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So after hours of research, here's the final build for a 2k budget gaming PC from Arc computers, Australia.

CPU: Intel Core i5 2500K $204.93
CPU Cooler: Coolermaster Hyper 212+ $32.37
Motherboard: ASRock P67 Extreme4 B3 $204.93
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws-X 8GB $97.24.
SSD: OCZ AGILITY3 120GB SATA III 2.5" SSD $279.85
Second HDD: Samsung 3.5" SATA2 1TB 7200RPM 32MB SPINPOINT (I believe is the F3) $57.75
Optical Drive: LG Duallayer DVD Burner $33.00
OS: W7 Home premium $91.25
PSU: Antec 750W TruePower $133.85

Total (excluding Graphics + Case)= $1135.37
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Having troubles with the 570 and which one to choose from (in SLI configuration):

Asus GF GTX 570 $382.95

Gigabyte GV-N570OC-13I GTX 570 $363.69

MSI N570GTX-M2D12D5 $396.55

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Rate, inform, criticize.
First time building my own Gaming Rig,
Cheers,
Skip
Edited by Skipper9T - 5/20/11 at 10:14am
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post #2 of 8
very nice, what cpu cooler did u get ?
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very nice, what cpu cooler did u get ?
I haven't bought any of the components yet, this is the final judge-list, and this forum has provided me with excellent feedback in the past, so I want you guys to have the final say before I purchase the system.

Using stock currently - not too sure about OC the system yet - but what do you suggest?
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post #4 of 8
build looks pretty good, I don't think you will needing a 900w for 570 SLI. A good 750w will be more than enough. Corsair, antec or Seasonic are quiality PSU's.

I would go with this Antect TP-750: http://www.arc.com.au/pub.php?gid=23...6198&p=product

EDIT: What is your total budget? for cpu cooler I would suggest the Thermalright Silver arrow or the Noctua DH-14, or if your on budget then the Cooler master 212+.

Also what res will you playing at?
Edited by munaim1 - 5/20/11 at 9:26am
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You need to get an after market cooler of some sort, the stock one is loud and not very good, with a budget of what you're looking at its worth the little extra to get some good cooling. You may as well overclock to 4/4.5GHz mine runs at 4 without any extra voltage, but I couldn't do that with a good cooling unit

Apart from that it looks good I'd suggest the MSI card, but thats just cause I love my MSI Radeon card so much
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Skipper9T View Post

EDIT: Will it take 2x570's though??

I'll check now if Arc supplies it, my budget is anything around the 2k mark (I don't want to go all-out, but I want to be able to play battlefield 3 comfortably on my 32" samsung when it gets released).

I'll be playing the standard 1080p setting (1920x1080 res).

Also, what are your thoughts on the graphics card?
A 750w is plenty for 570 SLI, Any reason as to why your going for 570? Have you looked at the 560ti?

EDIT: Seems that this australian site has better prices, take a look at the MSI 560 ti Twin Frozr 2 http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...h=876#getprice
Edited by munaim1 - 5/20/11 at 9:56am
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From what i have been reading, this one should be good enough for you, but if you plan to overclock to like 5ghz, get something else, if you just plan to overclock to like 4ghz get it .

http://www.arc.com.au/pub.php?gid=23...9639&p=product

Hope it helps you .
    
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Originally Posted by munaim1 View Post
A 750w is plenty for 570 SLI, Any reason as to why your going for 570? Have you looked at the 560ti?

EDIT: Seems that this australian site has better prices, take a look at the MSI 560 ti Twin Frozr 2 http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...h=876#getprice
Hmm.. To be honest, I really haven't looked into cards that well. I know that the 570 in SLI is a better purchase than a single 580 by it's own.

This site benchmarked that card specifically against a 570; interesting benchmark results: http://www.overclockers.com.au/artic...?id=959736&P=2

I also want to keep it from the same shop as I'll get a better discount on the whole system

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Originally Posted by Rdz View Post
From what i have been reading, this one should be good enough for you, but if you plan to overclock to like 5ghz, get something else, if you just plan to overclock to like 4ghz get it .

http://www.arc.com.au/pub.php?gid=23...9639&p=product

Hope it helps you .
Awesome! Thankyou, I'll add that in and add it to the total price in first post!
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OCZ Agility 3 120GB SSD 2.5" Samsung Dual Layer Burner SATA Black 22x writer Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit Samsung Series 6 32inch (UA32C6900) 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ Agility 3 120GB SSD 2.5" Samsung Dual Layer Burner SATA Black 22x writer Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit Samsung Series 6 32inch (UA32C6900) 
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