New Gaming System ($1000)

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within the next month.

BUDGET RANGE: Up to about US$1000 (NZ$1500)

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Movies, Web

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers, DVD drive.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: There isn't really a 1 stop shop of well priced parts in NZ. Pricespy maybe, though does have what is available over the various stores. Though Newegg is fine, just after an idea.

PARTS PREFERENCES: Any

OVERCLOCKING: Would prefer not to.
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe.

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: This computer will be mainly for the upcoming DA: Origins, i want to be able to play a game on max settings as soon as i get it, instead of waiting til i next upgrade.
The "recommended" spec for it are:
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad 2.4Ghz Processor or equivalent
RAM: 4 GB (Vista) or 2 GB (XP)
VIDEO: ATI 3850 512 MB or greater
NVIDIA 8800GTS 512 MB or greater
AMD Phenom II X3 Triple-Core 2.8 GHz or greater
DVD ROM (Physical copy)
20 GB HD space

But thats just recommended and to me even those seem pretty low. Like i said i would like to be able to play it on max, not just medium.
I haven't a clue as to what parts etc i want (or even what works with what anymore). I don't care about it being pretty or not. As long as it preforms and isn't too noisy its all good :D

Cheers :)
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  1. I'll just post newegg since I'm unfamiliar with NZ sites, sorry. One note, this Mobo doesn't support Crossfire.

    AMD Phenom II X4 945 Deneb 3.0GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103696

    GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128392

    Patriot Viper 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220285

    XFX HD-487A-ZHFC Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150394

    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181&Tpk=f3%20500gb

    OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ600MXSP 600W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341017

    Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129042

    SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 22X DVD-R 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151188
  2. is that budget include OS??

    ill assume u have OS, and ill use newegg....
    btw im intel fan. it might be better to get amd, but i dont know lot about amd, i would still go with intel if im building one my self. also, im going with 775, i thought u could save some money on cpu, Overclock it, and spend more on graphics card since u wanted to play on max.

    CASE - antec 300
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129066
    if u dont care how case looks, but suggest u find urself a case if u want better looking case
    CPU - INTEL Q9550 2.83 Quad 12MB L2
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115041
    COOLER - Artic Freezer 7
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186134
    HDD - HITACHI 1TB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822145233
    Card Reader - u can just get any card readers, most of them are just about the same.
    RAM - OCZ Platinum 2X2GB (u can upgrade to 8GB later if needed)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227298
    MOBO - GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P LGA 775
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128358
    PSU - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006
    GPU - 2 X 4870 1GB XFX HD-487A-ZHFC Radeon HD 4870 (if no gpu upgrade in future)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150394
    or
    one GTX 275 EVGA 896-P3-1170-AR GeForce GTX 275 896MB (SLI in future, when ur computer starts to lag with max)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130475

    if u go with gtx 275 its about 1000, with tax, shipping at newegg,
    and i think it will be about 1100 with 2 X 4870 1GBs

    im not perfect, so fix anything i did wrong haha
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