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July 10, 2012 11:53:51 AM

Please rate my build :hello: 

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 $300
Case: Bitfenix Colossus Venom Green $240
Motherboard: Gigabyte G1 Sniper M3 $230
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16 GB Dual Channel DDR3 $280
SSD: OCZ Vertex SATA III 2.5 Inch 120GB $95
HDD: 2x Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3.5" 2TB $220
Video Card: GeForce GTX 670 $480
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast Series TX650M $130
Fans: 4x Corsair AF120 $68
Mouse: Gigabyte Krypton $120
Keyboard: Razer Lycosa Mirror Expert $130
Sound: Logitech X-530 5.1 Multimedia Speaker System $55
Optical Drive: Pioneer 12x Blu-ray Disc/DVD/CD Writer $190
CPU Cooler: Antec K├╝hler H20 620 $74
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate $430
Monitor: BenQ G2400W $900
Total Price: $3987

I want to start building it soon.
Please be honest about everything and tell me if I can get the parts any cheaper.
Thanks! :D 

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July 10, 2012 12:06:51 PM

What is this build for (assuming its for gaming)?
Are you planning to overclock?
Where are you building this from (i.e. country and websites you want to use)?

Right now your build needs tweaking. Please answer the questions so we can help you better. Thanks :) 
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July 10, 2012 12:15:38 PM

Yeh it will be mainly for gaming and school work.
I went overkill on some things like the cooler because I was thinking and I don't really need to overclock.
I am from Australia and I don't really care where I get the parts from.
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July 10, 2012 12:20:14 PM

In what resolution are you going to play? That monitor costs a lot, is it a 2560x1600 one? And if it's for gaming you don't need more than 8 GB of RAM.
If it's for gaming, you don't need the i7, it performs as well as the i5, in most games, and in some it is even worse. You could save some money by going with the Asrock Z77 Extreme4, which has great bang for the buck and OC potential.
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July 10, 2012 12:32:27 PM

Cool thanks for that!
I didn't look that hard for monitors and this is just what I found so I don't care about that.
I'll check out that Asrock as well.
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July 10, 2012 12:34:53 PM

Performance wise it would rate pretty high but value for money wise extremely low!
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July 10, 2012 12:36:35 PM

Yea, depending on what you want to do it would be better to save now and buy later
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July 10, 2012 12:36:37 PM

Sorry more questions:
Can you give a specific website please. I don't know where to get these parts from Australia.

Can you define schoolwork please. Do you mean mainly doing papers or video-editing, programming, etc.. The build I would suggest will change depending on these factor.

Also, kind of a waste that you don't plan to overclock despite the price you are willing to pay. I would suggest an overclockable build anyway.

I would start off with these suggestions:

That keyboard is pretty expensive. For that price point I would opt for a mechanical keyboard. Something like the Corsair Vengeance K90.

I would reiterate what's been said about your monitor. Seems pretty expensive for a regular 24" monitor. Is there anything special to it that we don't know about?

You don't need the Ultimate for gaming. Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit will do the job well for gaming. Unless there are features in the Ultimate that you need, there's no point in going all the way.
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July 10, 2012 12:41:30 PM

A good place to get a set of parts is to go to PC partpicker and set the location to australia
Also, i agree with the guy above, what are you planning on doing and playing on it-difference between minecraft and battlefield 3
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July 10, 2012 12:44:10 PM

And i just looked at the monitor-900$ for a monitor!almost better off buying a tv than a monitor
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July 10, 2012 12:50:13 PM

Any website that will post to Australia at a reasonable rate will be fine.
Schoolwork is nothing much just using Word and PowerPoint.
Yeh i'm not gonna get everything in that list
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July 10, 2012 12:53:20 PM

Pc part picker set to australia will show the websites that can ship in aus and all the parts that you can possibly get here from those sites. It also shows prices, ratings etc
Also, what are you going to play on it? It makes a differencE
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July 10, 2012 12:55:56 PM

I'll be playing games like Skyrim and Battlefield 3
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July 10, 2012 1:02:24 PM

To be honest, i think that your setup is waay overkill. You dont need to spend anything like that much for the kind of setup your looking for-Get a good GPU, your going to need it for those games(you dont need to spend more than 300, or future proof a little with a 500$ GPU. CPUs dont get any better after the 250$-300$ mark(not noticably, anyway) and dont spend a ton on expensive stuff that you could get similar items for half the price pretty easily at the same quality
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July 10, 2012 1:10:45 PM

Here is the build I would suggest then:
I5 - 3570k
Asrock z77 Extreme 6
G-Skill Ripjaws DDR3 1600 8 Gb (4 x 2 Gb) RAM
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
LITE-ON 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 12X DVD-RAM 8X BD-ROM 8MB Cache SATA Blu-ray Burner with 3D Playback
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2 Tb
Mushkin Enhanced Chrons 120 Gb
Gigabyte GTX 670
XFX Pro 750W Silver Rated Semi-Modular PSU
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Case is mainly subjective. I would suggest these ones though for you to check out: Corsair Graphite Series 600T White or Corsair Carbide 500R

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July 10, 2012 1:16:28 PM

Thanks mate!
It been good to talk to people that know a lot more than me!
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July 10, 2012 1:16:33 PM

Your setup is overkill.
Watercooling is overkill.

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500k $200
Case: Bitfenix Colossus Venom Green $240 or go cheaper...
Motherboard: Gigabyte z68x UD3H b3 $120
Memory: 16 GB Dual Channel DDR3 (as cheap as you can find from a good brand.)
SSD: Crucial M4 128gb or Samsung 830 120gb: $
HDD: 1x Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3.5" 2TB $110
Video Card: 2x GeForce GTX 670 $960
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast Series TX650M $130
Fans: 4x Scythe Slipstream

Mouse: Gigabyte Krypton $120
Keyboard: Razer Lycosa Mirror Expert $130
Sound: Logitech X-530 5.1 Multimedia Speaker System $55
Optical Drive: Pioneer 12x Blu-ray Disc/DVD/CD Writer $190
CPU Cooler: STOCK
Operating System: Windows 7 home premium $120
Monitor: Dell Ultrasharp series 24" $400-500?
Total Price: don't know...

Also really a $120 mouse and $130 keyboard?
Do you have money to burn?

I would save money on your case, watercooling, fans, mouse keyboard, monitor, windows, HDD's, MObo, and processor.
Also switch to a better speaker system and an extra videocard.

Do you really need 4TB of HDD space?
Do you really need a $900 monitor?
Do you really need a Blu ray write?
Do you really need an expensive mouse and keyboard
Do you really need an expensive case?

How long do you want to use your computer before you upgrade?
What is your budget?

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July 10, 2012 1:20:06 PM

radium69 said:
Your setup is overkill.
Watercooling is overkill.

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500k $200
Case: Bitfenix Colossus Venom Green $240 or go cheaper...
Motherboard: Gigabyte z68x UD3H b3 $120
Memory: 16 GB Dual Channel DDR3 (as cheap as you can find from a good brand.)
SSD: Crucial M4 128gb or Samsung 830 120gb: $
HDD: 1x Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3.5" 2TB $110
Video Card: 2x GeForce GTX 670 $960
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast Series TX650M $130
Fans: 4x Scythe Slipstream

Mouse: Gigabyte Krypton $120
Keyboard: Razer Lycosa Mirror Expert $130
Sound: Logitech X-530 5.1 Multimedia Speaker System $55
Optical Drive: Pioneer 12x Blu-ray Disc/DVD/CD Writer $190
CPU Cooler: STOCK
Operating System: Windows 7 home premium $120
Monitor: Dell Ultrasharp series 24" $400-500?
Total Price: don't know...

Also really a $120 mouse and $130 keyboard?
Do you have money to burn?

I would save money on your case, watercooling, fans, mouse keyboard, monitor, windows, HDD's, MObo, and processor.
Also switch to a better speaker system and an extra videocard.

Do you really need 4TB of HDD space?
Do you really need a $900 monitor?
Do you really need a Blu ray write?
Do you really need an expensive mouse and keyboard
Do you really need an expensive case?

How long do you want to use your computer before you upgrade?
What is your budget?

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No
Yes
Maybe
Probably
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July 10, 2012 1:20:52 PM

Really, for what your doing, spend less and upgrade later with leftover cash rather than spend it all now.
Also way to much spent on accesories
Unless your an audio nut dont bother with a sound card
Cases are a matter of opinion so buy whatever you want
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July 10, 2012 1:31:24 PM

Everyone I know that the list is overkill!
But I now know what I should get so can everyone please stop saying its overkill!
I know!
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July 10, 2012 1:41:09 PM

OK, sorry for hounding you (really am)
If You come up with a new build show us and well see if we can find anything that could be bettered:) 
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