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First Build (Gaming) need advice

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January 13, 2012 10:49:39 PM

Hey, Planning on building my first system and need some advice from the experts :) 
I am planning on building a gaming / video editing machine
I am living in NZ so i can't purchase from new egg unfortunately

MOBO

Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3
http://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=878015

CPU

Intel Core i5 2500K
http://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=771837

GPU

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 Ti OC HDMI Dual-DVI 1GB
http://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=771837

HD

Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 32MB 500GB
http://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?rec=341504

RAM

Kingston HyperX DDR3 2X4GB
http://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=807566

PSU

Cooler Master GX 750W
http://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?rec=560119

CASE

Raidmax Altas
http://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=809775

What do you guys think of this build? and is there anyway to improve performance and decrease cost ?

Cheers

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a b B Homebuilt system
January 13, 2012 11:11:00 PM

For the memory go for:
Kingston HyperX DDR3 PC12800/1600MHz CL9 XMP X2 Grey 2x4GB (KHX1600C9D3X2K2/8GX)
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January 13, 2012 11:19:28 PM

abekl said:
For the memory go for:
Kingston HyperX DDR3 PC12800/1600MHz CL9 XMP X2 Grey 2x4GB (KHX1600C9D3X2K2/8GX)


lol yeah i meant to link that one but placed wrong link
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 13, 2012 11:32:23 PM

You've clearly done your research. There's nothing on here that I can definitely say no to. BTW, that pricespy tool is way cool. Too bad we don't have one as sophisticated as that here in the US.
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January 13, 2012 11:32:45 PM

Get 1.5v memory - not 1.65 - if you have to undervolt the RAM it may not meet it's specs. Sandy Bridge builds need 1.5v memory.
-Bruce
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January 13, 2012 11:42:41 PM

Cheers guys, yeah I have done some research but was unsure about the ram, thanks for the heads up!
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January 13, 2012 11:46:57 PM

abekl said:
You've clearly done your research. There's nothing on here that I can definitely say no to. BTW, that pricespy tool is way cool. Too bad we don't have one as sophisticated as that here in the US.


Yeah but components from newegg are still alot cheaper in the US then in NZ
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January 13, 2012 11:47:09 PM

I like g skill ram and haven't heard the best things about cooler master for PSUs. I think you should stick with corsair or seasonic 80+ bronze at least, preferably silver or gold.
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