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My friend is looking into getting a new PC, and with the $4000 he wants:

A) 2x monitor @1920 x 1080
B) Multi GPU
C) Water Cooling (but still not 100% on that)

He says he would be playing the game on one screen and a website opened on the other one, so really only going to be looking at one monitor for gaming. Also, he wants EVERYTHING max'd.

And he's in Australia, so he can't get anything off newegg.
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post #2 of 39
That budget might be a bit excessive for his needs.

I'm guessing this is primarily for gaming?
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post #3 of 39
I dunno if he sources everything local it might be a bit cheaper than tht but not a whole lot.

If he imports on the other hand with the dollar the way it is..
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post #4 of 39
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mithrandir8 View Post
That budget might be a bit excessive for his needs.

I'm guessing this is primarily for gaming?
yeah...I'm sure that if he can save some money that would be much appreciated.
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post #5 of 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mithrandir8 View Post
That budget might be a bit excessive for his needs.

I'm guessing this is primarily for gaming?
Well apparently everything costs like 2x over there.


At that budget though you can get whatever you want.
    
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post #6 of 39
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Originally Posted by r3vo1ution1991 View Post
My friend is looking into getting a new PC, and with the $4000 he wants:

A) 2x monitor @1920 x 1080
B) Multi GPU
C) Water Cooling (but still not 100% on that)

He says he would be playing the game on one screen and a website opened on the other one, so really only going to be looking at one monitor for gaming. Also, he wants EVERYTHING max'd.

And he's in Australia, so he can't get anything off newegg.
You should build him a rig exactly like yours, only might as well get the new z68 chipset, a good fast SSD (vertex 3 comes to mind) and you can do that for well less than that budget. You could actually get the most expensive mobo, really good memory and still be good. 2x 570's are nice, will max ANY game at 1080p. The water cooling can add a bunch of cost/time to the whole ordeal.

Just CPU water cooling? CPU + GPU cooling? That'll also make a difference on what case to get.

Do you have a site in mind to look that stuff up, since newegg is out of the question?
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post #7 of 39
-800D
-2600k
-Gigabyte UD7 Z68
-16 GB of Dominator 1600 mhz
-1000 Watt corsair PSU
-Individually sleeved cables (don't get extensions)
-2TB storage
-2x320 GB Raptors in RAID 0
-Vertex 3 SSD
-GTX 570x2 + waterblocks
-CPU waterblock
-2x 240mm radiators (black ice)
-bitspower fittings
-Cool swirl reservoir(the name escapes me at the moment)
-Blu-Ray drive
-Sythe 2000 RPM fans x8
-2 fan controllers (sythe peferably)
post #8 of 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by noak View Post
-800D
-2600k
-Gigabyte UD7 Z68
-16 GB of Dominator 1600 mhz
-1000 Watt corsair PSU
-Individually sleeved cables (don't get extensions)
-2TB storage
-2x320 GB Raptors in RAID 0
-Vertex 3 SSD
-GTX 570x2 + waterblocks
-CPU waterblock
-2x 240mm radiators (black ice)
-bitspower fittings
-Cool swirl reservoir(the name escapes me at the moment)
-Blu-Ray drive
-Sythe 2000 RPM fans x8
-2 fan controllers (sythe peferably)
    
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post #9 of 39
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The sites he's found so far to buy parts from are:

http://www.gamedude.com.au/

and

http://www.umart.com.au/

it looks like the prices are almost comparable to the US, so $4000 would be plenty for his needs
Edited by r3vo1ution1991 - 6/2/11 at 9:50am
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