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$1450 Gaming PC, Need help. [Australia]

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December 31, 2012 2:46:28 AM

Hey guys, I'm looking to build a new Gaming Pc. I have around $1450 to spend.

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: By January 8th

Budget Range: $1450

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, web surfing

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Only Australian Websites; Scorptec.com.au Msy.com.au Pccasegear.com

Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes, If possible. I would really like to.

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080, but moving onto Surround/Eyefinity when I get another monitor.

Comments; I do not mind what case, I just want it to look clean and simple. I would really like Duel Graphic Cards, but if it isn't possible that is fine. Also include a SSD if possible.

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a b C Monitor
December 31, 2012 4:54:35 AM

Here you go:

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: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($499.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($115.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($141.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($22.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Total: $1430.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-31 17:55 EST+1100)

GPUs are insanely expensive in Australia - on your budget that might not be possible but the power supply and motherboard I included give you the option in the future.
December 31, 2012 5:26:33 AM

g-unit1111 said:
Here you go:

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: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($499.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($115.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($141.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($22.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Total: $1430.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-31 17:55 EST+1100)

GPUs are insanely expensive in Australia - on your budget that might not be possible but the power supply and motherboard I included give you the option in the future.


EVGA GPU's are quite expensive in Australia, you can get an Asus 670 DC2 clocked slightly lower for about $439.
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December 31, 2012 6:01:07 AM

JJ1217 said:
EVGA GPU's are quite expensive in Australia, you can get an Asus 670 DC2 clocked slightly lower for about $439.


Yeah but that Asus card takes up three slots on your motherboard. If you want to SLI that won't be a very good option.
December 31, 2012 6:16:01 AM

g-unit1111 said:
Yeah but that Asus card takes up three slots on your motherboard. If you want to SLI that won't be a very good option.


Only the 680 DC2 is three slots out of Asus' GTX 6** series, the 670 DC2 still remains two slots. Even then, Asus just released a Dual slot 680 DC2.
December 31, 2012 6:25:39 AM

nice systems above just check msy.com.au for prices i find them equal or better than all the above and they're in victoria too
January 1, 2013 5:19:49 AM

EnragedTurtle said:
Would a Crossfire setup be possible with a HD 7950? I found a cheap one, not sure if it would work though? http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=9777 and http://msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=8938

I know quite a bit about this stuff, I am just new to Duel graphics.

yeah, when ever i do crossfire i buy 1 say now and buy the second one when they release the next gen one and the model you have is being marked down forclearance and you usually get it a fair bit cheaper
January 1, 2013 5:47:19 AM

Well I put together a list of parts, how does this look?

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: Asus P8Z77-V LX ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.00 @ Scorptec)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($75.00 @ Scorptec)
Storage: Sandisk Extreme 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Case: Cooler Master Silencio 550 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($88.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Power Supply: Silverstone Strider Plus 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($145.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Other: Sapphire 3GB 7950 OC ($299.00) http://msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=8938
Other: Sapphire 3GB 7950 OC ($299.00) http://msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=8938
Total: $1448.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-01 18:46 EST+1100)
January 1, 2013 6:42:38 AM

looks ok but i wouldnt buy from multiple sources if you didnt need too, particular over the net if you get issues with anything its easy just to take it back to a store down the road, im sure there would be an msy near you. and if there is something tricky playing up (hardware) and you cant troubleshoot it, its easier to be able to take the case back to one place and just say 'fix it', otherwise if there is multiple vendors they will all blame each other and not wanna help in general from the one time this has happened to me (i have built alot of systems and it has happened once). as far as im aware msy will price match too usually. they had samsung 830's on clearance for 92 (they are good i have one), the mother board you chose is 4 bucks cheaper,cpu 2 bucks cheaper, gskill ripjaws 1600 4gbx2 for 44 bucks like i said everything there is usually cheaper and easier
January 1, 2013 7:34:16 AM

Do you know if MSY will order in parts for me?
January 1, 2013 8:00:35 AM

EnragedTurtle said:
Do you know if MSY will order in parts for me?

they will only get whats on their site, there is plenty to choose from! specify what your local store is first, choose your parts, go to checkout and order, they will email you when they have all the parts instock you have ordered and will give you 3 days to pick them up before they cancel your order (you dont have to pay upfront) cant get much easier than that!!
January 1, 2013 8:04:57 AM

jasont78 said:
they will only get whats on their site, there is plenty to choose from! specify what your local store is first, choose your parts, go to checkout and order, they will email you when they have all the parts instock you have ordered and will give you 3 days to pick them up before they cancel your order (you dont have to pay upfront) cant get much easier than that!!

How long does it usually take for parts to come instock?
January 1, 2013 8:07:26 AM

EnragedTurtle said:
How long does it usually take for parts to come instock?

if they dont have instock a day or 2 but its the worst time of the year to order parts because all the suppliers are shut until next week i think but they will usually transfer between stores in the same state if need be (in qld they do anyways)
January 1, 2013 8:09:04 AM

jasont78 said:
if they dont have instock a day or 2 but its the worst time of the year to order parts because all the suppliers are shut until next week i think but they will usually transfer between stores in the same state if need be (in qld they do anyways)

Okay, I'll put an order in. Hopefully the parts I need come in stock soon :) 
January 1, 2013 8:13:01 AM

EnragedTurtle said:
Okay, I'll put an order in. Hopefully the parts I need come in stock soon :) 

they only stuff they didnt have was your psu either get
http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=9567 80+gold corsair hx650v2 or
http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=4991 80+bronze corsair tx750 or
http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=7998 80+bronze antec hcg750
i would probably get in that order too, all similar price to the silverstone all between 135~148 bucks
!