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Hi everyone.

So I'm building my first build and I don't know which setup to use so can you guys please help. I'm mostly gaming but I may need to use Photoshop and Fireworks lightly. Please read the whole thing!!! :)
BTW I have a $3000 budget and I live in Australia. I am also buying some things from NCIX Canada as it is still cheaper with shipping.
1st setup:
CPU: i7 3770k
GPU: ASUS GTX 680 DIRECTCU II
Cooler: Swiftech h220 (announced at CES 2013)
Case: Coolermaster HAFXM (or Cordsir Obsidian 900d announced at CES 2013)
16gb Corsair Dominator Platinum 1600mhz
Corsair ax860i
Monitor: Benq XL2420T
ASUS Maximus V Formula
Segate Barracuda 2tb
Corsair Force GT 60gb
Corsair K95 (announced at CES 2013)
Silver stone Ap141

This is the first setup, I won't go through the whole secnd setup I'll just show the change.

CPU: i5 3570k
GPU: 2x GTX 670 ASUS Directcu II
PSU: Corsair ax1200i

Thanks in advance :)
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  1. is that 3000 australian dollars or canadian? also ncix doesnt ship to australia.
  2. 3000 Austalian and on their website, when you add items to your cart they have an option international shipping and Australia is on the list. Thanks for the quick reply! :)
  3. you'll want a bigger solid state drive for more than space, keep the i7 for photoshop, drop down the graphics for much better price/performance, psu is too much.
  4. thats weird i was shur they only delivered to canada and us. :P

    also do u require windows+keyboard+mouse+screen?
  5. iceclock said:
    thats weird i was shur they only delivered to canada and us. :P

    also do u require windows+keyboard+mouse+screen?


    The Benq Xl2420T is my monitor, the keyboard is the K95, I already have a Razer Mamba Mouse and my friend builds computers so he is putting it together and installing windows 8.

    Thanks
  6. Best answer
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/au/p/xue4
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/au/p/xue4/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/au/p/xue4/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($579.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H100 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($129.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    Motherboard: Asus Rampage IV Formula ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($355.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($180.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    Storage: Crucial M4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($225.00 @ Scorptec)
    Storage: Western Digital WD Black 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($359.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($439.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($439.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    Case: Antec Eleven Hundred ATX Full Tower Case ($125.00 @ Mwave Australia)
    Power Supply: Silverstone Strider Plus 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($158.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer
    Total: $2988.00
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-14 13:38 EST+1100)

    theres ur power build.
  7. Thank you so much that looks fantastic. Also, do you think I should wait for the new Intel Haswell and Nvidia Gtx 7xx series.
  8. shadow4799 said:
    Thank you so much that looks fantastic. Also, do you think I should wait for the new Intel Haswell and Nvidia Gtx 7xx series.


    it depends on whether power consumption makes a difference and whether you would be willing to wait.
  9. haswell wont yeld that much more performance, and the gtx 700s series prob a bit more, but that build will be great for a while :)
  10. Power consumption doesn't make a difference, but I can probably wait until Haswell comes out but Nvidia is supposedly releasing Maxwell( 7xx) in 2014 and I can't wait that long.
  11. that pc is a monster, doubt u need more than this or anyone needs more, for 99% of needs that is.
  12. Thanks for the replies. I'm going to change the ram to 16gbs and change the hard drive to a bit less, so I can fit a monitor into my purchase.
    Thanks everyone :)
  13. Best answer selected by shadow4799.
  14. alright cheers mate :)
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