I am an infant in the face of technology. I have a 'rough idea' what things like mother's boards and Ramses, giga beets and intel insiders do.
Below is the hardware that I currently intend to buy during Christmas, it will be for the assemblage of my first custom computer.
If you think I can get something better for a similar price, please let me know.
If I should get rid of something or I'm missing something entirely, I'd also be grateful to know about that too.
My Shopping list!
A penny for your thoughts?
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit = Free - Gifted by friend.
Case: Fractal Design Define XL Black Pearl ATX Full Tower = $216.00 AUD
Power Supply: Corsair HX-1050 80 PLUS Silver = $265.00 AUD
Processor: Intel Core i5 2500K = $229.00 AUD
CPU Cooler: CoolerMaster Hyper TX3 = $25.00 AUD
Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 = $135.00 AUD
RAM: 8GB Corsair Vengeance CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B DDR3 (2x4GB) = $75.00 AUD
Graphics Card: MSI GeForce GTX 580 3GB Lightning Extreme Edition OC (x2) = $699.00 AUD each, $1398.00 AUD total
Solid-state Drive: Corsair Force Series 3 120GB = $199.00 AUD
Optical Drive: ASUS DRW-24B3LT 24X DVDRW LightScribe = $29.00 AUD
Keyboard: Steelseries 6G V2 Mechanical = $95.00 AUD
Mouse: Razer Naga Special Molten Edition = Free - Gifted by friend.
Headphones: Plantronics Gamecom 777 Surround Sound 7.1 = $69.00 AUD
Monitor: Acer V243HLBD 24in Widescreen (x2) = $165.00 AUD each, $330.00 AUD total
DVI Dual Link Male-Male Cable 10m = $29.00 AUD
Webcam: Logitech C510 HD = $49.00 AUD
Desk between 90-100 CM = Unknown
Total, with postage = $3225.00 AUD
The build is based primarily around the benchmark of 60 FPS+/maximum settings/No lagging, glitching or freezing at a 16:9 1920x1080 resolution on the game Metro 2033 and Battlefield 3. I want to reach this at the cheapest possible price. Australian based, so no amazom/newegg/internationally unavailable sites.
Currently purchasing all my hardware from pccasegear.com
Edited by TheEigengrau, 14 November 2011 - 01:02 PM.