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February 16, 2013 3:19:47 AM

Hi i'm considering buying/building a new gaming pc but i'm not sure what the best parts would be.

Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next couple of weeks

Budget Range: $2000 or less after shipping

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

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Parts to Upgrade: Everything new from scratch.

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: http://pricespy.co.nz/

Location: Auckland, NZ

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU, others dont matter

Overclocking: Maybe, if i need to

SLI or Crossfire: Not for now, maybe in the future.

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My old desktop is ancient and my laptop isn't too great for gaming.

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February 16, 2013 3:37:32 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.34 @ PB Technologies)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($56.35 @ PB Technologies)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($208.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
Memory: Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($86.50 @ Aquila Technology)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.00 @ PC Force)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($606.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
Case: BitFenix Shinobi ATX Mid Tower Case ($101.20 @ PB Technologies)
Power Supply: FSP Group 600W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($130.00 @ PC Force)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer ($35.21 @ Aquila Technology)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($152.29 @ Ascent Technology)
Monitor: ViewSonic VA2448m-LED 24.0" Monitor ($213.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
Total: $1996.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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February 16, 2013 3:49:04 AM

Here's what I would suggest:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.34 @ PB Technologies)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($56.35 @ PB Technologies)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($208.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($91.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($98.90 @ Computer Lounge)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($606.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($103.50 @ PB Technologies)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($161.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($40.00 @ PC Force)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($152.29 @ Ascent Technology)
Total: $1826.38
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-16 18:48 NZDT+1300)

And then I leave monitor open ended as that's a personal preference thing.
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February 16, 2013 4:51:37 AM

There are items listed on pricespy that are not currently in stock .
Run your searches again but tick the option to show only available items . Djangos RAM selection hasnt been in stock anywhere for nearly 5 months .

Sill the builds suggested are pretty much where you need to be .

Fortunately you are in Auckland so you can visit Computerlounge
http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/
and Playtech on the North Shore
http://www.playtech.co.nz/

They will have hardware bundles that should save you some money

Something like this
http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/systems/systemdetail.as...
could be tweaked by adding a cpu cooler and an SSD as a boot drive
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February 16, 2013 5:06:03 AM

yea double check the prices all those are really high i would say try amazon or new egg or tiger for those parts ..
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February 16, 2013 5:07:51 AM

goodguy713 said:
yea double check the prices all those are really high i would say try amazon or new egg or tiger for those parts ..


Newegg and Tiger Direct don't ship to New Zealand. :lol: 
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February 16, 2013 5:23:28 AM

goodguy713 said:
dam those prices are pretty high still lol must suck to be there .. I was going to say try this build.. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/DQ5D


Yeah some countries the prices are ridiculous. You should browse the link in my signature and check out the stores for Kenya and Sri Lanka. :ouch: 
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February 16, 2013 5:25:44 AM

One $NZ is about 85 US cents

everything costs about 15- 20 % more just to be the same price
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February 16, 2013 5:32:01 AM

Outlander_04 said:
One $NZ is about 85 US cents

everything costs about 15- 20 % more just to be the same price


I use this website for currency conversion: http://www.xe.com/

It's pretty accurate for the most part.
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