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I'm building this for a friend who has a maximum of $2000NZD. Yep, that's in New Zealand Dollar since I live in New Zealand. He is looking for an i7 and a powerful graphics card that could max out games at 1920x1080. Atm I have come up with this.

Combo Deal:
$859.91
Combo: Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD3R-B3 Intel P67 DDR3 USB3+SATA3 Raid LGA1155 PCI-E
Combo: Intel Core i7 2600 Sandy Bridge 3.40GHz 8MB 95W LGA1155
Combo: Kingston HyperX 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3-1600 Kit CL9

Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB WD1002FAEX 64MB Cache SATA3$138.00

LG GH22LS50 22x LightScribe Black SATA DVD Writer
$59.00

Corsair HX650 650W Modular Power Supply
$198.00

CoolerMaster CM Storm Scout Gaming case No PSU
$179.00

Sapphire ATI Radeon HD6850 1GB GDDR5 PCI-E
$278.95 x2 (Running it in Crossfire)

Total incl. GST $1,991.82

Feel free to give feedbacks since I'm seeking to improve on this build so I could get the most out of it.

Also u could look for prices on the following websites for those who would like to contribute

http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/
http://pcforce.co.nz/
http://pbtech.co.nz/

,Thanks in advanced
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You could get cheaper ram. HyperX is quite expensive. The corsair vengence ram is good stuff. Also ive heard flashing a 6950 to a 6970 is very easy so you might want to consider that.

Seems like an ok build. Of course you could save a bit here and there woth brands, but it seems pretty solid.

If he is just gaming why not a 2500/K and dump the savings into a better GPU?

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Hey my fellow New Zealander, Try pricing up a PC here www.playtech.co.nz

Ill try one for you

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 $489.00

Cooler Master Storm Scout ATX Mid Tower Black Gaming Case, $179.00

Antec High Current Gamer HCG-620 620W Power Supply ATX12V $169.00

Asus DRW-24B3ST Black 24x Dual Layer SATA DVD Rewriter $55.00

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALX 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB $99.00

Intel Core i5 2500K Unlocked 3.3GHz 6MB Cache Quad-Core Processor
Asus P8P67 PRO Intel P67 ATX Socket 1155 4x DDR3-2200 RAID CrossFireX SLI 1394 USB3.0 SATA3 Bluetooth (Revised B3 Chipset)
G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 CL8 Dual Channel
Combo Deal $849.00

Total = $1840

Leaves you another 160 to play around with, and you can flash the 6950 to a 6970
Edited by AppetiteNZ - 4/23/11 at 2:12am
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Good gosh, I've built a way better PC than that at only $1600. Is NZ currency that much more expensive than US?

He could save some cash though and get a 2500k unless he know he needs the 2600k for apps.
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Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD3R isn't that board support only 16x/4x crossfire? since your getting two amd 6850 set up, you will lose 5% - 10% performance, correct me if I'm wrong.
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Hey my fellow New Zealander, Try pricing up a PC here www.playtech.co.nz

Ill try one for you

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 $489.00

Cooler Master Storm Scout ATX Mid Tower Black Gaming Case, $179.00

Antec High Current Gamer HCG-620 620W Power Supply ATX12V $169.00

Asus DRW-24B3ST Black 24x Dual Layer SATA DVD Rewriter $55.00

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALX 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB $99.00

Intel Core i5 2500K Unlocked 3.3GHz 6MB Cache Quad-Core Processor
Asus P8P67 PRO Intel P67 ATX Socket 1155 4x DDR3-2200 RAID CrossFireX SLI 1394 USB3.0 SATA3 Bluetooth (Revised B3 Chipset)
G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 CL8 Dual Channel Combo Deal $849.00

Total = $1840

Leaves you another 160 to play around with, and you can flash the 6950 to a 6970
620W is not gonna hold those two 6950's.
You need at least 750W.
I'd recommend you going for 850W.
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620W is not gonna hold those two 6950's.
You need at least 750W.
I'd recommend you going for 850W.
I only have one in there, if you flash the 6950 to a 6970 you almost gonna get the same performance as the 6850 xfire. Plus you have the option of purchasing another later
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Originally Posted by fatmario View Post
Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD3R isn't that board support only 16x/4x crossfire? since your getting two amd 6850 set up, you will lose 5% - 10% performance, correct me if I'm wrong.
Is that true? Better look into that. Since the whole point of setting 6850 up in crossfire is to gain extra performance. After looking at some benchmarks I found out that 6850 is the sweet spot to crossfire and it will beat the 6970 by 10-20fps at max.

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Originally Posted by AppetiteNZ View Post
Hey my fellow New Zealander, Try pricing up a PC here www.playtech.co.nz

Ill try one for you

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 $489.00

Cooler Master Storm Scout ATX Mid Tower Black Gaming Case, $179.00

Antec High Current Gamer HCG-620 620W Power Supply ATX12V $169.00

Asus DRW-24B3ST Black 24x Dual Layer SATA DVD Rewriter $55.00

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALX 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB $99.00

Intel Core i5 2500K Unlocked 3.3GHz 6MB Cache Quad-Core Processor
Asus P8P67 PRO Intel P67 ATX Socket 1155 4x DDR3-2200 RAID CrossFireX SLI 1394 USB3.0 SATA3 Bluetooth (Revised B3 Chipset)
G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 CL8 Dual Channel
Combo Deal $849.00

Total = $1840

Leaves you another 160 to play around with, and you can flash the 6950 to a 6970
I'll prefer sticking with those stores on the list since my friend said he would like to pick it up and those stores are more closer to where I live. Appreciate ur help btw

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Originally Posted by jackbrennan2008 View Post
You could get cheaper ram. HyperX is quite expensive. The corsair vengence ram is good stuff. Also ive heard flashing a 6950 to a 6970 is very easy so you might want to consider that.

Seems like an ok build. Of course you could save a bit here and there woth brands, but it seems pretty solid.

If he is just gaming why not a 2500/K and dump the savings into a better GPU?

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Actually I found the HyperX cheaper and also he told me that he wants a i7 very badly so I can't do much about that part

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Good gosh, I've built a way better PC than that at only $1600. Is NZ currency that much more expensive than US?

He could save some cash though and get a 2500k unless he know he needs the 2600k for apps.
Component prices are expensive in NZ since we have high sales tax rate of 15%

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620W is not gonna hold those two 6950's.
You need at least 750W.
I'd recommend you going for 850W.
err... This is 6850 in crossfire we are talking about here.

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I only have one in there, if you flash the 6950 to a 6970 you almost gonna get the same performance as the 6850 xfire. Plus you have the option of purchasing another later
Nah, I would like to stick with the 6850 in crossfire for extra benefits
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Is that true? Better look into that. Since the whole point of setting 6850 up in crossfire is to gain extra performance. After looking at some benchmarks I found out that 6850 is the sweet spot to crossfire and it will beat the 6970 by 10-20fps at max.
yeah I just check gigabyte website it say's Crossfire set up will run in 16x/4x mode, If you want maximum performance of your amd 6850 crossfire set up card You would want to look for mother board that support 8X/8X crossfire set up or you might lose 5% to 10% performance.

I recommend either one of this two combo deal below from site you mention,I would go with with asus p8p67 pro mother board combo but gigabyte seems little cheaper either one is fine

http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/comp...p?partid=14756

http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/comp...p?partid=14385
Edited by fatmario - 4/23/11 at 2:44am
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they are some big prices im from aus you could build a much beastier RIG with that money, i can build and ship to you as my company builds custom gaming rigs etc.

the build i would build would be

2600K
Asus maximus IV extreme or UD7
60GB ssd
1TB HDD
HD 6970/ 2x 6850
8GB Corsair vegeance ram 1600mhz
AX850 watt PSU

thats just a rough build of what i could do for $2000
Edited by xKransky - 4/23/11 at 2:51am
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