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October 16, 2011 10:41:22 PM

Western Digital 2000GB (2TB) Intellipower Serial ATA-III-600 HDD w. 64MB Cache (WD20EARX) Caviar Green

OCZ 120GB 3.5" Solid State Disk, MLC, SATA-II (OCZSSD3-2VTX120G) Vertex 2 Series
• Read 285MB/s, Write 250MB/s

Intel Core i5 2500K Quad Core CPU (3.30GHz - 3.70GHz Turbo, 850-1100MHz GPU) - LGA1155, 1333MHz, 5.0 GT/s DMI, 6MB Cache, 32nm, 95W

ASUS GeForce GTX560 - 1GB GDDR5 - (925MHz, 4200MHz)
• 256-bit, 2xDVI, 1xMini-HDMI, PCI-Ex16 v2.0, Fansink - DCII TOP Edition


Antec Nine Hundred Two (v3) Midi-Tower Gaming Case - NO PSU, Black
• 1xUSB3.0, 2xUSB2.0, 1xHD-Audio, 1x200mm Blue TriCool LED Fan, 3x120mm Fan, ATX


Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) PC3-12800 1600MHz DDR3 RAM - 9-9-9-24 - Vengeance Series

Samsung SH-B123A Blu-ray Combo Drive - SATA, Retail
• 12xBD-R, 6xBD-RE, 4xBD-RE DL, 16xDVD+R, 8xDVD+RW

Asrock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 Motherboard
• LGA1155, Z68 (B3 Stepping), 4xDDR3-2133, 2xPCI-Ex16 v3.0, 2xSATA-III, 4xSATA-II, 1xeSATA-II, RAID, 1xGigLAN, 8Chl-HD, USB3.0, VGA, DVI, HDMI, ATX


Samsung S23A300B LCD Monitor - Black
• 23"LED, Widescreen, 5ms, 1920x1080, 1000:1, 250cd/m2, VGA, DVI

FSP 600W Aurum Series - ATX 12V v2.3, EPS 12V v2.92, 120mm Fan, 80PLUS Gold Certified
• 6x SATA, 3x PCI-E 6+2-pin

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October 16, 2011 10:53:42 PM

haha I haven't built a PC in 5 years. I have forgotten how much there is to try and take into account. So any help would be much appreciated
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October 17, 2011 12:21:46 AM

W1LL1S said:
Western Digital 2000GB (2TB) Intellipower Serial ATA-III-600 HDD w. 64MB Cache (WD20EARX) Caviar Green

OCZ 120GB 3.5" Solid State Disk, MLC, SATA-II (OCZSSD3-2VTX120G) Vertex 2 Series
• Read 285MB/s, Write 250MB/s

Intel Core i5 2500K Quad Core CPU (3.30GHz - 3.70GHz Turbo, 850-1100MHz GPU) - LGA1155, 1333MHz, 5.0 GT/s DMI, 6MB Cache, 32nm, 95W

ASUS GeForce GTX560 - 1GB GDDR5 - (925MHz, 4200MHz)
• 256-bit, 2xDVI, 1xMini-HDMI, PCI-Ex16 v2.0, Fansink - DCII TOP Edition


Antec Nine Hundred Two (v3) Midi-Tower Gaming Case - NO PSU, Black
• 1xUSB3.0, 2xUSB2.0, 1xHD-Audio, 1x200mm Blue TriCool LED Fan, 3x120mm Fan, ATX


Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) PC3-12800 1600MHz DDR3 RAM - 9-9-9-24 - Vengeance Series

Samsung SH-B123A Blu-ray Combo Drive - SATA, Retail
• 12xBD-R, 6xBD-RE, 4xBD-RE DL, 16xDVD+R, 8xDVD+RW

Asrock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 Motherboard
• LGA1155, Z68 (B3 Stepping), 4xDDR3-2133, 2xPCI-Ex16 v3.0, 2xSATA-III, 4xSATA-II, 1xeSATA-II, RAID, 1xGigLAN, 8Chl-HD, USB3.0, VGA, DVI, HDMI, ATX


Samsung S23A300B LCD Monitor - Black
• 23"LED, Widescreen, 5ms, 1920x1080, 1000:1, 250cd/m2, VGA, DVI

FSP 600W Aurum Series - ATX 12V v2.3, EPS 12V v2.92, 120mm Fan, 80PLUS Gold Certified
• 6x SATA, 3x PCI-E 6+2-pin

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic... <----- I have never heard of that brand of psu, the gtx 560 is a sub par card, and without knowing your budget it's hard to say much. That build looks like it's more for watching movies than playing BF3 at that resolution. With that set up your going to be struggling in the FPS department.
October 17, 2011 12:56:20 AM

roughly AU$1500. that came out at just over that. So i guess upping it to a gtx 570 but ill have to make concessions somewhere else....
October 17, 2011 1:15:05 AM

for that price, you can do a lot better than a single 560.

consider this hard drive:
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

this SSD (though it's sold out at newegg right now):
Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) $110
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

skip the blu-ray drive:
ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM $19
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and consider this case:
COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

if you cut back on those items, which I highly recommend, you should certainly be able to look into a GTX570, or even consider what I'm planning on doing: two GTX560ti's in SLI
October 17, 2011 1:28:43 AM

HD - Green = Slow. Id suggest a spinpoint F3, WD Black or seagate 7200.12 at 1TB

SSD - Vertex 3 is twice as fast for about $15 more
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM - Make sure its low profile, w/o the tall heat sinks
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MoBo - Can't concur because of the chinsy warranty
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitor - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GFX Card - Nuthin else even comes close on bang for the buck .... superb car w/ overclocking headroom up the gazoo .....Note that when paired it comes up just short of the 570 and beats the 6970. I usually can get twin 560's factory OC'd into my $1500 builds but not in Aussie dollars .... newegg links for info only.

Guru3D uses the following games in their test suite, COD-MW, Bad Company 2, Dirt 2, Far Cry 2, Metro 2033, Dawn of Discovery, Crysis Warhead. Total fps (summing fps in each game @ 1920 x 1200) for the various options in parenthesis (single card / SL or CF) are tabulated below along with their cost in dollars per frame single card - CF or SLI:

$ 210.00 6950 (479/751) $ 0.44 - $ 0.56
$ 260.00 6950 Frozr OC (484/759) $ 0.54 - $ 0.69
$ 205.00 560 Ti (455/792) $ 0.45 - $ 0.52
$ 360.00 6970 (526/825) $ 0.68 - $ 0.87
$ 205.00 560 Ti - 900 Mhz (495/862) $ 0.41 - $ 0.48
$ 320.00 570 (524/873) $ 0.61 - $ 0.73
$ 480.00 580 (616/953) $ 0.78 - $ 1.01
$ 725.00 6990 (762/903) $ 0.95 - $ 1.61
$ 750.00 590 (881/982) $ 0.85 - $ 1.53

Cant comment on the PSU.

You'll see here that the GTX 560, not even the TI is the "recommended" card .... minimum is an 8800

http://www.enterbf3.com/information/538-minimum-require...

You will also note that here, the 560 Ti when overclocked beat the 570 when overclocked. A bad sample in the review might have contributed but the 560 easily OC's to over 1000MHz the 570's, if ya search the web, have had issues with VRM circuitra

http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/nvidia_asus_gtx...
http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/asus_gtx570_rev...
October 17, 2011 1:29:30 AM

why would you buy a caviar green? get the blue or black editions.
October 17, 2011 5:06:06 AM

Something like this and you can add another one of those cards later on in SLI.

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $139.00
Antec High Current Gamer 750W Power Supply HCG-750

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $135.00
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 Motherboard

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $229.00
Intel Core i5 2500K

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $33.00
CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ CPU Cooler

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

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $59.00
Seagate Barracuda 1TB ST31000524AS

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $199.00
Corsair Force Series 3 120GB SSD

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $259.00
MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti Twin Frozr II OC 1GB

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-560-amp... <----- gtx 560 vs gtx 560ti
October 17, 2011 11:09:37 PM

I appreciate all the advice its been very helpful.
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