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February 13, 2013 4:14:00 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Now.

Budget Range: $1300-1400

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Are you buying a monitor: no.

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: www.cplonline.com.au

Parts Preferences: Intel

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New build for my friend, want the best system for his gaming experience.

Currently got;



Changed a few things, he just want's a fast and amazing computer

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February 13, 2013 4:54:55 AM

That green hard drive is slow, it will completely bottleneck the build. For that budget you should drop the 680 to the 670, and then the i7 to the i5, and add a good SSD. Also Thermaltake is not the most reliable PSU vendor. Good ones are Corsair, Antec, Seasonic, and anything that uses Seasonic or Super Flower as their OEM.

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 ($35.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($135.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.00 @ Foxcomp)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($135.00 @ Scorptec)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($75.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($419.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($129.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($149.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($22.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Total: $1382.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-13 17:56 EST+1100)
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February 13, 2013 5:03:08 AM

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That green hard drive is slow, it will completely bottleneck the build. For that budget you should drop the 680 to the 670, and then the i7 to the i5, and add a good SSD. Also Thermaltake is not the most reliable PSU vendor. Good ones are Corsair, Antec, Seasonic, and anything that uses Seasonic or Super Flower as their OEM.


Doubt he'd want me to bump it down to a i5 and 670, how about what you listed but instead of an i5, and i7?
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February 13, 2013 6:03:48 AM

i7 has no benefit in gaming.
680 --> 670 loss of 1fps to 3fps in gaming.

670 > 680
680 is a waste of money.
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February 13, 2013 6:48:07 AM

cutebeans said:
i7 has no benefit in gaming.
680 --> 670 loss of 1fps to 3fps in gaming.

670 > 680
680 is a waste of money.

Okay that sounds better, he's not really a hardcore gamer but he's the money and wants to go all out, I've got a box that I spent 600 on and I can max almost all games but he wants to go e-peen status.

Thanks for the help guys, I'll get his A-ok then buy that one :) 



EDIT:

With that setup, ( should be getting that exact, if not an extra few bits of ram. ) should I get more fans?
That case comes with 2x120mm fans, should I add more? If so what's a good couple of ones.
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February 13, 2013 6:48:22 AM

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February 13, 2013 3:15:00 PM

iBullet said:
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That green hard drive is slow, it will completely bottleneck the build. For that budget you should drop the 680 to the 670, and then the i7 to the i5, and add a good SSD. Also Thermaltake is not the most reliable PSU vendor. Good ones are Corsair, Antec, Seasonic, and anything that uses Seasonic or Super Flower as their OEM.


Doubt he'd want me to bump it down to a i5 and 670, how about what you listed but instead of an i5, and i7?


i7, Xeon, and X79 don't benefit you in gaming. The i5 is a good price / performance CPU. The GTX 680 and 670 use the exact same graphics processor, the GK109, and the 670 is $100 cheaper. Only real difference between the two is VRAM clock speeds.

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With that setup, ( should be getting that exact, if not an extra few bits of ram. ) should I get more fans?


I'd say just start out with what's included with the case, you can always add more fans as needed.
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