$2000 Gaming System-Australia

Hi, I am about to come into some money (around 2k) I have decided i need new gaming PC :wahoo: and have chosen some parts i would like to use, i thank you for your advice.


Approximate Purchase Date: Early January


Budget Range: $2000


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Photo and Video Editing


Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: http://www.ple.com.au/ and http://www.austin.net.au/ also http://www.pccasegear.com


Country: Australia


Parts Preferences: Full tower case, Intel CPU, AMD Graphics, G.Skill ram


Overclocking: At a later date


SLI or Crossfire: At a later date


Monitor Resolution: 1920X1080


Additional Comments: Reasonably Quite, good looking case and head room for future upgrades


Chosen parts:


Case: COOLERMASTER STORM TROOPER GAMING CASE
http://www.ple.com.au/ViewItem.asp [...] goryID=227 $199


Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD4 B3 DESKTOP MOTHERBOARD
http://www.ple.com.au/ViewItem.aspx?InventoryItemID=607433&CategoryID=302 $235

Power Supply: FSP Aurum Series 750W Modular Power Supply
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.ph [...] s_id=18459 $139


Graphics: Unknown probably a single 7970, When there realesed
$450 (Aprox)


Processor: INTEL CORE i7 2600K 3.4GHz 8MB RETAIL BOX
http://www.ple.com.au/ViewItem.aspx?InventoryItemID=606550&CategoryID=235 $ 335


Storage: SEAGATE BARRACUDA 3.5" 1TB 7200/32MB/SATA3
http://www.ple.com.au/ViewItem.aspx?InventoryItemID=606485&CategoryID=243 $145


Optical Drive : LG BLU-RAY 10X WRITER (BH10LS30) RETAIL
http://www.ple.com.au/ViewItem.aspx?InventoryItemID=601314&CategoryID=562 $105


Memory: G.SKILL 16GB KIT DDR3 RIPJAWS X C9 1600MHZ
http://www.ple.com.au/ViewItem.aspx?InventoryItemID=607857&CategoryID=652 $135


CPU Cooling: COOLERMASTER HYPER 212 EVO CPU COOLER
http://www.ple.com.au/ViewItem.asp [...] goryID=231 $39


SSD: SILICON POWER VELOX V30 2.5" 120GB SSD SATA3 550/500
http://www.ple.com.au/ViewItem.aspx?InventoryItemID=607535&CategoryID=355 $199

With extras like anti static wrist band and some arctic silver 5 thermal compound $20

TOTAL : $ 2001 + $60 postage
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  1. Looks pretty good, the static band is not really needed. But if you want the extra precaution by all means get it
  2. Is 8gb ram enough or is 16gb necessary?
  3. Depends on what type of video and photo editting your doing
  4. Mhhm well i gess i can afford it so ill just go 16gb
  5. If you get 16gb you can fool around with ram disks always fun :D
  6. @Somebody_007 What do you mean "fool around" ?
  7. I have chosen a monitor i would like, it is not included in the budget because i wont be paying for it. Could you guys have a look at the specs and tell me what you think.

    ASUS 27" HD LED (VE278Q) $369 $339 after cashback
    http://www.ple.com.au/ViewItem.aspx?InventoryItemID=602055&CategoryID=296
    http://www.asus.com.au/Display/LCD_Monitors/VE278Q/

    I have also chosen 3 gaming peripherals and would like to know what you think.

    Cooler Master Storm Inferno Gaming Mouse $69
    http://www.austin.net.au/ProductList/ProductDetail/tabid/104/ProductCode/MSCMINFERNO/Default.aspx
    http://www.cmstorm.com/en/products/peripherals/inferno/

    Thermaltake Challenger PRO Gaming Keyboard $85
    http://www.austin.net.au/ProductList/ProductDetail/tabid/104/ProductCode/KBTTECHP001AU/Default.aspx
    http://usa.ttesports.com/products/product.aspx?s=3

    LOGITECH G930 WIRELESS SURROUND SOUND HEADSET $195
    http://www.ple.com.au/ViewItem.aspx?InventoryItemID=606404&CategoryID=385
    http://www.logitech.com/en-au/webcam-communications/internet-headsets-phones/devices/7248
  8. I'm curious to know about those two monitors and Acer HN274
  9. Also looking for a mouse pad. The XFX Warpad looks good
  10. Willasap43 said:
    @Somebody_007 What do you mean "fool around" ?


    Ram can be used as a hard drive. So you can say use 8gb of your ram as a virtual hard disk. Then copy some proggrams onto it. Run them of that and loading should be fairly instant. The reason I call this fooling around is because it isn't very useful. Ram cannot store data when the pc is of so every time you boot you will need to copy the data again(this is done automatically but it still takes time). So this is only really useful if you keep your pc on for long periods, don't care about how long startup takes or you use sleep.

    I do however have my doubts about your peripherals.

    Tte doesn't exactly have a reutation of being good. I would stick to the tried and true logitech. I got this kb I find it very good http://www.austin.net.au/ProductList/ProductDetail/tabid/104/Default.aspx?ProductCode=KBLO920-002245+

    As for your monitor I would stay away from 27" monitors with only 1080p. You will see a noticable drop in quality coming from a 24".

    As for a mousepad I suggest any decent hard cover mousepad( I find hard mousepads much better, but that's just my opinion). The warpad is not a hard mousepad btw.

    As for the mouse, It gets good reviews, but if you get the g110 might aswell get the matching g500?

    As for the headset I would stay away from gaming headsets. I suggest "audiophile" headphones like:

    http://www.amazon.com/Technica-ATH-AD700-Open-air-Audiophile-Headphones/dp/B000CMS0XU/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1322990298&sr=8-7

    Or if music is your priority

    http://www.amazon.com/Grado-Prestige-SR-60i-Padded-Headphones/dp/B0006DPMU4/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1322990401&sr=1-2

    As I mic I use this with my headphones

    http://www.amazon.com/Zalman-Zm-Mic1-Sensitivity-Headphone-Microphone/dp/B00029MTMQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1322990429&sr=1-1

    Sorry for using amazon.com, but I don't know any .au websites.
  11. Thanks for your advice, i will probobly end up going with a 24 inch anyway because of the size of my desk, as for the peripherals, i will be looking up more reviews and then deciding what to use, thanks.
  12. Is the Logitech G510 Any good?
  13. Willasap43 said:
    Is the Logitech G510 Any good?


    From what I've heard it's just a bigger better version of the g110. I'd suggest the one that bests fits your budget ;)
  14. Get a HAF 932 advanced

    It has good airflow and good looks
  15. Get the 2012 Razer Mamba

    get the logitech g510
  16. I would rather spend more money on a keyboard then a mouse, and I have a razer mouse now, it's good but I want to try something a little differnt.
  17. Ok I have chosen some new things, 650d case, corsair. Razer lycosa ( currently own one and love it) will buy new one tho, razer imperator, razer Lachesis mouse pad, razer mageladon headset. I know it's all razer but all my current stuff is razer except headset and I love all of them, plus I like the corsair case
  18. I agree 100% with all your choices, but I don't quite understand which mousepad you mean, because the lachesis is a mouse :O?

    Anyways, solid choices. Enjoy ;)
  19. Whoops I think I meant to say golathias I can't tell because I have one currently and the name is horribly faded, also I am going to get there upcoming 7.1 headset the Tiamat and will get a sound blaster x-fi titanium To go along with it
  20. Decided I like the 600t case better and the razor blackwidow
  21. Changed my mind again , cooler master haf x case
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