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NZ $3000 Gaming Build

Approximate Purchase Date: June/July

Budget Range: $3000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, web browsing.

Parts Not Required: I need everything.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: www.pbtech.co.nz, www.computerlounge.co.nz, www.playtech.co.nz, www.impc.co.nz, www.techworld.co.nz, www.pcforce.co.nz

Country: NZ

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU, NVIDIA GPU, CoolerMaster case.

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920X1080

Additional Comments: None.

Monitor: AOC E2352Phz
http://www.playtech.co.nz/afawcs0139235/CATID=/ID=16512/SID=1027955905/productdetails.html

DVD burner: ASUS DRW24B3ST
http://www.techworld.co.nz/asus-24b3st-sata-black-dvdrw-retail-p-35038.html

Case: CM Centurion 5 II
http://www.impc.co.nz/products/kt_rc-502-kkn1.html?utm_source=pricespy&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=pricespy&ref=pricespy

CPU: i5 2500K (Will substitute for i5 3570K when released)
http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentview.asp?partid=14247&ref=pricespy

CPU cooler: 212 Evo
http://pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=FANCLM0213&name=COOLER-MASTER-HYPER-212-EVO-COOLER-120mm-PWM-Fan-4

PSU: AX650
http://pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=PSUCOR2650&name=CORSAIR-650W-AX-650-ATX12V-v2.31-EPS2.92-PSU-100%-

SSD: M4 128gb
http://pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=HDDCRU0128&name=Crucial-128GB-M4-2.5-SATA3-6GBs-Solid-state-Drive-

HDD: Spinpoint F3 500GB
http://www.pcforce.co.nz/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=8_42&products_id=196&ref=pricespy

GPU: EVGA GTX 570 SC (Will substitute for Kepler equivalent when released)
http://pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=VGAEVG1572&name=EVGA-GeForce-GTX570-SC-1.2GB-GDDR5--DirectX-11Dual

Mobo: Z68 Extreme3 Gen3
http://www.techworld.co.nz/asrock-extreme3-gen3-intel-express-lga1155-ddr3-p-40282.html

RAM: HyperX DDR3 1600 2X4GB CL9
http://www.pcforce.co.nz/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=10_71_46&products_id=1862&ref=pricespy

Mouse: Logitech M950
http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentview.asp?partid=11004&ref=pricespy

Mousepad: Razer Goliathus fragged speed edition
http://www.impc.co.nz/products/al_rz-golia-f-sp-omg-r.html?utm_source=pricespy&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=pricespy&ref=pricespy

Keyboard: Logitech K800
http://www.impc.co.nz/products/kt_920-002361.html?utm_source=pricespy&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=pricespy&ref=pricespy

Speakers: Logitech Z313
http://www.impc.co.nz/products/kt_980-000414.html?utm_source=pricespy&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=pricespy&ref=pricespy

OS: W7 HP 64
http://www.impc.co.nz/products/kt_gfc-00599.html?utm_source=pricespy&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=pricespy&ref=pricespy

Wireless adapter:TP-Link wn721n
http://www.impc.co.nz/products/kt_tl-wn721n.html?utm_source=pricespy&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=pricespy&ref=pricespy
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  1. Best answer
    You can certainly cut down on more than a few areas (especially the expensive peripherals - IMO this is the least important part of a build) and get something like this:

    Case: http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=CHACLM0912&name=COOLER-MASTER-HAF-912-ADVANCE-Mid-wSide-Window----
    PSU: http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=PSUCOR0852&name=CORSAIR-850W-HX-850-ATX12V-2.3-Power-------Supply-
    Motherboard: http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=MBDGBM0415&name=GIGABYTE-Z68XP-UD3R-LGA-1155-Intel-Z68--DDR3-2133+
    CPU: http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=CPUIT2501&name=Intel-sandy-bridge-Quad-Core-i5-2500K-Unlocked-3.3
    Cooler: http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=FANCLM0213&name=COOLER-MASTER-HYPER-212-EVO-COOLER-120mm-PWM-Fan-4
    RAM: http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=MEMKHX3050&name=Kingston-DDR3-8GB-1600MHz---Gaming-Performance-Hyp
    SSD: http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=HDDCRU0064&name=Crucial-64GB-M4-2.5-SATA3-6GBs-Solid-state-Drive-(
    HD: http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=HDDSE2204X&name=Seagate-2TB-Barracuda-SATA3-7200RPM-6Gbs-64MB-Inte
    Optical: http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=DVWLIT0323&name=Liteon-22X-IDE-Black-Dual-DVDRW-iHAP322-Retail-BOX
    Video Card: http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=VGAEVG1577&name=EVGA-GeForce-GTX570-DS-OverClock-Version--1.2GB-GD
    OS: http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=OSYMSO8670&name=Microsoft-Windows-7-Home-Prem-64bit-OEM-(GFC-00977
    Keyboard / Mouse: http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=KEYLOG1231&name=Logitech-MK250-Wireless-Desktop-KEYBOARD-AND-MOUSE
    Monitor: http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=MONLGL2341&name=LG-E2341V-BN-23-Full-HD-LED-Monitor--VGA+DVI+HDMI-

    Total: $2388.90
  2. Best answer selected by pckitty4427.
  3. you should not use 1.65 volt RAM with a sandy bridge processor .

    the HAF 912 is very poor value in NZ . The Antec 300 is $100 cheaper , and the soon to be available Antec 300 two is $75 cheaper
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