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October 19, 2011 5:26:16 AM

This is my first time building a desktop

Approximate Purchase Date: december or until next year when new stuffs come out?


Budget Range: $1500 - 2000


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming


Parts Not Required: Mouse, Speakers, keyboard, monitor


Country of Origin: Australia


Overclocking: Yes


SLI : need advise


Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080


Price is pretty much the same as America

Case - Corsair 500R or 600T?

Graphics Card - Asus GTX570, DirectCU

CPU - Intel Core i5-2500K or i7 2600k?

Mother Board - P8Z68 V Pro or AsRock Z68-Professional Extreme4 Gen3 or ASUS MAXIMUSIV-GENE-Z or AsRock Fatal1ty Z68 Professional Gen3 lol Noob

PSU - Corsair HX750

CPU cooling - Corsair H100

HDD - Hitachi 3.5" Deskstar 2TB

RAM - Corsair 12GB (3x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz

Do u guys think i need SSD as well?

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October 19, 2011 5:33:14 AM

With that budget, you can afford something a whole lot better :) 

CPU: $330(?) Intel Core i7-2700K (Upcoming)

Motherboard: $200 ASUS P8Z68-V PRO

RAM: $50 CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB

GPU: $480 EVGA SuperClocked GeForce GTX 580

HDD: 2X$ 60 SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB

SSD: $205 Intel 320 Series 2.5" 120GB

ODD: $20 LG Black SATA DVD burner Super Multi with LightScribe Support - OEM

PSU: $70 CORSAIR TX 650 V2

Case: $162 Corsair Obsidian 650D

LCU: $120 CORSAIR H100 Liquid CPU Cooler if you want H2O.

EDIT: Depending on how high you want to take your clocks, get a Hyper 212+/NH-D14/Megahalems+Fans if you're not comfortable with the idea of spending that much on a cooler.

Costs $1700 in the US. Will cost 10-15% higher down under, methinks.

Will max out pretty much everything @ 1080p. For anything less, it'll be a huge overkill.
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October 19, 2011 5:46:27 AM

The prices are defiantly not the same, it should be cheaper, but it isnt :(  I am from Aus, the i7 2600k cost about $329 or so and every 580 is over at $550 :(  it is kinda stupid with exchange rates and stuff
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October 19, 2011 6:46:20 AM

Thx guys should i wait for the GTX 6xx comes out or buy the 5xx
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October 19, 2011 7:09:13 AM

GTX 500 series I would say because it will sitll be able to play all new games that come out for the next 2 years or so, which will give you more then enough time to gather more money for a minor upgrade here and there
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October 19, 2011 7:31:58 AM

Whether you should hold out for the 600 series next year really depends on how good your current system is. The new 600 series will be very expensive when first released, and driver support may be troublesome initially. However the performance gains of the new cards should be much better while using less power.

Just be warned, you will be waiting about 6 months until the GTX 600 series are widely available, and until the drivers are working well. If you cannot wait this long then I'd recommend getting the GTX 570 as you have planned.
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October 19, 2011 7:34:16 AM

I have the GTX 550Ti right now
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October 19, 2011 8:08:58 AM

put that 550 in oyur new system and then hold off on the 600 till the prices come down a little then upgrade!
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October 19, 2011 9:03:22 AM

Emelth said:
put that 550 in oyur new system and then hold off on the 600 till the prices come down a little then upgrade!
+1. It won't be much if you're gaming on 1080p or higher, but you can SLI it anytime you feel you need better frames.
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October 20, 2011 8:16:53 AM

Best answer selected by xGaz.
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October 20, 2011 9:17:09 AM

Cheers mate :) 
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