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November 16, 2011 12:32:07 AM

Hey just starting to get into IT and been doing bit of studies in Hardware,
so as an exercise I went to www.msy.com.au and made a computer build.
Its what I would buy currently if I had an extra $1,200 sitting around =P

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 DDR3 Intel 1155pin Motherboard -$167 http://msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=7860
CPU: Intel i5-2500k -$211 http://msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=7581
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws-X 8G Kit(4Gx2) DDR3 2133 F3-17000CL11D-8GBXL -$95 http://msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=7665
Graphics Card: GIGABYTE GV-N56GOC-1GI 1GB GTX560 PCI-E VGA Card -$199 http://msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=7901
SSD: Patriot PYRO Sanforce SF-2200 120B SATA3 SSD Solid State Drive -$187 http://msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=8052
Case: Antec DF-35 Dark Fleet Gaming Case -$118 http://msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=886
Fan: Antec Truequiet 120mm -$17
PowerSupply: Antec HCG-900 High Current Gamer Gaming PSU -$156 http://msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=7999
Wireless Card: ASUS PCE-N13 Wireless-N 300M PCI-E Network Card -$38 http://msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=4162
Total Cost $1,188
Extra's
HDD: Seagate 3.5" Barracuda 1TB ST31000524AS SATA3 7200RPM 32MB HDD -$119 http://msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=7386
DVD: LG Blu-Ray SATA Writer -$89 http://msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=5533
Extra RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws-X 8G Kit(4Gx2) DDR3 2133 F3-17000CL11D-8GBXL -$95 http://msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=7665
Graphics Card: GIGABYTE GV-N56GOC-1GI 1GB GTX560 PCI-E VGA Card -$199 http://msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=7901
Total Cost $502

Just wondering what views might change to make it more affordable without loss of grunt.
Its meant to be Gaming PC that can keep out with the Times for the next few years.
I might also have over killed something... Learning Curve =)
November 16, 2011 9:14:54 AM

Processor is perfect, RAM is perfect in size, Graphics card is good, SSD... I don't know about that one, so it may be good, case is good, PSU is good, but more power than what you need. However, if you where to upgrade in the future with top end graphic cards, you'll be set. Fan is good, wireless card is okay, HDD is good but prices will drop in 6 months. Blu-ray is good, extra RAM is overkill for gaming, graphics card for SLI is good.

Honestly, I wouldn't change anything. Well, I would change a few things to better suit my needs and education on hardware, naturally. But what you have selected would make a relatively high end gaming machine.
November 16, 2011 10:50:28 AM

Thanks for that, one thing that I was thinking about is that the Intel Processor only takes DDR3-1333 so getting the DDR3-2133 might be a bit pointless?
November 16, 2011 11:01:38 AM

Not necessarily. I've seen people push DDR3-2133 RAM on that processor. But it is overkill in terms of speed in what you'll see. I'm not against it by the way. Just do some research via Google, or even here in the proper forum area.
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