New Aussie PC Build


Before i start, i'd just like to point out that I'm Australian, so all prices quoted below are in AUD, and i'm looking more for compatability, reliability and bottlenecks than price.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Soon, Like a week or two (as soon as i get paid :p )

BUDGET RANGE: AUD1200-1800 (for box only, already have monitor/mouse/speakers/etc.)

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: the usual internets, movies (on a 24" screen @ 1920x1200), music as well as photoshop image editing, minor video editing, and mid range gaming.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: only the box is req'd

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: i mostly use CentreCom

PARTS PREFERENCES: I tend towards AMD and ATI, but only for the reason that i've had Intel screw up on me before.


SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Not on the initial build, but is possible in the future


ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Bling is always good, hence the flashy case.

This is what i've come up with so far.

AMD Phenom II X4 Quad Core 955 3.2GHz 8MB Cache (AM3) - Black Edition AUD$309.00

Gigabyte GA-MA790FXT-UD5P AMD Mainboard - 4x DDR3 / 6x Sata Raid / 1x IDE / Gigabit Lan / AM3 AUD$260.70

Asus EAH4870-HTDI-1G RADEON 4870, 1G, DDR5, PCIE2.0, 2xDVI, HDTV, HDCP, HDMI AUD$218.90

Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 7200RPM 32MB SATA 3Gbs AUD$163.00

Lite-On Super AllWrite SATA DVD Re-Writer (24x - Black) AUD$70.40

Corsair DDR3 4GB PC-10600/1333 (2x XMS3 2GB) TW3X4G1333C9DHX Ram AUD$133.10

Antec Nine Hundred Two - Black Ultimate ATX Gaming Case (No PSU) AUD$199.10

Zalman 750W Dual HeatPipe ATX Power Supply (ZM750-HP) AUD$189.20

Total Price AUD$1,543.40
1 answer Last reply Best Answer
More about aussie build
  1. Best answer
    I would swap the PSU out for this one
    The corsair is only marginally more expensive but is known for being a good PSU brand.

    Since that ASUS 4870 is at stock speeds you can save a bit and get a lifetime warranty by switching to XFX
Ask a new question

Read More

New Build Systems