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Old July 26, 2010, 04:04 PM
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Thanks for every ones help these are the parts I have decided to go with:

OS: Windows 7 Professional - I will be using 32bit but maybe in the future go up to 64bit.. I don't like too much messing around to get programs to work

Case: Corsair Obsidian 800D - Already Purchased*

Mobo: ASUS Rampage III Extreme - Ordered*

CPU: Intel Core i7 930 - Ordered*

GPU: EVGA GTX 480 - Ordered* - Retailer has to Order from EVGA so will probably be a while.

RAM: 6GB G.Skill's Trident (2000MHz - 9-9-9-24) Ordered*

HDD: 1TB WD Caviar Black SATA III HDD - Ordered*

SSD: 96GB OCZ Vertex Series II SSD - Purchasing soon.

PSU: Corsair 1000HX Already Purchased*

Disk Reader: LG BH10LS30, BluRay/DVD Reader/Burner (10xBR-R/W - 16XDVD R/W) Lightscribe & Silent Play.

Cooling: GTX 360 Radiator, HeatKiller CPU Block (Black & Silver), Tygon UCR Tubing, Feser One F1 Coolant (UV Red) and Swiftech 12v DC Pump with speed controller.


Just need to save up a little more for the SSD and Windows 7 (I ALWAYS forget about the OS ) also I will be adding another GTX 480 in the "distant" future haha, Things are too expensive for me to buy all at once.

Again Thanks for all the help and even searching for sites I can buy from in Australia!

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no worries, you type better than me :p

what rez and eye candy do you want to use in your games again? maybe try dual 460's? :) theyll depreciate a bit less overtime than a 500$ videocard.
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Tri-sli'd 460's so you can put that bad boy motherboard to work!
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Old July 26, 2010, 08:30 PM
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Tri-sli'd 460's so you can put that bad boy motherboard to work!
GTX 460's are 2-Way SLI only.

EVGA or Asus for your GTX 480 OP.
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Old July 26, 2010, 08:40 PM
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Good choice of hardware! I would consider EVGA as XFX doesn't make Nvidia gpus anymore. Unless you plan on doing a lot of benchmarking and some serious overclocking of your components the Rampage III is overkill. Mind you, I like overkill myself.
As for memory, the Corsairs are awfully expensive. The concensus here is G Skill, but any lifetime warranty ram is pretty good. My preference is Mushkin Redlines.
I would've considered the HAF series for a case, but because you're watercooling the Obsidian is a good choice imho.
A SSD for the OS is a big plus. If you get a larger one for gaming it will not necessarily make gaming that much better, however it can't hurt. Of this I'm not certain as I haven't tried it but from different reviews and comments the games load and shut down faster but otherwise it doesn't make much difference overall.
It looks like that build is going to be quite the unit when finished so good luck with the build and enjoy the new system!
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Old July 26, 2010, 08:49 PM
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If I remeber EVGA is expesive and hard to get in Auatralia and warinty work is hard to get done. Check up on Warinty if it applys in Austalia. check it out first
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If I remeber EVGA is expesive and hard to get in Auatralia and warinty work is hard to get done. Check up on Warinty if it applys in Austalia. check it out first
Dude you typed two ways and both wrong !!!

For ram can't go wrong with G.Skill, Corsair or Mushkin.
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Dude you typed two ways and both wrong !!!

For ram can't go wrong with G.Skill, Corsair or Mushkin.
Sorry cant spell well !
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Sorry cant spell well !
No worries. You should see me on my crapberry.

For TokeR, I believe many here have experience with Heatkiller. Do a search and you should get some info.
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Old July 27, 2010, 03:13 AM
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I am going to be sticking with my Dell 24" Monitor (1920x1200), Also I do want to muck around with benching and especially Overclocking I am still learning but I do want to try and get the best board for it so I can really push it.

Looks like I will be going with ASUS, EVGA is really expensive here (Some stores sell for over 100 AUDollars more) also this is not the first time I have heard about warranty issues in Australia.. I am planning on putting the board to work by adding more GTX 480's over time. I am just buying the one card now because they are so insanely expensive.

As for the Ram I have heard some good things about Mushkin & G.Skill's Ram do you guys have any recommendations? like a specific series of Ram, all I care about is if it's good Ram has good warranty triple-channel & 6GB, Maybe more but I don't think I need more than 6GB's..

Yes Johnny I think I even found out about the heatkiller through a poster here a while ago, I will keep looking but I remember the only reason I did not buy it with the rest of my WC parts was because everywhere I looked (That shipped to Australia) was Sold Out at the time, but maybe there are some more in stock now.. hopefully.


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