Neoseeker.com Forum Thread: First time trying a new build - page 1

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Author:   Chris Schmidt
Date:   Jan 09, 13 at 6:41am (PST)
Subject:   First time trying a new build
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G'day guys,
Just looking for your opinions on what components I should buy and where you guys think the best places would be to buy them. I'm looking at a budget around $2000, I will mainly use the computer for gaming and movie watching. What I would like is some help with motherboard/CPU/Graphics Card/RAM combinations. I'm also looking at a combination of an internal Solid state drive and internal hard drives. I live in QLD Australia.
With regards to the rest of the components (Case, power supply, cooling, remotes and other additions) are they easy enough to match to the other main components?

I've had a look around the net on my own, for components, and came up with:
EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 3GB Superclock
AMD FX-8120 8-Core Processor
ASRock Fatal1ty 990FX Professional Motherboard
Corsair Dominator Platinum CMD8GX3M2A1866C9 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3
Seagate Barracuda 3TB ST3000DM001
Intel 520 Series 60 GB SSD
LG BH14NS40 14X BD-R Blu-ray Writer OEM
Enermax Platimax 1200W EMP1200EWT
Thermaltake Level 10 GT Battle Edition

Do these all work together?

Thanks for any help you guys can give.



Author:   Crusad3r
Date:   Jan 09, 13 at 7:24am (PST)
Subject:   re: First time trying a new build
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That power supply is so overkill it hurts to see, especially since you only have a GTX 660.

I'd recommend this:
CPU - i7 3770k
Mobo - any Z77
GPU - GTX 680
PSU - Corsair 750w

The rest can be the same



Author:   Chris schmidt
Date:   Jan 09, 13 at 3:42pm (PST)
Subject:   re: First time trying a new build
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Is it better to get one expensive graphics card or two cheaper cards, I do want to run two screens?

Cheers guys



Author:   Crusad3r
Date:   Jan 10, 13 at 6:44am (PST)
Subject:   re: First time trying a new build
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The GTX 680 supports 2 screens quite easily it's more power efficient to run one graphics card.


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