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Alright then, whatever floats your boat.
If you have to get a Nvidia card, EVGA makes the best ones, their warranty and RMA process is if you ask me is the best out there. Not to mention their cards are built great in the first place, so you'll probably never need your warranty! tongue.gif
Their slight price premium is more than worth it if you ask me.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($233.00 @ PCCaseGear)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($145.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($139.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($62.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Storage: Corsair Force Series 3 180GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($170.30 @ Mwave Australia)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($82.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($449.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Case: Cooler Master HAF X ATX Full Tower Case ($189.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($112.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($22.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Monitor: Asus VE247H 23.6" Monitor ($169.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 3-Pack (64-bit) ($99.00 @ Scorptec)
Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K90 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($149.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Mouse: Corsair Vengeance M90 Wired Laser Mouse ($74.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Total: $2094.30
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

What about this?


PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/au/p/mkwr
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/au/p/mkwr/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/au/p/mkwr/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($233.00 @ PCCaseGear)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($145.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($139.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.00 @ Scorptec)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($105.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($449.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Case: Cooler Master HAF X ATX Full Tower Case ($189.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($141.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($22.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Monitor: Asus VE228H 21.5" Monitor ($145.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 3-Pack (64-bit) ($99.00 @ Scorptec)
Total: $1792.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

Will buy a keyboard and mouse at a local store.
post #22 of 29
If you've got the extra cash why not go for a 3770k and/or better mobo extreme 4 is solid but youve got room to move
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post #23 of 29
OP for around 1700 bucks you can get a very good core i5 gaming PC.

core i5 3570k - 233
http://pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=187_346_1184&products_id=20138

ASROCK Z77 Extreme4 motherboard - 139
http://pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=138_711_1183&products_id=19867

Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO - 35
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=207_23_845&products_id=18670

Corsair XMS 8GB DDR3 1600 - 49
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=186_538_913&products_id=17729

Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB HDD - 105 (5 year warranty)
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=210_344&products_id=13660

Samsung 830 128 GB SSD - 99
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=210_902_1370&products_id=20429

Gigabyte HD 7970 OC (1 Ghz) - 415
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=193_1309&products_id=19269

Corsair Carbide 400R - 115
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=25_961&products_id=18306

ANTEC High current Pro 750w modular PSU ( 80 Plus GOLD) - 189
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=15_226&products_id=17675

Logitech Wireless desktop MK320 - 43
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=113_999&products_id=14914

LG 23 inch 1080p IPS monitor - 205
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=558_1094&products_id=19410

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit - 95
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=17003

TOTAL 1722

the LG monitor is an IPS monitor, which is much superior in color reproduction, contrast, richness , viewing angles compared to TN panel monitor. the ANTEC 750w PSU is a 80 Plus Gold rating modular PSU with 5 year warranty. the samsung 830 is one of the best SSD. the WD caviar black HDD has a 5 year warranty.
Edited by raghu78 - 11/3/12 at 12:04am
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post #24 of 29
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What about this?
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/au/p/mkwr
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/au/p/mkwr/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/au/p/mkwr/benchmarks/
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($233.00 @ PCCaseGear)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($145.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($139.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.00 @ Scorptec)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($105.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($449.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Case: Cooler Master HAF X ATX Full Tower Case ($189.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($141.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($22.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Monitor: Asus VE228H 21.5" Monitor ($145.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 3-Pack (64-bit) ($99.00 @ Scorptec)
Total: $1792.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
Will buy a keyboard and mouse at a local store.


That's a solid build but if I were you I'd avoid OCZ SSDs, go for Corsair, Samsung or better yet, Intel SSDs. Everything else is great, have fun! smile.gif

As for hard drives, go for a Western Digital Caviar Blue, they cost about the same but they're much better reliability wise.
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That's a solid build but if I were you I'd avoid OCZ SSDs, go for Corsair, Samsung or better yet, Intel SSDs. Everything else is great, have fun! smile.gif
As for hard drives, go for a Western Digital Caviar Blue, they cost about the same but they're much better reliability wise.

Okay thanks!
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Okay thanks!

agreed looks real nice now. Samsung 840 Pro SSD to seal the deal if you can squeeze it into the budget.
Edited by BiG StroOnZ - 11/3/12 at 7:43am
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That's a solid build but if I were you I'd avoid OCZ SSDs, go for Corsair, Samsung or better yet, Intel SSDs. Everything else is great, have fun! smile.gif
As for hard drives, go for a Western Digital Caviar Blue, they cost about the same but they're much better reliability wise.

I would avoid the lower end corsair ones. They use asynchronous nand flash that starts to really slow down when it gets filled up.

I do agree with samsung though. They make good ones, and while people tend to avoid it, OCZ is still a great company to buy from. I have only ever had one DOA from them and since I build computers for other people, I have bought twenty OCZ SSDs. So one DOA out of 20 isn't bad, and they replaced ti withing 2 days. The higher end corsair drives are great, plextor also makes some really good ones, and if need be...crucial also makes some decent and low priced drives.


Can I also ask why you are going with such a small screen and a TN monitor?

Lastly, I want to make it perfectly clear that 4.8ghz on the i5 3570K isn't hard to achieve. I think the H100 is overkill for what you need, and something like a phanteks cooler would do the trick just fine.
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So you can't order from PCCaseGear and Mwave? They've got the best prices and usually everything you can get that's available in Australia.
Avoid CoolerMaster PSUs at ALL COSTS.

Yeah I'll echo the CoolerMaster comment... had bad experience with them mad.gif
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I would avoid the lower end corsair ones. They use asynchronous nand flash that starts to really slow down when it gets filled up.
I do agree with samsung though. They make good ones, and while people tend to avoid it, OCZ is still a great company to buy from. I have only ever had one DOA from them and since I build computers for other people, I have bought twenty OCZ SSDs. So one DOA out of 20 isn't bad, and they replaced ti withing 2 days. The higher end corsair drives are great, plextor also makes some really good ones, and if need be...crucial also makes some decent and low priced drives.
Can I also ask why you are going with such a small screen and a TN monitor?
Lastly, I want to make it perfectly clear that 4.8ghz on the i5 3570K isn't hard to achieve. I think the H100 is overkill for what you need, and something like a phanteks cooler would do the trick just fine.

Hey, I'm looking to buy another SSD for my laptop and I'm wondering how can you tell which SSDs use asynchronous flash storage and which ones don't?
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