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  1. bippy2412

    First Time Builder Troubles

    You probably don't want to hear this, but Intel's new 7 series chipsets are now out. The good news you can just drop in a ASRock Z77 Extreme4 in it's place. Same price. ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Motherboard <--- one of these? nvm just realised you wrote it in your post :P
  2. Hi all, So i'm building my first ever pc and i'm not enterly sure if if have made the right choice in parts, My primary use will be gaming, Any other uses are just general things like word and what not, The build i came up with went over my budget of $3000.00 so i would definatley like price reduction with minimal performance sacrifice. Games i play would be BF3, MW3, GTA IV, Skyrim, Crysis and Various MMOrpgs. bit of everything really. i havn't added cooling or HDD's into the build so any advice on them would be great, Oh and i do want to do Crossfire :). So Here it is. Case: NZXT Phantom Full tower case white - $185.00 Mobo: Asus RAMPAGE IV EXTREME/BF3 X79 8x DDR3 GLAN RAID USB3 SATA3 4-way SLI/CrossFireX E-ATX - $515.00 CPU: Intel Core i7 3930K LGA2011 3.2GHz 12MB cache 6 Cores - $635.00 GPU: 2x Sapphire ATI HD7970 3GB GDDR5 2MDP/HDMI - $1250 ($625 EA) RAM: Corsair Vengeance CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9 16G (4x4GB) DDR3 - $119.00 PSU: Corsair AX-1200 1200W ATX 80+ Gold 100% Modular Cabling - $357.00 OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Pro 64bit OEM - $126.00 Monitor: Asus VS248H 24" 2ms wide LED w/DSUB DVI-D HDMI - $195.00 Total Price $3,382.00 So slightly over budget and i havn't added cooling or HDDs, brand changes are fine except for cpu and gpu as these are my preferred brands hopefully i have added enough info if i've missed anything please let me know, Thanx in advance bippy2412
  3. bippy2412

    First Time Builder Troubles

    Ok guys i'd like to thank everyone for the help with the build.. i will be purchasing by the end of the month so keep an eye out for a build log :)
  4. bippy2412

    First Time Builder Troubles

    "Joins RACQ" haha thanx for the info man i'll certainly see what i can do
  5. bippy2412

    First Time Builder Troubles

    yea the U2711 will fit into my budget, I just had a look it's pretty nice, If i go with the dell instead of the samsung 15% off would be great
  6. bippy2412

    First Time Builder Troubles

    Are you sure about this monitor? I know they use LG panels, but have you read their policy on dead pixels? Seems a little sus. And how would you go actually sending it back for warranty. I know its free shipping here. But it would be quite pricey to send back on the off chance you are unlucky enough to get a panel with faults. Just saying. i thought about such things myself.. i have been having second thoughts about the monitor because of these things and also i've never heard of them untill the other day which also worries me so i'm not sure if i'll risk it or go with another brand that i know like the samsung i was originally going with.. not sure yet i might have a look at some other monitors tonight and see how i go -Bippy2412
  7. bippy2412

    First Time Builder Troubles

    Ok guys after a couple days of changing things around and what not i've finally decided on the final build that i'm going to use i'm not going to change it anymore hopefully unless someone has really good reason as to why i shouldn't go with something in this build. I did end up changing the gpu to a GTX680 after watching a few benchmark videos against the 7970 and i changed the HDD to a 7200rpm drive so hopefully i didn't have to change anything else on this build and i can go ahead and purchase. woohoo so here it is CPU: Intel Quad Core i5 2500K/3.30GHz/6MB CACHE/LGA1155 CPU - $207.91 Mobo: MB1155ARZ68EXTREME4GEN3 - $165.00 RAM: G.Skill DDR3-2133 8GB Dual Channel [RipjawsX] F3-17000CL9D-8GBXM - $87 PSU: Corsair 850W AX-850 ATX Power Supply, 80 PLUS Gold Certified, 100% Modular Cabling - $245.00 GPU: Asus ENGTX680-2GD5 GF GTX680 PCI-E 3.0, 2GB 256-bit DDR5, Base: 1006 boost: 1058 / 6008 MHz, 2x -DVI, HDMI, DP, Fan - $694.53 SSD: intel SSDSC2CW060A3K5 SSD 60GB 520 Series, 2.5" SATA III 6Gb/s, 25nm, MLC, read/write speed 550/475MB/s 80K IOPS - $118.97 HDD: 2x Seagate ST2000DM001 Barracuda 2TB,7200RPM,SATA3,6GB/S, 3.5", 64MB - $258.42 ($129.16 EA) Cooling: Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H100 High-performance CPU Cooler, 2011/1366/1156/1155/775 and AM3/AM2 compatible - $151.99 Case: NZXT PHANTOM WHITE FULL TOWER USB3.0 W/O PSU - $179.00 Monitor: YAMAKASI CATLEAP Q270 SE 27" LED 2560X1440 WQHD DVI-D Dual Computer Monitor - $350.00ish OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64bit OEM - $125.00 Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K90. Performance, MMO, Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, Cherry MX Red key switches, 18 customizable G-Keys 15/3 - $159.00 Total: $2'741.82 -Bippy2412
  8. bippy2412

    First Time Builder Troubles

    Noise isn't that bad I Geuss I can always drown it out with The Sony 7.2 home theatre that's goin on it xD.. That reminds me should I add a decent sound card in there?
  9. bippy2412

    First Time Builder Troubles

    Hmm ok.. Is it worth loosing three slots and the price though?
  10. bippy2412

    First Time Builder Troubles

    Whoops! I was actually meant to select the drives MisterK suggested.. Geuss I clicked the wrong one :o And about the 7970 being noisy when oc'd is there quieter one I could use?
  11. bippy2412

    First Time Builder Troubles

    Ok so a few minor changes, changed the SSD, HDD's, CPU cooler, Monitor and added the keyboard which i really liked the keyboard and the screen was a good money saver so the price has been reduced by approx $214.37 depending on how much i get the screen for when i buy the setup and i'll try out a few mice and see how i go. CPU: Intel Quad Core i5 2500K/3.30GHz/6MB CACHE/LGA1155 CPU - $207.91 Mobo: MB1155ARZ68EXTREME4GEN3 - $165.00 RAM: G.Skill DDR3-2133 8GB Dual Channel [RipjawsX] F3-17000CL9D-8GBXM - $87 PSU: Corsair 850W AX-850 ATX Power Supply, 80 PLUS Gold Certified, 100% Modular Cabling - $245.00 GPU: ASUS ATI EAH7970 PCI-E 3.0, 3GB 384-bit GDDR5, 925/5500MHz, D-DVL, HDMI, Mini DP, Fan - $636.75 SSD: intel SSDSC2CW060A3K5 SSD 60GB 520 Series, 2.5" SATA III 6Gb/s, 25nm, MLC, read/write speed 550/475MB/s 80K IOPS - $118.97 HDD: 2x Seagate BARRACUDA GREEN 2TB ST2000DL003 5900RPM, SATA3, 6GB/S, 3.5", 64MB eol - $249.80 (124.90 EA) Cooling: Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H100 High-performance CPU Cooler, 2011/1366/1156/1155/775 and AM3/AM2 compatible - $151.99 Case: NZXT PHANTOM WHITE FULL TOWER USB3.0 W/O PSU - $179.00 Monitor: YAMAKASI CATLEAP Q270 SE 27" LED 2560X1440 WQHD DVI-D Dual Computer Monitor - $350.00ish OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64bit OEM - $125.00 Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K90. Performance, MMO, Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, Cherry MX Red key switches, 18 customizable G-Keys 15/3 - $159.00 Total: $2'674.67 there's the revision hope ya'll like it :) also would this system allow for decent over clocking?
  12. bippy2412

    First Time Builder Troubles

    Holy shit! How long have those things been around? Have you seen any reviews for them? DO WANT. A few months at least, looking at buying one next week myself.I wish I had heard about them earlier so I could of purchased the "old" version that could be overclocked to around 100Hz. im interested in reading any reviews people can dig up on these things too. http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/New-YAMAKASI-CA...=item19cec2f490 <--- one of these? i like it o.o
  13. bippy2412

    First Time Builder Troubles

    so here's my revised Build, CPU: Intel Quad Core i5 2500K/3.30GHz/6MB CACHE/LGA1155 CPU - $207.91 Mobo: MB1155ARZ68EXTREME4GEN3 - $165.00 RAM: G.Skill DDR3-2133 8GB Dual Channel [RipjawsX] F3-17000CL9D-8GBXM - $87 PSU: Corsair 850W AX-850 ATX Power Supply, 80 PLUS Gold Certified, 100% Modular Cabling - $245.00 GPU: ASUS ATI EAH7970 PCI-E 3.0, 3GB 384-bit GDDR5, 925/5500MHz, D-DVL, HDMI, Mini DP, Fan - $636.75 SSD:Intel SSDSC2CW120A3K5 SSD 120GB 520 Series, 2.5" SATA III 6Gb/s, 25nm, MLC, read/write speed 550/500MB/s 80K IOPS - $194.88 HDD: Hitachi 3TB Deskstar 7K3000 7200rpm HDD 3.5" SATA III 6Gb/s, 32MB Cache - $260.59 Cooling: CoolerMaster RR-212E-20PK-R1 Hyper 212 EVO Universal CPU Cooler 12/1 - $39.00 <--- is it worth going water or is this enough? Case: NZXT PHANTOM WHITE FULL TOWER USB3.0 W/O PSU - $179.00 Monitor: Samsung 27" Monitor S27A850TSK Professional Screen - 5ms (GTG) Response Time 13/3 - $748.91 OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64bit OEM - $125.00 Total: $2889.04 so under budget and pretty much a build from the 2 builds i was shown, A bit of approval that this will do want i want and i will make my purchase in the next 2 -3 weeks havn't got a price on keyboard and mouse yet i like the R.A.T 9 mouse and not sure about keyboard i was thinking logitech G19 but not sure if it's just overpriced gimmick crap lol so definatley welcomeing keyboard and mouse suggestions. so let me know what yas think and hopefully i've got my build done :) Regards -Bippy2412
  14. bippy2412

    First Time Builder Troubles

    thanx for the feed back guys i was definatley a long way off haha. is there much of a benefit going with water cooling or would fans be more than efficient? i'm not going to crossfire at this time if it's uneeded no point wasting money and i can always do it later if needed. definatley will stick to one screen, only because the screen boarders annoy the hell outa me on multiscreen setups. i'll review the advice i've been given and the builds that Pigs Can Fly and MisterK put together and see if i can come up with something more appropriate and see what you guys think :) i'll post it later tonight. -Bippy2412
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