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After seeing all the good advice being given here on peoples builds, I thought I'd throw mine in to see if I'm going wrong anywhere...

I've been mulling parts around in my head for a couple of weeks, and have come up with what's in my sig. Budget is around $2500NZ, and since I'm from New Zealand I don't have access to sites like newegg and NCIX. If you're going to suggest any new parts, there are 3 websites that I trust here in NZ:

http://www.computerlounge.co.nz
http://www.ascent.co.nz/
http://www.playtech.co.nz/

Timeframe is within the next month or so... We don't have that many deals/coupon codes that are time constricted, so I'm in no rush to buy.

Thanks for your help,
post #2 of 15
May I suggest the Crucial M4 as an SSD?

Everything else looks really good! Good on the Corsair PSU!

Though do you really need Windows 7 Ultimate? Home Premium will get you by for cheaper!
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post #3 of 15
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May I suggest the Crucial M4 as an SSD?

Everything else looks really good! Good on the Corsair PSU!

Though do you really need Windows 7 Ultimate? Home Premium will get you by for cheaper!
I already have the OS, otherwise I would get Home Premium. Why the Crucial over Intel? I've only heard good things about Intel SSDs?
post #4 of 15
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Ok this is really annoying me..

Is the HD6950 really worth about $100 more than the 560 Ti if I'm just using one screen? With the lower price of the 560 I could SLI sooner in the future...

What about the 6950 crossfire vs 560 Ti SLI. Is one much better than the other or are they similar?
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Originally Posted by oceanlyner View Post
After seeing all the good advice being given here on peoples builds, I thought I'd throw mine in to see if I'm going wrong anywhere...

I've been mulling parts around in my head for a couple of weeks, and have come up with what's in my sig. Budget is around $2500NZ, and since I'm from New Zealand I don't have access to sites like newegg and NCIX. If you're going to suggest any new parts, there are 3 websites that I trust here in NZ:

http://www.computerlounge.co.nz
http://www.ascent.co.nz/
http://www.playtech.co.nz/

Timeframe is within the next month or so... We don't have that many deals/coupon codes that are time constricted, so I'm in no rush to buy.

Thanks for your help,
may i suggest putting the pc together for you and ship to nz when it's done & charge you 30% profit?
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post #6 of 15
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may i suggest putting the pc together for you and ship to nz when it's done & charge you 30% profit?
I was going to build it myself, but tell me how much it'd cost all up and I'll think about it..

But I don't know how comfortable I am paying some random stranger to build me a computer..
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Ok this is really annoying me..

Is the HD6950 really worth about $100 more than the 560 Ti if I'm just using one screen? With the lower price of the 560 I could SLI sooner in the future...

What about the 6950 crossfire vs 560 Ti SLI. Is one much better than the other or are they similar?
560 Ti will beat a single 580, just to give some perspective.

I'm very happy with my 560 Ti set up
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560 Ti will beat a single 580, just to give some perspective.

I'm very happy with my 560 Ti set up
What a bout 6950 Xfire, would that beat the 560's?
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post #10 of 15
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Originally Posted by oceanlyner View Post
I'm from New Zealand I don't have access to sites like newegg and NCIX.
Well apparently NCIX has an ebay store. They will ship to New Zealand I think. http://myworld.ebay.ca/outlet_ncix/ I got some of my parts there cheaper then usual.
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