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$1500-$1700 Gaming System parts compatibility check

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January 23, 2012 6:17:36 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP. (once i know the parts are compatible)

Budget Range: $1500 - $1700

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Primarily for gaming. Surfing net etc.

Parts Not Required: Mouse , Keyboard, Monitor , Speakers.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: http://cpl.net.au/pdf/page1.pdf

Country: Australia

Parts Preferences:

CPU : Intel i5-2500

MOBO : Gigabyte Z68XP-UDR3

HDD : Seagate 1TB SATA 3

RAM : G-SKILL 8G 1600C9

GPU : Gigabyte 1536MB GTX 580

CASE : Antec P280

PSU : Corsair TX750 V2

DVDRW : Liteon IHAS124

CPU HSF : Could someone recommend one from this website http://cpl.net.au/pdf/page1.pdf

O/S : Windows 7 Home 64bit

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050

Additional Comments: Would like a quiet PC, and are all parts compatible for what i am building.

Thanks.
January 23, 2012 9:32:48 AM

Looks good.

Since you are not overclocking, you could save a little money by dropping to the i5-2400. It is only 10% slower which would not be noticeable in games.

Same sort of thing goes for the ram. You could get 1333 speed.

I know the MSI Twin Frozr video cards tend to be quiet. My MSI 6670 card has the same type of fans. In all honesty, at that resolution, a 560 Ti may work well enough for you.

Since you plan on only one video card, you could drop to the 650 watt PSU of the same model. It is plenty for any single video card.

Also, if the fans that come with the case are not silent enough, you could get some Antec Tri-Cools.
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January 23, 2012 6:04:35 PM

If you are not going to overclock, a new cooler is not necessary. The included Intel cooler is pretty good and pretty quiet. It will even handle a mild overclock without kicking up a fuss.

I did not see it from your supplier, but one of the most popular right now is the Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus. Usually inexpensive as well. I did find this other older model over at Mwave. It still works well as far as I know. http://www.mwave.com.au/sku-18020629-Cooler_Master_Hype...
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