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High, couple weeks ago you fellas built one of my mates a $1k PC, now my other friend has a budget of 1.5k, to build a gaming pc, he'd like a 680GTX in it, and more than likely an i7 for his graphic design and future use, there is no requirement for a monitor/mouse/keyboard. Thank you once again!
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is the build specifically for gaming? if so then

Intel Core i5 3570k
Asrock Z77 extreme 6
EVGA GTX 680
Corsair Vengance 8GB
Corsair C70 case
Corsair HX 650W
any optical drive is fine

should come close to $1500 AU
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post #3 of 11
You can't go a good quality build if looking for 680, its to expensive.
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What do you recommend that fits the budget with a nice card then? Cheers
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post #5 of 11
Maybe a 7950 or 7970 7970 equal preformace to 680 and $100-$200 cheaper
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What do you recommend that fits the budget with a nice card then? Cheers

I would probably try a 7950. Other than that i would suggest taking EoL RiNzleR's build. Its quite solid. I jsut dont like the C70. I think a 400r or 500r is looks better but thats jsut my personal preference. Ditch the Vengeance and try to obtain G.Skill Ripjawsx or something along those lines. G.Skill RAM is very reliable and very durable.
    
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post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by EoL RiNzleR View Post

is the build specifically for gaming? if so then
Intel Core i5 3570k
Asrock Z77 extreme 6
EVGA GTX 680
Corsair Vengance 8GB
Corsair C70 case
Corsair HX 650W
any optical drive is fine
should come close to $1500 AU


There is no SSD or HDD...


Does your friend need monitor/OS/mice/Keyboard too??
post #8 of 11
In this day and age it would be a sin to not have an SSD. Definitely go for a nice small SSD (Crucial M4, Samsung 830) about 60-80gb and grab up a 500gb-1tb drive for storage.
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Alright thanks all replies, so far it's looking like

Intel Core i5 3570k
Asrock Z77 extreme 6
Radeon 7950
G.Skill RAM 8GB
Corsair C70 case
Corsair HX 650W
1TB HD
60GB SSD
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Intel Core i7-3770K
Corsair Hydro Series H80
ASRock Z77 Extreme4
8GB Corsair Vengeance CML8GX3M2A1600C9 (2x4GB) DDR3
ASUS GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU II
64GB Samsung 830 Series
1TB Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003
Corsair AX650
Corsair Carbide 300R

~$1500.. depending where you're buying from.

chop and change whatever you like.
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