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Gaming PC for Under $2500 Aus

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April 24, 2012 3:52:33 AM

Corsair TX-750 V2 750W ATX Power $141.00
Noctua NH-U12P Special Edition SE2 $74.50
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM $92.00
Intel Core i5 2500K Processor LGA1155 3.3GHz CPU $225.00
Western Digital 2TB SATA3 64M Black(WD2002FAEX) $191.00
Kingston 8G(2x4G) DDR3 1600MHz CL9 HyperX $52.00
Gainward GTX580 Phantom 3072Mb PCI Express $525.00
Crucial RealSSD C400 128G SATA3 M4 Series $199.00
NZXT Phantom 410 Mid Tower Case White NO PSU $129.00
BenQ GL2750HM 27" 2ms VGA DVI HDMI Speaker $299.00
Total $2292.50

This is a list of components i have put together and am considering building what do you think?

I know the graphics card is not the best but it will more than match what i want it to do. Some light gaming Diablo 3, Battlefield 3 etc.

Also although Ivy Bridge will soon be available for me to but is this still considered a good rig?

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

I am in Australia and may be building this in the next month or so.

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April 24, 2012 4:15:17 AM

That's a decent build although the power supply is over kill for a single 580 and not near enough for dual 580's. A 650 will suffice just fine for a single 580. Also your lacking a motherboard up there.
April 24, 2012 4:36:18 AM

ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 MB, LGA1155 Intel Z68

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Is that a good board?

Corsair TX-650 V2 650W ATX Power $113.00

Will that be a better power supply?
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April 24, 2012 4:48:54 AM

Thanks Cam i noticed you had the i7 and I dont really need the hyper threading so the i5 is want i plan on getting.

Also extra cooling do you think it is necessary i have a cpu cooler but not sure on extra case fans? any opinions?

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April 24, 2012 4:49:58 AM
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C_reid said:
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 MB, LGA1155 Intel Z68

Must of missed it Woops!

Is that a good board?

Corsair TX-650 V2 650W ATX Power $113.00

Will that be a better power supply?

That's a good board. If you wan to save a few more dollars then look at the Asrock extreme3 Pro3. It's the equivalent to that board but it's meant for a single card set up.
April 24, 2012 4:51:44 AM

C_reid said:
Thanks Cam i noticed you had the i7 and I dont really need the hyper threading so the i5 is want i plan on getting.

Also extra cooling do you think it is necessary i have a cpu cooler but not sure on extra case fans? any opinions?


If you already have a CPU cooler then I will stick to that but if I were you I would try to fill up all of the case fans spots.

EDIT = I would also go for a Z77 Motherboard.
April 24, 2012 5:02:42 AM

Get a 7950. Similar priced to 580. Much better however. Even better when overclocked.
April 24, 2012 5:33:35 AM

It was my understanding that gen 3 boards are IB ready so i thought get a gen3 and when IB is out and i am ready to buy one it wont be a huge issue. am i right in assuming this?
May 1, 2012 1:06:37 AM

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