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Help with a AUD $2000 build, advice, thoughts, suggestions?

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June 19, 2012 1:59:06 AM

Hello!
Building a new PC soon, with a rough budget of AUD $2000 (no more).
It is for Gaming/Video Editing/Youtube etc.
Here is what i am looking at the moment:
(all parts listed are needed)

CPU: Intel i7 3770
Motherboard: AsRock Z77-Extreme6
RAM: Patriot Viper Xtreme Div.2 DDR3 2133mhz
GPU: Gainward GeForce GTX670 2GB
Case: CoolerMaster 690 II Advanced USB 3.0
PSU: Thermaltake Bronze 700w
SSD: Sandisk Extreme G25 120GB
HDD: (1.5tb already bought)
OS: Microsoft MS Windows 7 Pro 64bit OEM
Keyboard: Logitech G110
Mouse: Thermaltake Black Mouse
Monitor: ASUS 24" VS248H
Optical Drive: Lite-On SATA DVD RW 24X
HDMI Cable: A-Power V1.4 HDMI-HDMI

Any parts that aren't reliable/suitable?
Substitutes for parts?
Is it a decent sub-$2000 build?

Thanks very much! :D 




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June 19, 2012 2:32:42 AM

That RAM's way too high-end. There isn't much of a performance benefit above 1600mhz, so just save your money.
The case should be decided entirely by stylistic preference. If you like this one best, good, but if you're choosing it for "performance," keep looking.
Skip that PSU. A good 650W unit will be fine for two 670s, and I don't really trust Thermaltake as a PSU brand. OCZ's are good.
You might as well get an ASRock Z77 Extreme4 and save some cash.
You don't need an HDMI cable. The monitor will come with a DVI cable, which carries the same video signal as HDMI.

With all your extra money from the above, you may want to go for a 256gb SSD. Check out the Crucial M4. My 120gb Corsair is fine for most things, but I can't fit many games on it. Steam, for instance, keeps all of its games in a single folder, and I have to keep it on my hard drive for lack of SSD space.
June 19, 2012 7:07:13 AM

Thanks for the advice!

I need help a little bit more though, the store im buying from (MSY) doesn't have a wide range of PSU's, the link to the parts is here - www.msy.com.au/Parts/PARTS.pdf -What is the best sub-$110 PSU you can get there (the Power Supplies are t page to the right!)
Thanks!
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June 19, 2012 7:07:35 AM

Thanks for the advice!

I need help a little bit more though, the store im buying from (MSY) doesn't have a wide range of PSU's, the link to the parts is here - www.msy.com.au/Parts/PARTS.pdf -What is the best sub-$110 PSU you can get there (the Power Supplies are t page to the right!)
Thanks!
June 19, 2012 7:11:38 AM

The Antec Earthwatts 650W for $92.
June 20, 2012 1:01:57 AM

^yep.
June 20, 2012 11:40:48 AM

Only has one PCI-E connectors, and im gonna SLI in the future, so what else? Im thinking the Corsair?
!