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post #1 of 21
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AUD $1500 budget, I've come under it. First time builder.

ASRock P67 B3
$209
i5 2500k
$249
G.Skill ECO F3
$69
Lian Li First Knight
$98
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB
$75 x 2 (RAID 1, not RAID 0. Any problems?)
OCZ Vertex 2 60GB
$139
Gigabyte HD6950
$289
HX 650
$145
Thermalright Silver Arrow
$89
Arctic Cooling MX-4
$9
Some LG optical drive
$49

$1495

Edited by GraaahAngreh - 4/24/11 at 9:47pm
    
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post #2 of 21
Your build is perfectly fine and pretty top tier compared to other peoples sig rig on the forum.
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post #3 of 21
Seems like a solid build to me!
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post #4 of 21
It doesn't look bad to me. In fact those look like pretty decent choices. Enjoy your new build!
post #5 of 21
Looks like a good build to me, who told you it was bad? I wouldn't change anything. Maybe get a better mobo like the p67 PRO or EVO
Edited by james_ant - 4/24/11 at 8:44pm
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You should be pretty happy with what you have done! Some people would want a rig like that!
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post #7 of 21
Besides a few of those parts being overpriced nothing wrong with the build.

The parts that are overpriced are

1. Powersupply
2. CD rom
3. RAM
4. HD
    
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post #8 of 21
Nobody notices the H67 motherboard??
Ditch that and get a P67 board, so you can take advantage of the unlocked 2500k


This board for example, is an excellent value. Best budget P67 board next to the Biostar TP67XE
Edited by Capwn - 4/24/11 at 8:47pm
post #9 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by Capwn View Post
Nobody notices the H67 motherboard??
Ditch that and get a P67 board, so you can take advantage of the unlocked 2500k
I was wondering about the -V, didnt notice it was an H67.

You should look into the ASUS P8P67 Evo P67
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Originally Posted by Somenamehere View Post
Besides a few of those parts being overpriced nothing wrong with the build.

The parts that are overpriced are

1. Powersupply
2. CD rom
3. RAM
4. HD
Even though it's Australian?
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