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Old 11-03-2012, 03:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hi guys,
after having my current setup for the last 24 months i want to upgrade my system, including keyboard screen, basically everything. i have about $6000 Australia to do this with, i will be giving my wife my current gaming pc so i cant salvage anything from it.
Here is what i have in mind there are a few thing that im not completely sure on, however how the rig looks is very important to me, im going with a white and blue colour theme. so without further a due her is the build so far.

Case: CoolerMaster CM Storm Stryker Case [SGC-5000W-KWN1] - $195.00 : PC Case Gear

i really liked the storm trooper and as far as i can tell this is a real "Storm Trooper"

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V PREMIUM Motherboard [P8Z77-V-PREMIUM] - $495.00 : PC Case Gear

i really like the ASUS mazimus v extreme motherboard but it doesnt fit my colour scheme if there is another motherboard that you guys can think of please let me know.

CPU: Intel Core i5 3570K [BX80637I53570K] - $233.00 : PC Case Gear

CPU Cooler: Corsair Hydro Series H100 CPU Cooler [CWCH100] - $145.00 : PC Case Gear

GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2GB Superclocked [02G-P4-2682-KR] - $609.00 : PC Case Gear x2

Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X F3-1600C9Q-32GXM 32GB (4x8GB) DDR3 [GS-F3-1600C9Q-32GXM] - $185.00 : PC Case Gear

Boot Drive: Corsair Force Series GS 240GB SSD [CSSD-F240GBGS-BK] - $229.00 : PC Case Gear

Storage Drive: Western Digital WD Green 3TB WD30EZRX [WD30EZRX] - $149.00 : PC Case Gear

Optical Drive: ASUS BW-12B1ST High Speed Bluray Burner [BW-12B1ST] - $125.00 : PC Case Gear

Power Supply: Corsair AX1200 Gold Power Supply [CMPSU-1200AXAU] - $329.00 : PC Case Gear and Corsair AX1200 White Sleeved Modular Cable Kit [CP-8920002] - $109.00 : PC Case Gear

Fans: Corsair Air Series SP120 Performance Edition Case Fan Twin Pack [CAS-SP120TP-PE] - $39.00 : PC Case Gear

Mouse: Saitek Cyborg R.A.T. 7 Contagion Gaming Mouse [PCACR7C00216] - $115.00 : PC Case Gear

Keyboard: Logitech G19 Gaming Keyboard [LT-920-000984] - $185.00 : PC Case Gear

Speaker: Swan M10 Powered 2.1 System White [SWAN-M10W] - $149.00 : PC Case Gear

Headset: Tritton AX Pro+ 5.1 Surround White Gaming Headset [UNIPROP04764] - $209.00 : PC Case Gear

Screen: BenQ XL2420T 24in LED Widescreen Gaming Monitor [XL2420T] - $499.00 : PC Case Gear x3

Internal Lights: BitFenix Alchemy Connect 30cm Blue LED Strip [BF-BLED-30] - $19.00 : PC Case Gear and BitFenix Alchemy Connect 30cm White LED Strip [BF-WLED-30] - $19.00 : PC Case Gear

the blue ones will go under the case for coolness and the white ones inside the case.

this put me $60 over budget but i think i can live with that. let me know what you guys think. thanks
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Old 11-03-2012, 03:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Before I start tackling what you don't need, I need to know what this PC will be used for first.
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Old 11-03-2012, 07:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i will be using this for mainly playing games using nvidia surround. and eventually i will be getting into water cooling. I am also doing so movie editing hence the ridiculously large storage drives. thanks
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Old 11-03-2012, 07:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
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If you are getting into water cooling then really no point wasting the money on an H100 unless you can turn around and sell it quickly. Simply put, if you go custom might as well put the CPU in the loop too. BUT only if you intend on overclocking. If you don't there is no reason for any of that.

You also don't need the 1200w PSU for SLI 680s. An 850 would be fine to save a bit of cash.
Also, as much as I like Corsair gear I would recommend dropping those Corsair fans and getting some Sythe Kaze or Gentle Typhoon. I think for the performance the Corsair fans are over priced.

There is also no reason to get that stupidly expensive motherboard either. For the money if you are that serious in movie editing (like Premier, not Movie Maker stuff) you can get a 3930k based system instead or at least a 3770k. I have people use my PC and the extra 2 cores help for stuff like CAD, Photoshop, and serious video editing over the quads.
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If your gonna spend 6,000 Dollars on a computer at least get an i7-3770k or 3930. Also haswell is coming out soon so it would be better to buy an i7 3930k, 1500$ on monitors sure seems like alot and 2x 7970's would save you about 400 dollars for both for around same performance with the new drivers but hey if you want Nvidia get it
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New drivers still carry the same AMD/ATI trademark of ****.
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1500$ on monitors sure seems like alot


no it doesn't.

with a budget like this, he shouldn't spend less than that. unfortunately, it looks like most of the cost of the monitors is in hype and endorsements. no one should pay $500 for a monitor that is only 1920 x 1080 and a TN panel.

you should be looking at something like this
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no it doesn't.

with a budget like this, he shouldn't spend less than that. unfortunately, it looks like most of the cost of the monitors is in hype and endorsements. no one should pay $500 for a monitor that is only 1920 x 1080 and a TN panel.

you should be looking at something like this
Um, what? Why would he get a 16:10 60Hz IPS over 120Hz 3D ready 2ms 1080p that is ready for 3D Surround? IPS panels are great for workstation but when you want to game those BenQ screens are the ****. Not only that, but the BenQ monitors take 50w less a piece than the Dells.

To go even further, he should be getting 4GB 680s instead of the 2GB because in Surround he will run into VRAM issues. That being said, he should be getting 1400p panels.
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I have been given the ok from my wife to spend as much as i need to so im going to do a full watercolling loop as well. Il redoo my build wen i get home any sugestions between now and them would be halpfull.
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I've already made some suggestions, most notably the comment about 4GB 680s instead.
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