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June 30, 2012 10:16:33 AM

Hi, I am purchasing this computer within a $1200 price range and so far from PCCG this is what i came up with.
Processor: i5 3550 - $219
GPU: 2x7770HD - $298
PSU: 700W - $77
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H77-DH3 ATX - $118 or Asus P8Z77 mATX - $115 (Not sure)
Case: Coolermaster 430 - $49
RAM: Corsair vengeance 1600mhz 8GB - $69
HDD: Seagate 500gb 7200rpm - $75
CPU fan: Coolermaster Hyper TX3 evo - $29
Fans: 3x 120mm coolermaster - $45

Additional information about motherboard.. http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
According to this, it says CrossfireX is supported.

Sorry... i know this is American site... but it was recommended to me to check my parts.
I don't know a lot about computer parts etc, but I am very keen to learn and start by building my first gaming computer as a test. Any help/suggestions you can offer will be much appreciated.
Thankyou :D 
June 30, 2012 10:30:31 AM

Just my thoughts :) 
Change the Graphics Card to a Saphire HD7850 (overclock or normal makes no difference)

If you can spring for the i5 3570k then go for it. When things start getting slow you can overclock it :) 

If you could provide the details of your PSU it would make it easier to help you

Think about if it's necessary to purchase the extra fans. Those could be brought later and that extra money spent on components.

For a CPU cooler go for the Coolermaster HyperEvo or Hyper212+, tried and tested :) 

Also if your on Brisbane try

Www.umart.com.au save money by picking it up instead do shipping
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June 30, 2012 10:49:40 AM

Mr Sushi San said:
Hi, I am purchasing this computer within a $1200 price range and so far from PCCG this is what i came up with.
Processor: i5 3550 - $219
GPU: 2x7770HD - $298
PSU: 700W - $77
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H77-DH3 ATX - $118 or Asus P8Z77 mATX - $115 (Not sure)
Case: Coolermaster 430 - $49
RAM: Corsair vengeance 1600mhz 8GB - $69
HDD: Seagate 500gb 7200rpm - $75
CPU fan: Coolermaster Hyper TX3 evo - $29
Fans: 3x 120mm coolermaster - $45

Additional information about motherboard.. http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
According to this, it says CrossfireX is supported.

Sorry... i know this is American site... but it was recommended to me to check my parts.
I don't know a lot about computer parts etc, but I am very keen to learn and start by building my first gaming computer as a test. Any help/suggestions you can offer will be much appreciated.
Thankyou :D 

yeah also try msy.com.au too its as cheap or cheaper than umart and pccasegear i agree pay a couple of bucks to get the 212 also if your gonna waste 45 bucks on fans just spend that extra 45 on ur case budget and get a decent case as most of them will have good cooling setup to start with, also you will start to regret all those fans like me i have in my cooler master scout 2x140mm + 4x120mm not to mention the 3 80mm fans on my 6950, i ended up getting a nzxt sentry fan controller just to silence the racket all those coolermaster fans make. maybe try this as you sound like you want good cooling and its about the same price as your 3 120mm fans and cm430 http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=7040. i dont agree with vid cards too cf is good when its good but bad when its bad, as for cfx support im not familiar with that board but all they have to have for cfx support is to pcie ports even if one is a 4x which you dont wanna be cf'ing with, i hate asus due to warranty issues in the past but i would probably get that
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June 30, 2012 10:59:36 AM

Mr Sushi San said:
Alright, your advice on the better case is taken with welcome arms :D 
Could you suggest a motherboard thats good for the crossfire? :o  i'm sort of clueless.... : |

for crossfire http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=9033 if no crossfire it doesnt matter what really i wouldnt go crossfire but if you want the future upgrade path offered this mobo should do only about 10 bucks extra
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June 30, 2012 11:04:18 AM

Mr Sushi San said:
Alright, your advice on the better case is taken with welcome arms :D  http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
Could you suggest a motherboard thats good for the crossfire? :o  i'm sort of clueless.... : |

nice looking case the cm912 will cool better but not as pretty just watch max vid card length with the nzxt not sure what it is but i had issues with my cm storm scout my windforce 3 cooler on my 6950 wouldnt fit in my case and that one looks like similar size but the video cards your looking at are alot shorter too
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June 30, 2012 11:11:31 AM

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June 30, 2012 11:14:01 AM

Mr Sushi San said:
Alright, i decided to go the 7850 2gb and this mobo http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
just incase, in the future i might want to crossfire 7850 for more power :D  length is 21cm.... it should fit?
Thank you for your help :} really appreciate it.

the mobo i showed you was only 125 and does all of the one you chose just so you know msy is everywhere round au
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June 30, 2012 11:22:00 AM

Haha, alright.. i'll save myself $25 :D 
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