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May 8, 2012 12:20:37 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: this month

Budget Range: $2000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: www.scorptec.com.au/www.msy.com.au

Country: Australia

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I Would like to be able to play games with maxed settings. This is also my first build so not too sure if it will all work together.


CPU: Intel Core i5 3570K - $249.00
http://www.scorptec.com.au/computer/45512-bx80637i53570...

MOBO: Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 Motherboard - $279.00
http://www.scorptec.com.au/computer/45333-sabertooth-z7...

Memory: Corsair 16GB Kit (2x8GB), 1600Mhz - $149.00
http://www.scorptec.com.au/computer/44640-cmz16gx3m2a16...

Harddrive: Western Digital WD20EARX 2TB Caviar Green - $129.00
http://www.scorptec.com.au/computer/41099-wd20earx

Case: Corsair CC650DW - $215.00
http://www.scorptec.com.au/computer/40528-cc650dw

Optical Drive: LG CH12LS28 Blu-Ray Combo Drive - $65.00
http://www.scorptec.com.au/computer/41862-ch12ls28

GPU: ASUS ENGTX560-TI-DC2-1GD5 - $249.00
http://www.scorptec.com.au/computer/39951-engtx560-ti-d...

PSU: Corsair CMPSU-850TXM - $189.00
http://www.scorptec.com.au/computer/42515-cmpsu-850txm

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64bit - $139

CPU Cooler: Corsair Hydro Series H80 CPU Cooler - $139.00
http://www.scorptec.com.au/computer/41710-cwch80

I guess watercooling is overkill but i have room in my budget and i like the idea of it.

Thanks

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May 19, 2012 2:15:40 AM

Hey mate , im also gathering a system right now and i will strongly recommend you to get a better gpu and a SDD instead of getting a high priced mobo and cpu cooler. If you wish you can get your hydro cooler later as it is easier than upgrading a gpu. But i can say that you won't even need that.

For the mobo
z77 extreme6
http://www.scorptec.com.au/computer/45272-z77-extreme6 199.00 ( dollar )
z77 extreme 4
http://www.scorptec.com.au/computer/45270-z77-extreme4 159.00 ( dollar )

For the gpu:
GTX570
Gigabyte http://www.scorptec.com.au/computer/44380-gv-n570so-13i ( 389 dollar )
Gainward ( Palit ) http://www.scorptec.com.au/computer/43028-426018336-242... ( 349.90 dollar )

or

GTX670 ( mother of all gpu's right now ) ( 565 dollar )
http://www.scorptec.com.au/computer/45815-gtx670-dc2t-2...

my choice would be like this :

MOBO : z77A extreme 6 $199
GPU : gtx670 $565 dollar
PSU: Corsair CMPSU-850TXM - $189.00
CPU: Intel Core i5 3570K - $249.00
Memory: Corsair 16GB Kit (2x8GB), 1600Mhz - $149.00
HDD: Western Digital WD20EARX 2TB Caviar Green - $129.00
Case: Corsair CC650DW - $215.00
Optical Drive: LG CH12LS28 Blu-Ray Combo Drive - $65.00
SDD: OCZ VTX3-25SAT3-120G Vertex 3 $179

total of 1939 dollars

61 dollars for having a nice meal :) )


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May 19, 2012 7:51:03 AM

snowy992 said:
Approximate Purchase Date: this month

Budget Range: $2000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: www.scorptec.com.au/www.msy.com.au

Country: Australia

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I Would like to be able to play games with maxed settings. This is also my first build so not too sure if it will all work together.


CPU: Intel Core i5 3570K - $249.00
http://www.scorptec.com.au/computer/45512-bx80637i53570...

MOBO: Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 Motherboard - $279.00
http://www.scorptec.com.au/computer/45333-sabertooth-z7...

Memory: Corsair 16GB Kit (2x8GB), 1600Mhz - $149.00
http://www.scorptec.com.au/computer/44640-cmz16gx3m2a16...

Harddrive: Western Digital WD20EARX 2TB Caviar Green - $129.00
http://www.scorptec.com.au/computer/41099-wd20earx

Case: Corsair CC650DW - $215.00
http://www.scorptec.com.au/computer/40528-cc650dw

Optical Drive: LG CH12LS28 Blu-Ray Combo Drive - $65.00
http://www.scorptec.com.au/computer/41862-ch12ls28

GPU: ASUS ENGTX560-TI-DC2-1GD5 - $249.00
http://www.scorptec.com.au/computer/39951-engtx560-ti-d...

PSU: Corsair CMPSU-850TXM - $189.00
http://www.scorptec.com.au/computer/42515-cmpsu-850txm

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64bit - $139

CPU Cooler: Corsair Hydro Series H80 CPU Cooler - $139.00
http://www.scorptec.com.au/computer/41710-cwch80

I guess watercooling is overkill but i have room in my budget and i like the idea of it.

Thanks

No offense but that build is horrible. That case is a hot box, 16GB of RAM for a gaming build is insane, that board is way expensive, 850w is over kill for 560 ti's in SLI and the 560 ti isn't even considered a decent card for your budget. And Window Professional? You put all your money in the wrong places and shorted yourself where you need it...like the graphics card.
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May 19, 2012 7:54:21 AM

I only see a need for Professional if you want to connect to your computer through remote desktop and to address more than 16GB RAM.
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May 19, 2012 3:24:49 PM

Hey there. Your on the right track with the brands and manufacturers your looking at. Now just a matter of tweaking so the you're not overspending where you dont need to, and maximising what's going to give you the most benefits with gaming.

(I'll link from PCCaseGear, obviously you can save a bit from MSY, but this site presents info well):

Cases: A lot comes down to personal preference. The are good, solid cases that cool well and are easy to build in.

Fractal Arc Mid $129
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.ph [...] s_id=17053

CPU: Latest Gen CPU with unlocked cores for OCing

Ivy Bridge i5 3750K $245
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Mobo: This board has loads of features, a good all round board for a general gaming system. If you are doing anything more specific with your build just double check all the features listed suit you needs.

ASRock Z77 Extreme4 $165
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.ph [...] s_id=19867

PSU: Thinking down the track of adding a 2nd gtx 680 you want enough power for that extra card. There is a lot of talk that a 750W will power SLI 680s on an IB platform, which I don't doubt, just to be on the safe side 850W is good. Going down to the 750W for the build as listed will be plenty of juice, if you aren't looking to add another GPU.

Corsair TX-850 V2 $165
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.ph [...] s_id=17210

GPU: You don't have to look far on this website for praise of this GPU. The gtx 670 has also been released which performs with 5-10% of the gtx680 in most games... but it's your money

Gigabyte gtx 680 2GB $672 (from MSY)
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.ph [...] s_id=19788

Closer look at the 670
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-670-rev...

RAM: 8 GB is plenty for gaming. Good brand and Low profile

Corsair Vengeance CML8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB $65
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.ph [...] s_id=17729

CPU Cooler: For overclocking the CPU at $40 these do just as good a job (usually within 5 deg) as coolers that are twice the price. Relatively easy to instal.

CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO $39
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.ph [...] s_id=18670

Optical Drive: Cheap as they come, and black (looks better in your case than white or grey IMO)

Samsung SH-222BB SATA DVDRW $22
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

HDD: Decent, a little hard to find good HDDs around these day unless you are willing to pay too much

Seagate 1TB $99
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.ph [...] s_id=16679

SSD: Good Realiable brand. Have come down a bit in price. For an SSD I go 120GB minimum for OS and games.

Crucial M4 SSD 128GB $169
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Total - $1770 + shipping

In particular if you can get the case from MSY you'll save heaps in shipping from PCCaseGear or Scorptec.

If you need a copy of Windows:

OEM copy of Win 7 $95
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
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