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April 10, 2009 9:27:26 AM

Im building a comp and have a budget of $1300-1400 AUD and i need some help with my build but mostly with my video card.

My build is:
Mobo: GB EP45-DS4P $195 MSY
Case: Thermaltake V9 $112 MSY
CPU: Intel E8400 3ghz $257 MSY
RAM: 4gb (2x2gb) 800mhz kingston $66 MSY
HDD: Seagate sata 500gb $86 MSY
CPU COOLER: Xigmatek Cpu Cooler D1284 $45 Scorpian Tech
PSU: OCZ TECH 600watts $145 Scorpian Tech

Video cards: Asus GTX 280 $499 Msy
XFX or HIS HD4890 $465 Scorpian tech

Ill be playing games like Assassins Creed, Crysis and warhead, Call of duty 5 and i want it to play at framerates of about 40+ but crysis ill say 30+ cause of its graphics. I play at 1680x1050 resolution. You can also suggest another cpu, psu, mobo, etc.

Site: MSY: http://www.msy.com.au/Parts/PARTS.pdf
Scorpiantech: http://www.scorptec.com.au
If you know of a better card around the 500 and below price then please post it and ill check it out. Thx plus its in australian dollars.

Getting it on Tuesday next week.

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April 10, 2009 9:49:57 AM

saffi365 said:
Im building a comp and have a budget of $1300-1400 AUD and i need some help with my build but mostly with my video card.

My build is:
Mobo: GB EP45-DS4P $195 MSY
Case: Thermaltake V9 $112 MSY
CPU: Intel E8400 3ghz $257 MSY
RAM: 4gb (2x2gb) 800mhz kingston $66 MSY
HDD: Seagate sata 500gb $86 MSY
CPU COOLER: Xigmatek Cpu Cooler D1284 $45 Scorpian Tech
PSU: OCZ TECH 600watts $145 Scorpian Tech

Video cards: Asus GTX 280 $499 Msy
XFX or HIS HD4890 $465 Scorpian tech

Ill be playing games like Assassins Creed, Crysis and warhead, Call of duty 5 and i want it to play at framerates of about 40+ but crysis ill say 30+ cause of its graphics. I play at 1680x1050 resolution. You can also suggest another cpu, psu, mobo, etc.

Site: MSY: http://www.msy.com.au/Parts/PARTS.pdf
Scorpiantech: http://www.scorptec.com.au
If you know of a better card around the 500 and below price then please post it and ill check it out. Thx plus its in australian dollars.

Getting it on Tuesday next week.


Well you should have heard about the new X3 720...I would suggest you look into that...
Its cheaper than the E8400, performs as good as the 8400 in games and better in most of the apps...
It is also a better upgrade path as the LGA 775 socket wont be here for long and intel plans to introduce new socket by this september...
Whereas AMD will be releasing new processors for the AM3 sockets...
April 10, 2009 9:58:57 AM

gkay09 said:
Well you should have heard about the new X3 720...I would suggest you look into that...
Its cheaper than the E8400, performs as good as the 8400 in games and better in most of the apps...
It is also a better upgrade path as the LGA 775 socket wont be here for long and intel plans to introduce new socket by this september...
Whereas AMD will be releasing new processors for the AM3 sockets...


O kool thx for telling me about that processor and about the LGA 775 socket. I found that processor for $225. Now i need to choose another mobo.

Is this one good:
http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/Motherboard/Product...
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April 10, 2009 10:16:30 AM

X3 Phenom II 720 - $225 MSY
Gigabyte GA-MA790XT-UD4P - $277 Scorpion
4G Kit(2x2G) DDR3 1333 G.Skill NQ - $139 MSY
HDD: Seagate sata 500gb $86 MSY
CPU COOLER: Xigmatek Cpu Cooler D1283 $65 Scorpian Tech
Corsair CMPSU-650TXAU - $169.00 Scorpion
(Preferable 750TX $229 at scorpion - Can handle 2 4890 incase of future upgrade to xfire)
Case: Thermaltake V9 $111 MSY
XFX or HIS HD4890 $465 Scorpian tech

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April 10, 2009 10:24:40 AM

saffi365 said:
O kool thx for telling me about that processor and about the LGA 775 socket. I found that processor for $225. Now i need to choose another mobo.

Is this one good:
http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/Motherboard/Product...

Yes that is a very good board...
I had suggested a DDR3 board because it is more upgradeable than DDR2 boards...and many would suggest this...
But you can go with the DDR2 boards...and you will still be able to upgrade to AM3 processors...
April 10, 2009 10:40:42 AM

That looks like a good build but its about $137 over my budget.... so ill just go for DDR 2 and since the motherboard i chose is good enough then ill get that too so practically my build will be:

X3 Phenom II 720 - $225 MSY
Gigabyte MA790GP-DS4H - $209 MSY
HDD: Seagate sata 500gb $86 MSY
CPU COOLER: Xigmatek Cpu Cooler D1283 $65 Scorpian Tech
Corsair CMPSU-650TXAU - $169.00 Scorpion
(Preferable 750TX $229 at scorpion - Can handle 2 4890 incase of future upgrade to xfire)
Case: Thermaltake V9 $111 MSY
XFX or HIS HD4890 $465 Scorpian tech

Having trouble with the ram. Will 800mhz be fine for overclocking this cpu or should i get 1066mhz? And the cpu cooler will keep it reasonably cool if i overclock it to like 3.5ghz to 3.7ghz?
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April 10, 2009 12:35:45 PM

Yes 800 MHz will be fine for overclock upto 3.4 to 3.6 GHz...But if you want to hit more, then get the 1066...
But generally the AMD CPUs take advantage of the 1066...
April 11, 2009 3:43:33 AM

I guess i can spend a extra $43 bucks to get OCZ Tech SLI Ram 1066mhz. Is this good ram or should i get crucial or another brand?
April 11, 2009 3:46:37 AM

Wait for the 4890 x2. Better performance than the GTX 295.
April 11, 2009 3:51:47 AM

Err im looking for a graphics card in 500 aussie bucks which is like 300 american or near that. 4890x2 is like 800 AUD lolz.
April 11, 2009 3:58:54 AM

hmmm, I suggest the GTX 275 or the 4890. Both give really good bang for buck, and happen to be right around the $250 (USD) price.
April 11, 2009 4:20:59 AM

When converted thats only $347 wth? lol The computer store is like $465. Wierd aint it?
April 11, 2009 4:38:49 AM

Wow $500 (AUD) is actually $354.10 (USD). That is very interesting.
It doesnt make sense to buy a GTX 285 though, since it is on par with the performance of the 4890 and GTX 275.
April 11, 2009 4:52:14 AM

and plus the overclocking for the 4890 is just crazy. And i just found the motherboard gkay09 suggested for $199 and now im thinking of changing to that motherboard but does kingston make good ddr3 ram? or should i get Corsair? or G-Skill NQ?
April 11, 2009 4:54:10 AM

plus im sticking with the XFX or HIS 4890 depending on avalability.
April 11, 2009 7:34:16 AM

Ok, thanks to everyone that has helped and guided me through. I have decided to go with gkay09 DDR3 motherboard since i found it for $199 and now i have my final list for my build and the build is:
(Australian Dollars)
Cpu: X3 Phenom II 720 - $225
Mobo: G-B MA790XT-UD4P- $199
RAM: Kingston 2gb DDR3 1333mhz- $52 (will upgrade to 4-6 gb in 2 months)
GPU: Sapphire 4890 1gb DDR5- $439
HDD: WD 320gb- $72
CPU Cooler: Xigmatek D1284 $45
PSU: Corsair 650wTX $169
Case: Thermaltake V9 $111
Total: 8 $1312
Changed to sapphire because its cheaper and it still overclocks well. Keeps it in my budget aswell of $1300-$1400. I still can accept changes if u see any flaws or change and parts just post it before Tuesday.
April 11, 2009 8:10:07 AM

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April 11, 2009 3:57:55 PM

Since you're more worried about Crysis get a GTX275 as it's a little faster there than the 4890. There really is no point in getting the 285 with the 275 performing so close to it. Just overclock the GTX275 a little and it will pretty much be like having a 285 except in the few cases where the extra RAM in the 285 helps it pull ahead, slightly.
April 11, 2009 4:12:59 PM

yea ill maybe get gtx275 xfx and ill overclock the #%@#%@#% out of it. Maybe get evga since they got volt modding but most likely XFX. But then again the 4890 is better in gta 4 cause of its 1gb vram so its still a hard choice. But performance to price ratio i will stick with Sapphire 4890.