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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey guys,

I am new the the PC building world and am planning to build my first one soon. I have chosen the parts but would them looked over by others. I have a budget of 1800 AUD including monitor and windows. I think i have a good build going but if you have any ideas or recommendations for it I would love to hear them.

Here is the build I put toghether:

 

PCPartPicker part list: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/DPLpFT
 
CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($279.00 @ PCCaseGear) 
Motherboard: MSI Z97-G55 SLI ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($179.00 @ PCCaseGear) 
Memory: Kingston Fury Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($99.00 @ PCCaseGear) 
Storage: Intel 520 Series Cherryville 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($135.00 @ PCCaseGear) 
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($65.00 @ PCCaseGear) 
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 290 4GB TWIN FROZR Video Card  ($399.00 @ PCCaseGear) 
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Luxe ATX Full Tower Case  ($179.00 @ PCCaseGear) 
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($105.00 @ PCCaseGear) 
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit)  ($115.00 @ PCCaseGear) 
Other: Samsung S24D300H 24in Widescreen LED Monito ($169.00)
Total: $1724.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-11 07:32 EST+1100
 
 
Thanks for the help,
Geordan

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Hey guys,

I am new the the PC building world and am planning to build my first one soon. I have chosen the parts but would them looked over by others. I have a budget of 1800 AUD including monitor and windows. I think i have a good build going but if you have any ideas or recommendations for it I would love to hear them.

Here is the build I put toghether:

 

PCPartPicker part list: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/DPLpFT
 
CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($279.00 @ PCCaseGear) 
Motherboard: MSI Z97-G55 SLI ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($179.00 @ PCCaseGear) 
Memory: Kingston Fury Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($99.00 @ PCCaseGear) 
Storage: Intel 520 Series Cherryville 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($135.00 @ PCCaseGear) 
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($65.00 @ PCCaseGear) 
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 290 4GB TWIN FROZR Video Card  ($399.00 @ PCCaseGear) 
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Luxe ATX Full Tower Case  ($179.00 @ PCCaseGear) 
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($105.00 @ PCCaseGear) 
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit)  ($115.00 @ PCCaseGear) 
Other: Samsung S24D300H 24in Widescreen LED Monito ($169.00)
Total: $1724.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-11 07:32 EST+1100
 
 
Thanks for the help,
Geordan

 

I'd go for a GTX 970 over the R9 290.  Same price with way better performance.  Plus, you'll be able to save on your power supply as the 970 requires way less power.


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My Setup:

 

Desktop (haven't named it yet)

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CPU: Ryzen 9 3900X  CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15  Motherboard: Asus Prime X370-PRO  RAM: 32GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 @3200MHz  GPU: EVGA RTX 2080 FTW3 ULTRA (+50 core +400 memory)  Storage: 1050GB Crucial MX300, 1TB Crucial MX500  PSU: EVGA Supernova 750 P2  Chassis: NZXT Noctis 450 White/Blue OS: Windows 10 Professional  Displays: Asus MG279Q FreeSync OC, LG 27GL850-B

 

Main Laptop:

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Laptop: Sager NP 8678-S  CPU: Intel Core i7 6820HK @ 2.7GHz  RAM: 32GB DDR4 @ 2133MHz  GPU: GTX 980m 8GB  Storage: 250GB Samsung 850 EVO M.2 + 1TB Samsung 850 Pro + 1TB 7200RPM HGST HDD  OS: Windows 10 Pro  Chassis: Clevo P670RG  Audio: HyperX Cloud II Gunmetal, Audio Technica ATH-M50s, JBL Creature II

 

Thinkpad T420:

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CPU: i5 2520M  RAM: 8GB DDR3  Storage: 275GB Crucial MX30

 

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Looks good, the only thing I'd consider is getting an 850w psu so you could XFIRE should you choose to. 

 

I'd go for a GTX 970 over the R9 290.  Same price with way better performance.  Plus, you'll be able to save on your power supply as the 970 requires way less power.

Very similar performance* and the 970 is more than likely quite a bit more expensive, just like it is everywhere else. Although the extra cost difference will cancel out after like 2~ years of use as it would be more efficient. 


PSU Tier List | CoC

Gaming Build | FreeNAS Server

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i5-4690k || Seidon 240m || GTX780 ACX || MSI Z97s SLI Plus || 8GB 2400mhz || 250GB 840 Evo || 1TB WD Blue || H440 (Black/Blue) || Windows 10 Pro || Dell P2414H & BenQ XL2411Z || Ducky Shine Mini || Logitech G502 Proteus Core

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FreeNAS 9.3 - Stable || Xeon E3 1230v2 || Supermicro X9SCM-F || 32GB Crucial ECC DDR3 || 3x4TB WD Red (JBOD) || SYBA SI-PEX40064 sata controller || Corsair CX500m || NZXT Source 210.

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Save couple extra dollars and get this

 
CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($279.00 @ CPL Online) 
Motherboard: Asus Z97-C ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($162.00 @ CPL Online) 
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($139.00 @ CPL Online) 
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($65.00 @ CPL Online) 
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB Video Card  ($485.00 @ CPL Online) 
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Luxe ATX Full Tower Case  ($179.00 @ PCCaseGear) 
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit)  ($115.00 @ CPL Online) 
Other: Samsung S24D300H 24in Widescreen LED Monito ($169.00)
Total: $1833.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-11 07:37 EST+1100

SPECS:CPU: i5-4440 @ 3.10GHz, GPU: Gigabyte G1 970, Ram: 8Gigs of HyperX Black, Mobo:Gigabyte GA-H81M-HD2, HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM, Case: Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower, PSU: EVGA 600W, SSD: Crucial MX200 256GB

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Looks good, the only thing I'd consider is getting an 850w psu so you could XFIRE should you choose to. 

 

Very similar performance* and the 970 is more than likely quite a bit more expensive, just like it is everywhere else. Although the extra cost difference will cancel out after like 2~ years of use as it would be more efficient. 

SO the 970 is the better long term choise?


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SO the 970 is the better long term choise?

Yes. It's marginally faster with newer technology (MFAA), and consumes less power. So, in the long run the extra cost between the 970 and 290 will be eaten up by energy costs. So, in the long rung the 970 will be cheaper (the amount you pay for electricity will determine how long it takes to pay off the difference, but assume a single 970 will be about 35% more efficient -- drawing about 100w less)


PSU Tier List | CoC

Gaming Build | FreeNAS Server

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i5-4690k || Seidon 240m || GTX780 ACX || MSI Z97s SLI Plus || 8GB 2400mhz || 250GB 840 Evo || 1TB WD Blue || H440 (Black/Blue) || Windows 10 Pro || Dell P2414H & BenQ XL2411Z || Ducky Shine Mini || Logitech G502 Proteus Core

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FreeNAS 9.3 - Stable || Xeon E3 1230v2 || Supermicro X9SCM-F || 32GB Crucial ECC DDR3 || 3x4TB WD Red (JBOD) || SYBA SI-PEX40064 sata controller || Corsair CX500m || NZXT Source 210.

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Yes. It's marginally faster with newer technology (MFAA), and consumes less power. So, in the long run the extra cost between the 970 and 290 will be eaten up by energy costs. So, in the long rung the 970 will be cheaper (the amount you pay for electricity will determine how long it takes to pay off the difference, but assume a single 970 will be about 35% more efficient -- drawing about 100w less)

Ok thank you =]

ALso any other ideas or is my build pretty solid?


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Ok thank you =]

ALso any other ideas or is my build pretty solid?

I'd go with an 840 evo instead of the 520

an Enthoo Pro rather than an Enthoo Luxe (the difference isn't worth $60 imo)

and i'd consider getting an EVGA G2 850w (that way you can XFIRE should you choose to).


PSU Tier List | CoC

Gaming Build | FreeNAS Server

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i5-4690k || Seidon 240m || GTX780 ACX || MSI Z97s SLI Plus || 8GB 2400mhz || 250GB 840 Evo || 1TB WD Blue || H440 (Black/Blue) || Windows 10 Pro || Dell P2414H & BenQ XL2411Z || Ducky Shine Mini || Logitech G502 Proteus Core

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FreeNAS 9.3 - Stable || Xeon E3 1230v2 || Supermicro X9SCM-F || 32GB Crucial ECC DDR3 || 3x4TB WD Red (JBOD) || SYBA SI-PEX40064 sata controller || Corsair CX500m || NZXT Source 210.

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Hey guys,

I am new the the PC building world and am planning to build my first one soon. I have chosen the parts but would them looked over by others. I have a budget of 1800 AUD including monitor and windows. I think i have a good build going but if you have any ideas or recommendations for it I would love to hear them.

Here is the build I put toghether:

 

PCPartPicker part list: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/DPLpFT
 
CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($279.00 @ PCCaseGear) 
Motherboard: MSI Z97-G55 SLI ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($179.00 @ PCCaseGear) 
Memory: Kingston Fury Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($99.00 @ PCCaseGear) 
Storage: Intel 520 Series Cherryville 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($135.00 @ PCCaseGear) 
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($65.00 @ PCCaseGear) 
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 290 4GB TWIN FROZR Video Card  ($399.00 @ PCCaseGear) 
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Luxe ATX Full Tower Case  ($179.00 @ PCCaseGear) 
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($105.00 @ PCCaseGear) 
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit)  ($115.00 @ PCCaseGear) 
Other: Samsung S24D300H 24in Widescreen LED Monito ($169.00)
Total: $1724.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-11 07:32 EST+1100
 
 
Thanks for the help,
Geordan

 

For the HDD, get this and for cases this one or this one are really good and cheaper. Both parts I suggested are cheaper than the parts you had on the build and possibly better. As for the OS, I know a lot of people condone piracy including me on certain scenarios, but you really are saving $115 that could go towards improving your build.

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