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Hi all, I am going to be getting a pc made for gaming on a budget and need to know if this build will be suffice for the next 3 years with overclocking of cpu and gpu(s).
The build is:
Intel core i5 2500k-$229
Mobo: asrock z68 extreme 3 gen 3-$134
HDD: seagate barracuda green 2tb-$129 (dont know if this is any good)
optical drive: lg dvd burner (gh24ns70)-$25
RAM: G.skill ddr3 8gb (2x4gb) pc-12800/1600 F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL-$49
GPU: Gigabyte Nvidia gtx 560 oc 1gb-$193 (will sli in future)
CASE:Antec 300-$60.5
psu: Antec continuous power 850w-$145.2
I woulkd get this built at centrecom in Australia, victoria for $125 with windows 7 and a 24 inch 1080p monitor all up for $1367.70 australian dollars.
I don't have much experience with making computers, I have only pulled apart and put back together computers but dont want to stuff anything up, this is why it is getting made. :)
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  1. That looks really good actually.

    The Barracuda should be a fine drive, but don't get a green HD as the 5400 RPM will be a huge bottleneck. Maybe drop that down to a 1TB and get a faster 7200RPM drive.

    The 560TI is a good choice but go with EVGA if they're available.

    I also don't see a cooler listed but that's something you should consider if going i5-2500K.

    The Antec 300 is a good choice but it lacks cable management features and a CPU retention hole which will make mounting coolers difficult. Try the Cooler Master HAF 912 if it's available.
  2. g-unit1111 said:
    That looks really good actually.

    The Barracuda should be a fine drive, but don't get a green HD as the 5400 RPM will be a huge bottleneck. Maybe drop that down to a 1TB and get a faster 7200RPM drive.

    The 560TI is a good choice but go with EVGA if they're available.

    I also don't see a cooler listed but that's something you should consider if going i5-2500K.

    The Antec 300 is a good choice but it lacks cable management features and a CPU retention hole which will make mounting coolers difficult. Try the Cooler Master HAF 912 if it's available.

    I will change the hdd and there is no option on their website to put in a cooler, so I assume it comes with a stock one. Will I be able to oc the gpu and cpu with this mobo effectively?
  3. hamishw96 said:
    I will change the hdd and there is no option on their website to put in a cooler, so I assume it comes with a stock one. Will I be able to oc the gpu and cpu with this mobo effectively?


    If you're going to OC you'll definitely need a good cooler. I've heard of people taking the 2500K to speeds beyond 4.5 with the stock cooler but I'm not sure how reliable / accurate those reports are.
  4. If you plan on overclocking, get an aftermarket cooler like this one. I've read many good things about it.

    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+ $44.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

    Here is the case g-unit1111 referenced.

    COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $59.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233

    Crucial has some of the lowest failure rates for RAM. Also suggesting an alternative DVD burner that can save a few bucks if it makes any difference to you.

    Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model BLS2KIT4G3D1609DS1S00 $44.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148544

    ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM $18.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

    Edit: Sorry, I just caught the part about you being in Australia. These links are probably worthless to you.
  5. make sure the graphic card is a ti !!!!
  6. So in other words get an aftermarket cooler and different case and will be all good?
  7. The cooler master haf 912 advanced is $60 more than the antec 300, is it worth it?
  8. What site are you looking at? On newegg, it says the haf 912 is about the same price as the antec 300. I suppose if you aren't building it, it doesn't really matter for you as much. :D Both cases should be fine.
  9. hpdeskjet said:
    What site are you looking at? On newegg, it says the haf 912 is about the same price as the antec 300. I suppose if you aren't building it, it doesn't really matter for you as much. :D Both cases should be fine.

    I am on the website Of the store that is making the computer, centrecom.com.au
  10. Ah ok. Looks like they don't have a regular (?) haf 912. I think you will be OK going with the Antec 300. Just get the aftermarket cooler and everything else looks good.
  11. Oh and try to get a 7200rpm hard drive and make sure the graphics card is a ti like others have suggested. :)

    http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/1561-evga-p-50256.html?sort=2a

    http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/st31000524as-seagate-barracuda-p-50230.html?sort=2a
  12. hpdeskjet said:
    Ah ok. Looks like they don't have a regular (?) haf 912. I think you will be OK going with the Antec 300. Just get the aftermarket cooler and everything else looks good.

    should I get the 300 or the 100, there is only an 8 dollar price difference, the 300 being cheaper?
  13. hpdeskjet said:
    Oh and try to get a 7200rpm hard drive and make sure the graphics card is a ti like others have suggested. :)

    http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/1561-evga-p-50256.html?sort=2a

    http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/st31000524as-seagate-barracuda-p-50230.html?sort=2a

    I have already decided on that hdd and is there much difference between the card i chose and the evga 560 ti?
  14. Best answer
    I'd get the Antec 300. The Ti is also better in terms of performance.

    Edit: I don't think you will be very disappointed if you chose the non Ti though. Your system looks pretty good already.
  15. hpdeskjet said:
    I'd get the Antec 300. The Ti is also better in terms of performance.

    Edit: I don't think you will be very disappointed if you chose the non Ti though. Your system looks pretty good already.

    should I get this card instead, it has a faster core speed (900 mhz) but dont know how many cuda cores
    http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/n56gso-gigabyte-nvidia-gtx560-p-53170.html?sort=2a
  16. That looks the same as the EVGA. On newegg, the EVGA offers a lifetime warranty while the Gigabyte is only 3 years.
  17. Best answer selected by Hamishw96.
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