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New gaming computer build

By Napalm68 ยท 6 replies
Sep 19, 2010
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  1. Hello all, i am new to this website as i just found it a few weeks ago, absolutely love the news section its awesome. I have decided to make an account for some more opinions on my gaming build. My current build has lasted me 2 and a half years, but i think that was more luck then anything else. If you are interested the build is in my profile.

    I have got a lot of opinions already however i am still unsure on a few things, namely the mobo/gpu combo but if you have opinions on anything else share :). I am planning on (another) future-proof build. Here we go!

    Budget is $3000.00 (All prices are AUD)

    Case - Corsair Graphite 600T Case - $259.00

    Motherboard - ASUS P6X58D Premium Motherboard - $349.00

    CPU - Intel Core i7 950 - $359.00

    GPU - 2x Gigabyte GeForce GTX 460 1GB Overclocked - $538.00

    Memory - Corsair CMP6GX3M3A1600C7 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 - $239.00

    HDD - Seagate Momentus XT ST395005620AS 500GB - $189.00

    OS - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM - $119.00

    PSU - Corsair HX-850 Power Supply - $222.00

    Monitor - Samsung BX2450 24inch Widescreen LED Monitor - $339.00 OR ^Dell UltraSharp U2311H 23" - $349.00(External)

    Optical - Samsung SH-B123A 12X Blu-ray DVD Combo Drive - $99.00

    Keyboard - Logitech G110 Gaming Keyboard - $75.00

    Mouse Mat - Razer Vespula Dual-Sided Mouse Mat - $35.00

    Speakers - Altec Lansing FX 3021 Expressionist Bass 2.1 - $122.00

    ^Headset - Astro Gaming A40: BXR Special Edition - $199 USD ~ $225 (External)


    ^Is not included in final price

    Also note that the prices are off one Australian website - PC Case Gear.
  2. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +36

    I recommend this PSU instead; it's way cheaper and more than sufficient for that system.

    Also, try checking out www.staticice.com.au; you can find a lot of the parts linked to for cheaper than on the site you plan to buy them from.
  3. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

    That's a pretty nice rig you've got lined up.

    The 750TX will definitely handle the system but the 850 HX would leave more headroom for OCing and adding other components. In case the OP decides on a 3-way SLI (assuming the GTX 460 supports it) the 850W will be the way forward.
  4. Napalm68

    Napalm68 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hey rage, i'm only finding about a saving of $10 each for the components on staticice, and i am trying to future-proof this build so hopefully 3x SLi could be a next upgrade.

    I am just having trouble picking between each monitor, as the Dell is a really nice LCD screen but the LED has a faster response time and an extra inch :p
  5. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +36

    I recommend dropping down to an i7 930 and the GA-EX58-UD5; should save you a significant sum, which you can then spend on a larger\better screen.

    Also, I recommend a Plantronics headset, specifically the Gamecom 377 & 777; they are better than the Astro headset and slightly cheaper too I believe. The best would be the Sennheiser HD 555, if you can get it for a decent price.
  6. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

    Not much of a price difference between the i7 930 and 950. About USD 15 I presume...
  7. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,497   +2,294

    Please keep in mind that you are comparing apples to oranges with your monitor choices.

    The Samsung is LED backlight, but when all that hype dies down, it's still a nasty a** TN panel.

    The Dell is IPS. The response time will be slower than TN, but the color should be quite superior.

    You should do some more research, and read some more reviews before you tackle this particular purchase.

    HP has 2 new IPS screens also, this http://www.amazon.com/Hewlett-Packa...1_17?s=gateway&ie=UTF8&qid=1285302843&sr=8-17 and this; http://www.amazon.com/Smart-Buy-ZR2...1_22?s=gateway&ie=UTF8&qid=1285302843&sr=8-22

    That said, these may or may not be available at your location. (The 22" is a giveaway price, I'd grab one of those myself, if I wasn't so broke from buying the 24").

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