Advice on Future New Build Tags: New Build Systems Last response: May 28, 2009 4:55 AM in Systems Share siminc May 22, 2009 2:31:35 PM Hello im looking for some advice ive come up with 3 builds just need help chosing which one Prices will be in AUS $ cos im from AUS I Have 1,600 - 1,800 to spend Want to try and future prof it but wont mind having to replace Ram or board a few months down the track I dont need a case only need CPU, Motherboard, Ram, GPU, HDD and PSU PC will be used for: * Gaming not sure yet due to current system restricting me *Converting AVI's to DVD *Adobe Creative suite *Every day stuff e.g Music, net, word excel Thinking of running SLI down the track 1. AM3 DDR2 Build 2. AM3 DDR3 Build 3. I7 Build 1. AM3 DDR2 Build. Nvidia 780a SLI or ASUS 980a SLI AMD Phenom II X4 Quad Core 955 3.2GHz 8MB Cache (AM3) - Black Edition $369.00 Asus M3N-HT-DELUXE-MP AMD Mainboard - 4x DDR2 / 6x Sata Raid / 1x IDE / Gigabit Lan / Onboard VGA/DVi/HDMI $306.90 http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=RgHWsXGQyHAG1n7Z&... OR ASUS Crosshair II Formula (nForce 780a-SLi, DDR2-1066, 3 x PCI-E, SLi, SupremeFX II Audio, LCD Poster, $395.00 http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=EIDxaW1Ln3YR9RA2&... Or Asus M4N82 Deluxe http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=acJsiQGEWJ7Fdp0m&... eVGA GTX 275 896MB, DDR3, 448bit, PCIE, DVI-I, DVI-I, HDTV-7 (896-P3-1170) $423.50 Corsair DDR2 4GB PC-8500/1066 (2x XMS2 2GB) TWIN2X4096-8500C5DF Ram $151.80 Corsair HX-620 620W ATX Modular Power Supply $193.60 Western Digital Caviar Black 750GB 7200RPM 32MB SATA 3Gbs $148.50 Sub-Total: $1,593.30 for all without the Crosshair II or M4N82 Deluxe For extra $94 i can get a Corsair HX-750 ATX Modular Power Supply For extra $38 i can get a Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 7200RPM 32MB SATA 3Gbs $1,593.30 + 94 + 38 = $1725.30 2. AM3 DDR3 Build AMD Phenom II X4 Quad Core 955 3.2GHz 8MB Cache (AM3) - Black Edition $369.00 For the Motherboard id wait for the 980a SLI to come out with DDR3 support i no the 980a SLI is just a renamed 780a But the 980a supports DDR3 eVGA GTX 275 896MB, DDR3, 448bit, PCIE, DVI-I, DVI-I, HDTV-7 (896-P3-1170) $423.50 Corsair DDR2 4GB PC-8500/1066 (2x XMS2 2GB) TWIN2X4096-8500C5DF Ram $151.80 Corsair HX-620 620W ATX Modular Power Supply $193.60 Western Digital Caviar Black 750GB 7200RPM 32MB SATA 3Gbs $148.50 3. I7 Build Intel Core i7-920 / 2.66GHz / 8MB Cache / LGA1366 $435.00 eVGA X58 SLI Motherboard 132-BL-E758 $474.34 http://www.evga.com/articles/00438/ eVGA GTX 275 896MB, DDR3, 448bit, PCIE, DVI-I, DVI-I, HDTV-7 (896-P3-1170) $423.50 Corsair DDR3 6GB PC-10600/1333 (3x XMS3 2GB) TR3X6G1333C9 Ram $146.30 Corsair HX-620 620W ATX Modular Power Supply $193.60 Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB 7200RPM 32MB SATA 3Gbs $121.00 Sub-Total: $1,793.74 Sorry for the Long post More about : advice future build fullmetall May 22, 2009 2:44:14 PM $1793 on a am3 build? not the highest priced peices are the best out there. You'll only need $900-$1000 on am3/a little less on am2+ and $1200 and up on i7. shortstuff_mt May 22, 2009 3:38:00 PM Remember, that's AUS $. 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Get the answer siminc May 22, 2009 3:58:50 PM Yea i was going say remember its AUS priced siminc May 23, 2009 4:50:06 PM Anyone got any advice on which to chose Helloworld_98 May 23, 2009 5:59:34 PM Is nvidia your only option? just asking because ATi offerings own the nvidia offerings for less not to mention nvidia chipset's are the worst chipsets you can buy, except the NF200. siminc May 24, 2009 10:24:38 AM Ive been a big fan of Nvidia currently have both GPU and chipset from them and havent had a issue with them and they do a great job micky_lund May 24, 2009 10:53:29 AM which sites u getting it from? try www.umart.com.au (components-what u r looking for) or www.mwave.com.au (mainly for cases/monitors at AWESOME prices) siminc May 24, 2009 11:33:22 AM probly www.centrecom.com.au or www.bttech.com.au micky_lund May 24, 2009 11:58:34 AM wow... the last ones CHEAP!! sweet siminc May 24, 2009 12:37:03 PM www.centrecom.com.au have droped there prices more this last week so it makes them $20 cheaper lol on the items im looking at micky_lund May 24, 2009 12:38:32 PM yeah... but they have hardly any mid-range ati GPUs... or cases at all siminc May 24, 2009 1:00:34 PM True but they also dont put alot of their stuff they got online as well which is strange cos when u contact them they put it online micky_lund May 24, 2009 1:02:37 PM hmm... meaning if i asked em about 4770's theyd put em on? siminc May 27, 2009 4:56:12 PM So which one will be better and get most out of for my money and futured proft a little Is DDR3 woth it atm 6GB DDR3 with i7 920 X58 Chipset or 4GB DDR2 with AM3 955BE with 780a/980a Chipset micky_lund May 27, 2009 9:53:44 PM i reckon go with the i7, but its up to you siminc May 28, 2009 4:55:45 AM Cos every thing is on Sale now. 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