The PC Builders Thread

Discussion in 'Science, Technology & Car Chat' started by kontradictions, Aug 11, 2009.

  1. dragong87

    dragong87 Well-Known Member

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    I thought i'd revive this thread.

    I'm building a computer after exams (in 1 week- im procrastinating right now) and was hoping for some opinions on this and if any parts should be changed. I'm limited to a 1k AUD budget. and these parts put it just a little over which is ok.
    I know a little about computers, but i haven't been up to date in the last few years in regards to parts and what's out at the moment. I'll be using it for all around use and Gaming.


    CPU: Intel Core i5 3570K
    Mobo: GA-Z77X- UD3H (possibly the version with wifi as well )
    RAM: G.skill 8gb (2 x 4gb) 1600Mhz (not sure which exact one yet)
    HDD : 1tb Caviar Blue
    GPU: Sapphire OC 7850 2gb
    PSU: Antec TP-750
    Case: Corsair Carbide 400R
    HSF necessary?
    Just going to use a spare optical drive i already have.

    I'm not goign to OC it yet, but its a possibility in the future i want to keep open.
    THe main parts im not really sure of is Mobo and RAM. there's so many different ones out there at the moment .

    Thanks.
     
  2. Good bump.

    Also an update on my part. I sold mine away lop, albeit to my brother, but still lol
     
  3. Jeff

    Jeff 神之馬壯

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    I've also upgraded my 4gb ram to 8gb ram. :p
     
  4. dragong87

    dragong87 Well-Known Member

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    So its after exams and i finally went ahead with it. =)
    Got it on Saturday.

    I ended up with these parts.

    CPU: Intel Core i5 3570K
    Mobo: GA-Z77X- UD3H -WB
    RAM: G.skill 8gb (2 x 4gb) 1600Mhz Sniper
    HDD : 1tb Caviar Blue
    GPU: Sapphire HD 7850 2gb OC
    PSU: Antec TP-750
    Case: Corsair Carbide 400R
    HSF Coolermaster Evo 212.
    Keyboard: Black widow Ultimate
    and my old G9x for a mouse.
     
  5. The_Jelly

    The_Jelly NSFW? :P

    Swap the 1tb for a SSD and you're good.
     
  6. runtohell121

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    ^Totally agree with The_Jelly.
     
  7. dragong87

    dragong87 Well-Known Member

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    i cant afford it yet. i will do it soon though.. maybe a 120gb or the next one up for my OS and a game or two.
     
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  9. CrazyMoFo

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    SSD's are great and huge performance boost to any computer. Just make sure your motherboard can handle the speed of SSD drives. During my R&D we tested SSD's with some recent laptops and not all of them are compatible with SSD Drives. Although they can detect the drive and you are able to install OS, it is very unstable. Once you get BSOD you have a chance of losing all your data on the SSD. This is because the drive shut's down faster than the motherboard's bios sequence and corrupts the boot sector. HP and Dell has updated all their recent bios for newer system but did not do this for older systems. Most SSD manufacturers has updated the firmware on their SSD drives. So if you are planning to get a SSD. Make sure you have the latest bios for your system and the latest firmware for the SSD drive.
     
  10. The_Jelly

    The_Jelly NSFW? :P

    You do realize that's a desktop build right?
     
  11. CrazyMoFo

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  12. BigM

    BigM Well-Known Member

    Which shop did u get yours from? just curious haha

    imma be putting parts together as well... will be a similiar build to yours.. probably with a SSD and maybe a GTX 670.. if i can find the extra money for it. And the Fractal R3 case
     
  13. dragong87

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    i got mine from a combination of ARC and mwave in sydney.
    i bought in store, but their prices online are the same and shipping for the whole build is about $50. and pccasegear.com.au is pretty good as well.. just bought a new modem from them and received it the next day.
     
  14. Came across this image. Not my photo, but I've always wanted to make a second machine like this. Shitty looking case, looks like a Pentium 3, powered by a beast. I'll bet air flow sucks balls.

    [​IMG]
     
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    how much did you spend?
     
  16. miketoo2

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    SSD for a desktop is expensive.
     
  17. dragong87

    dragong87 Well-Known Member

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    AUD 1200 + $150 for the keyboard.
     
  18. damn.. I do wanna make a new build.. ssd are lot cheaper now.. n they have ivy bridge..

    but what would I do with my old comp.. n the pain of setting everything up from scratch
     
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    just get new graphics and psu nigga :facepalm:
     
  20. Bulla

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    This is what I plan on getting cus I need to upgrade to 2013.

    Samsung Green 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C11 1600MHz 30nm Dual/Quad Channel Kit
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    Intel Core i5-3570K 3.40GHz (Ivybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor (77W)
    [​IMG]

    Asus P8H77-V LE Intel H77 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard
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