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February 19, 2013 5:49:16 PM

Approximate Purchase Date:within 6 months wanting to save up for it.

Budget Range:3000-4000.

System Usage from Most to Least Important:most=hardcore gaming/least=watching movies.

Are you buying a monitor:yes.

Parts to Upgrade:nothing it's my first build.

Do you need to buy OS:no.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: www.pccasegear.com.

Location:Australia.

Parts Preferences:AMD only.

Overclocking:yes.

SLI or Crossfire:yes.

Your Monitor Resolution:1920*1080.

Additional Comments: just need it to play any game that comes out in the near future, playing games like cod/gta/mmorpg's.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: been playing xbox 360 for a long time it's time to make a change.

parts i have already got is.
1. Aerocool X-Predator Case White Edition
https://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_...
2.Gigabyte GA-970A-D3 Motherboard
https://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_...

More about : 4000 spend

February 19, 2013 6:13:57 PM

Or should i scrap that mother board and buy a better one
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February 19, 2013 7:59:02 PM

Okay so listen sell whatever you've bought till now.
Stuff you should get

CPU : Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) (newegg@570$)
Motherboard : ASUS Rampage IV Formula (newegg@370$)
Ram : CORSAIR Vengeance 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (newegg@205$)
Gpu : 3 x EVGA 04G-P4-3673-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW+ 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 (3way sli) (newegg@1350$)
Case : cooler master haf x (newegg@190$)
CPU cooler : corsair h100i (newegg@110$)
Psu : corsair ax1200i (newegg@330$)
Ssd : corsair neutron 120gb (newegg@120$)
Hdd : wd caviar black 2 tb (newegg@175$)
Blue ray burner : asus (newegg@80$)

Total cost : 3500$
Buy yourself a 1440p monitor in that and you pretty much have the best system out there for gaming and everything else you can throw at it
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February 19, 2013 9:32:12 PM

Devam said:
Okay so listen sell whatever you've bought till now.
Stuff you should get

CPU : Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) (newegg@570$)
Motherboard : ASUS Rampage IV Formula (newegg@370$)
Ram : CORSAIR Vengeance 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (newegg@205$)
Gpu : 3 x EVGA 04G-P4-3673-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW+ 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 (3way sli) (newegg@1350$)
Case : cooler master haf x (newegg@190$)
CPU cooler : corsair h100i (newegg@110$)
Psu : corsair ax1200i (newegg@330$)
Ssd : corsair neutron 120gb (newegg@120$)
Hdd : wd caviar black 2 tb (newegg@175$)
Blue ray burner : asus (newegg@80$)

Total cost : 3500$
Buy yourself a 1440p monitor in that and you pretty much have the best system out there for gaming and everything else you can throw at it


OP is in Australia so links to Newegg won't work. :lol: 

Most of this is massive overkill. You don't benefit from X79 in gaming and the Corsair Link isn't really ready for prime time from what I hear. I'd definitely agree though about selling the motherboard - on your budget don't bother with AMD.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.00 @ PCCaseGear)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U9B SE2 37.9 CFM CPU Cooler ($59.00 @ Scorptec)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP4 TH ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($234.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.00 @ Foxcomp)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($75.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Storage: OCZ Vector Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($159.00 @ Scorptec)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($419.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($419.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($129.00 @ Scorptec)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($149.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($29.00 @ Scorptec)
Total: $1955.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-20 10:31 EST+1100)

You don't need to spend $4K - this will handle anything you can throw at it. Buy a nice monitor, OS, and anything else you need and save the rest.
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February 19, 2013 10:22:20 PM

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($215.00 @ PCCaseGear)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($84.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($229.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($285.00 @ Scorptec)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($285.00 @ Scorptec)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($469.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($469.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Case: NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($179.00 @ Scorptec)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 1050W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($287.00 @ Foxcomp)
Optical Drive: LG CH12LS28 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($55.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($139.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Monitor: Asus MX239H 23.0" Monitor ($299.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Monitor: Asus MX239H 23.0" Monitor ($299.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Monitor: Asus MX239H 23.0" Monitor ($299.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Keyboard: SteelSeries 6Gv2 Wired Standard Keyboard ($89.00 @ Scorptec)
Mouse: SteelSeries Kana Wired Optical Mouse ($55.00 @ Scorptec)
Total: $3935.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-20 11:21 EST+1100)

Just what was requested, max res gaming, max performance.
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February 19, 2013 10:24:10 PM

g-unit1111 said:
OP is in Australia so links to Newegg won't work. :lol: 

Most of this is massive overkill. You don't benefit from X79 in gaming and the Corsair Link isn't really ready for prime time from what I hear. I'd definitely agree though about selling the motherboard - on your budget don't bother with AMD.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.00 @ PCCaseGear)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U9B SE2 37.9 CFM CPU Cooler ($59.00 @ Scorptec)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP4 TH ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($234.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.00 @ Foxcomp)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($75.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Storage: OCZ Vector Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($159.00 @ Scorptec)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($419.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($419.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($129.00 @ Scorptec)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($149.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($29.00 @ Scorptec)
Total: $1955.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-20 10:31 EST+1100)

You don't need to spend $4K - this will handle anything you can throw at it. Buy a nice monitor, OS, and anything else you need and save the rest.


AMD only, read the requirements O.o
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February 19, 2013 10:26:22 PM

its stupid to buy amd when you have a budget over 1200 dollars. have you seen an amd fx build ever go above 2500$?
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February 19, 2013 10:39:36 PM

TheBigTroll said:
its stupid to buy amd when you have a budget over 1200 dollars. have you seen an amd fx build ever go above 2500$?
:lol:  i am not trying to be a hater but i agree op for your cpu go intel.
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February 19, 2013 10:42:35 PM

Yea OP dont buy a amd cpu. You will be wasting your money. Not on the cpu but on everything else.
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February 19, 2013 11:28:09 PM

Totally agree with the above 3 posts, some people just like to support a failing company though.
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February 20, 2013 8:55:41 AM

johnny24 said:
Or should i scrap that mother board and buy a better one


If you have enough money go in for the ASUS ROG Ares II, its the current fastest Graphics Card on the planet. Lucky that I got myself one. Only 1000 of those are made.
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February 20, 2013 8:57:50 AM

AMD Only? I mean AMD Graphics Cards are outstanding but thier CPU's are not made from a Gamer's perspective. They are made from a heavy video editing, photo editing guys in mind.
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February 20, 2013 9:35:57 AM

Angry Bellic said:
If you have enough money go in for the ASUS ROG Ares II, its the current fastest Graphics Card on the planet. Lucky that I got myself one. Only 1000 of those are made.


at that rate id rather get a gtx titan. is cheaper, uses half the power, does not include that liquid cooler, and performs pretty decently
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February 20, 2013 9:49:05 AM

For a gaming rig (and a 1080p one at that), you don't need to spend $4000, even Down Under.
Think more $1700, $1500 if you don't want the usual bells and whistles.
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February 20, 2013 10:09:57 AM

TheBigTroll said:
at that rate id rather get a gtx titan. is cheaper, uses half the power, does not include that liquid cooler, and performs pretty decently

I spend all of the savings I kept for it. Now I have barely have some 200$ left. :) 
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February 20, 2013 3:21:40 PM

burritobob said:
AMD only, read the requirements O.o


The OP mentioned selling off or returning the motherboard as a possibility and on this budget there's no reason for AMD.
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February 24, 2013 6:46:27 AM

johny24, we were on the same route, I have two PC's, one a 1500 $ build ( not completed - need advice ), and the other a 4000 $ build ( partially completed, had problems fitting the Mother Board onto the Case ). You can get a beast PC for 2000-3000 $, save the rest. Or if you still want to spend your 4000$ reply to this and I will tell you the specs of my 4000 $ PC.
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February 24, 2013 12:15:15 PM

Angry Bellic said:
johny24, we were on the same route, I have two PC's, one a 1500 $ build ( not completed - need advice ), and the other a 4000 $ build ( partially completed, had problems fitting the Mother Board onto the Case ). You can get a beast PC for 2000-3000 $, save the rest. Or if you still want to spend your 4000$ reply to this and I will tell you the specs of my 4000 $ PC.


you should have asked before planning to spill 4k into a gaming rig. 2k is the max that you actually get performance. anything more means no performance gained
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March 2, 2013 5:10:51 AM

TheBigTroll said:
you should have asked before planning to spill 4k into a gaming rig. 2k is the max that you actually get performance. anything more means no performance gained

1700$ is just fine for running my favorite game(s) - GTA IV and GTA IV EFLC on the highest settings possible.
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March 2, 2013 10:59:55 AM

6 months is long....
Better w8
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March 3, 2013 1:58:59 PM

I will be probably giving my 4000$ build to my bro and stick on to my favorite my 1700$ build warn you MAC Fans ( or Nazi's :D  ) My 1700$ build blows your 2500$ Mac out of the Universe. And to Non-mac fans ( or humans ) CHEERS !!! :) 
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