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October 30, 2011 5:59:14 PM

Hi I am looking to purchase a new PC

I reside in South Africa and on average our conversion rate is 10-1, hence this 1000$ build will be a R 10 000 (south african rands)

Approximate Purchase Date: December 2011

Budget Range:$1000- 1200

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, movies

Parts Not Required: mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Local sourced

Country of Origin: South Africa

Parts Preferences: by brand or type Intel SB build, open to Nvidia or Radeon

Overclocking: YES

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Mainly used for gaming and internet. Want to get best possible gaming performance for my buck. Not sure on SLI or crossfire as yet. I am trying to save a few bucks by buying a MB with 16x;4x. Is that a viable option. I have listed the 2 Mb's i have in mind. My current build as follows

PSU: Corsair Tx 650 V2 - 100$
MotherB : Asus P8P67 OR Asus P8P67 Pro - $ 140 and $ 170
CPU : i5 2500k + Hyper 212 Evo Cooler $ 240
Ram: 4G x 2 G skill Ripjaws 1600mhz Cl9 $ 110
GPU : GTX 570 OR Radeon 6970 2G - $ 390 and $ 360
DVD : Lite on $ 20
HDD : Barracuda XT 2Tera Sata 3 $ 170
Case: Im still undecided. I dont care how the case looks as long as functionality and space to fit parts is ok. $ 100 budgeted

Any advice where i can improve would be of great help. Advice on the GPU's and MBoards is needed. Im leaning towards the GTX 570

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October 30, 2011 8:18:18 PM

I would pick either asrock z68 extreme3 gen3 or gigabyte z68xp-ud3
the ripjaws might hit your heatsink, i propose low profile memory
the cm hyper evo is mediocre, loud, has one fan and the compound that comes with it is rubbish. Check the corsair a70 for 8$ more
Your gpu will demand some power there, good choices, but i am thinking perhaps up the wattage on the psu a tad bit
Your hdd is a monster, make some room for a crucial m4 128 perhaps
Case... mmm antec 300 illusion, thermaltake msi commander, CM Haf 912 all cheap and solid
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October 30, 2011 8:27:10 PM

Check out my $850 build here:
http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore
It'll give you a bit more bang for the buck and it's cheaper.

The Asrock Extreme3 Gen3 Z68 will give you more features and it's cheaper. Plus it'll perform similarly. Plus you'll get more PSU power and the 560 Ti OC I suggested will give you the performance of the 570 or 6970.
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October 31, 2011 9:53:47 AM

Best build for $1000:

Motherboard

ASUS Sabertooth P67 B3 TUF Edition ($210)

CPU

Intel Core i5-2500K Unlocked Processor ($220)

RAM

Corsair Vengeance DDR3 8GB (2x4GB) ($60)

Video Card

ASUS GeForce GTX 560 Ti ($230)

Sound Card

Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme ($50)

Hard Drive

Western Digital Caviar Black 750 GB ($120)

DVD Burner

Asus Internal 24x CD/DVD Drive ($25)

Case

Cooler Master HAF 922M ATX Mid-Tower Case ($90)

Power Supply

Corsair Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750-Watt ($95)

TOTAL COST: $1100 (USD)
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October 31, 2011 7:42:27 PM

Best answer selected by energy52.
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November 1, 2011 2:02:51 AM

pcdinesh said:
Best build for $1000:

Motherboard

ASUS Sabertooth P67 B3 TUF Edition ($210)

CPU

Intel Core i5-2500K Unlocked Processor ($220)

RAM

Corsair Vengeance DDR3 8GB (2x4GB) ($60)

Video Card

ASUS GeForce GTX 560 Ti ($230)

Sound Card

Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme ($50)

Hard Drive

Western Digital Caviar Black 750 GB ($120)

DVD Burner

Asus Internal 24x CD/DVD Drive ($25)

Case

Cooler Master HAF 922M ATX Mid-Tower Case ($90)

Power Supply

Corsair Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750-Watt ($95)

TOTAL COST: $1100 (USD)

I disagree on the choice of the motherboard. Being over $200, P67 chipset, and thermal design issues being present, it's not the best choice. The AsRock Extreme3 Gen3 is overall a better buy. I would add in a bit more cash for a Sapphire Toxic Edition HD 6950.
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November 1, 2011 3:21:41 AM

Lol I agree with Abdullah, PCdinesh's build is hardly the best build you can get at $1100.
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November 2, 2011 2:56:01 AM

Hardly beneficial for the price though. Benefiting what as well? Why add a fan on the board when you can just have a case with better airflow? For $210 just that little boost, not justified at all.
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