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Old 21-01-13, 03:38 PM
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Imo; Get either a GTX 670 or a regular 7970 (not the ROG stuff)

Truth is that you're paying a lot more than necessary for ROG stuff. Like mentioned before; swap out the mainboard for an MSI Z77 Mpower or a GD-65.

Don't SLI lower end cards when you can have a single card solution. Single card is always better for temps
which one is better the MSI Mpower or the gd65?
I am getting it custom built from this site so it will be difficault because they dont get MSI graphics cards and other msi branded stuff http://www.ple.com.au/

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Old 21-01-13, 04:09 PM
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You're right, they don't have MSI! The noobs

Anyway, this is what I would recommend you:

Asus P8Z77-V Pro:
http://www.ple.com.au/ViewItem.aspx?...CategoryID=508

3770k:
http://www.ple.com.au/ViewItem.aspx?...CategoryID=450

RAM - 8GB 1866MHz:
http://www.ple.com.au/ViewItem.aspx?...CategoryID=627
You could also get 16GB but I just chose the cheaper option. You can always add more later

H100i:
http://www.ple.com.au/ViewItem.aspx?...CategoryID=444

GTX 670:
http://www.ple.com.au/ViewItem.aspx?...CategoryID=259

Went with the 670 FTW as its performance is near 680 and the webshop doesn't seem to have 7970s besides the overpriced ROG one and an XFX one with a horrible cooler Also, the CUDA can come in handy when rendering.

It's just a suggestion. Btw, I noticed that in the OP you hadn't selected RAM yet?
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Old 21-01-13, 04:38 PM
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You're right, they don't have MSI! The noobs

Anyway, this is what I would recommend you:

Asus P8Z77-V Pro:
http://www.ple.com.au/ViewItem.aspx?...CategoryID=508

3770k:
http://www.ple.com.au/ViewItem.aspx?...CategoryID=450

RAM - 8GB 1866MHz:
http://www.ple.com.au/ViewItem.aspx?...CategoryID=627
You could also get 16GB but I just chose the cheaper option. You can always add more later

H100i:
http://www.ple.com.au/ViewItem.aspx?...CategoryID=444

GTX 670:
http://www.ple.com.au/ViewItem.aspx?...CategoryID=259

Went with the 670 FTW as its performance is near 680 and the webshop doesn't seem to have 7970s besides the overpriced ROG one and an XFX one with a horrible cooler Also, the CUDA can come in handy when rendering.

It's just a suggestion. Btw, I noticed that in the OP you hadn't selected RAM yet?
i bloody new i forgot to add that into the post haha, i was going to go with the geIL 16gb 2x8gb @ 1600 MHz

the thing i like the most about the formula are the features it has and the overclocking ability.

But i key thing i havent fully decided on is the case
i have 220$ for the case so its either the HAF X, the Storm Stryker or any of teh other ones

And i have to say The Orca looks simply magnificent
It was one of the key things that brought me to the stryker

My friends that i go to school with ( Year 12) will always try to find faults in my parts choice which is one of the reasons i have spent so much time looking around forums and reviewers.

Not to mention there all Nvidia Fanboys haha
Another concern is the pending future release of the amd 8000 series and nvidia counterparts.

This desktop is going to be the big step from laptop ( alienware m17x r3 ) to 2400$ desktop because dells upgrades for graphics are crazy overpriced the australian 7970m upgrade would have cost 1400$ which is around 980 british pounds

The reason i am going with PLE is because they are just 20 mins away and better than another place that offers a 100$ premium on all parts which is BS in my opinion

Another reason for going high spec is because i beta test ALOT of games (currently testing 5 games)
so it would be nice to be able to comment on optimisation and such other things haha

I am looking to OC on air cooling because i have not used a desktop in years and also have never watercooled
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Old 21-01-13, 04:56 PM
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Well, the Asus is a decent overclocker as well! Especially cause you save so much on the board that you can buy an H100i for cooling which helps a lot. Don't forget that overclocking often depends on wether you have a good CPU chip or not. You can get lucky and get an easy 4.8 without any issues, but you can also have terrible luck and get a chip that struggles past 4.2

Other than that, it has all the features like SLI / Crossfire X, 8 Sata ports, Virtu MVP and most other things that the ROG board has. The only thing is that the onboard sound is not as good, but tbh even the ROGs onboard sound is not amazing. If you want good quality audio, then get a sound card!

I personally think that the HAF X is ugly as F and also a bit useless after the Storm Trooper and Stryker came out Switch 810 is pretty good as well, but truth is that these are all full towers and you're not going for a full watercooling loop, nor an E-ATX or XL-ATX mainboard. A regular ATX board will look kind of funny in a full tower, so I'd suggest something like a Corsair 650D or 600T.

I'm personally not much of the fanboy type, but I just figured that this card would be the best bang for your buck at that store considering the lack of proper 7970 cards. You also mentioned that you wanted to do rendering, and that's where Nvidia's CUDA can help you out a bit

If you weren't rendering (much), I'd suggest an i5 3570k as an i7 barely helps in games and you save yourself more money. I can understand that you want a pc that's faster than your friend's, but imo there's a difference between having a proper rig and just going on a spending spree, thus paying for hardware that you don't really need.

In the end, it's your money and the decision is all up to you!
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Old 21-01-13, 05:13 PM
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ill have to think for a while now because with the h100i it comes down to 2355 with everything else the same
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Old 21-01-13, 06:25 PM
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Razer are overpriced, personally i would chose a mechanical keyboard from corsair, And the phantom is by far the best looking and i think the best quality case there...
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Old 21-01-13, 08:03 PM
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Just a question to clear things up: are you building this yourself or is the place you're ordering stuff from building it?
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Old 22-01-13, 04:14 AM
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they are building it, and only for 79$ rather than 120 like most other australian stores
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Old 22-01-13, 07:20 AM
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You *could* do it yourself tbh. Just watch/read a few tutorials and it shouldn't be all that hard
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Old 22-01-13, 12:10 PM
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I could but i would probably just end up breaking alot of equiptment Plus im still looking for an ideal case to fit an E-ATX motherboard preferably a full tower as im looking to do some future upgrades such as WC'ing further donw the line when i get more funds
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