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Help me with a $1400NZD build

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Hey guys,
Andrew here, new to this forum!


I heard there are some real experts from a friend so I thought I'd try my luck.

I need a computer that can run flight simulator programs at full graphics and addons, that can run quite complex graphical design programs and run 1080p movies smoothly. Windows 7 and a monitor LCD or LED 22"+ must be included. Preferably a 1TB HDD!

The budget is $1400 NewZealand dollars, give or take $100.

Please use this site http://www.playtech.co.nz
and help me create a computer perfect for my needs!

Many thanks!
The Red Devil
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The Red Devil
(18 items)
 
My Old Rig
(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-3570K Asrock Z77-OC-Formula Gigabyte GTX680 SOC 2Gb 16Gb DDR3 G.Skill Ares 1833Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
256Gb Samsung SSD 840 Pro 2Tb WD Caviar Black LG GH24-NS90 24X SATA Black Noctua NH-C14 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win 7 64-bit Asus PB278Q 27" PLS 2560 x 1440 CoolerMaster CM Storm Quick Fire Pro Corsair 850W HX-850 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
CoolerMaster HAF-XM Window Logitech G700 Cooler Master BattlePad Corsair Vengeance 2000 
OtherOther
bitfenix LED RED bitfenix LED RED 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500k 4.7Ghz ASUS P8P67-M Asus GTX 560 G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 4GB DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB SATA II 7200RPM Asus DRW-24B3ST Black 24x Dual Layer SATA DVD RW Cooler Master 212+ Windows 7 Home 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
DELL Ultrasharp U2311H 23" 1920 x 1080 DELL Ultrasharp U2311H 23" 1920 x 1080 8MS CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W ATX12V Antec Three Hundred Gaming ATX Case Black 
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Why only Playtech?

PriceSpy is way better to find the best prices on hardware.

Anyway, I build a PC for my friend not long ago with same budget, have a look. Though I don't know if it will run your simulator on max settings, as far as I know you'll need quite a beast and more then $1500.

Btw, OS is not included in this build.
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DVD RW Combo Windows 7 Ultimate 24" BenQ G2420HD Logitech Deluxe 660 
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OnBoard Digital To Sony Stereo 
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Pentium E2180 Gigabyte EP35-DS3P HD 3400 2GB 
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Čudovište
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Cheesecake
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500K @ 4.5Ghz P67 ASRock Extreme4 Sapphire R9 280x Dual-X G.Skill Ripjaws 8GB 1866Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Intel 320 Western Digital Green Hitachi Seagate 
Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
DVD RW Combo Windows 7 Ultimate 24" BenQ G2420HD Logitech Deluxe 660 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Seasonic X-760 HAF-X Razer DeathAdder 3.5G Steelseries QCK mini 
Audio
OnBoard Digital To Sony Stereo 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium E2180 Gigabyte EP35-DS3P HD 3400 2GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOS
Seagate 300GB IDE Western Digital 250GB IDE Western Digital Red 2TB Windows Server 2012 R2 
MonitorPowerCaseOther
Generic 17" Cooler Master 460W (12v - 36A) Cooler Master Elite PERC 6/i RAID Controller 
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post #3 of 3
For the one TB HDD get either a Samsung SpinPoint F3 or F4. The F3 is the 1TB version, the F4 is the 2TB version. Both great drives.
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