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November 14, 2011 2:09:47 PM

**EDIT**
Approximate Purchase Date: This week
Budget Range: $900-$1100
System Usage from Most to Least Important:( gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies)
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS
Country: Australia
Parts Preferences: I would like Intel CPU, not really bothered on the other parts, name brands prefered.
Overclocking: Not as of yet, computer is for a friend and he doesnt overclock anything
SLI or Crossfire: Not at the moment
Monitor Resolution: Unknown: think 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Need a mid range gaming computer, summing up to be around the $1000 mark, overclocking isnt really an option unless i can convince my friend to do so, have a really open mind if you have ideas for what can be changed.**EDIT**

Sorry about first post, new here. Edit with completed form is above.


Hey guys, just wondering if anyone agrees or disagrees with the current set up I have before i buy and build the computer.

Pretty much parts are going to look like this:

MBOARD
ASUS P8Z68-V DDR3 Intel 1155pin Motherboard $186
http://msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=7857
OR
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CPU
Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3Ghz 1155pin Boxed CPU $218
http://msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=7581

GFX CARD
MSI n570gtx Twin Frozr III Power Edition $377
http://zipcomputers.com.au/store/view_product.php?produ...

OR
Gigabyte Nvidia GTX570 GV-N570OC-13I $385
http://zipcomputers.com.au/store/view_product.php?produ...

RAM
G.Skill Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8Gb Kit $56
(4Gx2) DDR3 1600
http://msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=7262

HARD DRIVE
WD 3.5" Blue 1TB WD10EALX SATA3 32M 7200rpm $139
http://msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=7158

PSU
Thermaltake TR-800PCAU TR2 800Watt. 80 Bronze $138
http://msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=7603

Blu-ray / DVD drive
LG Blu-Ray SATA Writer $89
http://msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=5533

I am VERY happy to swap and change upon advice, but atmi dont even know if its going to bottleneck or just suck :( 

Those two websites ive used are local computer shops, i am happy to use online ordering sites if you guys trust them, but im trying to avoid 2 weeks + shipping time.

Help plz!

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November 14, 2011 2:32:38 PM

Depends. What are you trying to do with this build? If it's a gaming build, you did alright. An ASRock Gen3 mobo would be better, and there's better deals on ram and HDD's (which is especially important) plus, that PSU is sub standard. Fill out this form and we'll get to work! http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic...

Fill that out and I'll get back to you.

Cheers!
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November 14, 2011 6:42:57 PM

Thanks guys, filled the form out and is now in main post. Thanks.

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November 14, 2011 10:30:59 PM
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Looking sexy! I've taken your build, and badass-ified it a little.

CPU: 2500k $218 http://msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=7581
Mobo: ASRock Extreme3 Gen3 $135 http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=8247
RAM: G.Skill 8GB 1600MHz $56 http://msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=7262
GPU: AMD 6970 $363 (although the GTX 570 will work) http://msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=7091
Case: Coolermaster Storm Scout $93 http://msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=923
PSU: Coolermaster 750GX $110 http://msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=4985
Blu-ray: LG $90 http://msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=5533
And scrounge for a hard drive. Cheapest you can find.

That's the best I could do! Your build was quite good, I just wanted to improve it a little.
November 15, 2011 12:55:00 AM

Thanks striker, that dropped the price a bit too. Much appreciated ;) 
November 15, 2011 1:40:06 AM

No problem! You did an excellent job on the first draft, there wasn't much to change. The mobo is the big one, with the Extreme3 Gen3 being superior to the Z68-V while being cheaper. The case is up to you.
November 15, 2011 4:18:00 AM

if he is not going to OC then 2500k is wasted money. Go for the i5 2400
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