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$2000 gaming/editing pc help

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January 16, 2013 7:00:13 AM

hello i am looking to build a gaming/editing desktop.
Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: Before Easter 2013

Budget Range: under $2000 After Rebates; After Shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, surfing the internet, watching movie, video editing,

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Parts to Upgrade: All parts

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Any

Location: City, State/Region, Country - Australia, Vic, Melbourn

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: Intel cpu
Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe


Additional Comments: I Would love to get the the thermaltake level 10 gt snow white edition. Please don't say you shouldn't get that because no matter what i am getting it

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Because I love to game and this would be my first desktop that can play planetside 2!


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a b 4 Gaming
January 16, 2013 8:53:01 AM

^ Yep, if you could fill out that form it will help.

Might be good to have some local knowledge, fellow Melbournite here :D 
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January 23, 2013 11:31:25 PM

someone please help me
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a b 4 Gaming
January 23, 2013 11:33:39 PM

How important is that video editing?
Like is it just home movies, a hobby or a Youtube channel. Just trying to figure it out if its worth spending a bit more on the CPU/RAM toward that purpose.
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a b 4 Gaming
January 23, 2013 11:47:51 PM

Well anyway, this will be a fairly good rig for you.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($335.00 @ PCCaseGear)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($39.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($135.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($95.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($75.00 @ Scorptec)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($135.00 @ Scorptec)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($419.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Case: Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow Edition ATX Full Tower Case ($279.00 @ Scorptec)
Power Supply: Silverstone Strider Plus 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($145.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Monitor: Dell S2340L 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($219.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Other: Windows 8 64bit OEM at PC Case Gear ($99.00)
Total: $1975.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-24 12:45 EST+1100)

Can be made cheaper by about $150 if the video editing isnt that important.
Both PC Case Gear and Scorptech have stores in Melbourne that you can pick up from, so shipping costs wont be an issue.
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January 24, 2013 6:07:25 AM

Man that level 10 case is just there to fill budget isn't it ;) 
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