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New Gaming PC build in 5 years!

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February 19, 2013 8:47:38 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: About a months time

Budget Range: $1500-$1600

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Internet Browsing, Movies, Photoshop

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Location: Melbourne, Australia

Parts Preferences: Intel, nVidia, any good mobo brand

Overclocking: In the future when needed

SLI or Crossfire: In the future when needed

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080+

Additional Comments: Quiet PC would be nice, not into bling, lights etc.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Have been gaming on my HP Pavilion dv5-1005tx laptop for the last 4+ years!

Have been doing some research over the last couple of months.
This is the parts list I am looking at right now:

Intel Core i5 3570K
CoolerMaster Hyper 412 Slim CPU Cooler
ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M Motherboard
Corsair Vengeance CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB OC
SanDisk Extreme Solid State Drive 120GB
Seagate Barracuda 2TB ST2000DM001
ASUS VS248H 24in Widescreen LED Monitor
BitFenix Shinobi Black Case with Window
Antec High Current Gamer 620W Modular HCG-620M
Logitech G9x Laser Mouse
Logitech G105 Gaming Keyboard
LG CH12LS28 12X BD-R Blu-ray DVD Combo Drive

Total: $1577 + postage OR I can pick up possibly.

Any ideas, changes, additions etc that people would recommend would be great. Especially for the monitor. Looking at cheaper IPS panels but people are complaining about ghosting. I'm sure this new ASUS will look better than my laptop screen!
I want it to last a couple of years at least and thought having the overclocking + SLI options available would extend its life further.

If I've missed anything let me know!

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February 19, 2013 10:22:27 AM

I would try and get a better GPU at least a GTX 670 as you already have a top end CPU but paired with a more mid range GPU
February 19, 2013 10:52:59 AM

It doesn't make a lot of sense to invest money in expensive CPUs, coolers and mobos to maybe overclock in the future. Save your pennies go for what you need NOW.
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February 19, 2013 3:20:27 PM

^ While I agree the aftermarket cooler can wait 'til the day he OC's comes, I don't think it would be wise to buy a locked multiplier CPU and non-OC motherboard now, then regret not buying the unlocked ones in the future when the situation calls for it.

It's best for him to have the options open so when *that* time comes(usually when the CPU has shown its age and has started becoming a bottleneck) that he has to OC, he can just do it straight out instead of forking out money on a new CPU.
February 19, 2013 4:36:20 PM

By the time the 3570K at stock starts to become a bottleneck, I doubt your average .8 GHz overclock is going to save the day.
February 19, 2013 9:58:23 PM

Alright so I should get the 3570 non K, an H77 mobo, not get the CPU cooler and instead put the money into a 670?

This is a better option than chucking another 660ti in and overclocking the CPU in a couple of years?
February 20, 2013 6:21:19 AM

Probably yes. In a couple of years you'll want a 870 or whatever over 660 SLI.
February 27, 2013 6:06:23 AM

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