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November 9, 2012 6:54:11 AM

Hello I’am recreating the thread as my last one didn’t give clear indications on what I had in mind and there was a lot of guess work.

This is a new list of the parts I had in mind, I don’t mind if you tell me something better to buy as I’am posting on here for assistance.(ty excella1221) Not sure if I have left anything out, I want to buy everything apart from speakers/headset/mouse/keyboard.

Intel Core i5 3570k 3.40GHz
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

WD Caviar Green 1TB WD10EZRX
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

NZXT Phantom USB 3.0 White Case
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Antec VP55P 550W Power Supply
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Samsung 830 Series 128GB SSD
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Mother Board:
I’am really lost in this section, something good but not too pricey.

Memory ( I ‘am quite lost with this, no idea what to get but.. this is what I found):
Corsair Vengeance CML8GX3M2A 1600C9 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

GPU (same story I think $450 is max I will spend but we will see, these are the ones I had in mind):
GTX 670
AMD 7970
Or GTX 680 if I can afford it.

Lastly Monitor:
2x Samsung S24B300H 24in Widescreen LED Monitor
OR
1x high quality 24/27 inch monitor

*note if I can afford it is it recommended to upgrade to i7 or 16gb of ram or needed? I’am also thinking of getting a sound card and any other needed parts I may have missed.
Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next month

Budget Range: $1500-$1700 all up

System Usage from Most to Least Important: I will use this for gaming.

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Anywhere within Australia that can deliver to Victoria(geelong)

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Additional Comments: I live in Australia , this machine will be for games in the future.. atm I play LoL,dota2,csgo. Also will be used during university 2013-2017

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My computer is over 3 years old, I have saved up $1700 to buy a new computer and want this to last the next 2+ years.

Thankyou.

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November 9, 2012 7:36:03 AM

May i suggest the Sapphire 7850, its quite a bit cheaper than the 7970 and the performance is still very high
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November 9, 2012 7:39:15 AM

Thanks guys, i checked the MOBO and the Asrock z77 looks good, i will have a look at 7850, i prefer to use Nividia what would you say is a good balance of performance and price.. gtx 670 or 660 ti
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November 9, 2012 7:40:02 AM

I would recommend a 7950 as I own 2 and they rock. They also OC like crazy.

Regarding the monitors, I would recommend the 2 as it really helps with stuff like productivity and, personally, I love having a second screen for hardware monitoring while gaming and stuff. I now have an Eyefinity setup but have already gotten a fourth monitor for this purpose (since I used to have only 2 and I now miss having that auxiliary screen while gaming)
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November 9, 2012 7:43:59 AM

rene13cross said:
I would recommend a 7950 as I own 2 and they rock. They also OC like crazy.

Regarding the monitors, I would recommend the 2 as it really helps with stuff like productivity and, personally, I love having a second screen for hardware monitoring while gaming and stuff. I now have an Eyefinity setup but have already gotten a fourth monitor for this purpose (since I used to have only 2 and I now miss having that auxiliary screen while gaming)

7950 are to expensive for performance, 7850 are cheap and offer amazing power. Whats is you 7950 OC to??
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November 9, 2012 8:04:43 AM

LonelyGamertag said:
7950 are to expensive for performance, 7850 are cheap and offer amazing power. Whats is you 7950 OC to??

7950 is (here in Europe anyway) the best value high-end card. The closest thing in price (here in Europe) is the GTX 660 Ti which doesn't perform as well as the 7950 at high resolutions (1080p+) due to it's small memory bus and doesn't nearly OC as well as the 7950.

Regarding my own OC, before I got my 2nd 7950 I was able to OC it to 1180/1380 (1200/1400 would cause extremely rare game crashes, like once every couple of days while gaming so I had to knock the clocks back a couple of MHz).
After I got the 2nd 7950, I achieved stable clocks of 1100/1350.
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November 9, 2012 8:57:52 AM

thanks guys, will definitely keep 7950 and 7850 depending on how much money i have. Any views on the GTX 670?
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November 9, 2012 10:35:55 AM

I think u better get a better PSU ,
and Get a 7850 CF or 7870CF , or GTX660 TI SLI or GTX 660 SLI , on tat monitor setup~
If u going to get a CF for 7970 or GTX 670 SLI later ..
I think u better get GTX 670 as Nvidia give better driver ~

I am a AMD User , no really like its driver , as it seems like something not enough ~
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