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Last advice. under $1000 build.

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September 9, 2012 12:03:20 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: This week hopefully.

Budget Range: $800

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, video editing, internet, word document.

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Anyway website that ships to Australia/within Australia that ships at reasonable cost.

Location: Melbourne, Australia.

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: Intel CPU.

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1680 x 1050

Additional Comments: Already selected and bought case which is Guardian 921 RB
http://www.nzxt.com/new/products/crafted_series/guardia...


Parts I have already selected, if you have any advice of how to make the build cheaper please do. I'm willing to change any part of the build other then the CPU or case.

Intel Core i5 3570K
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Corsair CMP8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Arctic Cooling Freezer i30 CPU Cooler
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H Motherboard
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Antec High Current Gamer 750W Power Supply HCG-750
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000 0F15629 500GB
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Sapphire Radeon HD7850 2GB OC V2
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...


Thanks for your help.

P.S. Is the build compatible with Ubuntu Linux?

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September 9, 2012 12:36:07 PM

Change your aftermarket cpu cooler and it looks great to me mate get cooler master 212 Plus or evo if you can afford either
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September 9, 2012 1:31:37 PM

You do not need a 750W PSU if you are not going to CF/SLI in the future.
I would suggest changing it to this:
Antec High Current Gamer HCG-520M $100
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

That RAM is a bit overpriced unless you are going to do a lot of memory overclocking. Another problem is that it is rated for 1.65V, which is supposedly liable to cause damage to the memory controller on Intel 1155 CPUs.
G.Skill Ares F3-1600C9D-8GAO 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 $50
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
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September 9, 2012 1:36:15 PM

Silvune said:
You do not need a 750W PSU if you are not going to CF/SLI in the future.
I would suggest changing it to this:
Antec High Current Gamer HCG-520M $100
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

That RAM is a bit overpriced unless you are going to do a lot of memory overclocking. Another problem is that it is rated for 1.65V, which is supposedly liable to cause damage to the memory controller on Intel 1155 CPUs.
G.Skill Ares F3-1600C9D-8GAO 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 $50
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
He can run his cpu oc and two 7850 cf with the Antec High Current Gamer HCG-520M ?Based on this data, I think it's iffy: http://www.anandtech.com/show/5625/amd-radeon-hd-7870-g...

While the 7850 only uses one PCIe power plug, it seems to draw power like a 6870, which having two PCIe plugs probably shouldn't be crossfired on 520w. So same goes for the 7850, especially when overclocked.

That being said, though i certainly won't claim i know for a fact your wrong because i don't lol.
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September 9, 2012 1:49:06 PM

bigcyco1 said:
He can run his cpu oc and two 7850 cf with the Antec High Current Gamer HCG-520M ?Based on this data, I think it's iffy: http://www.anandtech.com/show/5625/amd-radeon-hd-7870-g...

While the 7850 only uses one PCIe power plug, it seems to draw power like a 6870, which having two PCIe plugs probably shouldn't be crossfired on 520w. So same goes for the 7850, especially when overclocked.

That being said, though i certainly won't claim i know for a fact your wrong because i don't lol.


He has no plans to crossfire. PSU is too big. Get a 500 to 600 watt psu.
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September 9, 2012 1:50:08 PM

Nerver mind just thought about it did the math in my head OC'd CPU = 150W max
7850 = 110W
7850 = 110W
the rest = 50W

420W max load, of course a rough estimate but under 80% of 550W.
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September 9, 2012 4:08:41 PM

egilbe said:
He has no plans to crossfire. PSU is too big. Get a 500 to 600 watt psu.
:pfff:  i didn't read that part must of overlooked it :pt1cable:  time for bed
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September 16, 2012 5:57:56 PM

Thanks alot for your help everyone I have one last question before I order the parts to build it. Is this build compatible with Ubuntu Linux?
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September 16, 2012 6:53:30 PM

More than likely. Ubuntu is very well supported.
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