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Old September 21, 2012, 12:13 AM
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Hey Guys,

I'm fairly experienced at selecting parts and building PC's, I have built my previous computers and a few for friends and family.

I was just wondering if you could go over this build and recommend any improvements or changes.

Cheers,
Josh


1. What YOUR PC will be used for. That means what types of tasks you'll be performing.
-Gaming/Multi-tasking.

2. What YOUR budget is. A price range is acceptable as long as it's not more than a 20% spread
around $2000AUD. I don’t necessarily want to spend that much, but I will if required.

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

Adelaide, Australia.

4. Brand Preference.

Have done a bit of research, I am pretty set on getting Intel/Nvidia but if someone can provide reason to go AMD/ATI I’m all ears.

5. If YOU intend on using any of YOUR current parts, and if so, what those parts are.
- Will use my current mouse/keyboard

-Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD + Headphones
-Audioengine D1 + Audioengine 5 speakers
-CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Plus
-WD Black 1TB
-Windows 7 Pro

6. IF YOU have searched and/or read similar threads.
I have done a bit of research and have come up with a rough idea of what I want:

ASUS Sabertooth Z77 Motherboard $249
Intel Core i5 3570K $235
G.Skill Ripjaws X F3-12800CL10D-16GBXL 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 $85
ASUS GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU II $479
OCZ Vertex 4 256GB SSD $219
Samsung SH-224BB/BEBS SATA DVDRW Drive OEM $25
Corsair TX-850M Modular Power Supply $175
NZXT Switch 810 $215
Total $1676

(prices sourced from http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php)

7. I do not wish to overclock

8. WHEN do you plan to build it?
I would like to build in the next few weeks.

9. What resolution and settings do you use?
-I will be running two monitors at 1920x1080, but only gaming on one. I use the other for internet browsing/Uni work etc. Would like to game on max settings.

10. Are there any specific technologies you want?

- I want a 256GB SSD for Windows/Games.
- SATA3 6.0Gb/s
- Front USB 3.0 headers on the mobo + Case that has USB 3.0 ports at the front.
- The ability to upgrade to SLI in the future
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Old September 21, 2012, 03:50 AM
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The ASUS DirectCUII 670? Why not MSI 670 Power Edition? It gets rid of the dust as well, and (imo) looks better than the rather bulky DirectCUII. And look at the ASROCK Z77Extreme4(or 6), which have very nice looking heatsinks AND gold caps, for added sexiness.
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Old September 21, 2012, 10:48 AM
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670DCII isn't bulky in any way.. same size as the MSI PE.. THAT SAID.. the PE is clocked a lil faster and priced better.


It all looks good. changes would be preference or budgetary.
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Old September 21, 2012, 11:03 AM
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The ASUS DirectCUII 670? Why not MSI 670 Power Edition? It gets rid of the dust as well, and (imo) looks better than the rather bulky DirectCUII. And look at the ASROCK Z77Extreme4(or 6), which have very nice looking heatsinks AND gold caps, for added sexiness.
Yeah, the 670DCII isn't a triple slot affair like the 680 or 79xx series. It's a swank looking double slot affair.

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Old September 21, 2012, 11:21 AM
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not bulky at all there's my asus 670 DCII
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That is a HUGE case. Your parts look lost in there! I'm so sorry, but I'm not sure I'm a huge fan of the Full Tower...
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That is a HUGE case. Your parts look lost in there! I'm so sorry, but I'm not sure I'm a huge fan of the Full Tower...

I will take a pic tonight of our house setup, I have 2 of these huge towers beside each other :P haha
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I would much rather put a lot of care into a Micro-ATX build, and try to maximise space through cable management, than get lost in an Shinobi for my Stepson's build (the one that your APU will go into), despite the price.

Anyways, sorry for the hijack. Back on topic.
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Old September 25, 2012, 06:10 AM
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Would i be better of going for an MSI 670 PE OC or a MSI 680.

Both are exact same price...
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