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Old 03-18-12, 10:10 PM Thread Starter   #21
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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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Old 03-18-12, 10:27 PM   #22
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Shipping will make it more expensive. You get pretty good prices in Australia.

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Old 03-18-12, 11:45 PM   #23
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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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Old 03-19-12, 05:25 PM Thread Starter   #24
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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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Old 03-19-12, 06:09 PM   #25
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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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Old 03-19-12, 08:45 PM Thread Starter   #26
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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.
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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Old 03-19-12, 08:48 PM   #27
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OEM is perfectly fine. Forget the full version :P.

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Old 03-19-12, 08:53 PM Thread Starter   #28
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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
$1.50

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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Old 03-19-12, 09:04 PM   #29
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PSU comes with a power cable. xD

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Old 03-19-12, 09:11 PM   #30
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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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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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Old 03-19-12, 10:28 PM   #32
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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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Old 03-19-12, 10:39 PM   #33
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Or an excuse to save them the cost of including a cable...

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Old 03-20-12, 12:42 AM Thread Starter   #34
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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.
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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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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Old 03-20-12, 04:57 PM Thread Starter   #37
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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.

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Old 03-27-12, 08:54 PM Thread Starter   #38
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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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