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Black Friday sales are coming up, so there *might* be some deals on parts for that - I would check Amazon. Otherwise you might save a bit...
12/11/2015 - 16:40
I won't say cooling won't be an issue - but I would also say not to worry about it until it is. If you find temps are unacceptable you...
24/10/2015 - 12:51
You should be able to run OSX in a VM quite smoothly. Much better than stuffing round with drivers etc. for a Hackintosh.
24/10/2015 - 12:47
Hmm, good find. Think you might be right about this... Looks like you need the Z170MX-Gaming if you want SLI support in the mATX form...
24/10/2015 - 12:37
[@l005e](/comment/3142444/redir): Bahaha, this guy never ceases to be hilarious
23/10/2015 - 16:51
Agree, i5 should be fine for multiple VMs unless you are doing highly CPU-intensive work in them. Prioritise ram and SSD.
23/10/2015 - 13:59
It wasn't that cheap yesterday - jump on it!
23/10/2015 - 08:23
Fair point. I was probably biased towards hedging my bets in case the i5 isn't fast enough, or my usage changes in the future. Also if you...
23/10/2015 - 08:21
So you can upgrade with another 8gb stick later! And put up with single channel in the meantime... not that you'd notice.
22/10/2015 - 21:36
You can buy the parts from Amazon without the 15% discount - though they may be cheaper locally. Or you can borrow a friend's Amex and use...
22/10/2015 - 21:26
There's a specific DDR3 version that's different from the DDR4 version, make sure you get the right one.
22/10/2015 - 21:23
Looks good, prices seem fine for locally bought parts.
22/10/2015 - 21:22
That may be the case - I don't really know enough about the 3.5gb issue to know if it would make much difference. Feel free to substitute...
22/10/2015 - 20:01
They're the Australian arm of [these guys](http://www.pbtech.co.nz/). Parts ship from NZ and don't incur GST which is why they're cheaper.
22/10/2015 - 19:53
[@lostn](/comment/3141038/redir): Most GPU brands in the same series seem to hover around similar price points these days. The main...
22/10/2015 - 19:44
There's not really much difference, especially if you're just using it for gaming. I went with the 6500 because it was only like $7 more...
22/10/2015 - 19:40
There was a [deal](https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/213540) a while back where you can get 15% off Amazon purchases with an Amex card.
22/10/2015 - 19:39
Yep - from everything I have read, the AMD R9 series are hotter, noiser and less performant than the GTX 9xx series. Worth the small extra...
22/10/2015 - 19:38
As others have said - the i7 6700K is nearly $200 more and not really necessary for gaming. Also no factory cooler, so that's an extra...
22/10/2015 - 19:32
I picked EVGA because they are the cheapest, but most brands of GTX970s are within $20 to $40 of that price and might be less noisy. Or you...
22/10/2015 - 19:27
That's right. My thoughts were that if you are planning to OC sometime in the future, it's worth getting the motherboard so that you have...
22/10/2015 - 19:23
Thanks. You'd have to buy the B150M from a seller that supports click and collect to get the eBay voucher. Next cheapest click and collect...
22/10/2015 - 19:14
Thanks, I'm having trouble updating the post but those should say Skylake, not Haswell.
22/10/2015 - 19:08
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22/10/2015 - 18:45
Skylake Gaming PC, i5 6500, 250GB SSD, 8GB, GTX960, <$900 AUD Delivered (Req AmEx + eBay) + More
I have spent a while researching the best bang-for-buck PC components and weighing off against things like shipping costs, exchange rates...
22/10/2015 - 17:42
Freelancer is the name of the company who runs Sydstart
22/10/2015 - 13:58
PC parts on eBay are 15-20% more expensive than buying them at a shop. Your goal should be to spend as little money with eBay as possible,...
20/10/2015 - 13:45
Excluding the eBay voucher, most of these graphics cards are cheaper from Amazon in the US (incl. shipping), especially if you factor in...
20/10/2015 - 12:55