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Old November 3, 2010, 01:37 AM
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1. What YOUR PC will be used for. That means what types of tasks you'll be performing.
Gaming

2. What YOUR budget is. A price range is acceptable as long as it's not more than a 20% spread $1500

3. What country YOU will be buying YOUR parts from. Australia

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. Would prefer intel but AMD works

5. If YOU intend on using any of YOUR current parts, and if so, what those parts are. Mone

6. IF YOU have searched and/or read similar threads.

7. IF YOU plan on overclocking or run the system at default speeds. No overclocking to start with

8. WHEN do you plan to build it? Within this week I'll be ordering it

9. What resolution do you use? Will be looking at buying a 24" monitor.

Also I'll be buying from:
GameDude Computers OnLine Store
Umart Computer Notebook&PC Parts - Umart onlineģ Your one stop Computer Shop for computer parts,notebook and new system

This is what I have so far.
Not to sure on which combo to go for.. i5 or i7


Mobo:
CPU:
Ram: G.SKILL Twin Pack RIPJAWS 2x4gig $239
HDD: SAMSUNG 2TB Spinpoint F4EG SATA-2 $109
Case: ANTEC NINE HUNDRED TWO $137
PSU:
Graphics:ASUS EN-GTX480 $555 or ASUS EN-GTX470 $399

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Old November 3, 2010, 07:42 AM
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Hi, welcome to HardwareCanucks :)

ram : try looking into 2 2stick packs, might be cheaper

if you want to use that ram, you can go with a Intel I5 760(or 750) with and P55 mobo, Asus(p7p55d-e series for example) and Gigabyte are good boards

as for PSU, Seasonic and Corsair are most frequently suggested around here. i think 750W should be enough, and modular is always a good thing for cable management

If you wish to go with an intel I7, you will need to upgrade the mobo(to an x58 chip) and ram(to triple channel)
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Old November 3, 2010, 02:12 PM
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hey thabks for replying.. yeah i was thinking about the i5 build but wasnt to sure.. do you reckon its worth getting the 8gb or just go for 4?
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i am personally running the i5 750 with 8 gigs (ripjaw) and like it, ran 4 gig's for a few weeks and filled up the ram with some games, i did see an improvement with 8 gig, plus if your getting a 480-470 you can get 8 gig i am running a 460 myself

with a decent cooler on the i5 like a hyper 212+ (20$) with dual fans (2 r4's for 10$) you could run the i5 at 3.8ghz easy, mine under full load wont go above 60-65C(during summer)
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Old November 3, 2010, 04:45 PM
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so with what i've mentioned in my first post with an i5 and a p55 mobo (which would you recommend) and a 750 psu should be alright?
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Old November 3, 2010, 05:02 PM
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personally i am using an Asus P7P55D-E Pro and i like it.

i know allot of people here love the gigabyte P55A-UD3/4 boards

with a decent 750w(Seasonic, Corsair) should be enough for 1 480 not shure about 2 480's though. someone might confirm this.
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Old November 3, 2010, 05:21 PM
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If I remember correctly, a 750W is inadequate for 2 GTX 480's. At least an 850W is required.
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Old November 3, 2010, 06:17 PM
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wont be running 2 480's probably either a 470 or 480. But anyway guys thanks for the heads up really appreciate it
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Hi & Welcome to the HWC Forums mate

Here are my suggestions, going by the GameDude website...

Antec Nine Hundred Two $137
Corsair TX650 $119 - allows u swap out the MB for an Asus P7P55D-E Pro & get a 2nd 460 1GB later on
Gigabyte GA H55M USB3 $124
Intel Core i3 530 $125
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus $39 - Great budget cpu cooler
Corsair DDR3-1600 4GB 2x2GB CMX4GX3MA1600C9 $95
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 / WD Caviar Black - 500GB $45/$55
Asus GeForce GTX460 1GB $265
Samsung SH-S223 22x DVD Burner $23
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM $128
ASUS VE246H 24in 1920x1080 2ms LCD $229
Logitech G15 Keyboard $108
Logitech G500 USB Mouse $89

Total $1536

Good luck with the build and enjoy the new machine
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Old November 3, 2010, 08:42 PM
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thanks for the reply xlilmissmjx, but do you think its worth getting the i5 760 instead of the i3?
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