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Final thoughts before building

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September 20, 2012 8:33:32 AM

Hey,

I would like to know your final opinions before i build my computer

Approximate Purchase Date: ~2 weeks (most likely this week, however by next week at latest)

Budget Range: $2000 - $2500
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Video/photo editing, games, etc

Are you buying a monitor: Yes (Already have chosen one)

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: anywhere that is cheap preferably somewhere in Australia (mwave.com.au, ddcomputers.com.au, arc.com.au, diycomputers.com.au)

Location: City, State/Region, Country - Australia, Sydney

Parts Preferences: Whatever is good

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I am thinking of doing water cooling a month after i assemble my PC, I want it super fast and going for at-least 5 years without the need to upgrade too much.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Time to move on from my crappy dual core, sick of slow computers

Parts i have chosen (might be changed):

CPU - i7 3770k 3.5ghz
Ram - Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR3
Power Supply - Corsair AX 750 Professional Gold series
Tower - NZXT Switch 810 Full tower OR CoolerMaster HAF X Full tower
Motherboard - AsRock Z77 Extreme 4
Graphics Card - Gigabyte GTX 670 OR GTX 680
Hard Disk Drive - Vertex 4 128 SSD AND Seagate Barracuda 2TB
Water cooling - Have not chosen yet

Thanks
-Chizzy :sol: 
September 20, 2012 8:48:18 AM

here you go:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($335.00 @ PCCaseGear)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-C14 CPU Cooler ($85.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme6 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($179.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($97.00 @ Foxcomp)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($218.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Storage: Western Digital Red 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($155.00 @ Scorptec)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($429.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Case: Cooler Master HAF X ATX Full Tower Case ($189.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($165.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Total: $1852.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-20 18:45 EST+1000)

*Not even the fastest PC will last you 5 years and still be good enough.
*Its not worth water-cooling a PC at this price range
*Add the monitor you want
*An AMD card is usually better for apps that support OpenCL acceleration but if the apps you will be using support CUDA and CUDA only then you should get a GTX card.
*750w is enough but 850w is a bit more adequate for 7970s Crossfire + Overclock.
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