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Hi guys,

I'm building a mate a PC, and though I have previously built one (my rig, in sig), I haven't had the chance to really look at *new* parts and technology. So this is what I've come up with with a budget of $1800.

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V Motherboard B3
CPU: Intel Core i7 2600K
Graphics Card: ASUS GTX 560 Ti DirectCU II Overclocked 1GB
RAM: Corsair Vengeance CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3
SSD: OCZ Vertex Plus 120GB SSD
Hard Drive: Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 2TB 7200RPM
Cooler: CoolerMaster V6GT CPU Cooler
Case: Thermaltake Black Chaser MK-I Full Tower
Power Supply: CoolerMaster Silent Pro Gold 1000W
Monitor: ASUS VS238H 23in Widescreen LED Monitor

The $1850 budget is in AUD.

He will later buy a second GTX 560 to SLI it.

His main goal is to run World of Warcraft on Ultra settings with a good amount on FPS. I think this rig would eat WoW alive.

Can anyone give me some feedback, or recommend any parts that you would prefer / see better performance out of? Please remember, this is in AUSTRALIAN dollars, and if you can't find the part on the website I've linked (here), and keep it within budget, then it's not worth my time checking out.

Though I do appreciate any help.

Thanks again!
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Wow this machine can eat wow day and night. I play on a low end machine which is good for running pre 2k7 games. And i play on medium settings. I thaught that u will @least say that u wanna play crysis or metro at ultra settings.
    
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Intel Core i7-2500K - $229.00
Corsair Hydro Series H60 - $99.00
Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3R-B3 - $175.00
8GB Corsair CML8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB (2x4GB) Vengeance DDR3 - $79.00
EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti - $289.00
Crucial M4 SSD 64GB - $139.00
1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 - $59.00
1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 - $59.00
Corsair AX750 - $215.00
CoolerMaster Silencio 550 - $99.00
ASUS VE248H - $215.00

$1657.00 (all from pccasegear)

good luck with it smile.gif

edit: alternatively, you could get rid of the ssd and one HDD and add another 560; still under - $1748.00.
upgrade when and if need be.
Edited by s0d0mg0m0rrah - 10/13/11 at 7:06am
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Metro you'd struggle with.

Now, i'd ditch the i7 since you won't use it for gaming and go with the i5, the power supply is miles too much to the extent it'll be unefficient and could shorten the lifespan of it. Go with a 750w PSU.

The money you save go and get either a second 560 or a single GTX570

Don't bother with that cooler, go with the CM hyper 212+, it's cheaper and you'll still get a nice overclock.

Rest looks good
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Metro you'd struggle with.

Now, i'd ditch the i7 since you won't use it for gaming and go with the i5, the power supply is miles too much to the extent it'll be unefficient and could shorten the lifespan of it. Go with a 750w PSU.

The money you save go and get either a second 560 or a single GTX570

Don't bother with that cooler, go with the CM hyper 212+, it's cheaper and you'll still get a nice overclock.

Rest looks good
Thanks for this - this information is what I'm looking for smile.gif

s0d0mg0m0rrah & compuman145, why the i5 over the i7? If his budget fits for the i7, wouldn't the HyperThreading be worth it? And the i7 would be easier to gain Ghz when overclocking, wouldn't it?

I've didnt change the cooler - the one you listed seems to look rather plain, and it's not listed on pccasegear.

Have dropped the power supply to the 750 one, however, with keeping in mind that he WILL end up buying a second 560, and possibly another 8gb of ram, would you still recommend the 750, or go to 1000w for safety?
Edited by Vangelon - 10/13/11 at 7:14am
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i5 is generally recommended for "gamers", unless he's doing rendering, encoding, etc. at an above average level and needs the extra power/lower times there's no need for hyperthreading, no need for i7.
both cpu's would overclock the same.

which heatsink did you go for?

a 750w will handle both gtx 560ti's, 16gb of ram and an overclocked system with ease. you're safe. smile.gif
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i5 is generally recommended for "gamers", unless he's doing rendering, encoding, etc. at an above average level and needs the extra power/lower times there's no need for hyperthreading, no need for i7.
both cpu's would overclock the same.

which heatsink did you go for?

a 750w will handle both gtx 560ti's, 16gb of ram and an overclocked system with ease. you're safe. smile.gif

Ah, I see..
Since there's no 750w power supply under the CoolerMaster Silent Pro Gold series, should I go for the 800w (link here)?

Also, the i5 sounds good - I have replaced that as well.

I kept to the CoolerMaster V6GT CPU Cooler - I just prefer the look of it, and since the case is all black & blue, it'll look sick tongue.gif
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^gonna say the same thing. He reads minds.
    
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You can run SLi GTX570's on a 750w PSU, you can run SLi 560's on a good 650w PSU.

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yeah, that coolermaster psu is a very decent unit.

the v6 is up to you, it's not the best heatsink and it's not the worst, but it is overpriced for it's performance.

case, again, is up to you and if black and blue is the theme you're sort of going for, then go for it but just giving you a heads up, it [the case] does feel pretty flimsy.
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