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  1. WOOKZ

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    Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5 Intel Mainboard - 6x DDR3 / 10x Sata Raid / Dual Gigabit Lan / LGA 1366 $438.90

    Intel Core i7-920 / 2.66GHz / 8MB Cache / LGA1366 $447.00

    Corsair DDR3 6GB PC-16000/2000 (3x 2GB) TR3X6G2000C8GTF Ram $611.60

    Thermaltake Armor+ Black Full Tower - 23cm Fan Side Panel (No PSU) $284.90

    Corsair HX-1000 1000W ATX Modular Power Supply, 140mm fan $389.00

    AMD Radeon HD 4890 / ATI HD4890 PCI-E 2.0 1GB 256-bit GDDR5, 850/3900MHz x 2 IN Crossfire $402.00

    Corsair DOMINATOR Airflow Fan, ALL PRICES ARE AUD$
     
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    Welcome to TPU :toast:

    So is this what you are looking to buy?
     
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    These Are Rough Quotes Of Prices And This Will Be My First Build The Last Real Pc I Had Was A 486dx /100 Dam I Feel Old Saying That ''
     
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    Looks like a good solid buid, tho you probably dont need the HX1000w. The 750 or 850W would be more than enough.

    Unless you want it for future proofing?
     
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    THATS what i was thinking im a big believer in buy once buy correct lasts longer less monry wasted
     
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    But if your on the buy once policy, that means you wont upgrade the graphics cards, which would mean the HX1000w isnt needed.
     
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    yeah i hear ya but im reading alot howeverb still feel like im skiing in nebraska
     
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    Amen to that. I've wasted my fair share of money on cheap crap. It looks like you're building a monster :toast:
     
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    2 things I see...CPU cooler if you plan to OC at all, those i7's can get really toasty. The second depending on the type of cooler, the door fan may not help things. I have found that with Tower type coolers, like the Xig 1283 and so on, that the side fan creates turbulance and can lessen the ability of the cooler to work most efficiently. Also $284???? Save some loot with a differnet case, unless your heart is set, then use the savings for a good quality cooler.

    Just a heads up and a few pennies of thought.
     
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    you might wanna buy a liquid cooled case, and save some money on the ram since there is absolutely no difference between 1600 and 2000 mhz ram on the i7 system.
     
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    all sugestions are taken ceriously and well appriceated belive me
     
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    one and all can pick apart my ideas for knoledge is king how else can i trim it and improve at same time??????
     
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    Well you have the corret mindset to buy right the first time, therer are just some ways to "trim the fat" and make a better bang for the buck build, as the case and ram issues were brought up to the front. Not that your choices are wrong, just looking out to increase the knowledge and spread that all mighty dollar a little further.

    No worries, give it a while, you havent even gotten replies from the crew of shoppers that piece together rigs for cheap to help members. Im sure these guys and girls can get you on track!
     
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    Ok, I'm here :D

    What are some web sites that you buy from(so I can see what's available to you)? What is your budget? What exactly are you going to use the PC for?
     
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    Is There A Difference Between Cheep Ram And Does It Wear Out Quicker
     
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    with I7' cpu's, "cheap" (I prefer "less expensive" as I try not to buy cheap shit) RAM yeilds the same performance as the higher quality RAM. As long as you keep the RAM within the manufacturer's specs, it should last about as long as the expensive stuff.
     
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    Im Going To Turn It And Intergrate It Into My Tv Hi Fi Setup For Media Purposes And The Whole Family Will Benifit From It I Have Been Researching This For Months I Reasearched Our Tv For 8 Months I Am By No Means An Impulsive Buyer I Also Will Purchase A Blu Ray Player I Thought I Might Try My Hand At Some Video Editing As Well
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    so what are some web sites that deliver to Aussie Land?
     
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    the "expensive" stuff is overclocker ram... I find that these modules actually die more frequently than standard vanilla modules because they're designed to be pushed (not that you can go over 1.65v on the ram anyways).

    Pushing/OCing your ram yields 0.01% improvement in real world applications because the already-awesome performance of the internal memory controller on an i7 is already beyond the point of diminishing returns.

    For your current rig, you need to put some serious thought into how you're going to cool that chip (if you are overclocking). And possibly what kind of storage (HDD or SSD or mix) you will be using.
     
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    overclocking) WILL HAVE TO DO MORE READING ON DAT ONE as i know nada about this behavior yet
     
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    very nice build. I would look at a better case though. Since money isant that much of an issue look at an alum case.

    Try to get one with the PS at the top (on the bottom the PSs fan is wasted)

    And if you are going with 1 or 2 Hdds mount them below the DVD (above) and remove the Hdd rack to improve airflow and allow more room for the video cards.
     
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    there is sooo many of everythang my task will be not to be ending up confused i thought the case was plenty changable with heaps of room and most stuff on the net is redistrubted to aus through a link co and dat
     
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    http://www.scorptec.com.au delivers to Australia. I putting together a sample build now.

    Is this computer gonna be used for gaming any?
     
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