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Hey guys,

 

new member here.

 

A bit of background info.

 

Was an up-to-date systems parts guy about 4 years ago and I have slowly dropped out of the game(no money).

 

I built my current system at the begginging of that period aswell.

 

AMD 6000+

4gb DDR2 800

8800GTS 320mb

450W PSU

Antec 900

Forgot the mobo of the top of my head.

Benq 24" monitor

MX revolution

G15

 

So yeah, I love my games, I crank TF2 every now n then when i get the chance after work.

 

My new job has allowed me to build a new system and I need help :)

 

All i need is a system, peripheals are covered and im willing to spend $1800 to $2000AU [$2500 if you can convince me :P lol]

 

I know im asking for alot but reading the forums and trying to piece something together is doing my head in,

So if someone could point me in a nice direction it would be greatly appriciated.

 

My sources to purchase items are any stores in the Sydney area as i work in the city, the only big places i know of are MSY, ITestate and fluidtek.

 

Thanks in advance for any information.

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you can re-use your gpu for physx, mouse, keyboard and case if you really wanted to.

 

 

Case: Corsair Obsidian Series 800D $299.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811139001

 

Power supply: CORSAIR CMPSU-1000HX 1000W $234.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139007

 

Motherboard: ASUS Crosshair IV $229.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131644

 

CPU:AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition $309.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103849

 

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) $104.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231274

 

GPU: Radeon 5970 4GB $699.99

No link so far

HDD: 1)OCZ Agility Series OCZSSD2-1AGT120G 2.5" 120GB SATA II $324.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227462

 

2)Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB $99.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136284

 

Optical Drive: Pioneer Black 12X BD-R $184.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827129051

 

HSF: Noctua NH-D14 $89.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835608018

 

Price: $2578.91USD

 

I know you said u wanted in sydney but with that budget this is what i would build. prices are just to compare.

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That's 2600 US Dollars, which is 2900 Australian Dollars... so yea, that's a bit expensive I'm guessing :lol:

 

Anyways, why don't you post some links to Australien Computer Retail websites so we can spec you out a nice rig from those sites directly?

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All i need is a system, peripheals are covered and im willing to spend $1800 to $2000AU [$2500 if you can convince me :P lol]

 

You're absolutely going to want an Intel system at that price level. I'm guessing this will be used primarily for gaming, so here are my suggestions:

 

Case: Lian Li Lancool K62 ($152AU)

Power Supply: Seasonic M12D 850W ($235AU)

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R ($259AU)

Processor: Intel Core i7-930 ($335AU)

Memory: G.Skill 6GB 3x2 DDR3 1600 ($222AU)

SSD: Kingston SSDNow V 64GB ($179AU)

HDD: Western Digital 1TB ($95AU)

Video: Powercolor 5970 ($835AU)

Optical: Lite-On DVD burner ($25AU)

Cooling: Noctua NH-U12P ($109AU)

 

Total: $2,446 AU

 

Ditch the SSD and downgrade to a 5870 or 470 instead of the 5970 if you can't go over 2000AU

 

The prices are mostly from MSY. IMO I would stay the heck away from fluidtek unless they have a great deal. Their website screams "unprofessional" :P

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If you want, you can even ditch the Seasonic PSU, as they are excellent but ridiculously expensive, for a Corsair or PC Power & Cooling unit :)

 

That specific PSU is $10AU more than the 850W modular Corsair unit. PC Power & Cooling was unavailable or I would have considered one of their units as well. Keep in mind AU prices are going to follow slightly different trends/fluxuations.

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Thanks for the awsome replies all

 

It has definetly given me a great idea of what to do.

 

Looks like I will definetly put in the extra 500 :)

 

This system probably wont come together for another month, I just really wanted to get an idea of what I should go for.

 

Will probably have to ask again in a month of what I should go for considering price changes and new release parts :P

 

But I still greatly appriciate the lists that you put together.

 

My sources of purchase would mostly be

 

http://msy.com.au/ then http://www.itestate.com.au/

 

theres also of small shops in the city i could hit up, they actually have pretty competitve prices

 

I will avoid fluidtek unless I have to go there for something, their website is terribad and the owner is a prick

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My sources of purchase would mostly be

http://msy.com.au/ then http://www.itestate.com.au/

I'd be going msy for the whole thing. they are the best pricing down here in victoria. the only thing you cant get there atm is the new 6 core AMDs

 

the Antec 900 isnt a bad case. it has flaws but its still a good case so i dont see any point in getting a new one. unless you're really desperate for dust filters or even more fans :P. besides it give you an extra ~$200 to bump up your other parts :thumbsup:

 

based on hierovision's list and keeping the 900 i'd be going

Power Supply: Corsair HX850 ($225AU - MSY)

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R ($259AU - MSY)

Processor: Intel Core i7-930 ($335AU)

Memory: G.Skill 6GB 3x2 DDR3 1600 ($222AU)

SSD: Kingston SSDNow V 64GB ($179AU)

HDD: Western Digital 1TB ($95AU)

Video: Powercolor 5970 ($799AU - MSY)

Optical: Lite-On DVD burner ($25AU)

Cooling: Noctua NH-U12P SE2 ($88AU - MSY)

Total $2227

do you need an OS disc? if so total + win 7 home premium 64 bit ($108AU) = $2335

 

if you really wanted to stay under $2k swap the 5970 for 2x 5850 (saves $121) and drop ssd (saves $179) and swap the gigabyte motherboard for the asus P6T (saves $30)

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the Antec 900 isnt a bad case. it has flaws but its still a good case so i dont see any point in getting a new one. unless you're really desperate for dust filters or even more fans :P. besides it give you an extra ~$200 to bump up your other parts :thumbsup:

 

Good catch I didn't even see that. It's definitely a solid case and should be re-used if possible.

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Good catch I didn't even see that. It's definitely a solid case and should be re-used if possible.

my last post was just after midnight local time. now that ive had sleep its made me question if the length of the 5970 would fit in the case. how long is one of those bad boys anyway? if someone can fin me dimensions i'll measure it out in my sisters 900 :thumbsup:

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In one month, if the AMD's 6 cores are available, I would seriously consider the $200 one, the 1055T. It has a great overclock potential, like the Core i7-930 (From 2.8GHz to over 4.1), and it is cheaper. Also, you could easily pack two other 24" monitors in there, and make use of Eyefinity. :evilgrin: If it's a bit tight in the buget, going for a Phenom II X4 945 and a cheap 890GX mobo would save you a lot of money.

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