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    Default Re: Beginner Gaming PC Help

    Thanks for the info on the GTX 680 vs GTX 760, how well does yours perform/how good of a condition is in in/how old is it? Also if i were to purchase it off you how would we do it? Because your offer is very tempting. Just a heads up if i do purchase it off you it will be sometime next year after all the Christmas mess that goes on around that time.

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    Its never been overclocked.
    It was one of the best "premium" models and hence I paid about $1400 for it.
    I think its about 4 years old (will check that) its always had a regular maintenance cycle and never missed a beat.

    I have a bit of interest in it but till someone comes up with the cash its here, could be you, could be someone else.

    Now buying it.....

    I am a long standing member here and have built up a measure of trust so it is a lot less risky for you to trust me than it is for me to trust you.
    So with that said it would work like this. You send me the cost + freight if you are not local and I will package and send the card to you once the funds are in my possession.

    If you are local (Christchurch) you can simply pay cash (although cash is a pain in my ass).

    You have a few weeks to think about it.
    The Internet moves in mysterious ways.

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    Odds are I won't be able to get it in a few weeks, I will most likely be able to get it around February next year since I spent some money on Christmas presents for my family. But if I do buy it off you we could do it via TradeMe if you have an account.

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    I am not paying trademe fees when I do not have too.

    Quite frankly I am doing you a favour offering it at this price (what I consider mates rates) and well I don't really care if you buy it or not
    I am not jumping through any hoops. If you want this you do it my way.

    So if you are still interested contact me in Feb when you are ready and I will let you know if it is still available.
    The Internet moves in mysterious ways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeSade View Post
    Its never been overclocked.
    It was one of the best "premium" models and hence I paid about $1400 for it.
    I think its about 4 years old (will check that) its always had a regular maintenance cycle and never missed a beat.

    I have a bit of interest in it but till someone comes up with the cash its here, could be you, could be someone else.

    Now buying it.....

    I am a long standing member here and have built up a measure of trust so it is a lot less risky for you to trust me than it is for me to trust you.
    So with that said it would work like this. You send me the cost + freight if you are not local and I will package and send the card to you once the funds are in my possession.

    If you are local (Christchurch) you can simply pay cash (although cash is a pain in my ass).

    You have a few weeks to think about it.
    I have been looking at some parts and let me know what you think:

    Motherboard: ASRock H97M Anniversary Intel Motherboard
    PSU: 750W Corsair CX750M Modular ATX PSU
    CPU: Intel Haswell Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Socket 1150 CPU
    GPU: Gigabyte GV-R928XOC-3GD Overclocked R9 280X 3GB DDR5 PCI-E 3.0 Video Card DVI HDMI 2xDisplayport
    Case: Raidmax Cobra Black Gaming Mid Tower Case (Black) - It looks a bit childish but I like the colour green and the possible positioning of the fans.
    RAM: 2x4GB Kingston HyperX Beast 1600MHz DDR3 (unless you can recommend 1600MHZ DDR3 RAM that is better/cheaper than my selected one)

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    All good choices, nothing wrong with those.
    Ryzen 2700X, 16Gb DDR4RAM, 512GB M.2 NVME SSD, MSI GTX1070

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    Quote Originally Posted by dugimodo View Post
    All good choices, nothing wrong with those.
    Thanks! Do you recommend any changes/is everything going to fit together?

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    What you do is go to the manufacturers website for the motherboard and search for the support page for that model, then look for a CPU compatibility list and see if the CPU you want is on it and whether a particular BIOS version is required. Like this for example http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/H97M/?cat=CPU That motherboard and CPU combination is fine.

    You can do the same for memory but unfortunately the manufacturers never test more than a small % of available RAM so that's less reliable. The RAM you picked should be fine but there's no way I can guarantee that.

    Otherwise the only comment is now you've gone the other way with the PSU, that one is probably more than you will need. A good 550-650W PSU should be fine.
    For example my machine has an i7 and a GTX 980 an a 550W PSU, did have an r9 290 previously with the same PSU as well. Incidentally I have an i7 just because I wanted it and can afford it, it does not help my games at all over an i5.
    Ryzen 2700X, 16Gb DDR4RAM, 512GB M.2 NVME SSD, MSI GTX1070

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    Agreed. Save a bit on your PSU. The cheaper RAM will never be a bottleneck so don't stress too much about that either.
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    The GPU I am going with requires a minimum of 600W power supply. So should I go for a 600W or a 650W or 700W?

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