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May 2, 2012 6:50:32 AM

Hello,
I am currently looking at building my first custom computer. However im still in the early stages of research and my computer knowledge is on the slim side.
I plan on connecting this custom PC to my 55inch HDTV LED samsung smart tv so i can download and watch HD movies through it as well as playing the odd game on it (will buy a monitor as well for gaming so wont always be used on tv). I play World of warcraft, starcraft 2 and will be playing diablo 3 when its released. At my current residence, i am playing wow on wireless internet and until i change residence i will remain on wireless so i'll need a good internal or external network adapter as well. I want to be able to put together a system so i can get the most optimum performance of gaming speed and graphics on my HDTV at my budget.
My budget is roughtly $2000 aus give or take a couple hundred (keep in mind that hardware is slightly more expensive in aus) not including a monitor.
If anyone can help or suggest a few builds/components, it would be much appreciated!
Thankyou in advance! =)
-Neil
May 2, 2012 7:17:32 AM

I should mention that was was going to copy a build i found on http://www.build-gaming-computers.com/high-end-gaming-c... but i have no idea if this is massive over kill or whether it is out dated?
ASUS P8Z68 - V/Gen3 intel Z68 motherboard seems not to be listed at any of the large computer hardware super stores in melbourne (australia) nor do they seem to stock the v - pro or the deluxe anymore either.
due to my slim to none knowledge, im not sure what is compatible with what (massive n00b) =P
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May 2, 2012 7:56:13 AM

purchase date : 1-3 weeks

Budget: $1600-$2200

System Usage: Gaming (Wold of warcraft) on 55 inch hdtv, Watching/downloading HD Movies, Playing blu ray dvds also on 55 inch led hdtv

Was looking at copying high-end build http://www.build-gaming-computers.com/high-end-gaming-c...
(not sure if outdated or over/under kill for my purpose)

Not requiring a monitor, mouse, keyboard or speakers.

Will require network adapter (currently on wireless, not sure if internal or external would be better suited, need advice)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:
http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/default.php
https://www.pccasegear.com/
http://www.cplonline.com.au/
http://www.msy.com.au/

Country: australia - Victoria

Parts Preferences: prefer intel cpu, asus motherboard, EVGA gforce graphics

Overclocking: Maybe (limitted knowledge)

SLI or Crossfire: Yes/maybe (for later upgrades)

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080p

Additional Comments: Want to be able to play wow on max settings on my 55inch HDTV, will be buying an additional monitor for when missus wants to watch tv =P (trying to build ultimate home theatre)
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May 2, 2012 8:26:59 AM

no matter how big your tv is,it's 1080p.for gaming,monitor>TV.anyway here's my build for you(i prefer pccasegear for aussies ;) )-
phantom 410-
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
hyper 212 evo-
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
3570k IB-
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
inno3d gtx 680-
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
caviar black 1tb-
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
m4 128gb ssd-
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
vengeance LP 8gb 1600mhz 1.5v white(will look cool in that case)-
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
z77-ud3h board-
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
lg 24x dvd burner-
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
strider plus 850w silver certified modular psu-
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
asus 24" 1080p monitor(in case if you want to taste a quality monitor for gaming)
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
it will definitely provide a better experience then your TV for gaming,better picture quality due to higher pixel density and very fast response.
total-$2040.
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May 2, 2012 8:50:17 AM

thanks hellfire,
what would be your thoughts on a networking adapter?
Internal or external? (currently on wireless on old laptop at current residence)

i'll take your adrive on the monitor but id still like to game on the 55inch hdtv for fun when the missus aint home :D  when she is i plan on using a monitor which i'll also buy at some point!

i also play scarcraft 2 and will be playing diablo3 when realised, will that build be able to play those games on top resolution?

lastly im wondering on what operating system i would require - windowns 7 ultimate, professional or premium?

BTW if anyone else has any suggested builds id love to hear/see them!
The more i no the better =P
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May 2, 2012 9:13:14 AM

onboard motherboard network is fine.yes a 680 will play SC 2 and diablo 3 on max settings with smooth framerates.for OS,go with home premium 64bit.
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May 14, 2012 1:44:17 AM

Best answer selected by fiddsy.
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May 14, 2012 6:26:12 AM

why did you have to make 3 threads asking the same bloody question
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December 30, 2013 10:51:23 AM

fiddsy said:
Hello,
I am currently looking at building my first custom computer. However im still in the early stages of research and my computer knowledge is on the slim side.
I plan on connecting this custom PC to my 55inch HDTV LED samsung smart tv so i can download and watch HD movies through it as well as playing the odd game on it (will buy a monitor as well for gaming so wont always be used on tv). I play World of warcraft, starcraft 2 and will be playing diablo 3 when its released. At my current residence, i am playing wow on wireless internet and until i change residence i will remain on wireless so i'll need a good internal or external network adapter as well. I want to be able to put together a system so i can get the most optimum performance of gaming speed and graphics on my HDTV at my budget.
My budget is roughtly $2000 aus give or take a couple hundred (keep in mind that hardware is slightly more expensive in aus) not including a monitor.
If anyone can help or suggest a few builds/components, it would be much appreciated!
Thankyou in advance! =)
-Neil

Check this build http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2s8RV
A 4gb vram GPU would be better for a 55 inch tv
I forgot to check for the date

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