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post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
So its been like 5.5 years from my Last Upgrade, time to get a whole new system seeing BF3 is coming out.

I Usealy like to get a system that has Quality Parts and will last a long time.

Though I may take out the cpu,mobo and gfx next year when the new cards and chips are out.

Already have a nother hard drive for storage, the SSD will run windows and maybe a few games.

Will be overclocking the CPU.

What would you guys change?

Note, Pricing is Australian, so Might be more then the US
post #2 of 20
On your RAM get a set of two not 2x2 easier to OC CPU. And what are you going to do with 16gb of RAM?
post #3 of 20
Thread Starter 
How about this for ram?
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=17938

$149
G.Skill Ripjaws X F3-17000CL9D-8GBXM 8GB (2x4GB)
DDR3-2133 (PC3 17000) DDR3 Dual Channel RAM
Non ECC Unbuffered
9-11-10-28-2N
40mm high Ripjaws X heat spreader
1.65V
post #4 of 20
I dont know how Aussie currenty translates to US currency, but $149 for 8GB of RAM is insanely overpriced. And those CAS times are less than preferable.

I'd just save yourself around $80 and some 8GB DDR3 @1600 with a 9-9-9.
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Unless your using like 12 HDDs then the extra SATA cables won't be needed as the motherboard comes with 4 already.
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post #6 of 20
Yeah, considering that the price of the 2500k and the gtx 580 look close to USA prices, that RAM is crazy overpriced. Also, Corsair makes great stuff, but $210 for a case that doesn't have any fans and you have to buy a separate window panel is kind of steep.
post #7 of 20
good ol' pccasegear. but seriously, i reckon you should go for 2 6850s in crossfire. cheaper than a gtx 580, and better performance.
post #8 of 20
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yeah but isnt 9-9-9 ram that runs at 1600mhz harder for overclocking?
post #9 of 20
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Originally Posted by Zyther View Post
yeah but isnt 9-9-9 ram that runs at 1600mhz harder for overclocking?
Not with Sandy Bridge. It makes no difference because you overclock with multiplier not FSB.

Also, why the H100? It is very much over priced. That case could fit an NH-D14 or a silver arrow which is a FAR better value.
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post #10 of 20
what are you doing with that video card?

chances are you will not need the 3GB of vram, especially at 1080p. i dont even get close and i am running 2560x1600.

plus, due to the increased density of the vram in that card, it runs slightly slower than the vram in the 1.5GB version.

but honestly i would get a 1.5gb version
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