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UPDATED List:


2011-08-19 => $3693 AUD (initial list)
2011-08-20 => $2842 AUD (updated list)

Total savings is $851 AUD
Be careful with that Noctua 14 there, as I am sure you got some low profile ram that sucker is big. I know this because I had one ... "HAD" I took it back and got the Corsair H100 because it saves you space around the CPU. While you are at it you may want to see what kind of Airflow your case can handle and what types of fans you want to put in to it.

Me personally, I like Full-tower cases with a lot of fans ever since I had a Thermaltake Armor case when it first came out I was so satisfied with it! Great airflow and even got my old Tri-Core to be as low as 22-25c IDLE! O_O with a Zalman 9500 fan ( *** LOL)
    
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Get two times and love them for ever but warning this combination of sound equipment is over 400 dollars in Value.


Sennheiser Pro 360 for gaming and an AstroMixamp for your headsets to amplify them to the max for digital audio and Virtual surround sound 5.1. I have head you can achieve better results with other Mixamps but the combo I just gave you is the easiest setup. I actually have a thread on this on another site if yo care to read it, it will inform you so in depth that your head will explode with knowledge

http://www.xim3.com/community/index.php?topic=11194.0

Sift through this thread and you will find all you need to know.
Yes, that's main problem with today's headphones, stupid surround-sound preventing you from hearing voices and other sound clearly (it's like constant traffic with noising trucks LOL).

I think I might go with this one:
ASTRO A40 2011 Edition Audio System - $249.95 USD
http://www.astrogaming.com/audio-sys...edition/#specs

On their websites, it says:
Please Note: We expect to be back in stock by Friday, August 26, 2011
This sounds like they didn't expected it, but they should of have as the product includes headset and mixamp, plus attractive price.

I will email them to see if they can ship to Australia.
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i'd strongly advice you to build one yourself, this is good fun and'll save you a few hundred bucks, also, an 8-core amd cpu is going to be released called bulldozer, and at the end of this year amd will release 28nm 7000 series gpu's, which will be much faster then current ones
Sorry but I got no time for waiting, my games are out NOV 2011. By the way I am INTEL fan boy.

You can buy bulldozer, and tell me about it! hehe
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^^ I'll buy BD and tell you about it But I did also want to throw in, did you want to be able to watch Blu-Ray? You easily have the Graphics Card and monitor for it. The only problem is that you need the drive and the software in order to watch, so it comes out to more expensive than originally planned. Also, do you already have the OS?
Edited by yaywafflez - 8/20/11 at 8:15am
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^^ I'll buy BD and tell you about it But I did also want to throw in, did you want to be able to watch Blu-Ray? You easily have the Graphics Card and monitor for it. The only problem is that you need the drive and the software in order to watch, so it comes out to more expensive than originally planned. Also, do you already have the OS?
No, I don't need Blu-Ray, because I get all my video content from the net.
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Did you plan on adding ram in the future? If not, then I would suggest 2 (2x2G) kits (or just a (4x2G)) because you will get better performance by using more ram sticks, even if overall it is the same amount of ram.
Edited by yaywafflez - 8/20/11 at 8:44am
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Did you plan on adding ram in the future? If not, then I would suggest 2 (2x2G) kits (or just a (4x2G)) because you will get better performance by using more ram sticks, even if overall it is the same amount of ram.
I don't plan to add more RAM later. 8GB of RAM is enough (that's plenty for active working space). Thanks for the advice, I will do with 4x2GB.
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post #28 of 35
I am going to say for my input a Core i7 2600k is really not better than a core i5 2500k.

CPU: Core i5 2500k
HDD: Stay away from anything that 'green' from any company they seem to be slower than normal Mechinal Hard Drive and have alot of product returns.

For Storage I look at either RAID 1 (mirror) or if you really want to go further RAID-5/RAID-6 though that be just for the data and you might even need to count other backup's for that. Hardware RAID will be the best option though it never hurts to go both (hardware/software).

Monitor: A 27" just for HD if I believe will be 1920*1080 for the screen resolution will be stretching the pixels and not really efficient usage I recommended either to find either like 2560×1440 for 27". Although if you want Samsung got 2342BWX 23" with display resolution of 2048×1152 (going to be a pain for some games though).

Keyboard: Might want to look at Mechanical Keyboards so many to decide and different personal preference. A few that are pretty good DAS keyboard and SteelSeries.

SSD: Really need 120GiB just for the OS?
Unless your going to put multi Operating Systems on the SSD it rather is quite useless. I think something of the line's of 64GiB even that might be too much for even 2.

Case: It doesn't have air filters but other then that all is good.

All I can think of now.
post #29 of 35
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I am going to say for my input a Core i7 2600k is really not better than a core i5 2500k.

CPU: Core i5 2500k
HDD: Stay away from anything that 'green' from any company they seem to be slower than normal Mechinal Hard Drive and have alot of product returns.

For Storage I look at either RAID 1 (mirror) or if you really want to go further RAID-5/RAID-6 though that be just for the data and you might even need to count other backup's for that. Hardware RAID will be the best option though it never hurts to go both (hardware/software).

Monitor: A 27" just for HD if I believe will be 1920*1080 for the screen resolution will be stretching the pixels and not really efficient usage I recommended either to find either like 2560×1440 for 27". Although if you want Samsung got 2342BWX 23" with display resolution of 2048×1152 (going to be a pain for some games though).

Keyboard: Might want to look at Mechanical Keyboards so many to decide and different personal preference. A few that are pretty good DAS keyboard and SteelSeries.

SSD: Really need 120GiB just for the OS?
Unless your going to put multi Operating Systems on the SSD it rather is quite useless. I think something of the line's of 64GiB even that might be too much for even 2.

Case: It doesn't have air filters but other then that all is good.

All I can think of now.
CPU: Core i7 2600k (this is quiet good)
HDD: WD Black 2TB SATA3 7200rpm 3.5†HDD (Yes I initially had WD Black, but someone confused me LOL)
SSD: Patriot SATA3 Wildfire (Sanforce SF-2200) 120G (for OS, and some everyday applications). I chose Wildfire SSD because is best one out there and 120GB is smallest for this edition.

Sequential Read & Write Transfer:
555MB/s read | 520MB/s Write
Max Random Write IOPS: Up to 85,000 (4K aligned)

http://patriotmemory.com/products/gr...rives&catid=85

Monitor: I have no clue as to what to get yet, will need to do my research on that (I will keep in mind 2560×1440).

Keyboard: Razer BlackWidows Mechanical Ultimate (I looked more into that, that one seems perfect, as I need backlit keys play and work at night)

PSU: Corsair TX850 (Is 850W enough? I want to do SLI with GTX 580 later).
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post #30 of 35
you really need an i7 + top of the line mobo?

since gaming wont utilize the HT threads and ur going to upgrade to ivy i7 you can save urself a few hundred $$.

my recommendations:
- i5 2500k
- mid-high range mobo. unless its for the looks, theres really nothing a more lower end board cant do.
overclocking itll do, usb3 + sata6 it has, raid it can do, and it has enough ports. theres really no point in getting the extreme.
- i agree in getting a lower end ssd. its already a HUGE upgrade from HDs and other than faster boot times and loading theres not much else that it offers.

what i see is that ur just going for the best of the best. even if i get a really low end ssd, will those extra seconds of waiting be worth $200+?

if u have the money to spare then by all means just get whatever you want
Edited by tyuo9980 - 8/20/11 at 12:19pm
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