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    average gaming computer

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    Hey first of all I'm from Sydney, Australia and I'm using msy.com.au for prices.
    I'm planing to spend anywhere from 1k up to 1.5k on it. PC would be used mostly for gaming wow,gw2,mw3, battlefield and all other new games. pref on high quality. Let me know if I'm missing something important or if I could get different (better) parts.
    So far i got
    CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3Ghz 1155pin Boxed CPU - 229$
    Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V-Pro GEN3 Z68 USB3 DDR3 Intel 1155pin Motherboard - 244$
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8G Kit(4Gx2) DDR3 1600 F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR - 53$
    Storage: WD 3.5" Black 1TB WD1002FAEX SATA3 7200rpm HDD - 149$
    VGA: VGA MSI 1GB GTX560 PCI-E VGA Card (TI) - 265$
    Monitor: ASUS 21.5" VE228T 5ms DVI SPK LED Backlight LCD Monitor - 145$
    PSU: Thermaltake TR-800PCAU TR2 800Watt. 80+ Bronze PSU - 125$
    Case: Antec 200V2 Two-Hundred-V2 Gaming Tower Case without PSU - 59$
    Heatsink: Coolermaster Hyper-212+ (Universal) CPU Cooler - 35$
    total 1304
    Add assembly 70$ and windows 100$.
    still gotta get razer naga for 90$ and bunch of other random stuff
    Need help cutting down the price
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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128506 is a better motherboard than the one you have. if you want to stick with gigabyte get that one. if you want an alternative, the ASUS P8Z68-V Pro is very good as well

    WD Black is what you want, not green or blue. If you want to save some, the Samsung Spinpoint F3 is a very good alternative to the WD Black

    Make sure you get a GTX560 TI video card, the GTX560 is rather lacking but the GTX560 TI is quite good

    Corsair A70 is a good ~$50 heatsink

    If you need to drop money to afford any of these, change the CPU to an i5 2500K. for gaming you won't notice a different between it and the one you currently have

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    They dont really have any GTX560 TI what if i Drop down to 550 and get GIGABYTE 1GB GTX 550 Ti PCI-E VGA Card.
    By the way would installing windows into SSD and games into HDD make any difference? make them load faster or would just improve program work that are installed into SSD only
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    Quote Originally Posted by begemoc View Post
    They dont really have any GTX560 TI what if i Drop down to 550 and get GIGABYTE 1GB GTX 550 Ti PCI-E VGA Card.
    By the way would installing windows into SSD and games into HDD make any difference? make them load faster or would just improve program work that are installed into SSD only
    http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=7305

    Going down to gtx 550ti will just make you lose performance in terms of gaming.
    A quick search in your site brought up the gtx 560ti as linked.

    If you install OS on SSD and games on HDD it won't really make a difference, as you will need your games on the SSD to get an increased loading time. (SSD's don't have much room, so you won't be able to store all of your games there.)
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    If they don't have a GTX560 Ti look at a radeon 6950 as an alternative or a 6870. The 6950 is obviously a better choice and will perform much better

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    Why don't you drop down to an i5 2500k and get a better video card? i5 and i7 k's are the same performance in gaming. could get a gtx 570

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    thats even more expensive 380$ O_O

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    Quote Originally Posted by begemoc View Post
    thats even more expensive 380$ O_O
    I can tell you, you won't regret it.

    You can otherwise look for other cards in your pricerange, AMD cards are cheaper in terms of price=/=performance in some areas.
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    I think I'll get gtx560ti for extra 100$ I'm still missing tons of stun like mouse,keyboard, mouse pad, headset etc I'll start upgrading stuff later on but for now it'll do. As I said i'm going after average gaming computer

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    Costy motherboard for an average PC.

    Costy memory for no reason. The 1333 (40$) or 1600 (45$) versions will give you the same performance.

    Cheap GPU... can't believe you would go with a quad-SLi motherboard just to buy an underperforming / overpriced card. Go 560ti or 6870 at bare minimum imo.

    Heatsink: Noctua NH-U12P-SE2 Performance CPU Cooler (Universal)- 74$

    You can probably just get a 212+ or A70 heatsink for your rig. Cheap and gives a pretty decent overclock. I also doubt you will overclock that much consering your motherboard/GPU choices (which don't make that much sense).

    PS : Don't forget Windows @ 100$

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    changed memory to G.Skill Sniper 8G Kit(4Gx2) DDR3 1600 F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR - 53$
    VGA MSI 1GB GTX560 PCI-E VGA Card (TI) - 265$
    heatsink Coolermaster Hyper-212+ (Universal) CPU Cooler - 35$
    yeah thanks for reminder
    Windows 100$
    CP assembly 70$

    ---------- Post added 2012-01-20 at 05:31 AM ----------

    Im confused now, could somebody please explain the difference between
    Name: Inno3D 1280M GTX570 PCI-E VGA Card
    Our Price: $342.00
    www .msy .com.au/product.jsp?productId=7018
    ---
    Name: Gigabyte 1280M GTX570 PCI-E VGA Card
    Our Price: $379.00
    www .msy .com.au/product.jsp?productId=6995
    ---
    Name: ASUS 1280M GTX570 PCI-E VGA Card
    Our Price: $389.00
    www .msy .com.au/product.jsp?productId=6993

    Obvious difference is price and brand but is there anything else?

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