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June 15, 2012 4:31:35 AM

hey everyone, im in Australia and am looking to do a new build soon. But im stuck between a few things.

Build will be for Gaming, Video editing, photoshop and homework.

Budget is closest to $800 as possible, and from www.pccasegear.com

Im not sure weather to go this way:

i5 3450
Saphire radeon HD 7850 2gb oc.
8gb corsair vengeance
OCZ ModXstream Pro 600w modular
Coolermaster K350 case or maybe Coolermaster Storm Enforcer if i have enough.
Asrock z77 pro3
Seagate barracuda 500gb

Or This:

i5 2500k
Asus Gtx 560 ti
8gb corsair vengeance
OCZ ModXstream Pro 600w modular
Coolermaster K350 case or maybe Coolermaster Storm Enforcer if i have enough.
Asrock z77 pro3
Seagate barracuda 500gb

Which seems the better option for gaming,video editing, photoshop, They are both the exact same price.

Thanks!

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June 15, 2012 4:48:32 AM

Oh, also, no os, monitor/keyboard/mouse or anything is needed, just the pc.
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June 15, 2012 4:48:52 AM

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-o...

These are a couple of charts that will help you to see where certian parts fall in order of comparison.
The two computers have the same parts except for the cpu and the video card and since the cpu's fall into the same level it ends up to be which video card is higher and that is the 7850 which is one level above the 560Ti. So that makes the i5 3450 build the winner.
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June 15, 2012 4:50:03 AM

Also the 2gb of video ram on the 7850 will be a plus for the photoshop and video editing.
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June 15, 2012 4:51:49 AM

okay sounds good, and the K350 case only has one fan, should i invest in another and add it too the rear? I think its a new case as i have never seen it before.
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June 15, 2012 4:55:02 AM

Yes that would be a good idea and the more fans the better to get and maintain a good airflow through the case. Depending on the available spots that the case has for adding fans , a front and side intake and a rear and top exaust would be an ideal air flow.
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June 15, 2012 5:26:02 AM

The case has a front , side , rear and bottom places for fans and it only comes with the front one , so for now you should add the rear one and then go from there acording to what you have for temps inside the case.

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

You would really like this fan but it's kind of expensive , I have the same fan.

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

This one would be more in your price range.
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June 15, 2012 5:30:10 AM

Oh okay sweet, Is there anything cheaper you can do? and is this an ideal build for $1000?

i5 33570k
Saphire radeon HD 7850 2gb oc.
8gb corsair vengeance
OCZ ModXstream Pro 600w modular
Coolermaster Storm Enforcer.
Asrock z77 pro3
Seagate barracuda 500gb
Coolermaster hyper 212evo
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