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October 7, 2012 5:19:38 AM

Hi im Ethan

I'm looking to buy/build a new PC

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Next few weeks BUDGET RANGE: $2000 - $2250 Australian Dollars

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Renedering Videos, Fraps/recording, Editing videos/pictures, Fl Studio, movie watching , internet surfing

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Speakers, Headset

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: http://www.umart.com.au/, http://www.pccasegear.com.au/ or any other Australian Part dealer COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Melbourne, Australia.

PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel for CPU, Nvidia for the GPU, OCZ for the SSD

OVERCLOCKING: Yes SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920 x 1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

So far i have picked:

Case: Bitfenix GHOST - $119
CPU: Intel Core i7 3770k -$335
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100
Motherboard: MSI MPower Z77 - $229
RAM: Corsair Vengeance CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 - $105
PSU: Corsair HX-650 V2 80 PLUS Gold Power Supply - $149
Graphics Card: MSI GTX 670 Power Edition OC 2GB - $479
SSD 1 (Boot): OCZ Vertex 3 60GB - $65
SSD 2 (Storage): OCZ Vertex 4 256GB - $219
Optical: LG GH24NS90 24x SATA DVD-RW Drive OEM - $22
Monitor: BenQ RL2450H 24in LED - $199
OS: Win7 Pro

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October 7, 2012 5:38:13 AM

Stay away from the 670 PE, it will die faster, alot faster because of overvolting issues with MSI that were recently picked up.

Trust me, 300 GB of storage IS NOT ENOUGH if you are gaming, let alone rendering videos, and recording. Get a 2 TB HDD instead of the 256 GB SSD, and just change the 60 GB one to 120GB.

Everything looks solid, just make sure your OS is 64 bit to fully utilise the ram.

Change your GPU definitely though, it'll die alot quicker.

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/MSI-GTX-660-670-overvo...
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October 7, 2012 5:54:01 AM

This build is solid. You can get alot out of it before you have to upgrade. Once you want to SLI, just buy another 670 and you will be fine.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/au/p/jzDq
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/au/p/jzDq/by_merchant/


CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($335.00 @ PCCaseGear)

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($36.00 @ Mwave Australia)

Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($139.00 @ PCCaseGear)

Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($45.00 @ PCCaseGear)

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.00 @ PCCaseGear)

Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($218.00 @ Mwave Australia)

Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($449.00 @ Scorptec)

Case: Antec Eleven Hundred ATX Full Tower Case ($125.00 @ PCCaseGear)

Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($141.00 @ PCCaseGear)

Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($22.00 @ PCCaseGear)

Monitor: Samsung S22B350H 21.5" Monitor ($135.00 @ PCCaseGear)

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (64-bit) ($139.00 @ PCCaseGear)

Total: $1827.00

(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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October 7, 2012 5:59:13 AM

Do not get the MSI 670. It has been proven that MSI uses deadly tweaks on this card and the 660 Ti.
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October 7, 2012 6:08:33 AM

excella1221 said:
Do not get the MSI 670. It has been proven that MSI uses deadly tweaks on this card and the 660 Ti.


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October 7, 2012 6:16:21 AM

That is with the 670 power edition, not the regular 670, so it is completely safe.
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October 7, 2012 6:16:50 AM

Could you suggest a Graphics card??
i was sought of leaning toward the Asus GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU II 4GB
after JJ1217 said that the MSI PE will die quick

also i am getting a dual monitor set up
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October 7, 2012 6:27:18 AM

Not that I'm nitpicking, but the regular 670 uses reference-cooling, which is also not recommended. Especially @ $450.

Ethan, just get a 7970 or 7970 GHz to get the most bang out of your buck. Then upgrade to an 850w PSU so you can Crossfire anytime without the need of an upgrade on wattage.
The rest of zared619's build is great.
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October 7, 2012 6:33:15 AM

excella1221 said:
Not that I'm nitpicking, but the regular 670 uses reference-cooling, which is also not recommended. Especially @ $450.

Ethan, just get a 7970 or 7970 GHz to get the most bang out of your buck. Then upgrade to an 850w PSU so you can Crossfire anytime without the need of an upgrade on wattage.
The rest of zared619's build is great.

That is a good point. The reference cooler would not be as good, and the Asus is far superior.
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October 7, 2012 7:22:32 AM

excella1221 said:
Not that I'm nitpicking, but the regular 670 uses reference-cooling, which is also not recommended. Especially @ $450.

Ethan, just get a 7970 or 7970 GHz to get the most bang out of your buck. Then upgrade to an 850w PSU so you can Crossfire anytime without the need of an upgrade on wattage.
The rest of zared619's build is great.


Ok but ive heard some pretty nasty things about ATI
like the drivers are bad or something, is that fixed ??
i wanted water cooling but is the CM evo 12 good??

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October 7, 2012 7:32:42 AM

$2000

Case - $130 - Corsair 500R White http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU - $165 - Corsair HX850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MoBo - $410 - ASUS Z77 Pro http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
CPU - included - Intel Core i7-3570K Included w/ above
RAM - $50 - (2 x 4GB) Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1600 (White) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Cooler - $50 - Hyper 612 PWM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
TIM - $5 - Shin Etsu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GFX - $400 - Asus GTX 670 DCII http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GFX - Later - Asus GTX 670 DCII Same
HD - $103 Caviar Black 1TB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SSD - $170 - Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240 GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
DVD Writer - $47 - Asus Model BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Monitor $330 ASUS VG236H Black 23" 120 Hz Monitor http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OS - $140 - Win 7-64 Home Professional http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Asus 670 TOP - 10.0 rating
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_670...

Gigabyte Windforce SC 670 - 9.8 rating
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Gigabyte/GeForce_GTX...

MSI Twin Frozr IV 670 - 9.7 rating
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_670_Power_Ed...

Palit Jetsteram 670 - 97 rating
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Palit/GeForce_GTX_67...

Zotac AMP 670 - 9.6 rating
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Zotac/GeForce_GTX_67...
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October 7, 2012 7:35:26 AM

The evo 12 is an excellent cooler. You can't get any reasonable increase in performance until the dh-14 or the silver arrow.
ATI had driver issues in the bast, but they are pretty good now. I still believe Nvidia is a bit better on that side.
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October 7, 2012 7:38:42 AM

^+1
Nvidia updates their drivers alot faster, yes.
AMD takes a bit longer, but when they do, it sets off a bang on performance.
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October 7, 2012 9:53:40 AM

Really? I feel that AMD drivers are a hit or miss. They either do great, or they make it worse.
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October 7, 2012 10:09:51 AM

Why do you need the giant heatsink on it? The low profile version works just as well. The normal one does fit, however it touches the CPU heatsink -- something you do not want. Wouldn't recommend getting then normal one, grab some low profile sticks.
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October 7, 2012 10:26:48 AM

Best answer selected by ItzEthie.
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October 7, 2012 11:15:06 AM

JJ1217 said:
Really? I feel that AMD drivers are a hit or miss. They either do great, or they make it worse.

This used to be true, yes.
Though recent catalyst releases have proven that their driver updates have been improving. :) 
Nvidia also has their miss moments, it just doesn't take them too long to rectify it, and that's what I love about them.
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October 7, 2012 12:24:08 PM

excella1221 said:
This used to be true, yes.
Though recent catalyst releases have proven that their driver updates have been improving. :) 
Nvidia also has their miss moments, it just doesn't take them too long to rectify it, and that's what I love about them.


Yes they have definitely gotten better, but I dislike how its one of the single reasons not to buy an AMD card. I love AMD, and I really don't care too much about driver issues, but when its enough to turn off many people into buying an AMD card, they should really put more effort into it, as their cards will get more sales, so not only is it better for people with the cards and will become confident in AMD, it will stimulate sales. I've seen people only buy Nvidia just about driver issues. It's really sad from a business point of view.
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October 7, 2012 12:40:25 PM

The driver isues aren't even as bad as it sounds. Nvidia fanboys just make it look so. :p 

I just love AMD pricing and the company itself. If ever they get so far as to release a CPU that can compete with Intel i5, I'm definitely getting it.
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October 7, 2012 12:48:05 PM

Well Intel aren't a bad computer company, they make good value CPU's, and they aren't like what I feel like money grabbing hogs like Nvidia. I really would be happier if AMD comprehensively won in GPU battles rather than CPU.
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October 7, 2012 2:47:38 PM

ItzEthie said:
Best answer selected by ItzEthie.

nI'm glad we could help you out!
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October 7, 2012 3:19:30 PM

JJ1217 said:
Well Intel aren't a bad computer company, they make good value CPU's, and they aren't like what I feel like money grabbing hogs like Nvidia. I really would be happier if AMD comprehensively won in GPU battles rather than CPU.

Incorrect. Before AMD came into the scene, Intel charged low-end CPUs at around $300-400. :p 
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October 7, 2012 3:24:33 PM

Talking about current scenario :p 
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