[New Build] could someone check components (buying today)

jonnymo

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Hey guys I know I've posted similar stuff before but if someone could just go over these components one last time (I'm ready to buy today)

ANY criticism is welcome since this is my first build!

I already have the GPU's, case and monitor:

GPU: 2 x Gigabyte GeForce GTX 570 1280MB Overclocked V2 in SLI
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=193_1177&products_id=17554
$738

CASE: Coolermaster CM 690 2 Advanced
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=25_31&products_id=13772
$115

LCD: Samsung BX2440
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=558_1212&products_id=14736
$199

Ok this is what I need to get and am about to order now:..

If you see any issues or have some advice please don't hesitate to comment!

CPU: Intel Core i5 2500K
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=16531
$219

MOB: ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=18041
$209

MEM: G.Skill Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D 8GB DDR3
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=16510
$65

HD1: Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB HD103SJ
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=12711
$69

HD2: Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB HD103SJ
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=12711
$69

PSU: Corsair TX-850 V2
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=17210
$175

OPT: ASUS DRW-24B3ST 24X DVDRW Drive
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=17957
$25

All up, if I purchase this, I'd have spent $1883 which is just over budget :O

If you see anywhere I can shave off some price, or anywhere I should spend a bit more somewhere for better quality I'd appreciate any feedback

cheers guys

PS: I know I got the wrong video card (shouldv'e got Radeon), but that's already been bought so yeah...
 

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jonnymo

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hmm I see your point: why do I need 2 more SATA 6G connectors, an extra PCIE x4 port, and one more USB3 socket for $60 more.



I actually liked the look of that PSU, it's price/W is the best, until I read this review: http://www.hardocp.com/article/2011/02/15/antec_high_current_gamer_900w_power_supply_review/9



the corsair tx-850 is only $6 more
 

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PCCG is the best in Aus 20 bucks more for a site that is reliable with the best customer sevice. Buy from PCCG
 

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Nah man PCCG is the place in Aus, mabye 20 bucks more expensive but they are the best
 

jonnymo

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http://www.productreview.com.au/p/msy-technology.html
http://www.atomicmpc.com.au/News/237155,msy-targeted-by-accc.aspx
http://www.itnews.com.au/News/254934,msy-fined-for-misleading-warranty-notices.aspx
http://ozsoapbox.com/melbourne/newbie-guide-how-to-shop-at-msy-australia/
 

awolfe63

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Your plan is fine - but if I were you I would get an SSD boot drive and a 1TB or 2TB data drive instead. Depends how many games you normally play. If it is only 8 or 10 - then a 100GB-128GB boot drive is fine and affordable. If it is more than that - your plan is better. However, given the price difference - I would still get 1.5 or 2TB drives.
 


Wow, impressively awful reviews of their service and ethics. It should still be OK to shop there, but I agree it's not a place to send novices :) Thanks.