Hi Everyone. Please note that I am in Australia and all prices are AUD$.
So after spending several weeks researching, I have decided on a build I would like to make, and I would appreciate any information you may have for me. My budget is $1800 ($1900 if I'm really pushing it) and I will be using the computer for gaming at 1080p as well as video encoding and application/website development. I will also be studying ICT next year at uni. So I want to be able to do anything I want with the computer. So with that said. Here is My build:
: Cooler Master CM Storm Trooper - $167
: Asus Sabertooth x79 - $354
: Intel i7 3820 - $299
: Antec Kuhler h20 620 - $79
: Gigabyte HD7970 OC - $415
: Antec ATX Truepower 750W - $135
: G. Skill Ripjaw Z 16GB@1600mhz - 85
HD - OS
: OCZ Agility 3 60GB -$55
HD - Other
: Western Digitial Caviar Blue 500GB - $61.50
: Liteon IHBS312 Bluray R/Rw DVD Combo - $75
Total Cost: $1725.50
A few notes about this build: most people would recommend a larger SSD, but I really only want it for my really important programs and the OS, I don't need it to store all my movies and music etc. Therefore, 60GB is plenty and I can always upgrade when I need to.
Also, with the i7 3820, I'm really just waiting for the Ivy Bridge-E to come out, then I plan to upgrade. I'm not much of an OC'er so I do believe the 750W is enough.
Please let me know if you think I can downgrade a component to a better valued component, or If I should upgrade.