Hi everyone, this is a list of parts I composed and I just wanted suggestions and feedback on how I can improve the build.
Approximate Purchase Date: Within a week.
Budget Range: $1600 - $1800
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Watching Movies, Surfing the Net
Parts Not Required: Keyboard and OS.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: PC Case Gear
Country: Australia (Sydney)
Parts Preferences: by brand or type: Intel CPU and Nvidia GPU, however I am definitely open to suggestions. No preferences for anything else.
Overclocking: Maybe, I most likely, won't.
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Additional Comments: I hope to reduce the price while maintaining performance but that isn't something that I am worrying about too much. I am also left handed which is why I decided to go for the Kana. I might dab into OC'ing but I probably won't try until a long time.
Either one of those cards will be fine and will game pretty much whatever you want, a GTX670 is a surefire bet, but there will soon be a driver update for the 7970 that will put its performance on par with a GTX680. But as it hasn't been released yet and only tech sites (I think) have it so far, it hasn't been widely proven. So get the 670 to be sure, but if your willing to gamble for better performance, get the 7970. All you have to do is clock it to 1Ghz on the core and 1.5Ghz on the memory clock, then wait for the driver update. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7970-ghz-...
For lowering the price, my advice is to buy as much as you can locally. That case alone is probably half your shipping costs, and you may find a place in Sydney that sells it cheaper too. This is a search engine for computer parts, just enter what your looking for and select NSW and it will find the cheapest online price within the state. http://www.staticice.com.au/advanced.html
Other places to get cheap components are MSY and Umart, they both have Sydney branches I think.