Needed some pro help

building a new comp getting the hang of it heres my build

trying to save money where i can but still keep quality

Psu: Raidmax RX-1000AE, OCZ Z Series 1000W, SEASONIC PLATINUM SERIES 1000W

Case nzxt phantom white red

Case fans x2 NZXT fan white red led

motherboard z68 gen3 extreme 3

g .skill sniper 8 GB Ram

i5 2500k Cpu

Cpu fan hyper 212 evo

samsung f3 7200 rpm 1tb HDD

gtx570 sc graphics

SSD maybe

OS win 7

PSU: not sure which psu to get advised in forums that 1000w for future sli gtx 570 or 580s

Mobo: Asrock z68 gen3 xtreme3 or xtreme4 doesnt matter which one just if they are compatable with front cords of NZXT case usb, fan control etc

VGA: defently a cheaper card. gtx 560 came to mind any thoughts?

SSD: better SSD loading os on and maybe games

any help will be great.
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  1. Get the Seasonic PSU.

    560 is much worse than a 570 or 580. If you want the highest of the high end gaming performance don't go with a 560 because that is more oriented to gamers on a budget.

    SSD - It mainly reduces loading times, yes. You have to install the stuff you want to load on it including all the data files to be used during the loading, but you can cut load times by half with one of these. I wouldn't go under 64 GBs if you want to go this route. Crucial makes the highest quality SSDs and OCZ the lowest.

    Motherboard - Either should work, I would go with the 4 rather than the 3.

    Operating System - If you are going to buy these parts, build them yourself, and use the finished computer for your own personal use, you must choose a different OS product. According to the license terms, the OEM license only becomes legal when the system is transferred and it cannot again be transferred so you must sell the computer and it cannot be sold back to you.

    If you already have a legal copy of XP or Vista that you will agree not to use, you can buy a Windows 7 Upgrade CD for the same cost as an OEM CD.

    If you are a student, you can buy a full version either through your school or through Microsoft's website that is very cheap.

    Otherwise, the license agreements say that you must use a non-OEM retail full version copy of the operating system in order for your license key to be legal.
  2. hi thanks for the feed back. :) i have an xp disk 32 bit, if i buy an upgrade can i upgrade to 64 bit or do i have to stay with 32. i can get my hands on a 64 bit xp disk. just its about 300kms away
  3. yeah i do want high end graphics but if i get the msi 560 twin frozr...... is it worth the wait for the prices to skyrocket down? and then maybe sli some 570 or 580s? or beyond?
    with mobo just looking on the reviews theres not much difference just a few usb3 and sata. is it worth the difference in price?
    the benefits of being a student saved me some money. :D
    psu yeah i like it and the reviews say its amazing but it is quite on the dollars end.
  4. Approximate Purchase Date: few months not a rush (e.g.: this week (the closer the better))

    Budget Range: few grand (NZL DOLLAR). cheaper the better (e.g.: 600-800) Before / After Rebates

    System Usage from Most to Least Important: office internet movies HI gaming

    Parts Not Required: (e.g.: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS) **Include Power Supply Make & Model If Re-using**

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts:,, amazon ,ebay,, (e.g.:, -- to show us selection & pricing)

    Country: NEW ZEALAND (e.g.: India) we need to know where these parts are being assembled

    Parts Preferences: by brand or type (e.g.: I would like to use an AMD CPU & Biostar mobo with a 24" LCD and full tower case) NZXT case INTEL and Nvidia perfered, 40inch LED/LCD (depends on price but want quality)

    Overclocking: YES

    SLI or Crossfire: Yes sli

    Monitor Resolution: (e.g.: 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200) A 40 inch tv. maybe to a 100inch HD projector

    Additional Comments: (e.g.: Need to have a window and lots of bling, I would like a quiet PC) Quite would be nice
  5. If you are a student with access to a student email then forget the upgrade CD and just get a student copy of the full version.

    If you don't have access to a student email, as long as you have any XP, Vista, or Windows 7 license that is legal you can upgrade to any kind of Windows 7.

    If you have XP 32 Home and want to upgrade to Windows 7 x64 Professional that is perfectly fine.

    Otherwise, I think I commented enough about specific stuff earlier.
  6. I'd stay away from the oem windows if you ever plan to upgrade the motherboard and the cpu in windows 7 life time as they do not have to reactivate your windows oem and that would force you to buy a new copy.
  7. It is actually pretty fail to persuade people by telling them they could get boned if they buy the OEM version.

    People should want to do the legal thing.

    When people do legal things, society wins. When people do illegal things, society loses. It isn't that hard.

    It isn't even more expensive most of the time.
  8. Well a few years back it was legal when building your own pc as you were considered a system builder. But microsoft changed their minds since then.
  9. I would have preferred that lol. Sucks to buy a copy. :P
  10. Not sure what system builders will do when they probably pull oems and only sell them from their main offices which seems to be the next logical step they will make.
  11. AFAIK, Microsoft didn't change their minds. From what I understand, someone took them to court and forced Microsoft to stop letting hobbyists use OEM licenses.
  12. Raiddinn said:
    AFAIK, Microsoft didn't change their minds. From what I understand, someone took them to court and forced Microsoft to stop letting hobbyists use OEM licenses.

    Mind quoting that source? It be interesting to read to say the least. I'd be surprised if some others don't take them to court soon getting tired of updating windows every 3 years. (hey people have sued for less like the people spilling hot coffee on themselves >_< ) Or some one if they fail to activare/reactivate their windows.
  13. I don't have the source to quote offhand.

    You are welcome to try to dig it up on your own, though.
  14. Raiddinn said:
    I don't have the source to quote offhand.

    You are welcome to try to dig it up on your own, though.

    I think i will as i like to know as much as i can on things. I live by "if i can learn at least one new thing each day thats unwasted day" And thats kind of why i got into building my own pc's. It make for an interesting read if nothing else :P
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