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December 21, 2012 2:39:58 AM

Hi Tom's Hardware and community.
I am planing on building my own pc, I have chosen the parts but I would like the list checked over. Are all the parts compatible, am I missing anything? e.c.t.
p.s. I am 16 living in Australia and this is my first bulid, im am going to buy the parts from a store called scorpion technology computers http://www.scorptec.com.au/
Thank You
William

THE LIST

TOTAL:      $1,178.00

Antec - HCG-900
Antec 900W High Current Gamer Power Supply, 80 PLUS Bronze, 135mm fan, High Current +12V rail(s), 4x PCI-E, 9x SATA, 6x Molex
5 year $165.00 $165.00
G.Skill - F3-12800CL9Q-16GBXL
G.Skill 16GB (4x4GB) Kit, PC-12800 (1600Mhz), Ripjaws X, 9-9-9-24-2N, Dual/Quad Channel
Lifetime $94.00 $94.00
Western Digital - WD20EARX
Western Digital 2TB WD Green, SATA III, IntelliPower, 64MB, NCQ
2 year $99.00 $99.00
BitFenix - COLOSSUS-BK
BitFenix Colossus Black Gaming Case, NO PSU, 2x USB3.0, Fan Controller, LED Lighting System, Unmatched Security,Cable Management, ...
2 year $185.00 $185.00
ASROCK - 970-EXTREME3
ASRock 970-EXTREME3 MB, AMD 970 + AMD SB950, 4x DDR3, 2x PCI-E 3.0, 5x SATA III, 2x USB 3.0, GBLAN, CrossFireX, ATX
3 year $99.00 $99.00
SanDisk - SDSSDX-120G-Q25
Sandisk 120GB SSD, Extreme, SATAIII, Read up to 550MB/s, Write up to 510MB/s
3 year $99.00 $99.00
Gigabyte - GV-N65TOC-2GI
Gigabyte GeForce GTX650 Ti OC Edition (Base:928Mhz,Boost:1032Mhz), 2GB GDDR5 (5000Mhz), PCIE3.0, 2x DVI, HDMI, VGA
3 year $199.00 $199.00
Microsoft - WN7-00403
Microsoft Windows 8 64 Bit OEI
1 year $99.00 $99.00
AMD - FD4300WMHKBOX
AMD FX-4300 Black Edition, 3.80Ghz, 4MB Cache, Quad Core, 95watt
3 year $139.00 $139.00

TOTAL: $1,178.00

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December 21, 2012 2:41:38 AM

What's your budget? I think I would leave the SSD off and get a 500GB HD and a better GPU. The 650TI isn't really that good.
December 21, 2012 2:56:07 AM

Fill out this form, then we will know best how to help you.
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/353572-31-build-upgra...

PSU is overkill, no way you need 900W for that system.
Nor do you need 16GB of RAM if your just gaming.
A green drive is not a good idea if its going to have the OS on it.

Also here's a couple of Australian stores. I'v had good dealings with all of them (particularly PC Case Gear).
http://www.msy.com.au/index.jsp
http://www.umart.com.au/
http://www.pccasegear.com/
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December 21, 2012 3:00:49 AM

swap out the antec with a seasonic or another know bronse rated power supply. check the mb email the vendor tech support check what bios rev the mb needs to post with the amd cpu. most times there a cpu list with that info. if the mb you get has an older bios it wont post...so how do you update it??? if your lucky there a computer store that has an older cpu and for a small fee will do it for you. or you have to send the mb back to the vendor and have them flash it and mail it back to you.
December 21, 2012 3:02:19 AM

g-unit1111 said:
What's your budget? I think I would leave the SSD off and get a 500GB HD and a better GPU. The 650TI isn't really that good.


i was planing on using he SSD to install my OS on. My maxin Budget is $1400 AUD. What would you recomend (something with 1 VGA and DVI)
Thank You
December 21, 2012 3:13:34 AM

manofchalk said:
Fill out this form, then we will know best how to help you.
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/353572-31-build-upgra...

PSU is overkill, no way you need 900W for that system.
Nor do you need 16GB of RAM if your just gaming.
A green drive is not a good idea if its going to have the OS on it.

Also here's a couple of Australian stores. I'v had good dealings with all of them (particularly PC Case Gear).
http://www.msy.com.au/index.jsp
http://www.umart.com.au/
http://www.pccasegear.com/


How many WATTS would you think i need? And do you recommend any good PSU's
Thank you
December 21, 2012 3:53:28 AM

new11 said:
How many WATTS would you think i need? And do you recommend any good PSU's
Thank you


Try something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.00 @ 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 ($135.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.00 @ Scorptec)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.00 @ Scorptec)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($105.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($341.60 @ Mwave Australia)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($115.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($112.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($22.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Total: $1243.60
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-21 16:53 EST+1100)
December 21, 2012 3:57:27 AM

new11 said:
How many WATTS would you think i need? And do you recommend any good PSU's
Thank you




Wow good setup G-unit!
December 21, 2012 4:00:36 AM

maxalge said:
Wow good setup G-unit!


When you've been doing this as long as I have you get pretty good at it! :lol: 
December 21, 2012 4:02:38 AM

g-unit1111 said:
When you've been doing this as long as I have you get pretty good at it! :lol: 



You literally made his money go 300% further...

XD
December 21, 2012 5:55:39 AM

Why though?

G-Unit has shown you can easily get better on your budget. even if you had to get all those components through the one store you would still come in under budget.
December 21, 2012 5:59:22 AM

Quote:
OK I am thinking of using the
Asus Radeon HD7770 DirectCU V2, 1GB - $149.00


Graphics Engine AMD Radeon HD 7770
Bus Standard PCI Express 3.0
Video Memory GDDR5 1GB
Engine Clock 1120 MHz
Memory Clock 1150 MHz ( 4600 MHz GDDR5 )
RAMDAC 400 MHz
Memory Interface 128-bit
Resolution D-Sub Max Resolution : 2048x1536
DVI Max Resolution : 2560x1600
Interface D-Sub Output : Yes x 1 (via DVI to D-Sub adaptor x 1)
DVI Output : Yes x 2
HDMI Output : Yes x 1
Display Port : Yes x 1 (Regular DP)
HDCP Support : Yes
Accessories 1 x CrossFire cable
1 x DVI to D-Sub adaptor

Why would you want that GPU? G-Unit has a HD7950, which is miles ahead of the HD7770.
December 21, 2012 8:49:15 AM

ok i hav been looking some more and i have made a new list.

THE LIST

TOTAL: $1,472.50

Description Warranty Price Amount

Arctic Cooling - AC-ALPINE-64PRO-REV2
Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 PRO Rev2, CPU cooler for AMD Socket AM3, AM2+, AM2, 939, Fan speed- 500-2000 RPM (Controlled by PWM)
1 year $19.00 $19.00
G.Skill - F3-12800CL9Q-16GBXL
G.Skill 16GB (4x4GB) Kit, PC-12800 (1600Mhz), Ripjaws X, 9-9-9-24-2N, Dual/Quad Channel
Lifetime $94.00 $94.00
Western Digital - WD20EARX
Western Digital 2TB WD Green, SATA III, IntelliPower, 64MB, NCQ
2 year $99.00 $99.00
Gigabyte - GA-990FXA-UD3
GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 MB, AMD 990FX+AMD SB950, 4x DDR3, 2x PCI-E 2.0, 6x SATA III, 2x USB 3.0, 7.1 CH Audio, GBLAN, RAID, ATX
3 year $155.00 $155.00
Corsair - CMPSU-650TXv2
Corsair 650W TXv2 ATX Power Supply, 80 PLUS Bronze Certified, 2x PCI-E, 8x SATA, 8x Molex
5 year $119.00 $119.00
BitFenix - COLOSSUS-BK
BitFenix Colossus Black Gaming Case, NO PSU, 2x USB3.0, Fan Controller, LED Lighting System, Unmatched Security,Cable Management, ...
2 year $185.00 $185.00
SanDisk - SDSSDX-120G-Q25
Sandisk 120GB SSD, Extreme, SATAIII, Read up to 550MB/s, Write up to 510MB/s
3 year $99.00 $99.00
ASUS - HD7950-DC2T-3GD5-V2
Asus Radeon HD7950 DirectCU II with GPU Tweak (900Mhz), 3GB GDDR5 (5000Mhz), PCIE3.0, Dual DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort
3 year $379.00 $379.00
Microsoft - WN7-00403
Microsoft Windows 8 64 Bit OEI
1 year $99.00 $99.00
AMD - FD8350FRHKBOX
AMD FX-8350 Black Edition, 4.00Ghz, 8MB Cache, 8 Core,125watt
3 year $219.00 $219.00
TOTAL: $1,472.50
December 21, 2012 7:59:49 PM

new11 said:
ok i hav been looking some more and i have made a new list.

THE LIST

TOTAL: $1,472.50

Description Warranty Price Amount

Arctic Cooling - AC-ALPINE-64PRO-REV2
Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 PRO Rev2, CPU cooler for AMD Socket AM3, AM2+, AM2, 939, Fan speed- 500-2000 RPM (Controlled by PWM)
1 year $19.00 $19.00
G.Skill - F3-12800CL9Q-16GBXL
G.Skill 16GB (4x4GB) Kit, PC-12800 (1600Mhz), Ripjaws X, 9-9-9-24-2N, Dual/Quad Channel
Lifetime $94.00 $94.00
Western Digital - WD20EARX
Western Digital 2TB WD Green, SATA III, IntelliPower, 64MB, NCQ
2 year $99.00 $99.00
Gigabyte - GA-990FXA-UD3
GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 MB, AMD 990FX+AMD SB950, 4x DDR3, 2x PCI-E 2.0, 6x SATA III, 2x USB 3.0, 7.1 CH Audio, GBLAN, RAID, ATX
3 year $155.00 $155.00
Corsair - CMPSU-650TXv2
Corsair 650W TXv2 ATX Power Supply, 80 PLUS Bronze Certified, 2x PCI-E, 8x SATA, 8x Molex
5 year $119.00 $119.00
BitFenix - COLOSSUS-BK
BitFenix Colossus Black Gaming Case, NO PSU, 2x USB3.0, Fan Controller, LED Lighting System, Unmatched Security,Cable Management, ...
2 year $185.00 $185.00
SanDisk - SDSSDX-120G-Q25
Sandisk 120GB SSD, Extreme, SATAIII, Read up to 550MB/s, Write up to 510MB/s
3 year $99.00 $99.00
ASUS - HD7950-DC2T-3GD5-V2
Asus Radeon HD7950 DirectCU II with GPU Tweak (900Mhz), 3GB GDDR5 (5000Mhz), PCIE3.0, Dual DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort
3 year $379.00 $379.00
Microsoft - WN7-00403
Microsoft Windows 8 64 Bit OEI
1 year $99.00 $99.00
AMD - FD8350FRHKBOX
AMD FX-8350 Black Edition, 4.00Ghz, 8MB Cache, 8 Core,125watt
3 year $219.00 $219.00
TOTAL: $1,472.50




You are spending 200 more than g-unit1111's setup, for LESS of a computer... What exactly is your goal for it after you build it???
!