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November 19, 2011 10:12:42 PM

This is my build, yeah im buying it off Ebay.com.au, If you can find better parts for me, please use scorptec.com.au
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Intel-Core-i5-2400-3-1GHz-De... (upgrading to i5 2500k, and Gtx 550 ti.


Case:
Not really sure, it looks nice.

Video Card
Gtx 550 Ti

Power Supply
550 watts.

RAM
8gb 1333mhz

Motherboard
All-in-one H61 Chipset Motherboard

* Major Big Brand! Gigabyte / MSI / Asrock / ASUS
* New Model, New Released
* Latest B3 Stepping, Trouble FREE
* Dual Channel DDR3 1333
* 2 x SATA III 6Gb/s ports & 2 x USB 3.0 ports onboard
* PCI Express x16 slot
* Multi VGA Output options: D-Sub, DVI-D and HDMI
* Windows® 7 Ready
(thats all it says.)

CPU
i5-2500K

CPU COOLER
Stock

Hard Drive
1Tb 7200rpm sata 3

CD DRIVE
ASUS 24X DVD Burner

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November 19, 2011 10:35:32 PM

You'll be best off paring that processor with a P67 or Z68 motherboard. Either that, or you can downgrade the cpu a little, something along the lines of an i5-2400, to better suite that motherboard.
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November 19, 2011 10:39:31 PM

If i was to downgrade the cpu, should i upgrade the motherboard? and will there be much difference between the i5 2500k performance and the i5 2400?
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November 19, 2011 10:49:41 PM

If you get the i5-2400, you wouldn't have to upgrade the motherboard. However, there's a few cheap Z68 motherboards that'll help the 2400 perform exceptionally well.

Biostar and ASRock have a few for around $100-120.
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November 19, 2011 10:50:59 PM

What will this computer be used for? Gaming only? Editing? Surfing? A little bit of everything???
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November 19, 2011 11:01:05 PM

Mainly gaming, would you be able to select parts for me on scorptec.com.au?
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November 19, 2011 11:09:39 PM

Sure, give me a minute to look up some stuff!
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November 19, 2011 11:11:15 PM

Thank you (: i don't mind if its AMD or Intel, whatevers going to run best for $700 ;) 
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November 19, 2011 11:16:38 PM

Wow, prices are high on this site...

What type of games will you be playing and what's your monitor size and resolution that you'll be playing on?
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November 19, 2011 11:24:37 PM

Is there any other sites you can buy from?
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November 19, 2011 11:33:28 PM

Im australian, so newegg is a no go. If you can find one, go for it. Ill be playing League of Legends and crysis and stuff, my res will me 1600x1200.
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November 20, 2011 12:10:59 AM

This isn't the best for the price, but considering the cost of everything out there it still has modern components and WILL perform exceptionally well.


- AMD FX-4100, 3.30Ghz, 8MB Cache, Quad Core ($130)
http://www.scorptec.com.au/computer/43165-fd4100wmgusbx

- Gigabyte GA-970A-D3 AM3+ ($109)
http://www.scorptec.com.au/computer/41684-ga-970a-d3

- Corsair 8GB Low Profile Kit (2x4GB), PC-12800 (1600MHz) DDR3 ($69)
http://www.scorptec.com.au/computer/41589-cml8gx3m2a160...

- Hitachi 500GB Deskstar 7K1000.C, SATAIII, 7200rpm, 16MB Cache ($99)
http://www.scorptec.com.au/computer/43224-0f15629

- Corsair CX-430v2 430w ATX Power Supply ($69)
http://www.scorptec.com.au/computer/41243-cmpsu-430cxv2

- Thermaltake Dokker Mid Tower Black ($65)
http://www.scorptec.com.au/computer/39266-vm600m1w2z

- Lite-On IHAS324(BLACK) 24x Super ALLWRITE ($25)
http://www.scorptec.com.au/computer/33970-ihas324(black)

- Asus Radeon HD6770 ($139)
http://www.scorptec.com.au/computer/41424-eah6770-2di-1...

Total: $705
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November 20, 2011 12:18:29 AM

What settings will it run most games on?
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November 20, 2011 7:33:37 AM

My guess?

LOL - Highest settings
Crysis 1 - High
Crysis 2 - Medium/high


If you want to run the absolute highest settings on every game then you'll need to look at spending more money on the video card.
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November 20, 2011 7:57:30 AM

No reason to buy an Intel 2500K unless you plan to overclock it. No reason to buy a 430W PSU when for a bit more, you can get a 550W or 600W for a bit more. No reason to buy a 550Ti because it's just lame.
No reason to buy a $60USD game unless you can play it in all it's glory.
Just sayin'
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November 21, 2011 2:22:29 AM

what processor and video card then?
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November 21, 2011 3:02:17 AM

For that site, going the AMD route is your best bet being that the prices are so high for the processor and motherboard, and you have a limited budget. However, the Intel processor (i5-2400) used in the Ebay comp would perform just as well if not better than the processor I listed above (FX 4100).

The 6770 I listed is also chosen to help you stay in budget... Like I said, that site is pretty high priced compared to some of the lower prices we have here in the states. The 6770 nets the same performance as the GTX 550 Ti, however is more appealing in price (at least here in the states). If you wanted to take a step forward in getting something that'll pretty much double performance, you should look into a 6870 or GTX 560.
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November 21, 2011 3:04:59 AM

Is overclocking worth it? if not ill go for the 6850 or 6870.
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November 21, 2011 3:05:58 AM

But if you look into getting a 6870 or 560, then you'll probably want to upgrade power supplies to use more than pcie connector (cards above use 2x6pins).
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November 27, 2011 3:17:26 AM

Best answer selected by EnragedTurtle.
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