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# 138467 5-Jan-2014 20:37
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Hey,

I've been doing some reading online about what parts are better than others and it's not quite clicking in my head. Ican understand differences in cpu and memory, but im not sure about cooling, etc. I'm looking to either buy or build a pc in a bit over a month that will allow me to play better games than my intel hd 3000 laptop. I'd probably lean towards higher spec if it means I can have it in use longer.

Currently the game I want to play is Final Fantasy XIV, but as time passes games get higher detail so I'm not sure what graphics card I should get. My plan for the computer is to use it as a dlna server so it'll be on near constantly. Other than dlna and the occasional video transcribe it'll will mainly be used for gaming, web browsing, and some coding. I'm not too concurned about operating system, will probably use 64bit windows 8.1 as that's what I currently use.

This thread is mainly looking for the best places to get computer parts, cases, moniters, etc in New Zealand, give advice on what parts would be good and hopefully critique my list of parts that I'll put together after getting ssome advice. Total price limit should be around $2000nz.

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  # 961637 5-Jan-2014 21:39
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I assume you also need a keyboard, mouse and monitor included in the price?

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  # 961641 5-Jan-2014 21:53
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You'll want something along the lines of this

COOLER MASTER Storm SCOUT 2 BLACK Mid Tower True Gaming Chassis w/ No PSU Dual USB 3.0, Supports up to 9 fans, Top panel LED switch to disable the LEDs
ASUS DRW-24D3ST SATA Black 24x DVDRW Retail box
Intel Haswell Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz 6MB LGA1150 (B85, H87,Z87 Motherboard Required) K Series
Seagate 1TB Barracuda 7200.12 SATA3 HDD 64M CACHE 7200RPM NCQ ( 2 years warranty )
Samsung 840 EVO MZ-7TE120BW 2.5" 120GB SATA III TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) -- 540MB/s Read & 410MB/s Write -- 3 Years warranty
G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz (PC3 12800) High Performance Desktop Memory 240-Pin Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
Gigabyte GA-Z87-HD3 Socket 1150,Intel Z87 CHipset, ATX Form, 4 X DDR3 DIMM,VGA/DVI/HDMI,6 X SATA3, USB3, Support AMD CrossFireX
SeaSonic X-650 SS-650KM3 Active PFC F3 650W 80Plus Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ( 7 Years warranty ) - MEPS Ready
EVGA GeForce GTX770 SC Version with ACX Dual Fan , 2GB GDDR5 PCI-E 3.0 Video card , 1111mHZ / 7010Mhz , HDMI + Dual DVI + Display port , 3 years warranty
COOLER MASTER Hyper 103 COOLER 92mm Fan 3 Direct Contact Heatpipes / Aluminum Fins - All-In-One Mounting INTEL:2011/1366/1156/1155/755  (I know this fan isnt compatible with the cpu, but this is an idea of the fan you want to get) 

Picked these parts from PBtech because i like their services and they always return a faulty product no questions asked. I have not tried computer lounge but i have heard great things about them, as well as they are cheaper.

 
 
 
 


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  # 961645 5-Jan-2014 22:05
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The moniter, keyboard and mouse version:

ASUS DRW-24D3ST SATA Black 24x DVDRW Retail box
Seagate 1TB Barracuda 7200.12 SATA3 HDD 64M CACHE 7200RPM NCQ ( 2 years warranty )
Samsung 840 EVO MZ-7TE120BW 2.5" 120GB SATA III TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) -- 540MB/s Read & 410MB/s Write -- 3 Years warranty
SeaSonic X-650 SS-650KM3 Active PFC F3 650W 80Plus Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ( 7 Years warranty ) - MEPS Ready
COOLER MASTER Hyper 103 COOLER 92mm Fan 3 Direct Contact Heatpipes / Aluminum Fins - All-In-One Mounting INTEL:2011/1366/1156/1155/755 AMD:FM1/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2
LG 23EN43V-B 23" Full HD LED Monitor , HDMI+DVI+VGA , 3 Years warranty
COOLER MASTER STORM QUICKFIRE TK (CHERRY MX BROWN SWITCH) Mechanical illumination Keyboard Compact Layout with Integrated Numpad Block
Razer DeathAdder 2013 Ergonomic Gaming Mouse, 6400dpi 4G Optical Sensor, Improved ergonomics. Razer Synapse 2.0 - Support PC and MAC
Gigabyte GA-Z87M-D3H Socket 1150,Intel Z87 CHipset, mATX Form, 4 X DDR3 DIMM,VGA/DVI/HDMI,6 X SATA3,USB3,RAID
COOLER MASTER CENTURION 6 NO PSU PURE BLACK MID TOWER Superior Airflow Performance User-Friendly Design Cable Management System, USB 3.0 x 2 and USB 2.0 x 2
Sapphire TOXIC R9 270X 2G GDDR5 PCI-E Video card , Dual DVI+HDMI+DP Ports , supports up to 4 display monitor(s) without DisplayPort , 1100MHz / 6000MHz
Crucial 8GB DDR3 1600Mhz DIMM 240pin Non ECC PC3-12800 Desktop RAM
Intel Haswell Core i5-4670 3.4GHz 6MB LGA1150 (B85, H87,Z87 Motherboard Required)

Total price: $2160.86 NZD

 

 

 

 

Crucial 8GB DDR3 1600Mhz DIMM 240pin Non ECC PC3-12800 Desktop RAM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crucial 8GB DDR3 1600Mhz DIMM 240pin Non ECC PC3-12800 Desktop RAM

 

 

 




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  # 961944 6-Jan-2014 14:53
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Thanks, I've looked at it and really like each part. I'll probably lay off the gaming keyboard and mouse for awhile as I already have some available to use, though i'll upgrade to them later.

Thanks for your help.

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