is significant.

Tall heatspreaders on RAM are unnecessary and are just likely to cause issues when installing aftermarket CPU coolers. I think it is likely that the Vengeance will fit with the Hyper 212 Plus, but you can save money in the process of getting a set without such tall heatspreaders:

G.Skill Ripjaws X 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz CAS9 1.5V F3-10666CL9D-8GBXL $59

I also think it's possible to save money on the motherboard if you're not going to overclock, nor ever add a second card.
You could go as far down in price as these two depending on which chipset you want:
Asus P8P67-M Pro B3 $135

Asus Z68-M Pro $142
September 18, 2011 1:01:23 PM

get a cheaper PSU you wont need it too be so expensive so try this one

Will another case do you good

That way you can get a way more powerful GPU to balance your system

also change your motherboard its too expensive try this one

Overall Saving
Motherboard -70
PSU -50
Case -80

GPU +210

Total more than original
and you get a GTX 570

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September 18, 2011 2:55:30 PM

So, if you don't ever plan to overclock or SLI/Crossfire,

Processor : Intel Core i5 2400 - $185

Motherboard : ASRock Extreme3 Gen3 Z68 - $125

RAM : G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 CAS 8 - $70

Graphics : GIGABYTE GV-R695OC-1GD Radeon HD 6950 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 - $240

Hard Disk : Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB - $60

Optical Drive : ASUS Black Blu-ray Burner SATA BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS - $70

PSU : XFX Core Edition PRO650W - $60

Case : COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912 - $50

Total : $860

Buy the mouse, keyboard, OS and monitor as per your own wish.