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Old 08-10-2011, 11:18 PM   #1
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I've been working on getting prices for a rig for a while now - I think I've finally finalised (Yes, finalised. Not finalized ) the price. I'm confident I've got everything I need, although it would be awesome if a few of you more experienced builders give it a once over to check everything's in place. I've included links to the site I'll be getting the pieces from, so it should all be relatively clear. And if someone could tell me if this is everything I need to have a brilliant gaming desktop that'll blitz the krieg out of every game currently released. It also needs to be ready for a LAN party, and easily upgradeable. Any help would be greatly appreciated~

Case - $252 NZXT Phantom Full Tower Case, Red : Ascent Technology 393258

MoBo - $250 Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 Motherboard, Socke : Ascent Technology 396669

CPU - $331 Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3 GHz, Socket 1155, : Ascent Technology 396517

Liquid Cooling - $163 Antec KUHLER H2O 920, Watercooling kit : Ascent Technology 397516

RAM - $182 G.Skill Ripjaws-X F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM, 2x4G : Ascent Technology 396911

GPU - $788 Palit GeForce GTX 580, 1536MB, DDR5, PCIe- : Ascent Technology 396087

SSD - Worth going for one? Or will the Intel Smart Response be a decent alternative?

HDD - $98 Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALX Hard : Ascent Technology 392366

PSU - $208 Raidmax RX-850AE, 850W ATX PSU, Active PFC : Ascent Technology 397233

DVD Drive - $46 Asus DRW-24B3ST DVD Writer, DVD 16R/24W/8R : Ascent Technology 393678

OS - Obviously a necessity, getting one through work though. Badabing.

Mouse - $159 Buy Cyborg R.A.T 7 Gaming Mouse at Mighty Ape NZ
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Old 08-10-2011, 11:59 PM   #2
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I think you might wanna get a slightly better CPU if your gonna go for that GPU.

Newegg.com - Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K perhaps this cpu?
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Old 08-11-2011, 12:04 AM   #3
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PC is solely for gaming, and the 2500k outperforms the 2600k in almost every test. As far as I know hyperthreading isn't actually that great for gaming, as of yet. Correct me if I'm wrong
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I do believe that all the hardware is compatible, so I guess your set =)
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Old 08-11-2011, 12:15 AM   #5
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PC is solely for gaming, and the 2500k outperforms the 2600k in almost every test. As far as I know hyperthreading isn't actually that great for gaming, as of yet. Correct me if I'm wrong
Same thing just the 2600k has more threads and a higher memory cache than the 2500k. Plus it OC's better than the 2600k, since it doesnt have Hyper Threading.

Mine can OC better than most i5's i7's I got a pretty good chip. Its luck of the draw whether you geta good or bad overclockable chip.
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Core i5 2500K and Core i7 2600K review

I think this pretty much proves the i7 is better
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Core i5 2500K and Core i7 2600K review

I think this pretty much proves the i7 is better
In productivity and certain games I unequivocally agree. However, the two are so dang close, and the price is so dang different, that it's just not worth it.

AnandTech - The Sandy Bridge Review: Intel Core i7-2600K, i5-2500K and Core i3-2100 Tested

I rest my furry case
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The price is different because the site you are looking at is overpriced -_-
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The price is different because the site you are looking at is overpriced -_-
Welcome to NZ That's the case with most things over here, I'm afraid.
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Newegg doesn't ship to NZ?
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