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What d'you think of my NZD $2800 build?

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October 16, 2011 11:38:27 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: I have no idea

Budget Range: NZD $2500-$3000 after rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Schoolwork

Parts Not Required: I require everything

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: www.pbtech.co.nz and www.amazon.com (Amazon does ship to NZ, right?)

Country of Origin: New Zealand

Parts Preferences: Intel, NVIDIA, CoolerMaster

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920X1080

Additional Comments: Just want to know what you think

OS:

http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=OSYMSO8670&name...(GFC-00977

RAM:

http://www.amazon.com/G-SKILL-Ripjaws-1600MHz-PC3-12800...

HDD:

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Spinpoint-Cache-Desktop-H...

CPU:

http://www.amazon.com/Intel-i5-2500K-Processor-3-3GHz-L...

GPU:

http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-Superclocked-PCI-Exp...

Mobo:

http://www.amazon.com/ASRock-MB-Z68X4G3-Intel-Z68-Mothe...

SSD:

http://www.amazon.com/Crucial-2-5-Inch-Solid-State-CT12...

Optical:

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-12XReadable-DVD-Writable-...

Case:

http://www.amazon.com/Nvidia-690-II-Advanced-Limited/dp...

PSU:

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Professional-Certified-co...

Monitor:

http://www.amazon.com/LG-E2441V-BN-24-Inch-Widescreen-M...

Speakers:

http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-980-000382-Z313-Speaker-...

Keyboard:

http://www.amazon.com/Razer-Lycosa-Mirror-Gaming-Keyboa...

Mouse:

http://www.amazon.com/Razer-Deathadder-Precision-Infrar...

Mouse pad:

http://www.amazon.com/Razer-Goliathus--Speed-Gaming-Mou...

Wireless adapter:

http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=NETNCMNP901&nam...

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October 17, 2011 12:16:46 AM
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Hi, just to start, Amazon does ship to NZ, BUT if you need to send something back due to faulty parts (i.e. DOA), you foot the bill to send them back to the US. Check out computerlounge.co.nz and playtech.co.nz (I bought my parts off them). Also, check out pricespy.co.nz to see which NZ dealers are cheapest.

Can't really say much else until you look a little more local. You are missing a CPU cooler. Get the hyper 212+ or wait for the evo to come out.

Just some things to start with:
INTEL CORE I5 2500K - NZD$319
GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3 - NZD$239
ASUS ENGTX560 TI DCII - NZD$399
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 - NZD$119

EVGA's lifetime warranty doesn't extend to NZ, so there isn't any point - get a custom cooler. The Gigabyte MB is recommended by Tom's Hardware, so spending any more money is wasting money.
October 17, 2011 12:45:17 AM

If you buy and import parts you will also have to pay 15% GST as they enter the country
Almost always its cheaper to buy locally , and safer too if there is a return

www.pricespy.co.nz

only buy from the cheap places in Auckland if you can pick up . Otherwise they charge WAY too much for freight
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October 17, 2011 1:09:36 AM

How much does Playtech charge to ship within Auckland?
October 17, 2011 2:17:52 AM

computerlounge/pricespy ship for FREE! (purchase over like $50 i think)
October 17, 2011 2:35:15 AM

Playtech has free shipping with purchase over $79 i think.
October 17, 2011 2:42:03 AM

You don't really need a mousepad that costs 25 dollars, lol. Just get a regular 5 dollar one, it won't increase your game or whatever they say it does.

October 17, 2011 3:14:13 AM

Yeah that's probably a good idea. Do you know of any particular ones which look good and have low friction?
October 27, 2011 2:38:06 AM

Best answer selected by pckitty4427.
October 27, 2011 5:45:44 AM

no one uses mouse pads anymore
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