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March 7, 2012 2:32:06 AM

Hi Guy's! It's Samo here! This is my first build and I will be assembling it in April. I would like a reliable PC that's Quiet, Has great Performance, and can play all my games on Ultra or at least High. So hopefully you can help achieve my goal of a great Gaming PC.

Approximate Purchase Date: April

Budget Range:[/] $1000NZD/800USD

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Video Editing and Recording,

Parts Not Required: Monitor, Mouse, Keyboard, Speaker's/Headset, OS. MotherBoard, Case, HDD, CD-DVD WR,

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: pbtech.co.nz

Country: New Zealand

Parts Preferences: AMD Cpu,

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080, 1920x1200

Additional Comments: Need's to be a Quiet PC. Need's to play Starcraft II, WoW and Skyrim on Ultra with no Lag or Stutter.

Part's List:

CPU- AMD FX-6100

GPU- EVGA GTX 560

RAM- G.Skill Ripjaw's X 8gb

PSU- Cooler Master eXtreme 700w

~Samo

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March 7, 2012 2:57:44 AM

g-unit1111 said:
Are you dead set on getting an AMD CPU? I'd read up on the problems that the FX is having before purchasing:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/windows-7-hotfix-bu...

And then this benchmark shows where even the $250 FX-8150 is getting creamed by the $70 Pentium G620:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-fx-pentium-a...


I'm not no, I got an AMD MoBo before I realised how great Intel was, since I have had problems with them before :/ 
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March 7, 2012 8:57:53 AM

Since you're playing Blizzard Games it's highly recommended that you go for an intel and nvidia build as they run better on those companies products.

Can you return the AMD mobo? If not i guess you may as well get an FX 4100 (the only AMD cpu to get a mention in Tom's recommendations).

Also i thought in the UK we had bad prices, i feel like my perspective has changed a little bit.

AMD FX 4100 $150
http://pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=CPUAMD4100&name=AMD...

GSKILL 8GB 1333 C9 $95
http://pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=MEMGSK0358&name=G.S...(2x4GB)-Entry-Level-Gaming-D

GTX 560 $249
http://pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=VGAEVG1560&name=EVG...

Corsair HX650 $191
http://pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=PSUCOR0652&name=Cor...

Total $792.35

I know the corsair HX650 is abit crazy but it's the cheapest power supply that will definitely be able to cope and is of good quality. Also it will last you at least 7 years and at that price i think that's the best thing.
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March 7, 2012 9:31:02 AM

Starcraft, Skyrim, WoW are all very CPU intensive games. Going for an OC i5 2500k was the best choice I made. Sure I had to cut down on the GPU a bit, but I now get 150fps in SC2 1080p extreme 1v1, 40 fps on Skyrim Ultra. I managed to buy my PC for <$600.
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March 7, 2012 10:27:56 AM

Hello

I'm a bit confused about what you want. According to the title of this topic , If you want to basicly focus on starcraft (dunno maybe u wanna go pro on it and chase tournaments) you really dont need to build a monster pc. You can go very low budget . None of the blizzard games are graphic intense , I've been playing em since starcraft 1 and wow first release. You probably heard people around saying that blizzard games have a cartoon-like graphic system especially for world of warcraft. Thats the reason they dont require heavy gpus.

But if you want to build a gaming pc which must be ok with at least high settings on crysis 2 , skyrim and such graphic heavy games , then its a different story , you'll need to focus on gpu a lot more .

Im playing starcraft professionally and i use GeForce 7600 GT which belongs to the age of cave men.

Title says u want a sc2 pc , topic says you want a gaming pc :)  I hesitated to recommend anything before you clearly state what you want the pc for.
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March 7, 2012 10:53:23 AM

sinthoras said:
Hello

I'm a bit confused about what you want. According to the title of this topic , If you want to basicly focus on starcraft (dunno maybe u wanna go pro on it and chase tournaments) you really dont need to build a monster pc. You can go very low budget . None of the blizzard games are graphic intense , I've been playing em since starcraft 1 and wow first release. You probably heard people around saying that blizzard games have a cartoon-like graphic system especially for world of warcraft. Thats the reason they dont require heavy gpus.

But if you want to build a gaming pc which must be ok with at least high settings on crysis 2 , skyrim and such graphic heavy games , then its a different story , you'll need to focus on gpu a lot more .

Im playing starcraft professionally and i use GeForce 7600 GT which belongs to the age of cave men.

Title says u want a sc2 pc , topic says you want a gaming pc :)  I hesitated to recommend anything before you clearly state what you want the pc for.


BW? Nice. I'm planning on going pro on 2 in a few years.
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March 7, 2012 10:58:36 AM

samuelspark said:
BW? Nice. I'm planning on going pro on 2 in a few years.


*brofist with samuelspark*

terran all the way!
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March 7, 2012 4:26:26 PM

metal orient said:
Since you're playing Blizzard Games it's highly recommended that you go for an intel and nvidia build as they run better on those companies products.

Can you return the AMD mobo? If not i guess you may as well get an FX 4100 (the only AMD cpu to get a mention in Tom's recommendations).

Also i thought in the UK we had bad prices, i feel like my perspective has changed a little bit.

AMD FX 4100 $150
http://pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=CPUAMD4100&name=AMD...

GSKILL 8GB 1333 C9 $95
http://pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=MEMGSK0358&name=G.S...(2x4GB)-Entry-Level-Gaming-D

GTX 560 $249
http://pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=VGAEVG1560&name=EVG...

Corsair HX650 $191
http://pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=PSUCOR0652&name=Cor...

Total $792.35

I know the corsair HX650 is abit crazy but it's the cheapest power supply that will definitely be able to cope and is of good quality. Also it will last you at least 7 years and at that price i think that's the best thing.


Okay that's seem's great thanks!
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