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    advice on planed gaming PC.

    hey, I'm very new to computer build and I would like some advice on a gaming system that I'm planing on building sometime in the next month or two, the parts, budget, etc are all listed below. What I would like is if anyone with some more experience then me (i.e pretty much everyone here) could give some advice on the parts that I've chosen. any help is appreciated.

    Budget: around $2000 (AUD)
    Main uses of intended build: gaming, school work and video capture
    Parts required:all parts other then external peripherals (eg mouse, audio, monitor)
    Previous build information (list details of parts): my last computer was bought prebuilt online
    Monitor resolution:NA
    Storage requirements:in parts list
    Will you be overclocking: yes
    Any motherboard requirements? not really
    Extra information about desired system: extra parts will be added later.

    Parts list:
    case: NZXT switch 810, gunmetal black
    PSU: OCZ Technology ZX Series 1250W
    motherboard: asus rampage IV extreme
    CPU: intel core-i7 3820
    graphics card: MSI GeForce gtx 680 twin frozr II
    memory: corsair dominator platinum (2X4)
    HDD: segate barracuda 1TB
    CPU cooler: corsair h100i

    All the parts are being bought from a store here in AUS, and yes I am planing on buying more memory and a second graphics card later on. thanks for helping

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    find another PSU then the OCZ, corsair have a few good ones.
    try and get a psu from a well known brand.

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    Welcome to the Republic of Gamers forums, phoenix132.

    Instead of opting for a X79 build (i7 3820 + Rampage IV Extreme), I'd go with a Z77 (i7 3770k + Maximus V Formula) build which is cheaper and would allow you to use the extra money on getting a 256GB SSD. With that your system will be a complete powerhouse. Other than that, all the parts you listed are compatible.

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    thanks for the advice, is there any particular corsair ones around the same price range?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chino View Post
    Welcome to the Republic of Gamers forums, phoenix132.

    Instead of opting for a X79 build (i7 3820 + Rampage IV Extreme), I'd go with a Z77 (i7 3770k + Maximus V Formula) build which is cheaper and would allow you to use the extra money on getting a 256GB SSD. With that your system will be a complete powerhouse. Other than that, all the parts you listed are compatible.
    Thanks, I'll see what happens but I really like the look of the rampage IV and x79 also seems to have lots of bonuses over Z77but I'll probably go with your advice and get the maximums V or something similar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chino View Post
    Welcome to the Republic of Gamers forums, phoenix132.

    Instead of opting for a X79 build (i7 3820 + Rampage IV Extreme), I'd go with a Z77 (i7 3770k + Maximus V Formula) build which is cheaper and would allow you to use the extra money on getting a 256GB SSD. With that your system will be a complete powerhouse. Other than that, all the parts you listed are compatible.
    Thanks, I'll see what happens but I really like the look of the rampage IV and x79 also seems to have lots of bonuses over Z77but I'll probably go with your advice and get the maximums V or something similar.

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    There's nothing wrong with your choice really. Personally, I consider the X79 platform a little expensive and it's overkill for gaming and school work. Only video editing would benefit much from it if that was what you meant when you said video capture. If you decide to stay with the X79 platform, please do try to add a SSD into your budget. You won't be disappointed.

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    MotherboardASUS Rampage IV Formula
    ProcessorIntel i7 3930K
    Memory (part number)8GB Corsair XMS3 1600
    Graphics Card #1ASUS Radeon 7970 3GD5
    Sound CardROG Xonar Phoebus
    MonitorSamsung SyncMaster SA300
    Storage #1Corsair Neutron 128GB
    Storage #2Seagate 2TB
    CPU CoolerCorsair A50 Pro Air Cooler
    CaseBitFenix Merc Alpha
    Power SupplyThermaltake Litepower 700W
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    Mouse Tesoro Gandiva H1L
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    Hey there fellow Aussie!!! where are you getting your gear from? make things easier to help you pick your parts

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    Quote Originally Posted by Myk SilentShadow View Post
    Hey there fellow Aussie!!! where are you getting your gear from? make things easier to help you pick your parts
    Hey there to you too! I'm getting all of the parts from pccasegear.com most of it's reasonably priced and it's aus so cheaper postage! thanks for the help

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chino View Post
    There's nothing wrong with your choice really. Personally, I consider the X79 platform a little expensive and it's overkill for gaming and school work. Only video editing would benefit much from it if that was what you meant when you said video capture. If you decide to stay with the X79 platform, please do try to add a SSD into your budget. You won't be disappointed.
    I agree with you 100% for doing school work, but it's still what I'd use it for. As for gaming It seems like a good chipset that will last a fair while with very little upgrading.
    I understand that video editing/capture would be best with an SSD so I've decided that I'll add one one soon after I've finished the build.

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