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July 17, 2009 11:13:32 PM

Hi guys,

I've been looking into build a new computer over the past month. I've gone back and forth between the i7 and the 955. Finally decided on the 955.

I'm from new Zealand so the prices are all screwed up. So if you could point out any flaws in my build I'd be very thankful.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within next 6 weeks.

BUDGET RANGE: NZD $2500 - $3000

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT:
- Gaming: Aion (CryEngine), StarCraft 2, Diablo III, any new game that takes my fancy.
- Designing: Photoshop, Illustator, etc
- Coding: Visual Studio 2008
- Web browsing etc

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, speakers, OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: http://www.computerlounge.co.nz

PARTS PREFERENCES: None

OVERCLOCKING: Yes (First time in modern times)

CROSSFIRE: Maybe in future

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920 x 1200 or 1920 x 1080

PARTS:

AMD PHENOM II X4 955 BLACK EDITION 3.2GHZ SOCKET AM3 $499

ASUS M4A78T-E AM3 DDR3 790GX SB750 PCI-E $282

CORSAIR TW3X4G1600C9DHX-1600C9DHX 2X2GB XMS3 DHX CL9 $171

Combo: $923.44 ($952 without combo)

Sapphire ATI Radeon Vapor-X HD4890 OC 1GB GDDR5 PCI-E $439

ANTEC THREE HUNDRED GAMER CASE $139

WESTERN DIGITAL CAVIAR BLACK 1TB 32MB CACHE SATAII $179

CORSAIR HX620 620W MODULAR POWER SUPPLY $209

Xigmatek XT-S1284 Achilles Heat-Pipe Direct Touch CPU Cooler $128

Samsung T240 24" 20000:1 5ms Rose Black 5ms HDMI Monitor $609

LG GH22NS30 22X SATA INTERNAL OEM Black Color SATA DVD WRITER $55.41

Logitech MX518 Gaming Mouse $55.35

Grand Total: $2737.20

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July 17, 2009 11:51:10 PM

Cheers rescawen, the reason I choose the 750 is so I could go Crossfire in the future if necessary.

I may swap the 4890 out for a future dx11 card so maybe I should bring the PSU down and go that route instead.
July 18, 2009 6:30:03 AM

bump
July 20, 2009 1:06:21 AM

Just an update, I've swapped out the PSU for a 620W modular and changed the gfx to a Sapphire Vapor-X
July 20, 2009 7:09:34 PM

No love? Maybe because it's the weekend.

Oh well I think its a solid build, I'll buy it sometime this week.
July 20, 2009 7:15:37 PM

get an OCZ Z- series 650w, if you can find one instead of the Corsair 620w.
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