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New Build Advise - 1000$ machine ( No games )

Last response: in Systems
April 29, 2012 1:37:51 AM

Hey Guys - Do what u do best !!

Approximate Purchase Date: (e.g.: this week (the closer the better))

Budget Range: 1000$

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (e.g.: Folding@Home, surfing the internet, watching movies, IT related stuff ( GNS, multiple OS, VM ware, SAP etc )

Parts Not Required: (e.g.: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (e.g.:,, )

Country: Australia ( Sydney ) - I can assemble at home -

Parts Preferences: by brand or type (e.g.: I would like to use an Intel CPU & decent case - will do overclocking, not too much though )

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes ( In future )

Additional Comments: Need SSD, love Intel latest possible ( sandy bridge ) if i can squeeze in budget, as i think i can do easy on GPU

Building advise for my friend - Wanna spread and see if we can build something NICE together !!!
a c 113 B Homebuilt system
April 29, 2012 8:52:44 AM

Ivy Bridge runs a bit hot when overclocked. I think you would be better off with a Sandy Bridge build there, but it also depends on price and such.

I'll just do a quick one off the MSY PDF and see where it gets you.

ASRock Z77 Pro 3 -119
i7-2600K -308
8G Kit 1600 G.Skill Sniper -56
Antec Neo Eco 520 -69
Antec 300 -58
WD Black 1TB -135
Intel 520 SSD 120GB -184
DVD burner -20
Coolermaster Universal Hyper 212 EVO -39

There, spent most of it :p 

The onboard video should be enough for you. You MAY want to consider an NVidia CUDA enabled card like the 550ti though, as an upgrade down the road.