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    if i buy all of the parts from the u.s., will it be cheaper, more expensive or about the same?

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    Shipping will make it more expensive. You get pretty good prices in Australia.
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    Buy it from PCCG. Or MSY if you've got one close to you.. That you can drive to. Importing is only worth it for small items. E.G i got a mod on the forums to buy a Crucial M4 128GB for me when it was 130 bucks on newegg; arrived the other day; works like a charm. 150 bucks total with shipping. So was well worth it. Saved a good 50+ dollars. But larger items definitely not worth it.

    There's a site called 'Linke'. Look that up. Things like an SSD you could buy from there a little cheaper. They're a fairly major company in Hong Kong. So don't worry about fraud, etc. They're not some crappy little story lol. By major I mean.. It's like PCCG for Hong Kong. Where it's one of the most used e-tailers. But ships worldwide =)
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    my laptop is a bit uncooperative atm, so i cant upload a photo of the pccg cart so far. but ill write it here instead.

    ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 Motherboard
    Due 21/03/12 $129.00

    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit with SP1 OEM
    In stock $95.00

    Seagate Barracuda 500GB ST500DM002
    $75.00

    Zotac GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB
    $229.00

    Antec Neo Eco 520C 520W Power Supply
    $69.00

    Standard ATX Power Cable
    $1.50

    Intel Core i5 2500K
    $215.00

    G.Skill Ares F3-1600C9D-8GAO 8GB (2x4GB)
    $55.00

    Antec Three Hundred Case
    $59.00

    i really wanted to add a 560 Ti but it pushes the price (incl shipping) too close to $1000. are there any equally powerful graphics cards that are cheaper on pccg? i don't prefer any brand so go wild

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    The HD 6870 is still a solid Card. . I'd opt for the Antec Three Hundred Two if you can squeeze that it with a HD 6870. the orginal 300 is good. But its aging now and lacks a few features.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mjolnir View Post
    The HD 6870 is still a solid Card. . I'd opt for the Antec Three Hundred Two if you can squeeze that it with a HD 6870. the orginal 300 is good. But its aging now and lacks a few features.
    mmkay, so ill go for the three hundred two case and a sapphire 6870 in each. but what about OEM windows 7? should i get this or not. as you may have noticed, the in tight budget i cant afford proper win 7, so should i get OEM or buy the full version and downgrade the pc further?

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    OEM is perfectly fine. Forget the full version :P.
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    ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 Motherboard
    Due 21/03/12 $129.00

    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit with SP1 OEM
    In stock $95.00

    Seagate Barracuda 500GB ST500DM002
    $75.00

    Sapphire Radeon HD6870 1GB [11179-09-41G]
    $175.00

    Antec Neo Eco 520C 520W Power Supply
    $69.00

    Standard ATX Power Cable
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    Intel Core i5 2500K
    $215.00

    G.Skill Ares F3-1600C9D-8GAO 8GB (2x4GB)
    $55.00

    Antec Three Hundred two Case
    $69.00

    + $58 shipping

    cost = $951 AUD

    any other places I can shave off a couple dollars?

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    PSU comes with a power cable. xD
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    It doesn't Knufire. The Antec Neo Eco series does NOT come with a power cable =).

    And yes; there is.

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=18977

    Buy 2 of these. For your RAM. That's 14 bucks saved. =).

    Heatspreaders are just there for looks. They really aren't required lol.

    PS: The Antec Three Hundred two is 79 not 69.. XD. If you wanted; you could look at this. For the 69. Or the Bitfenix Shinobi. For 65. The Sharkoon T9 value cases are decent too; 69 as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mjolnir View Post
    It doesn't Knufire. The Antec Neo Eco series does NOT come with a power cable =).
    Never seen that with a PSU before. O.o
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knufire View Post
    Never seen that with a PSU before. O.o
    Reduce re-use recycle man!! . The idea is that you're replacing an older PSU that already has a power cable.. Part of the "Eco" Naming scheme.. Full of it if you ask me rofl.
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    Or an excuse to save them the cost of including a cable...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mjolnir View Post
    It doesn't Knufire. The Antec Neo Eco series does NOT come with a power cable =).

    And yes; there is.

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=18977

    Buy 2 of these. For your RAM. That's 14 bucks saved. =).

    Heatspreaders are just there for looks. They really aren't required lol.

    PS: The Antec Three Hundred two is 79 not 69.. XD. If you wanted; you could look at this. For the 69. Or the Bitfenix Shinobi. For 65. The Sharkoon T9 value cases are decent too; 69 as well.
    the reason i went for the aeres was that they have a 1600mhz clock speed these two sticks dont though. is there a noticeable difference or is it just a way to hike the price a bit?

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    Unless you're benching and after specific benchmarks; I can't say there's any real noticeable difference. :P.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mjolnir View Post
    Unless you're benching and after specific benchmarks; I can't say there's any real noticeable difference. :P.
    okay ill go for the two sticks of 1333mhz then thanks

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    updated and slightly cheaper build:

    G.Skill F3-10600CL9S-4GBNT 4GB (1x4GB) DDR3
    In stock $21.00 $42.00
    Antec Three Hundred Two Case
    Ships in 24hrs $79.00 $79.00
    ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 Motherboard
    In stock $129.00 $129.00
    Antec Neo Eco 520C 520W Power Supply
    In stock $69.00 $69.00
    Standard ATX Power Cable
    In stock $1.50 $1.50
    Seagate Barracuda 500GB ST500DM002
    In stock $75.00 $75.00
    Intel Core i5 2500K
    In stock $215.00 $215.00
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit with SP1 OEM
    In stock $95.00 $95.00
    Sapphire Radeon HD6870 1GB [11179-09-41G]
    In stock $175.00 $175.00

    Sub-Total: $880.50

    Standard Shipping (averages 2-5 days) $59

    Total cost = $939.5
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    okay that is quite impressive, but i cant help feeling if i dont add a 560 ti ill be missing out on better fps. hmmm. ok what could (or should) i downgrade to offset the cost of the 560 ti ($59 extra) i probably will still settle for the 6870 though.



    EDIT: just checked out msy and i must say im impressed. but of RAM, which will be compatible with my build http://www.msy.com.au/default.jsp?category=30&page=1


    EDIT 2: ok then im not buying msy. just read all of the reviews and i am pretty disgusted tbh.
    Last edited by kian525; 03-21-12 at 04:49 PM.

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    sorry for attack of the bump thread but the extreme3 gen3 isnt stocked anymore at pccg, any alternatives near the same price?

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