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May 9, 2012 8:00:34 AM

Just posting this here because im not really sure of the compatibility of these components or if there are better ones out there, I have done a little research on each component but still not completely sure. Any and all advice would be appriciated.

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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 Ivybridge 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/compute [...] 637i53570k

MOBO: Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 Motherboard - $279.00
http://www.scorptec.com.au/compute [...] rtooth-z77

Memory: Corsair 16GB Kit (2x8GB), 1600Mhz - $149.00
http://www.scorptec.com.au/compute [...] m2a1600c10

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/compute [...] i-dc2-1gd5

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.

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May 9, 2012 9:07:05 AM

okay, you will likely want to make the following changes:

-7970 or 680 instead of 560ti. A 560ti is unacceptable for that budget.

-a decent 500W PSU unless you plan on going SLI/CF. If you do then get a 650W. Look at http://www.scorptec.com.au/computer/35744-cmpsu-650hx or http://www.scorptec.com.au/computer/40815-m12ii-520

-you only need 8GB of ram for gaming. 16GB does nothing unless you have a specific purpose (like professional video editing). These are about the best deal on that site: http://www.scorptec.com.au/computer/41420-f3-12800cl9d-...

-unless you need that motherboard for a specific reason, it's overkill. I'd recommend http://www.scorptec.com.au/computer/45270-z77-extreme4

man, i hate that site. So hard to find things.

edit:
those changes (with the nice hx PSU) bring the total to $1828.00

Also I just realised you have no SSD. this is a must for your budget. It will move your startup time from 1-2 minutes to ~20 seconds. This is the only one priced decently on that site: http://www.scorptec.com.au/computer/44433-sdssdx-120g-g...

Total cost: ~$1950.

I'm not you, so tell me if anything doesn't fit your needs/wants.

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May 9, 2012 9:24:45 AM
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Less $$$ and more FPS.

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $155.00
Corsair Carbide 500R Case - Black

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $129.00
Silverstone Strider Plus 750W ST75F-P 80 PLUS Silver 100% modular

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $199.00
ASRock Z77 Extreme6 Motherboard

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $249.00
Intel Core i5 3570K

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $59.00
CoolerMaster Hyper 612 PWM CPU Cooler

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $59.00
G.Skill Ares F3-1600C9D-8GAO 8GB (2x4GB)

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $19.00
Sony AD7280SGB DVDRW OEM

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $99.00
Seagate Barracuda 1TB ST1000DM003

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $159.00
Patriot Pyro SE 120GB SSD

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $359.00
Sapphire Radeon HD7870 2GB GHZ

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $95.00
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit with SP1 OEM

Total: $1,581.00 inc. GST *not including shipping
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May 9, 2012 9:50:13 AM

Why_Me said:
Less $$$ and more FPS.

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $155.00
Corsair Carbide 500R Case - Black

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $129.00
Silverstone Strider Plus 750W ST75F-P 80 PLUS Silver 100% modular

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $199.00
ASRock Z77 Extreme6 Motherboard

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $249.00
Intel Core i5 3570K

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $59.00
CoolerMaster Hyper 612 PWM CPU Cooler

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $59.00
G.Skill Ares F3-1600C9D-8GAO 8GB (2x4GB)

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $19.00
Sony AD7280SGB DVDRW OEM

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $99.00
Seagate Barracuda 1TB ST1000DM003

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $159.00
Patriot Pyro SE 120GB SSD

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $359.00
Sapphire Radeon HD7870 2GB GHZ

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $95.00
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit with SP1 OEM

Total: $1,581.00 inc. GST *not including shipping
+1 it's a better build imo less money to i would go with it. ;) 
May 9, 2012 11:26:37 AM

Best answer selected by snowy992.
May 9, 2012 11:29:28 AM

Thank you both for your help. Why me thats a kick arse build and will be the one ill go with, also gives me some extra money to upgrade my sound system

Thanks again
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