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#1 Aug 01 2010 at 6:01 PM Rating: Excellent
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CPU - Intel i7 930 2.8
Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD4P
Memory - G.Skill 2x2G 1600
Video Card - Sapphire Radeon 5970 2G
HDD - WD 1TB
Optical Drive - LG CH10LS20 Blu Ray reader/player
Sound Card - Creative - SBXFI-XG 7.1
Case - Antec Six-Hundred
OS - Windows Home 64 bit
Headset - Creative - 70GH011000002 Surround
Power Supply - Antec - TP-750 True Power

Cost - $2,335.63 (converted from $AU)

I haven't ordered it yet - Thoughts?
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#2 Aug 01 2010 at 6:13 PM Rating: Good
Maybe I'm dreaming, but it sounds overpriced.

I'm building one with the Intel i7-940, a mobo that costs $70 more, 6GB triple channel ram, an 80GB SSD plus a TB reg HDD and the Antec nine hundred two case for like $300 less.

Edited, Aug 1st 2010 8:15pm by Yabusame
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#3 Aug 01 2010 at 6:14 PM Rating: Good
And all the other parts I did not mention are the same or similar items.

Edited, Aug 1st 2010 8:14pm by Yabusame
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#4 Aug 01 2010 at 6:14 PM Rating: Good
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Just my opinion, but /drool! Nice build ^^ The only thing I would change is the case, which would be 150% by preference. There is no reason for it, I just prefer the HAF 932. I absolutly love the look of mine :)

One thing though. Does the OD play and readback all formats and not just Bluray?
#5 Aug 01 2010 at 6:16 PM Rating: Good
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Im fairly sure that MoBo isnt compatible with your processor if these are the two your thinking of.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115225&cm_re=i7_930-_-19-115-225-_-Product
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128409&Tpk=GA-P55A-UD4P

The MoBo has a LGA 1156 CPU slot and the i7 930 is a LGA 1366. I just built a 930 setup and used this board:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131614

Edited, Aug 1st 2010 8:22pm by Zidaga
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#6 Aug 01 2010 at 6:25 PM Rating: Excellent
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Ahh thank you Zidaga.

Change the Motherboard from the UD4P to the GA-X58A-UD3R

Bumped the price a teeny bit but it's still coming in under-budget for me.
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#7 Aug 01 2010 at 6:28 PM Rating: Good
If you're building your own you can get more computer for that much money.
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#8 Aug 01 2010 at 6:29 PM Rating: Excellent
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Haha, not really in Australia :P

We get duped on everything here.
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#9 Aug 01 2010 at 6:34 PM Rating: Good
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no prob, glad i could help ^^

Would have hated for you to have ordered all your parts and then not been able to build it.
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#10 Aug 01 2010 at 6:43 PM Rating: Excellent
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Gawd that would suck, can you imagine!?

I'll post up benchmark results when I get it.

I forgot to mention additional costs of anti-virus and extended warranty along with new keyboard and mouse... that's probably why it's a little more expensive than what would be normal :)

Last computer I bought myself was over 6 years ago, so it's high freakin' time!
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#11 Aug 01 2010 at 8:21 PM Rating: Good
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it does seem just slightly overpriced, maybe it's just me.

Then again, I just put together an AMD X6 system with an 890FX motherboard, closed loop processor watercooler, and mid-range 5870 GFX. 8 gig, 1k watt PSU, Seagate momentus hybrid and assorted other little odds and ends. . for about $1600 USD.
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#12 Aug 01 2010 at 8:58 PM Rating: Good
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Haha, just got a call from the place, the 5970 doesn't fit in that case, so I had to change to a different one.

Oh and 4G G.Skill wasn't compatible, has to be triple channel.

By yay! It's ordered.... CAN'T FREAKIN' WAIT!
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#13 Aug 01 2010 at 10:43 PM Rating: Good
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so I had to change to a different one.


The card or the case? ;)

Congratulations on your purchase ^^. Soon you'll be basking in that "new high end computer glow" that comes when anticipation becomes reality. Basking in the afterglow of my own new machine assembly, I can honestly say there's nothing quite like it.

Exempting possibly Xmas morning
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#14 Aug 01 2010 at 11:53 PM Rating: Good
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Should be a fairly beefy setup, hope you enjoy it. I'd make sure to OC it as well. Which case did you end up getting?

To everyone who is saying he is paying too much, he is, but not by as much as you think. Computer components are more expensive out here, not even counting conversion rates.

I7 930 goes for around $350 at the low end
That 5970 would set him back bare minimum $750-800 depending on brand.
$259 for that mobo
Don't know what he changed that ram to, but if it was just to an x58 6gb kit of say, 1600 NQ gskill, it probably set him back around $199-220
$150 for that PSU
Don't know what he changed the case to, but he probably spent at least $200-250 on it, if he got a better one than what was originally listed.
$110ish for the OS, if he got OEM.
etc etc
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#15 Aug 02 2010 at 12:24 AM Rating: Good
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Nice im building a similar rig. Got a deal on the i7 930 for 199.99 at my local microcenter.

According to passmark can get by with geforce gtx 460 and a middle of road case for about 1100.
Finally getting around to actually building one instead of buying.
Excitement :)

#16 Aug 02 2010 at 2:33 AM Rating: Excellent
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To everyone who is saying he is paying too much, he is, but not by as much as you think. Computer components are more expensive out here, not even counting conversion rates.


Yay, a fellow Aussie - hey dude, glad you understand our pain haha. Now we just need to fix our internet eh? National Broadband Network (however ***), should help a bit with that. Then we need to fix our release dates so we don't get EVERYTHING 3 weeks after release.

Building with Scorptec - Got this case: http://www.scorptec.com.au/computer/34192-rc-922m-kkn1

I'm pretty excited, it feels like Christmas.
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#17 Aug 02 2010 at 4:31 AM Rating: Good
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Yer, really looking forward to the NBN. And yeah, the whole getting things 3+ weeks later really sucks. I'm buying a new PSU for my GTX 480 SLI setup, and was considering waiting for the Corsair AX1200 to come out, but considering it's probably going to be another week or two before they are available on the mainstream market in the US, we probably won't see them until mid September at the earliest.
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seneleron wrote:
[quote]Soon you'll be basking in that "new high end computer glow" that comes when anticipation becomes reality. Basking in the afterglow of my own new machine assembly, I can honestly say there's nothing quite like it.


I want that feeling...
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Now we just need to fix our internet eh?


Speaking of which, are you sure they aren't going to blacklist FFXIV? Between the internet filter and the ban on small female chests [google it, the links I found weren't entirely family friendly] I'd say you have a 50/50 shot ;)

I forget, is there a ban on VIOLENT videogames in Australia? I know there was one happining in Germany a few months back. . .
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#20 Aug 02 2010 at 9:32 AM Rating: Excellent
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Wait. Australia has a *** party as a political party?

I'm moving down under.
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#21 Aug 02 2010 at 12:33 PM Rating: Decent
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That videocard is overkill unless you are playing on a super ridiculous resolution.
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#22 Aug 02 2010 at 12:53 PM Rating: Decent
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its overkill and a waste of gil. imo.

a regular i7 and a 5870 will be fine and much cheaper.

Edit: I was a little harsh, sorry. Just saying that price/performance is a bit better when buying upper-mid range products.

Edited, Aug 2nd 2010 11:34pm by insanekangaroo
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#23 Aug 02 2010 at 1:10 PM Rating: Default
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Built the rig in my sig for $1500. Overpriced computer is overpriced.

Hope you are playing on 2(3) monitors with that 5970... Guess some people enjoy mindlessly wasting money.

Edit: Glad I'm an AMMERIKUN.

Edited, Aug 2nd 2010 3:12pm by MrSchwarz
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