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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by david_m_15, Nov 16, 2011.

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    david_m_15 Thread Starter

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    hi,

    im building a new computer as mine is due for an upgrade. ive decided that i can use some of my current parts but

    mostly it will be new, and i just want to make sure that 1. its all going to be compatible, and work, and 2. see

    if anyone has suggestions to make it better. my budget is around $1500 max, i really dont want to spend that much

    cos i wont have any money left.

    anyway, here is the list i have so far:

    case: Antec Nine Hundred Tower Gaming Case with side window Black(No PSU)
    this is my current case, i wont think ill need a new one.

    psu: Corsair TX-750 750W ATX Power
    wanted to bring the price down so i dropped down from 850W. will 750W be enough?

    cpu: Intel Core i7 2600K Processor LGA1155 3.4GHz CPU
    really wanted to go for something nice, friends said this was good. apparently the K means its designed to be

    overclocked, and i was going to get help with that.

    cooling: Cooler Master V6 GT Universal Cooler
    friend has this one on his i7 2600K. any thoughts?

    motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V PRO Socket 1155 Intel Z68 Chipset
    matches the cpu socket. went with z68 cos apparently its better for overclocking and still using the cpu

    graphics. i couldnt actually see much difference with this "PRO" one and the "Asus P8Z68-V LX 1155 Intel Z68

    SATA3 USB3". would it be worth stepping down to save ~$70?

    ram: G Skill 8G(2x4G)DDR3 2133Mhz PC3-17000 CL9(F3-17000CL9D-8GBXM)
    motherboard supports dual channel my friend recommended this one. any thoughts?

    graphics card: MSI GTX560 TI Twin Frozr II OC
    my friend also recommended this one, he said if i wanted to upgrade later on i could just get a second one of

    these, which overall equals in price a single 580 but would be more powerful.

    lan, sound: onboard

    dvd drive: using current one

    mouse: using current one

    keyboard: using current one

    os: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM(Microsoft OEM Terms&condition apply)
    i want 64 bit right?

    monitor: using current, its a benq 22"

    hard disk: OCZ 120G Vertex II E Series SSD
    actually cant remember which exact one i was supposed to be getting, but im pretty sure it was this one. i also

    have my 2x500g sata hard drives for storage

    ok so thats the list, currently it adds up to AUD$1420.50. the more i think about it, i could really get the non

    pro motherboard to save a bit..anyway. could i get ur guys thoughts on this set up, can u make any suggestions to

    make it cheaper without sacrificing power, and more importantly am i going to have any compatibility issues?
     
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