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March 6, 2013 8:29:10 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: 2 - 3 weeks.
Budget: $2000 before shipping. Less the better.
System Usage: Gaming, editing and watching movies (not via disc)
Preferred purchasing location: http://www.pccasegear.com
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Part preference: Intel 3570k, and gtx 670 sli. 1920x1200 monitor and water cooling preferred, but not a must.
Overclocking: Hell yeah!
Sli/Crossfire: Yes
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200, and 1920x1080 monitors.
Reason for upgrading: I've had my current computer for almost 5 years, I've replaced a couple of the parts because they randomly failed using parts from my old computer. Hoping this computer will last me for 4 years or until I move out.

Other:
I'm purchasing a monitor.
I'm purchasing a new computer entirely.
I do not require a purchase of OS.

Case needs a window, receiving accessories and lighting from a friend.
Preferably black.


In advance, thank you for all your help and advice.

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March 6, 2013 8:34:50 PM

I think the gd65 would suit your needs just as well unless you like the look

I would look for a higher quality PSU from Corsair/antec/seasonic/xfx though I have used a GX750 before and it's doing just fine in a friend's rig

The 128gb Vector from OCZ is currently cheaper than the 840pro and just as fast

No matter how much I like EVGA, I tend ot not like reference cards but they do vent all the hot air out
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March 6, 2013 8:58:38 PM

Is it just me or does that seem like a high price for whats there? Not a bad build (I would avoid Coolermaster for the PSU) though, just seemed a little high on the price.
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March 6, 2013 9:31:00 PM

The case I listed was pretty expensive, you can buy your bitfenix one and have extra money for the gtx 670 right away.
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March 6, 2013 9:50:40 PM

omegaq13 said:
Approximate Purchase Date: 2 - 3 weeks.
Budget: $2200 before shipping. Less the better.
System Usage: Gaming, editing and watching movies (not via disc)
Preferred purchasing location: http://www.pccasegear.com
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Part preference: Nvidia because I require CUDA.
Overclocking: Hell yeah!
Sli/Crossfire: Yes
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200, and 1920x1080 monitors.
Reason for upgrading: I've had my current computer for almost 5 years, I've replaced a couple of the parts because they randomly failed using parts from my old computer. Hoping this computer will last me for 4 years or until I move out.

Other:
I'm purchasing a monitor.
I'm purchasing a new computer entirely.
I do not require a purchase of OS.
Case needs a window, receiving accessories and lighting from a friend.

Current Build:
Case: BitFenix Shinobi Black Case with Window
Cooling: Corsair Hydro Series H80i CPU Cooler
Graphics Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB ST1000DM003
Monitor: Samsung S24A450BW 24in Widescreen LED Monitor
Motherboard: MSI Z77 MPOWER Intel Mainboard - LGA 1155
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 24x SATA DVD-RW Drive OEM
Power Supply Unit: CoolerMaster GX 750W PSU
Processor: Intel Core i5 3570K
RAM: Kingston HyperX KHX16C10B1K2/16X (2x8GB) DDR3
SSD: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB SSD
Total: $2186

In advance, thank you for all your help and advice.


I like the enthusiastic "hell yeah"! :lol: 

As far as the original build - too much money spent on the motherboard, and Cooler Master PSUs are not to be purchased - they lie about a lot of things on their labels. And that Kingston Hyper X 1600 is rated at 1.65V, you need 1.5V for Ivy.

Here's what I would suggest:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($235.00 @ PCCaseGear)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U9B SE2 37.9 CFM CPU Cooler ($59.00 @ 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: 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 GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($25.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Total: $1858.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-07 10:49 EST+1100)

For PSU I'd get this instead of the Corsair (not listed in PC Part Picker) : http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

You get SLI'd 670s and you still get an extra $200 - $300 to get whatever monitor you want.
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March 6, 2013 10:05:14 PM

Hi, i would get a better psu than the cm gx 750, the silverstone is of quality and modular, review : http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

The noctua NH-D14 can beat many aio watercoolers, and in terms of noise/performance, it's still the best, see here :




This includes a good motherboard, a 670 gtx with the 680 gtx reference pcb and with three fans and it's not loud.
The plextor ssd is a good one, but if you want, you can change it to the samsung 840 pro 128GB :) 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($235.00 @ PCCaseGear)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($84.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V PRO ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($225.00 @ 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: Plextor M5S Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($119.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($419.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Case: Antec Eleven Hundred ATX Full Tower Case ($129.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Power Supply: Silverstone Strider Plus 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($145.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($22.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Monitor: Asus VE248H 24.0" Monitor ($189.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Total: $1696.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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March 6, 2013 11:03:02 PM

In this day and age why would anyone want a massive air cooler covering up half their motherboard when a sealed loop cooler has a smaller foot print and is easier to demount.
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March 6, 2013 11:07:43 PM

redeemer said:
In this day and age why would anyone want a massive air cooler covering up half their motherboard when a sealed loop cooler has a smaller foot print and is easier to demount.


Leaky pipes, system damage, you know, that sort of thing.
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March 6, 2013 11:08:04 PM

Hi, did you checked the cooling/noise values, the noctua is way more quiet than those liquid coolers and one thing that's sure, it doesn't leak :) 
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March 7, 2013 6:18:45 AM

I edited the price to $2000, thank you for everyone who has posted a reply, I'm sorry for the inconvenience, but something came up. Hoping you guys can come up with something to fit 670 SLi cards, if it's impossible do it with 1 card. Please read OP, again.
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March 8, 2013 11:19:35 PM
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March 9, 2013 3:34:10 AM

Best answer selected by omegaq13.
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