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Old May 26, 2010, 03:34 AM
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1. What YOUR PC will be used for. That means what types of tasks you'll be performing.
Gaming/Recording and Encoding videos.

2. What YOUR budget is. A price range is acceptable as long as it's not more than a 20% spread
$3500 give or take a few hundred.

3. What country YOU will be buying YOUR parts from.
Australia; cheapest i can find.

4. IF YOU have a brand preference. That means, are you an Intel-Fanboy, AMD-Fanboy, ATI-Fanboy, nVidia-Fanboy, Seagate-Fanboy, WD-Fanboy, etc, etc, etc, you get the picture.
Nup.

5. If YOU intend on using any of YOUR current parts, and if so, what those parts are.
None, my current PC is 5 years old.

6. IF YOU have searched and/or read similar threads.
Done a little research into the parts people recommend to me.

7. IF YOU plan on overclocking or run the system at default speeds.
Overclocking my CPU.

8. WHEN do you plan to build it?
Next few months; around June-August

9. What resolution do you use?
I want to be using 1920x1080. On the pc i have now 1024x768.


Processor: Intel Core i7-930 Processor
Motherboard: EVGA X58 SLI LE
Case: Antec Twelve Hundred (1200)
Power Supply: Corsair HX850W
RAM: G.Skill Trident F3-16000CL9T-6GBTD
Monitor: BenQ E2420HD 24 1920x1080
Hard Drive: WD Caviar Black 1 TB WD1002FAEX
SSD: OCZ Vertex Limited Edition 100GB (Currently exceeds my budget)
Graphics Card: ASUS ATI Radeon HD5970 2GB
Operating System: Windows 7: Home Premium 64Bit
CPU Cooler: Corsair H50
Mouse: Razer Death Adder
Keyboard: Logitech G19
DVD/CD Drive: BenQ DW240S
Indigo Xtreme Thermal Interface

Thanks.
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Old May 26, 2010, 05:26 AM
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Nice to see another Australian on the forum
that all looks good except for the case and power supply.

For the case I have heard bad things about the 1200 consider the RV02 or the HAF 932 which offer better performance for less cash.

The 850W power supply might be cutting it a bit fine for a 5970 consider moving up to a 1000W.

And just out of interest where are you buying from? in my opinion PC Case Gear is a good one, but for you in Sydney Mwave you can probably pick up from.
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Old May 26, 2010, 07:14 AM
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i would suggest a better cpu cooler, should try to do your own loop sense you have the money for water cooling. and a corsair 700d for then case i suggest you go full out on the water cooling and there are many expert sailors that would help you out much more than myself.

For me, I would always suggest amd but considering your bugdet it seems you would be willing for extra power...
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Old May 26, 2010, 09:31 AM
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Nice to see another Australian on the forum
that all looks good except for the case and power supply.

For the case I have heard bad things about the 1200 consider the RV02 or the HAF 932 which offer better performance for less cash.

The 850W power supply might be cutting it a bit fine for a 5970 consider moving up to a 1000W.

And just out of interest where are you buying from? in my opinion PC Case Gear is a good one, but for you in Sydney Mwave you can probably pick up from.
Man an 850W is perfect for a 5970. 1000W is overkill in this case, UNLESS you want to get a second with the intent of Xfire.

And for the case, the 1200 is fine for you right now, although i would reccommend looking at the HAF and the Raven and base your decision on personal preference.
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Old May 26, 2010, 10:24 AM
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Just for clarification, is your budget $3500 AUD or CAD?
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Old May 26, 2010, 10:41 AM
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I like the idea of a 1000w psu. I have 2 5970s in crossfire and a slew of hdds. The 1000 watt allows you some leeway and I've had no problems whatsoever. The choice of case is subjective, your personal likes and dislikes,... There are a number of excellent choices. The 932 is one that comes to mind. Whichever one you choose, if you think crossfire is a future consideration, be certain to get one with excellent air flow, regardless of wc or not. Some cases can swap the fans for a better flow rate, depending on the size, the selection can be limited.
The people on this site can help you fine tune your picks with valid reasons why, so good luck and enjoy the new build!!!
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Old May 26, 2010, 05:30 PM
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Swap that old Antec case for a better one. If you are going to build your own loop as others have suggested, then I would like to +1 to the obsidian 800d or 700d. Only difference is the side panel window, and the removable hard drive bays. I personally prefer the 700d... much cleaner and simpler.
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Old May 26, 2010, 10:55 PM
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And just out of interest where are you buying from? in my opinion PC Case Gear is a good one, but for you in Sydney Mwave you can probably pick up from.
I was basing those parts from PC case gear but i haven't heard of Mwave, i'll check it out.

So you all seem to agree that the HAF 932 is better than the 1200. I do like the look of the HAF. I think i'll get it :D

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Just for clarification, is your budget $3500 AUD or CAD?
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Swap that old Antec case for a better one. If you are going to build your own loop as others have suggested, then I would like to +1 to the obsidian 800d or 700d. Only difference is the side panel window, and the removable hard drive bays. I personally prefer the 700d... much cleaner and simpler.
I wouldn't have a clue on how to build my own loop, im assuming this is something to do with WC, which i might do.
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Old May 26, 2010, 11:01 PM
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So you all seem to agree that the HAF 932 is better than the 1200. I do like the look of the HAF. I think i'll get it :D

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Old May 27, 2010, 03:35 PM
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Water cooling is actually quite simple, it's basically just connect the dots in a specific order (res>pump>rad/blocks>res), and the entire loop should be either 1/4 or 3/8. Correct me if I'm wrong, I've got some watercooling parts but I don't actually have a running loop right now...

The haf932 is old... the 922 is slightly newer. The cm690 II is the newest. The haf x will be released later this year, and it looks 'different' and isn't for everybody (not for me, personally). Also check out lankool k62, it's interior black. For aircooling, get the haf922, cm690 II or k62. For water, get a 932 or 800d etc. any full size towers. The 932 is quite big for aircooling, I have a 922 and my friend has a 932 that we both bought during boxing week ($70 and $110 respectively). We both run air cooling. We both concluded that my build in haf922 looked better because there were less zones of awkward space. The 922 is very well big enough to work comfortably in. You'll need more fans to achieve the same performance in a 932.
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