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  1. Jerms_a320

    Jerms_a320 Thread Starter

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    Hi guys,

    My dad was going to get me an Imac a while ago and I decided that rather than buying something that cant be upgraded i could make my one pc , with better components ...

    So Ive got the cost of the Imac to build my pc . Ive never built a full pc before ( although Ive done the software before ) so I was wondering If I could get some advice on my components ( any other advice would be great as well)

    so heres my components

    i7 3770K

    ASUS Maximus V GENE Intel

    ASUS GTX670-DC2

    G.Skill Ripjaws-X 16G Kit(8Gx2) DDR3 1600

    WD 1Tb Black

    Thermal take 80+ Bronze 800w

    Coolermaster HAF X-942

    Intel 520 Series 120GB SATA3 SSD

    LG DVD


    So all up the parts including os, keyboard + mouse and monitor is $2069 AUD
    I guess what Im trying to ask is if you had the same amount of money what kind of system would you get


    thanks so much guys , any advice would be good

    (also the pc will only be for gaming and school work , now video editing or anything )

    Jeremy
     
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    Jerms_a320 Thread Starter

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    also i plan to get the coolermaster hypo 212 cooler, any advice would be great
     
  3. Jerms_a320

    Jerms_a320 Thread Starter

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    Have I put this in the wrong forum
     
  4. Tanis

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    Hi and welcome to TSG.

    Personally I prefer full ATX boards for gaming machines, components end up a little less cramped up and allow for better airflow. More my personal preference really as you have a

    Personally I would go for a power supply by Corsair (not builder series), Seasonic, PC Power and Cooling or OCZ as my preference. Thermaltake aren't the best quality units out there and you really don't want to cut costs on the PSU, especially for a gaming machine.
     
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    yea , ive decided to get the full board maximus V formula, It would be a waste to put a compact motherboard in a full case

    I was told to look out for an 80+ at least , would a coolermaster 750w GX 80+ bronze be alright ,

    is the 80+ rating important , would a Corsair GS800 V2 ATX be alright

    thanks so much for the advice
     
  6. crjdriver

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    Just a few thoughts;
    1 Unless you are running multiple virtual machines, having 16gig of ram is overkill AND it slows down the post/boot process slightly. 8gig is more than enough.
    2 Asus is a fine board mfg however you might look at this gigabyte board as well. It is a little cheaper
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128558

    I agree go with a seasonic, corsair, pcpower&cooling or FSP pw supply.
     
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    with corsair only hx.tx.ax models

    thermaltake only toughpower
     
  8. loserOlimbs

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    You did include the cost of Windows in your build correct?
     
  9. Jerms_a320

    Jerms_a320 Thread Starter

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    Hi guys

    thanks so much for the replies


    changed psu to Corsair TX 850w ( the TX series is good , thanks dai )

    I'll only get 8Gb of Ram 2 X 4Gb 1600 G-skill Sniper ( ive heard good reviews about this memory thanks heaps crjdriver , I might be dual booting but not using virtual machines )

    Olimbs ill get windows 7 64bit pro for os

    Thanks crjdriver I had a look at the board , it looks good and fairly cheaper but I think I'll stick to the rog board (It's a bias choice I know),
     
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