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As title mentioned, I'm from Australia and the parts price here are terrible atm (The price are in AUD and included shipping fee).

Tried my best to source for parts and it takes 2-3 weeks to arrive.

Here is my review for individual parts:

CPU: Mainly for gaming so a i5-4690K is enough. Can upgrade to i7-K series later on.

CPU-Coller: Famous Hyper 212 EVO. Do what it does.

MOBO: At first I was looking at the Z97 SLI KRAIT. However, I decide to go with Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI due to some bad review from overclock3d. Great choice so far but not really fit into the theme.

RAM: Goes well. Looking to upgrade to 16GB whenever those on sale.

HDD: 256GB is a bit less and it takes roughly 3 weeks to arrive from Amazon US as I got it on sale. Not a single problem.

Case: Nice and tidy case. Got a space beside for cabling and a separate space for HDD bay. Nicely cover the PSU area. Got a bit problem to plug the cable to the MOBO at the top left corner (near the 2 case fan) - hard to reach. Otherwise, great case.

PSU: I'm a bit regret to go with this PSU because I haven't know of the existence of fanless PSU when picking parts. Other than that, things went well.

Case fan: I bough a pack of 2 Cooler Master Blue led 120mm but one got bearing problem. Should have paid like $10-$20 more for a pair of better choices.

Hardest part of the build progress is to wait for all the parts to arrive. After that, it just like a lego :D

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  • 62 months ago
  • 3 points

Feel your pain on the pricing bro, same story over here in NZ. Ended up bringing parts home from Canada and buying the rest from local retail. Still, that's a really nice looking build.

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

I know a friend that lives in Tasmania. Maybe one day he'll manage to build a PC as well.

Build is super clean and the parts are very well chosen. Just a shame about nVidia being a b- on the 970's; hopefully you won't go over 3.5GB of VRAM on the games you play ;)

Enjoy your build!

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  • 62 months ago
  • 4 points

Every single tech channel claims that the 970 has no issues whatsoever.

I wonder why the people on the forums claim that they're having rather serious issues with many games where the textures go even slightly over 3.5 GB.

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

I have to agree with you.... I know the 4GB is plastered on the packaging and maybe it makes people feel ripped off but my Nephew got an EVGA FTW 970 for Christmas and was so happy at the way it performs. And isn't that really what matters?

By the way... Great build here and a really nice job with the cables.

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Damn, you got alot of good deals there. The only thing I can see wrong with that is that you miss-spelt "CPU-Coller". =P

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for a nice clean build.

I don't know how good a fanless psu would be in a separate compartment, as I think that even fanless they need some airflow. There are models out their with hybrid fan modes though - where they only switch on at certain load/temps, that could be worth it, but I'm sure your psu won't be that loud anyway?

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

I just thinking about alternative build with minimum fan requirement. and my default case fan is noisier than the PSU fan. Have to stick the case fan connectors to MOBO and change those to silent mode lol.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

That's cool man I was just suggesting that with a fanless psu you need to consider case airflow a bit more, and I'm not sure if your current case has a fan inside the psu + hdd compartement?

Eliminating noise and fans is a noble goal though, I've been considering it on my next build!

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Greetings from Melbourne !! Great Build! Should check mine out too!

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice but will you and have you OCed your cpu or GPU

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm happy with the system performance so currently no OC but it's nice to have some space for improvements in the future.

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

shouldn't you remove the SLI connector protectors? Just thinking heat and what not in there may not be good...

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Its better to keep them on when not using it, as it protects the connector from dust and such

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

cool good to know!

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

woah we have a crazy similar build, what games are you playing and are you overclocking anything- if so, how?

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm playing Dota, guild war, borderland and final fantasy. Currently I don't feel the need to OC but may do so in the future. Nice build u got there btw :)

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Gorgeous! Nice and clean and simplistic. The white light makes it look marvelous! :) Enjoy the rig sir! I feel ya about the prices though :(

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Did you paint the heatsinks on the motherboard? In the forth picture they look orange but in the fifth they look red, maybe it's just the lighting.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah, it's just the lighting as the heatsinks are red.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

I like. +1

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

The computer I was planning on buying has the same case, CPU, Graphics card (I was even getting the gigabyte one too), almost same motherboard, I'm buying (1 x 8GB) version of that ram.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm over in Western Australia, same crap expensive pricing, same struggle to get things. Feel your pain.