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January 13, 2013 9:52:13 PM

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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January 13, 2013 10:01:07 PM

is that 3000 australian dollars or canadian? also ncix doesnt ship to australia.

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January 13, 2013 10:15:48 PM

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! :) 
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January 13, 2013 10:28:29 PM

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.
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January 13, 2013 10:33:18 PM

thats weird i was shur they only delivered to canada and us. :p 

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

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January 13, 2013 10:56:26 PM

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
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January 14, 2013 12:38:22 AM

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.

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January 14, 2013 1:26:40 AM

Thank you so much that looks fantastic. Also, do you think I should wait for the new Intel Haswell and Nvidia Gtx 7xx series.
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January 14, 2013 1:37:07 AM

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.
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January 14, 2013 1:50:35 AM

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 :) 

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January 14, 2013 1:55:39 AM

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.
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January 14, 2013 1:56:56 AM

that pc is a monster, doubt u need more than this or anyone needs more, for 99% of needs that is.

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January 14, 2013 2:05:45 AM

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 :) 
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January 14, 2013 2:06:08 AM

Best answer selected by shadow4799.
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January 14, 2013 2:08:21 AM

alright cheers mate :) 
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